Aromatic Ravensara: properties, essential oil and all the information on how to use the product for the preparation of natural remedies.
L'Ravensara essential oilalso known asoil of aromatic ravensarait is often confused with theRavintsara essential oil. The essential oil of Aromatic Ravensara boasts outstanding property antiseptic, antibacterial and soothing. It is perfect for the composition of ointments to be used for massages to relieve muscle and joint pain.
In aromatherapy, theravensara essential oilit is considered a good ally to fight colds and flu, it is popularly considered a natural stimulant of the nervous system, it is believed that it helps to combat physical and nervous fatigue.
L'Ravensara essential oilis extracted from theAromatic Ravensara, plant belonging to the Lauraceae family, the same botanical family to which the fragrant Laurel belongs.
ThereAromatic Ravensarais originally fromMadagascar, the nameravensarais a Latinization of the Malagasy term "Ravintsara“, That's why there is a lot of confusion between the two essential oils. The essential oil of Aromatic Ravensara is extracted from the aromatic ravensara while theRavintsara essential oil it is extracted from Cinnamomum Camphora also called Ravensara Canfora, an evergreen tree native to Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam).
The leaves and twigs of theAromatic Ravensara they have a slightly aromacamphor, similar to that of eucalyptus. L'aromatic Ravensara essential oil it is used as a raw material in the perfume sector and beyond: thanks to its property antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, expectorant, anti-infectious ... it is widely used as a natural remedy in various popular cultures.
The 1,8-cineole compound and the essential oil of Ravensara
In the chemical composition ofRavensara essential oil aromatic, the very popular 1,8-cineole compound is not present. This active ingredient is what made theRavintasara essential oil but those in search of the properties expressed thanks to this compound should be more interested inEucalyptus essential oil.
1,8-cineole is a colorless organic compound, a cyclic ether named iupac 1,3,3-trimethyl-2-oxabicycle but with the common name "Eucalyptol". From the common name of this compound it is easy to guess the high concentration in the essence of eucalyptus. This compound was identified for the first time in 1870, extracted from the very essence of Eucalyptus globulus. Eucalyptol, or 1,8-cineole is an ingredient used in various sectors: pharmaceutical, perfumery, agricultural, in the repellent and chemical insecticide industry ... It is added to the formulation of mouthwashes, cough sedatives, creams for the body and anti-herpes creams. According to the safety data sheet extracted fromScienceLabentitled "Material Safety Data Sheet - Cineole MSDS", with high qualities Eucalyptol has a certain toxicity, in rats, for internal use, causing infertility. The research involved the use of1,8-cineole in very high doses, very difficult to achieve with aromatherapy and classic do-it-yourself remedies. In rats, the toxic concentration mentioned in the safety data sheet amounts to 2.480 mg / kg.
In numerous studies, eucalptol was found to be effective in controlling the hypersecretion of mucus in the airways and in asthma, it has a soothing effect on headaches and inflammation. This is why it is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry. For clarity, it is good to reiterate that this compound is absent inessential oil ofAromatic Ravensarabut it is contained in the essential oil of eucalyptus and in the essential oil of Ravintsara. The list of plants that contain this substance is very rich, first and foremost there is Cannabis, the evergreen Ciannamomum camphora, Eucalyptus globus, Horistes Eucalyptus, Laurus nobilis, Umbellularia californica, Save as Lavendulifolia, Tea Tree or Malaleuca ...
Where to buy Ravensara essential oil
L'Ravensara essential oilit is extracted by steam distillation on fresh leaves and twigs. It appears as a clear, almost colorless (pale yellow) liquid that releases a fresh, grassy and almost spicy smell. In aromatherapy we recommend its use in conjunction with Tea Tree essential oil, Cinnamon essential oil, eucalyptus essence, Peppermint essential oil and Oregano essential oil.
It is not easy to find theravensara essential oil in the shops of natural products. It is not an essence as widespread as that of lavender, rosemary or cinnamon. For the purchase you can take advantage of online sales through secure channels such as Amazon. On the world's most popular e-commerce, a 10 ml bottle of Organic Ravensara essential oil is priced at € 10.99. The essential oil in question is produced through natural processes and cultivation has not seen the use of any artificial fertilizers or pesticides.
How to use it?
- In aromatherapy, spread 2 drops for every square meter to be perfumed.
- For relaxing massages, 5 drops per tablespoon of almond oil or avocado oil (better use an oil with absorbent properties).
- For soothing massages against muscle and joint pain, dilute it 20% in a vegetable oil such as avocado or sweet almond oil.
The properties of essential oils
For the property of the others essential oils I refer you to the individual pages.
- Sweet orange essential oil
- Eucalyptus essential oil
- Bergamot essential oil
- Neroli essential oil
- Grapefruit essential oil
- Rosemary essential oil
- Ylang Ylang essential oil
- Cedarwood essential oil
- Lemon essential oil
- Patchouli essential oil
- Peppermint essential oil
- Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Lavender essential oil
- Juniper essential oil