Botanical name: Ravensara aromatica

Herb Info / Uses

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Botanical name: Ravensara aromatica

Extraction method: Steam distillation of leaves.

Description: Is a tree that grows to 20mhigh with reddish-grey bark. It is native to Madagascar and also cultivated in Reunion and Mauritius.

Actions: Antiseptic, antimicrobial, antiviral, expectorant, immunomodulant, nervine tonic and stimulant.

Common Uses: Can be inhaled or applied topically. The oil inhaled may be useful for colds, flu sinusitis and bronchitis. Ravensara oil may be effective when applied topically to treat herpes Zoster. It is reported to be useful for chronic fatigue syndrome and to revitalize people suffering from physical and nervous fatigue.

Cautions: Non-toxic, non-irritating and non- sensitising.