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Ravintsara (ct. 1.8 Cineol) (Cinnamomum camphora) Essential Oil

Ravintsara (ct. 1.8 Cineol) (Cinnamomum camphora) Essential Oil


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Ravintsara (ct. 1.8 Cineol) (Cinnamomum camphora) Essential Oil

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Plant description

Latin Name : Cinnamomum camphora
English Name : Ravintsara
French Name : Ravintsara
Family : Lauraceae
Origin : Madagascar

History and Origin

 Camphor tree is a beautiful evergreen and aromatic tree coming from China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and a few other countries in South-East Asia. It is well known for the essence that is extracted from the leaves and wood, camphor. The essential oil has been used for very long. It is used for its properties as antiseptic, antiviral and heart tonic. The term originates from the Malagasy language (from raven, the leaf, et tsara, “good”, literally meaning : “the good leaf”).

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Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Distilled Part : Leaves/twigs
Extraction : Steam distillation
Oil Characteristics : Clear and mobile liquid, colorless or pale yellow with a fresh and camphoric smell, typical of 1,8-cineol.
Properties : Positivating, anti-infectious, antiviral++++, antibacterial+, expectorant+++, neurotonic+++
Indications : Rhinopharyngitis, influenza++++, herpes, sinusitis, bronchitis, pertussis, viral hepatitis, viral enteritis, cholera, herpes+, zona (zoster)++++, ophthalmic zona+++, chickenpox, exanthematic thyphus, infectious mononucleosis++++, plague, neuromuscular disorders, insomnias++++, muscular fatigue

Energetic and Emotional Effect

Powerful purification action. Stimulation and purification: Ravensara and patchouli.
Associated with ginger: Powerful dynamiser, on the base chakra, particularly, and that echoes into the throat chakra and enhances the ability to communicate.

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Diffused, its antiviral effect is very sought after.


Camphoric note that blends well with citruses and mint.

Safety Data and Contraindications

  • None known
  • Skin tolerance is outstanding


Lot B-CICAMMDG03Q (2016/02)


Terpene oxide : 1,8 cineole (59,5 %)

Monoterpenes : α-pinene (5,09 %), sabinene (12 %)

Monoterpenol : α-terpineol (6,9 %)

Documentation and References

  • L’AROMATHÉRAPIE, huiles essentielles du Québec et du monde, Michel Turbide
  • L’AROMATHÉRAPIE EXACTEMENT, P. Franchomme et Docteur P.Pénoël, Éditions Roger Jollois
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