Cajuput Essential Oil

Melaleuca LeucadendronVietnam

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Cajuput essential oil is from the same family as Tea Tree and has a penetrating, pungent, medicinal aroma, with light fruity notes. It is known for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties.

Latin Name
Melaleuca Leucadendron
Family
Myrtaceae
Note
Top to Middle
Extraction
Essential oil by stream distillation the fresh leaves and the twigs.
Constituents
Cineol, terpineol, terpinyl acetate, pinene, nerolidol and other traces.
Origin
Vietnam

This evergreen tree can grow up to 30 metres high, it has thick leaves, white flowers and a spongy type bark

History

In the East cajuput essential oil is used locally for throat infections, colds, headaches, toothache, sore and aching muscles, fevers, rheumatism and various skin type diseases.