May Chang essential oil is rich in citral, a compound with a zesty and fizzy lemon aroma which becomes softer and sweeter as the oil evaporates. A true nerve reliever, the oil is recognised for its ability to calm mental anxiety and lighten heavy moods.
- Latin Name
- Litsea Cubeba
- Essential oil by steam distillation from the fruits.
- Mainly citral
This small evergreen tropical tree can grow between 6 -12 metres in height, has lemongrass scented leaves and small white flowers. It is related to the rosewood tree.
The Chinese planted it as a wind breaker. Used as an insect repellent and is a good source of natural Citral.