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Latin Name: Cinnamomum camphora
Common Name: Ravensara (aka Ravintsara, Clove Nutmeg, Ravensare, Hazomanitra, Havozo)
Botanical Name: Cinnamomum camphora (synonymous with Agatophyllum aromaticum)
Botany: A tall evergreen tree found in the forests of Madagascar.
History: Ravensara was first distilled in the 18th century but not widely used until the 1980’s.
Plant Part: Leaf
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Cultivation Method: Organically grown
Fragrance: Camphoraceous, woodsy, medicinal
Color of Oil: Clear with a tinge of yellow
Note: Top Note
Blends well with: Basil, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Marjoram, Oregano, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Sandalwood
Therapeutic Benefits - Mind: Ravensara is energizing and clearing and dispels fatigue, depression, anguish, and fear.
Therapeutic Benefits - Body: Ravensara is analgesic, antiviral, anti-infectious. It is an immunity stimulant that helps fight flu, colds, cough, bronchitis, sinusitis, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Ravensara is very good for infections like mononucleosis, chicken pox, hepatitis, herpes, and shingles. It is also beneficial to the digestion system and can assist with acne and rheumatism.
Therapeutic Benefits - Spirit: Ravensara opens the throat chakra. It radiates courage and fearlessness.
Chemical Constituents: 1,8-cineole, alpha-pinene, eugenol, sabinene
Common Adulterants: Rarely adulterated
Application Method: Dilute 10 drops in 1 oz carrier oil, massage oil, or lotion and apply to skin. Use 4 drops in 2 cups of hot water for a steam.
Warnings: Avoid during pregnancy. May irritate the skin.
Color Energy: Blue - Comforting