May Chang

Litsea cubeba
Botanical name: 
Litsea cubeba

Positive and revitalising

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Topical Circulatory System - muscular aches and pains, stiff muscles, poor circulation
Immune Stimulant - colds, coughs, influenza
Carminative - indigestion, flatulence, sluggish digestion
Hypotensive - hypertension
Euphoric - depression, chronic conditions, lack of confidence, general unhappiness
Family: 
Lauraceae
Country of origin: 
China
Part of plant used: 
Fruit
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Woods and spice oils.
Chemical character: 
Aldehyde type
Safety information: 
Caution - Hypersensitive, avoid diseased, delicate, damaged or children's skin,
Odour profile: 
Sweet, intense sherbet lemon notes
Plant description: 
Small tropical tree with lemon scented leaves, yellow flowers and tiny pepper shaped fruit.
Historical use: 
Used in Chinese medicine to treat a variety of complaints.

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