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Hidden Gem: Ravintsara

Posted on January 25 2019

Hidden Gem: Ravintsara
Botanical Name: cinnamomum camphora cineoliferum
Available Sizes: 10 ml
Origin: Madagascar
Cultivation: wildcrafted
Part of Plant: leaves
Extraction: steam

Known in Madagascar as ‘the medicine tree’ for it’s panacea of healing properties

Ravintsara aids most systems in the body including the nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive and neuromuscular systems. 

Strong Antiviral 

Effective defence against respiratory infection, viral croup, flu, sinusitis, tonsillitis, chicken pox, mononucleosis, cold sores, genital herpes and shingles. It’s also anti-bacterial and relieves colds, chronic bronchitis, whooping cough and other challenges to the immune and lymphatic system.

Mental Stimulant and Nerve Tonic

Ravintsara can help to treat ADD, lethargy, depression, anxiety, nervous exhaustion, insomnia, burn out.

Ravintsara is not to be confused with Ravensara which is an endangered species as a result of over-harvesting for the perfume industry, and can not be ethically harvested. 

DIY Chest Rub: for Croup, Whooping Cough and Spasmodic Coughs

Follow our recipe for a 'Balm' here using 10 drops of each Ravintsara and Sweet Marjoram

DIY Shingles Treatment Oil

Place 18 drops of Ravintsara into a 30 ml bottle of Calophyllum Inophyllum (available by special order). Apply to effected areas. 

DIY Cold Sore Treatment Gel:

Place 1 drop Melissa and 3 drops Ravintsara into a 5 ml jar of Aloe Vera Gel.

*For each application, use a clean Q-tip to apply gel to the effected area, so as not to spread the Cold Sore.

Blends with Ravintsara

Use in a steam tent, bath, shower or diffuser.

Ravintsara, Spike Lavender and Eucalyptus Radiata, to clear colds and flu and stop the spread of airborne infection.

Ravintsara and Rosemary Highland for nervous exhaustion, depression and lethargy.

Ravintsara and Lemongrass for a detoxifying blend and lymphatic stimulant.

Ravintsara and Cypress for sore throat (apply on a warm compress cloth).

Ravintsara, Palmarosa and Neroli for chronic stress related disorders, burn out, anxiety, insomnia.

* Remember, everything else goes out the window if you aren't working with pure, high quality essential oils. Click here to learn the ins & outs of Quality and Purity