Ravensara aromatica

Origin: Madagascar
Family: Lauraceae
Part used: Plant

A member of the laurel family and originates in Madagascar. The leaves and twigs have a camphorous aroma similar to eucalyptus. Its aroma is often characterised as very distinctive. It's been used as a fragrance material in perfumery and as an antiseptic, antibacterial, expectorant and anti-viral in natural and traditional medicine. It's appreciated for strengthening the immune system. Being studied outside of its original location is relatively new for Ravensara aromatica, and much is yet to be understood.
Fragrance notes
Spicy, herbal, fruity and camphoraceous aroma. Hints of light musk and dry wood.

Blending notes
Blends well with: Fir Balsam, Spruce, Mandarin, Cypress and Frankincense.
The evergreen havozo tree from the Indian Ocean island offers us the very source of Ravensar distilled oil. The use of the tree was largely localised to its origins until recent times. The seeds were traditionally used by the islanders in cooking and the bark was used to make rum. There is some evidence to suggest that 18th Century France saw some medicinal application of Ravensar oil, but it is still a relative newcomer to aromatic and contemporary medicine. Its healing and tonic properties have only been established since the revival of aromatherapy in the 1980s.

Please note: the traditional uses listed here are for reference only and should not be taken as recommendations for treatment, or cure, of any disease or medical condition. Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes towards improved health and wellbeing.
Immune system support
Add 5 drops to diffuser, bath or steam inhalation. Blend with 5 drops of Spruce and 2 drops of Thyme thymol to enhance scent and effect. Repeat for 10 days and rest for 10 days. Therapeutic baths should not exceed 15 minutes.

Lymphatic detox
Apply 1-5 drops to lymph nodes in neck, underarms and groin, repeat for 3 days. Eat lightly and well, drink plenty of water only for 3 days.

Add 5 drops to a diffuser. Use as required. Blend with 5 drops of Rosemary in the morning and 5 drops of Cypress in the afternoon.

Joint concerns
Add 5 drops to a bath. Therapeutic baths should not exceed 15 minutes.
Add 5 drops to 3ml Castor oil for massage to assist mobility.
Safety considerations
Safe when used as directed. Safe to use with other medication when necessary. If accidentally ingested do not induce vomiting, follow with olive oil or milk and seek advice from a health specialist. Avoid contact with eyes - flush with water. Keep out of reach of children.

Please note: Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes for optimum health and wellbeing. The information here is NOT meant as a recommendation to cure any medical condition or disease.
Key ingredients
100% pure Ravensara aromatica, distilled plant, Madagascar
Key component
Limonene, Methyl eugenol, Methyl chavicol, Sabinene, alpha-Terpinene