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Litsea Citrata (Litsea citrata) Essential Oil

Litsea Citrata (Litsea citrata) Essential Oil

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  • Litsea Citrata (Litsea citrata) Essential Oil Litsea Citrata (Litsea citrata) Essential Oil
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Plant description

Latin Name: Litsea citrata, Litsea cubeba
English Name: Litsea citrate, Litsea cubeba
French Name: Litsée citronnée, verveine exotique, verveine tropicale
Family: Lauraceae
Origin: Vietnam, China, India

History and Origin

Native to Asia, this always green tree grows in tropical region and has simple, whole, alternate leaves. It can reach up to eight meters in height. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Distilled Part : Fruit
Extraction : Steam distillation
Oil Characteristics : Clear mobile liquid with a dark yellow color. Fresh citrus scent.
Properties : Calming, sedative+++. Anti-inflammatory+++. Digestive tonic, eupeptic+. Anti-infectious, variable antibacterial properties.
Indications : Anxiety, agitation, insomnia, nervous breakdown++, viral neuritis. Peptic ulcer, inflammatory enterocolitis+, inappetence, digestive insufficiency.

Uses

Environment

In diffusion, mix litsea citrata with mandarin and lavandin super to create a happy and relaxed atmosphere. It can’t be diffused pure because a high concentration in the air can irritate eyes and facial skin. Don’t forget to dilute it! 

Perfumery

It can replace very well lemon essential oil, more expensive, in making perfumes.

Skincare

It can treat different skin affections like acne, oily skin, etc.

Synergy

Mandarin, lavender, cinnamon, Ho Wood, ravintsara, pine and petitgrain orange.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Safety Data and Contraindications

  • No contraindication known under normal physiological doses. Litsea citrata essential oil must be used diluted in most cases. It is dermocaustic. 

 

Chromatography

Lot B-LITCIVNM01Q (2014-06)

Vietnam

Terpene aldehydes: geranial (35,65 %), neral (29,12 %), citronellal (7,02 %)

Monoterpene: limonene (8,53 %)

 

Lot B-LITCIVNM11R (2017-02)

Vietnam

Terpene aldehydes: geranial (33,90 %), neral (26,65 %)

Monoterpene: limonene (16,71 %)  

 

Lot BLITCIVNM09T (2018/07)

Vietnam

Terpene aldehydes: geranial (35,80 %), neral (30,20 %)

Monoterpene: limonene (14,03 %)

 

Lot BLITCICHN09U (2020/02)

China

Terpene aldehydes: geranial + neral (72,52 %)

Monoterpene: limonene (12,69 %) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Documentation and References

  • FRANCHOMME, P., PÉNOËL, D., L’aromathérapie exactement, Éditions Roger Jollois

  • BAUDOUX, Dominique, L’aromathérapie Se soigner par les huiles essentielles, Éditions Amyris

  • BAUDOUX, Dominique, Pour une cosmétique intelligente, Éditions Amyris

  • PACCHIONI, Isabelle, Aromatherapia Tout sur les huiles essentielles, Éditions Aroma Thera

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