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Botanical Name : Ravensara aromatica
Species: R. aromatica
Common Names:clove nutmeg,Ravensara Oil , ravensare, havozo, hazomanitra
Habitat :Ravensara aromatica is native to Madagascar.
Ravensara aromatica is a n evergreen tree of about 20 meters high with several buttress roots at the base.The bark is deep rich redish brown and is very aromatic( similar to eucalyptus.) with small green elliptical leaves. (click to see )
The essential oil of R. aromatica is used as a fragrance material in the perfumery industry, and as an antiseptic, anti-viral, antibacterial, expectorant, anti-infective in natural and folk medicine.
Common Uses: Ravensara Essential Oil may assist with respiratory problems, colds and flu, canker and cold sores, cuts, wounds, burns, anti-biotic, liver, lung infections, flu, sinusitis, viral hepatitis, cholera, infectious mononucleosis, insomnia, and muscle fatigue. It is also viewed as an excellent treatment for athlete’s foot.
Chemical Constituents:Terpenic Oxide(70%):1,8cineol.
Terpenic alchol:Alpha terpineol (10%)
Terpenes:Alpha pinene,beta pinene (20%)
Properties: * Antibacterial * Antifungal * Antiperspirant/Deodorants * AntiViral
Parts Used: Essential oil from leaves and bark
Essential oil made from the leaves of Ravensara aromatica is referred to as aromatic ravensare, to distinguish it from oil distilled from the bark, havozo. The oils have a faint, aniseed, or licorice odor that is slightly herbaceous.
The essential oil is referred to as “the oil that heals” and is is obtained by steam distillation from the leaf. It’s fresh scent is smooth, slightly spicy, and earthy
The oil is used as antiviral,antifungal,energizer and nerve tonic.
Precautions: It is not to be used on pregnent nursing women and children.
The information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider