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Croton (Croton geayi) Essential Oil

Croton (Croton geayi) Essential Oil

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Plant description

Latin Name: Croton geayi
English Name: Croton
French Name: Croton
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: Madagascar

History and Origin

Croton is a shrub of the euphorbiaceae family. Endemic in the South-West area of Madagascar, croton has a pleasant and unusual fragrance. The Malagasy have always used it in decoction, in traditional massage or in diffusion for the treatment of cough, repetitive fatigue and muscle pain. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Distilled Part: Aerial parts
Extraction: Steam distillation
Oil Characteristics: Colourless to pale yellow liquid. Floral and woody odor.
Properties:

Endocrine system: Harmonizes hormonal balance, cortisone-like.

Immune system: Protects immune system from various stress factors. Lower respiratory tract virucide. Immunostimulant, parasiticide, vermifuge, antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial.

Osteoarticular system: Anti-inflammatory. Antiphlogistic of the muscles, articulations, nerves. Analgesic, hyperaemic (warming) for rheumatism and acute pain.

Circulatory system: Harmonizes cardio-vascular system, hypertensive, vasoconstrictor, hyperthermiant, hypertensive. Lymphatic and venous decongestant, tones up veins.

Psychic properties: Reduces excessive irritability, antidepressant, improves attention, empathy and perception of the outside world. Adaptogen. Increases concentration, psychic and psychotonic resistance, stimulates the mind, favours logical thinking, warms the soul. Regulates emotions, anxiolytic.

Cutaneous system: Astringent, tonic and tissue regenerating, antihistamine.

Nervous system: Sedative, anaesthetic.

Digestive system: Hepato-stimulant. Mucous membranes and bronchi anti-inflammatory, anticatarrhal, para-sympathicotonic, mucolytic, expectorant. Digestive glands exocrinostimulant, aperitive, digestive, eupeptic, stomachic.
Indications: Dry and spasmodic cough, breathing disorders, bronchitis, muscle contractions, neuralgia, digestive spasms, digestive cramps, nausea, nervous tensions, stress, burnout, anxiety.
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Uses

Environment

Croton geayi oil is excellent in diffusion. 

Skincare

Perfect for massage, croton oil is very soft. It is very well tolerated by skin. Dilution in a vegetable oil is necessary only for very reactive skin. 

 

Safety Data and Contraindications

  • Contraindicated during pregnancy. 

 

Chromatography

Lot: CRGEMAD02L (2011-02)

Madagascar

Monoterpene alcohols: linalol + hotrienol (18,89 %), terpinen 4 ol (4,55 %)

Monoterpene ethers: 1,8 cineole + beta phellandrene (9,47 %)

Monoterpenes: alpha pinene (3,33 %), sabinene (4,40 %), beta pinene (7,28 %), paracymene (3,90 %), limonene (3,89 %)

Sesquiterpene : trans beta caryophyllene (3,12 %)

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