|Botanical Name ||: ||Melaleuca Cajuputi |
| ||Common Name ||: ||Cajeput essential oil, White tea tree essential oil, Melaleuca cajeputi |
| ||CAS # ||: ||8008-98-8, F.E.M.A. : 2225 |
| ||Plant Parts Used ||: ||Leaves & Twigs |
| ||Extraction Method ||: ||Steam Distillation |
| ||Color & Odor ||: ||Colorless to pale yellow @22C with eucalyptus like, camphoraceous odor |
Cajeput essential oil is produced by steam distillation of the fresh leaves and twigs from a tall evergreen tree up to 30 meters high, having thick pointed leaves and white flowers. Constituents & Specifications :
Cajeputene hydrate, eucalyptol, cajuputol, solid terpineol Specific Gravity :
0.910 - 0.919 @ 72°F Refractive Index :
1.4670 - 1.470 @ 72°F Properties :
IMildly analgesic, anti microbial, anti neuralgic (pulmonary, urinary, intestinal), anthelminthic, diaphoretic, carminative, expectorant, febrifuge, insecticide, sudorific, tonic Benefits & Uses :
- Clears and stimulates the mind, aiding in concentration. Spiritually used to elevate the spirit and encourages the creation of new pathways.
- Use in chest rub to bring down high temperatures and encourage the expulsion of mucus and congestion.
- Use in massage oils or salves (liniments) to relieve pain in muscular aches, arthritis, and rheumatism.
- It is used for chronic laryngitis and bronchitis, cystitis, rheumatism and to expel roundworm.
- Used in dentistry and pharmaceutical work as an antiseptic; in expectorant and tonic formulations, throat lozenges, gargles, etc.
- Used as a fragrance and freshening agent in soaps, cosmetics, detergents and perfumes.
- Occasionally employed as a flavor component in food products and soft drinks.