Perfectly adapted to the whole family, Ravintsara essential oil is the star of the aromatherapy world! It is indicated in case of infections affecting the ENT sphere, colds, otitis, sinusitis and many others will not resist it. Its antiviral action and its immunomodulating effects are indeed powerful and recognized by all the professionals and followers of essential oils. In Malagasy, Ravintsara means "tree with good leaves", so take advantage of all its benefits now! Latin name: Cinnamomum camphora (L.) J.Presl. Distilled part: leaves
Probably the most flexible of all essential oils! Anyone can use Ravintsara essential oil with the obvious exception of pregnant women under 3 months and babies under 3 months. It is also usable by all the ways. It is however preferable for asthmatics and epileptics to ask their doctor for advice before use.
In children under 6 years of age, cutaneous application is contraindicated on the neck and face, and not recommended on the upper chest. An application behind the ears, in the back or on the arch of the foot is preferred.
Ravintsara essential oil contains few allergenic biochemical components.
Note: It is preferable to test the essential oil before using it (two drops in the crook of the elbow for at least 24 hours to ensure there is no reaction).
Ravintsara essential oil is highly concentrated in 1,8 cineole, alpha-terpineol and monoterpene alcohols. These different molecules give it the following main properties:
But also these secondary properties:
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From age 6 and for adults:
From 3 months to 6 years, and for pregnant women over 3 months. Prefer the cutaneous route, in the back and on the soles of the feet, diluting the essential oil of Ravintsara to 10% in a vegetable oil (1 dose of essential oil for 9 doses of vegetable oil).
Restricted to 6+ years. Place 3 drops of the mixture on the chest and upper back. Repeat 6 times a day for 2 to 3 days.
More details or other users: essential oils for the flu.
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From age 3 and for adults. Per vcutaneous route, 3 drops of Ravintsara on wrists and breathe deeply, as a preventive measure, once a day, during periods of risk. Take a break for one week after three weeks of use.
From 3 months to 3 years, and for women who are more than 3 months pregnant. Same use as above, but diluting 10% Ravintsara essential oil in a vegetable oil (1 dose of essential oil for 9 doses of vegetable oil).
Reserved for + 6 years. Massage 2 drops of the mixture on the chest and 2 drops on the back. Repeat the application 3 times a day. In case of prolonged use or for sensitive skin, dilute in a vegetable oil :
More details or other users: essential oils to boost immunity.
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From age 3 & for adults. By skin & inhalation, 2 drops of Ravintsara on wrists and breathe deeply.
Best candidate for intense fatigue: Ravintsara essential oil will be very effective, but if you have some on hand, Black Spruce will be even better! Dermally: 2 drops in 8 drops of vegetable oil applied to the lower back at the kidneys, 3 times a day. Take a break for one week after three weeks of use.
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For adults and teens. By skin & inhalation, 2 drops of Ravintsara on the wrists and breathe deeply, regularly throughout the day. If this proves insufficient, massage the lower spine with 4 drops of pure Ravintsara essential oil, twice a day.
However, don't just rely on essential oils, get help from friends or a professional to help you overcome your difficulties.
Restricted to 6+ years. 3 drops on the solar plexus and on the inner side of the wrists, 2 to 3 times a day of the following mixture:
If the depression is important, massage along the spine with 8 drops of the mixture, twice a day.
Source: Baudoux, D. (2002). Aromatherapy: treating yourself with essential oils. Amyris.
Best candidate for nervous breakdowns: Ravintsara essential oil will work, but if you have some on hand (and can afford it), Neroli essential oil will be better! Dermally, 2 drops of EO in 4 drops of vegetable oil on the inner wrists, chest and lower back, morning and evening for 3 weeks.
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Adults and children over 3 years of age. By skin, prepare a mixture with 15 drops of EO in 9.5 mL of Nigella vegetable oil. Apply to the affected area up to 3 times a day depending on improvement. After 20 days or in case of signs of aggravation, medical advice is recommended.
