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RAVENSARA (Leaves) Ravensara aromatica

 Ravensara Essential Oil is colourless to pale yellow, a top note with a medicinal aroma, camphorous with fruity notes. A warm stimulating oil, useful for the respiratory system colds, flu, cold sores, cuts, burns etc.

Ravensara Essential Oil has antiseptic, clearing and stimulating properties, the powerful antiseptic action makes it ideal for use in the bath or vaporiser during the cold season. It has a Eucalyptus-type aroma and is perhaps second only to Tea Tree in having a wide range of antiseptic uses.

Ravensara offers topical relief while concurrently dealing with the viruses. Some people can use the oil ‘neat’ or undiluted as a spot treatment in smaller areas, such as for a cold sore; however, it is frequently mixed with carrier oil or another non-sensitizing essential oil as a base

Ravensara Essential Oil has strong anti-viral properties which make it perhaps the most effective of essential oils against flu and other respiratory infections and to clear sinus and breathing passages.

Despite its strong anti-viral properties it’s comparatively gentle oil which can be safely used with children and the elderly. When well diluted in carrier oil it makes a good chest rub and massage treatment for those suffering from respiratory viruses.

It can also have an uplifting and stimulating effect on body and mind countering depression; this oil can help chronic depression, and can help ease the situation. Ravensara Essential Oil is a soothing tonic for the nerves and muscular tension, menstrual discomfort, and sore chest from viral infection.

The analgesic property of Ravensara Essential Oil makes it an effective remedy for many types of pain including toothache, headache, muscular and joint pain, pain in ears from cold etc.

The diuretic property of this oil facilitates removal of waste substances and toxins from the body by increasing urination, in frequency and in quantity. It also helps remove excess water, salt and fat from the body, thus keeping it safe from diseases associated with accumulation of toxins (e.g. rheumatism, gout, arthritis acne boils etc.), hypertension, water retention etc.

The Essential Oil of Ravensara has been found good in curing particularly frigidity. It enhances libido and also helps cure erectile dysfunctions etc.

Ravensara Essential Oil blends well with

Although most essential oils blend well with one another pine oil blends particularly well with Bay, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Lemon, , Marjoram (Origanum marjorama), Rosemary, Pine, Sandalwood and Thyme.

Therapeutic properties

The therapeutic properties of Ravensara Essential Oil are Strongly anti-infectious, antiseptic, antiviral, antiasthmatic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antispasmodic, antitussive, appears antiallergenic, analgesic, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, immune stimulant, neurotonic, energizing- strong CNS stimulant, Aphrodisiac.

Therapeutic properties explained

Chemical composition

The main chemical properties of Ravensara Essential oil are Principle constituentsMonterepenes 44-74% (including pinene, thujene, camphene, sabinene terpinene, Limonene);3.5% (1,8-cineole


Our Ravensara Essential Oil is extracted by steam distillation of the Steam distillation from the leaves and originates from Madagascar.


This oil is completely safe, with no toxicity, photo toxicity, irritations or sensitization. Still it is not recommended in pregnancy since it has aphrodisiac properties which mean that it works on hormones whose secretion can have certain adverse effects in pregnancy.

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