Cajeput Melaleuca Leucadendron Essential Oil Information

Melaleuca leucadendron

Cajeput Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Source Location

Plant part used


Melaleuca leucadendron

White Tea Tree

Indonesia, Australia, Southeast Asia

Leaves and buds








Extraction Method

Color

Consistency

Aroma Strength


Steam distillation

Clear w/yellow hue

Thin

Medium








Fragrance

Fresh, campherous aroma with a fruity note












Benefits

Treats asthma, bronchitis, coughs, oily skin, rheumatism, sinusitis, sore throat. Supports healthy upper respiration, eases muscle and joint discomfort and aids digestion. Breaks up chest congestion; is a fever reducer.















Blends Well With

Cedarwood, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Lime, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tea Tree














Constituents

a-pinene, B-pinene, myrcene, a-terpinene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, y-terpinene, p-cymene, terpinolene, linaolool, terpinen-4-ol, a-terpineol.













Properties

Analgesic, anti-neuralgic, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic and a decongestant, expectorant, insecticide, febrifuge, carminative, stimulant, sudorific, vermifuge and tonic.















Safety

Over use can irritate the skin and mucous membranes and cause headaches.









 






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