LITSEA Essential Oil (30 mL Euro Dropper) - 100% PURE Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil - Litsea Cubeba - Essential Oil By Oakland GardensLitsea Cubeba aka May Chang Essential Oil - Litsea Cubeba - By Oakland Gardens Litsea (Litsea cubeba) is a small, tropical tree of the Lauraceae plant family and is native to the Far East; the root and stem of litsea have been used in traditional Chinese Medicine to treat indigestion, headaches, chills, travel sickness, muscular aches and pains and dysmenorrhoea. However, in use as an essential oil, litsea is a relatively new addition to the world of modern day aromatherapy. (Litsea Cubeba) Also called May Chang, Exotic verbena, tropical verbena (not related to lemon verbena. A pale yellow liquid with a lemony ...
For those essential oil fans who are looking for something special to add to their collections, Litsea is it. With a fresh lemony and green aroma, Litsea is often used in air fresheners and toiletries. It replaces synthetic citral in many fragrances. Not only does it spark the senses, Litsea has seriously amazing healing qualities. A recent study found Litsea to be beneficial for lung cancer patients when gently inhaled. Chinese herbal medicine lists the Litsea plant for a multitude of ailments ranging from headaches and asthma to indigestion. A small tropical tree, Litsea is native to China and is used to block wind. Its fragrant flowers and leaves have a similar aroma to Lemongrass. The fruit of the tree is put through a steam distillation process to extract the oil. It's camphorous and subtle sweet aroma blends well with resin-based essential oils. BOTANICAL NAME: Litsea cubeba ORIGIN: China EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam Distillation PLANT PART: Fruit NOTE: Top - Middle FAMILY: Lauraceae SYNONYM: May Chang BLENDS WELL WITH: Frankincense and other resins AROMA: Lemony, green, and camphorous with notes of subtle sweetness CONSISTENCY: Thin COLOR: Pale Yellow **Euro droppers are not included with 100 & 250 ml bottles** SAFETY: Dilute to 0.8% when using topically, unless you have sensitive or damaged skin, then avoid using altogether. Using more than the recommended dilution can cause adverse reactions such as teratogenicity and sensitization. Do not use topically with children under age 2. Avoid using if you are taking drugs metabolized by CYP2B6 SHELF LIFE: 2 Years
Aromatherapy Properties: (Uses) Litsea Cubeba Pers. also known as May Chang, Litsea Citrata, and Tropical Verbena. Despite these names, it is not related to lemon verbena but belongs to the same family as the rosewood or cinnamon tree. It is antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, insecticide, calming and sedative. Very uplifting and stimulating. It is a known tonic to the heart and respiratory system. May be helpful in cases of bronchitis and asthma. Used as an insect repellent. Also used for Acne, indigestion.Blends well with: May Chang/Cubeb blends well with a lot of different oils, "lifting" a blend to make it appear more energetic and lively. Lavender 40/42, Neroli, Ylang Ylang I, Rose Absolute (Morocco), Sandalwood East Indian, Frankincense, Geranium, Palmarosa, Vetiver, Fennel Sweet, Tea Tree, Neroli, and Verbena (Vervain) Wild Crafted . Also it blends well with resinous Essential Oils and many others. At the same time it can "anchor" the citrus Essential Oils, which tend to be rather fleeting.
Botanical name ~ Litsea cubeba.Aroma ~ Fresh, sweet and fruity aroma. Extraction ~ by steam distillation. Part of plant ~ from the berries.Country of Origin ~ ChinaChemical Constituents ~ Citral, limonene, citronellal.Traditional Uses ~ Uplifting, sunny and stimulating, frequently used in perfumery. Useful for boosting energy and revitalising the circulation and respiratory systems. Excellent for optimising healthy skin in those prone to oiliness due to its tonic and astringent properties. Organic Certificate ~ This Essential Oil is certified Organic by the Soil Association which means you can be sure that it has been produced to the highest ethical and environmental standards. The Soil Association's standards exceed the UK government's minimum requirements for organic products in many areas but particularly in animal welfare, GM and the use of pesticides. Standards are constantly reviewed to ensure they deal with current issues.