Name Cajeput Essential Oil, Australia
Category Essential Oils
Species Melaleuca cajuputi Powel (M. minor S.). fam. Myrtaceae
Method Steam Distilled
Cajeput Essential Oil, Australia
Melaleuca cajuputi, Cajeput Essential Oil, Australia shares properties with tea tree and eucalyptus both in chemistry and aroma. Cajeput Oil, is expected to grow in importance in the upcoming years as use of essential oils increases.
Alpha Pinene [1-3%]
Action: Cajeput is antimicrobial, a mild analgesic, antispasmodic, antineuralgic, antiseptic (pulmonary, urinary, and intestinal), insecticidal, and can be used as an expectorant.
Traditional Uses: In Malaysia and other Indonesian islands, cajeput was used for respiratory infections, headaches, rheumatism, toothache, skin conditions, throat infections, and sore muscles. Cajeput derives its name from the Malaysian word for "white tree."
Indications: Arthritis, acne, respiratory infections, asthma, bronchitis, urinary complaints, coughs, cystitis, stiff joints, toothache, hay fever, bursitis, headaches, insect bites, intestinal problems, laryngitis, dysentery, psoriasis, rheumatism, sinusitis, oily skin, sore throat, and viral infections.
Application: Diffuse or rub on the bottom of the feet.
Safety Data: If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician. Use with caution. Do not use synthetic cajeput oil, as it could cause blistering and skin eruption. Skin test for sensitivity.
Companion Oils: Wintergreen oil or Birch oil, Eucalyptus radiata oil, Juniper oil, and Peppermint oil.