Active Ingredient: Neral: 30.8%, Geranial: 38.8%
Botanical Name: Litsea Cubeba
Plant Part: Fruit
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Litsea Cubeba is native to Asia. It’s a small tree with pepper-like bearing fruits where most of the essential oil comes from. The oil produced from this plant has similar properties to lemongrass, Melissa and other oils that are rich in citral.
Color: Light yellow and translucent
Common Uses: Also known as May Chang, Litsea Cubeba essential oil is most valued for its anti-depressant, astringent, carminative, insecticidal, cordial, hypotensive, stimulant and tonic properties. It’s also reputed to be uplifting and stimulating. It is great to incorporate in soaps, toners or astringent to help prevent acne and can also be used for repelling insects. Perfect to use in diffusers to lighten and energize the air.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, Geranium, Ginger, Jasmine, Rose, Rosemary, Rosewood, Ylang-ylang.
Aromatic Scent: Refreshing fruity sweet, sour and lemon-like flavor and aroma of lemon grass oil. The aroma of the oil is similar to the fresh and crisp scent of Lemon.
History: Cubeba is well used in Chinese traditional medicine to help alleviate menstrual pain such as dysmenorrhea. It also helps to relieve stomach aches, lower back pains, headaches and other muscular aches. Litsea Cubeba oil is also used in inhalers to help assist people with asthma or bronchitis as it relaxes the bronchial tubes that will allow a proper breathing.
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