Cajeput oil is extracted by steam distillation from the fresh leaves and twigs of the evergreen cajeput tree and the paperbark tree that is the native of Australia and Indonesia The tree is similar to the eucalyptus tree as both have a white bark and also the medicinal smell of camphor and eucalyptus . It grows abundantly in Southeast Asia. The common names are cajeput oil weeping tea tree andweeping paper bark. It can be used as a substitute to eucalyptus oil.The oil is thin and colorless with slight shades of yellow or green.
|Scientific Name||:||Melaleuca minor|
|Country of Origin||:||Israel|
|Colour and odor||:||Slightly sweet camphoraceous aroma|
|Extraction Method||:||Steam distillation|
When applied to the skin in the form of cream or lotion it, it eases out pain underneath the skin by causing rigourous burning on the surface.
It is well known in healing whenused for muscular and joint discomforts. It is also used for promoting healthy skin.
Cajeput oil is used as a flavoring in very small amounts in food and beverages.
The cajeput oil if applied on skin works as a repellent to mites and insects.
Cajeput oil is known in traditional medicine for its quality, which is said to be an antibiotic of high grade.
It gives relief from the discomforts of toothaches, cold, and headaches. It also serves as an expectorant used to subside cough. The oil is helpful in curing fungal infections of the skin. Medicines in the form of lotions are made from this oil to treat joint pains and other muscular pains. As an inhaler it gives relief from chest congestion and blocked nose. Dentists use this oil to minimize pain of the gums after removing the tooth. The cajeput oil can be applied on insect bites and stings. The oil is used to make several Homeopathic andAyurveda medicines in the form of lotions and ointments used for treatment of many diseases of the respiratory system and skin problems.When used as an aromatherapy agent, Cajeput oil stimulates the mind and promotes clear thinking
There is chance of it causing irritation on some individuals; hence a test is necessary by applying it on a small area of the skin. Pregnant women should avoid the use of cajeput oil.
Cajeput oil blends well withlavender, Clary sage, pine, marjoram, spice oils, rosemary, geranium and oak moss.
I was suffering from constant headaches for years the use of cajeput oil on regular basis has started giving me relief and I am very thankful to this product. Thank you Natures Natural India for bringing this fabulous product to my bedside.
- Jonathan Hill