Latin Name: Melaleuca cajuputi
Common Name: Cajeput (aka Cajuput, White Tea Tree, White Wood, Swamp Tea Tree, Punk Tree, Paperbark Tree)
Botanical Name: Melaleuca cajuputi (synonymous with Melaleuca leucadendra)
Botany: This vigorous tree, originally from the coastal plains of Malaya, reaches to about forty five feet. It tends to crowd out other trees and cultivation is minimal since spontaneous regrowth occurs after destruction.
History: Revered for its antiseptic properties, it has long been a popular household medication in Malaya, India, and China. Looked upon as a panacea against stomach troubles and skin diseases, it was also the traditional remedy for rheumatism and cholera. Often used as a room spray to ward off insects and bed bugs.
Plant Part: Leaf
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Cultivation Method: Wildcrafted
Fragrance: Camphoraceous, sweet, woodsy
Color of Oil: Clear to slight yellow
Note: Top-Middle Note
Blends well with: Angelica, Bergamot, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Celery, Clove, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Myrtle, Niaouli, Nutmeg, Rose, Rosemary, Rosewood, Thyme
Therapeutic Benefits - Mind: Cajeput is stimulating and penetrating.
Therapeutic Benefits - Body: Cajeput is antiseptic and anti-infectious. Its antiseptic action benefits acne, psoriasis, sore throat, bronchitis, earache, gout and arthritis. Cajeput is also good for the PMS, menopause, candida and rheumatism.
Therapeutic Benefits - Spirit: Cajeput opens the throat chakra. It also stimulates clear thinking.
Chemical Constituents: 1,8-cineole, alpha-pinene, alpha-terpineol
Common Adulterants: Camphor oil, eucalyptus oil
Application Method: Dilute 10 drops in 1 oz carrier oil, massage oil, or lotion and apply to skin or bath. Use 4 drops in 2 cups of hot water for a steam.
Warnings: May irritate membranes.
Color Energy: Red - Stimulating