May Chang Essential Oil

Litsea Cubeca China

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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
Family
Lauraceae
Note
Middle
Extraction
Essential oil by steam distillation from the fruits.
Constituents
Mainly citral
Origin
China

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.

History

The Chinese planted it as a wind breaker. Used as an insect repellent and is a good source of natural Citral.