Ravintsara essential oil will be very effective against perlachia, but if you have some on hand, Geranium will be even better! For children, prepare a mixture with 9 drops of EO in 9.7 mL of Nigella oil. Apply to the affected area up to 3 times a day depending on improvement. After 20 days or in case of signs of aggravation, a medical advice is recommended.
More details or other users: essential oils for perlche.
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Children from 6 years of age. By skin, apply 1 drop to the herpes pimple 5 to 6 times a day, using a cotton swab or clean finger, for 7 to 8 days. Wash hands well after application. In case of sensitive skin, dilute in 1 drop of Nigella oil or a touch of Shea butter.
From 3 years and for reactive skin. By skin, prepare a 20% mixture (60 drops of essential oil in 8 mL of vegetable oil). Apply 1 drop of the mixture to the affected area, 5 to 6 times a day, using a cotton swab or clean finger, for 7 to 8 days.
For adults and adolescents. Apply 1 to 2 drops of the pure mixture to the pimple, 5 to 6 times a day for 5 days :
Source: Millet, F. (2022). The great guide to essential oils. Marabout.
Ravintsara essential oil will be very effective, but if you have Niaouli essential oil on hand, it will be even more suitable! Dermally, 1 drop of Niaouli on the affected area every 2 hours until the herpes disappears.
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From 6 years and for adults. Orally, place 1 drop of Ravintsara essential oil on a neutral medium (neutral tablet, teaspoon of honey, vegetable oil), up to 4 times a day, for up to 4 to 5 days.
From 3 years and for adults. By skin, apply 2 drops in massage on the stomach, 3 to 5 times a day for 3 days. In case of sensitive skin, dilute in a few drops of vegetable oil.
For adults and adolescents. Place on a neutral carrier, take 3 times a day for 4 to 5 days :
Source: MANSARD, M., LAURAIN-MATTAR, D. & COUIC-MARINIER, F. (2019). Ravintsara essential oil.
Ravintsara essential oil will be very effective, but if you have Cinnamon essential oil, it will be even more powerful. Orally, 1 drop on a carrier, combined with 1 drop of Lemon essential oil (liver protector). To let melt in mouth, 3 times per day until improvement. Do not exceed 5 days of use.
Ravintsara essential oil is used on a wide variety of occasions, particularly related to its antiviral, immunomodulating, antibacterial and expectorant properties. For most of the following uses, it will be effective, but not necessarily the best essential oil. So we are telling youthe best substitute for Ravintsara for the following different problems.
Ravintsara effective, but... it is better to use Niaouli essential oil against shingles: dermally, 2 drops pure (or 50% dilution in a vegetable oil) on the affected area, up to 6 times a day.
Ravintsara effective, but ... it is better to use the Roman Chamomile essential oil against insomnia.It can be used from the age of 3 months in diffusion for example, 10 minutes before bedtime or dermally, 1 drop diluted in 9 drops of vegetable oil, massaged on the solar plexus and / or the soles of the feet.
Ravintsara will be effective in relieving the symptoms of mononucleosis, following the same procedure as for boosting immunity, described above.
Ravintsara effective, but ... it is better to use the Essential oil of Petit Grain Bigarade against stress: by inhalation and skin application, 1 drop on the wrists to inhale deeply, 3 times a day (very fast effect).
One rarely buys a Ravintsara essential oil for the beauty of its fragrance, or for its cosmetic properties. We buy a Ravintsara essential oil for its therapeutic properties. As a result, you will need to choose a Ravintsara essential oil that provides you with solid guarantees:
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Caution! It is important to distinguish between Ravintsara essential oil and Ravensare essential oil. The latter is much less flexible in use, does not have the same properties and is forbidden to children! To find your way around, check the Latin names.
If Marco Polo is extremely famous today, it is thanks to his numerous expeditions at sea to discover new horizons and new peoples with whom he could trade. The thirst for discovery of this Italian merchant born in Venice in the 13th century took him to the other side of the world: to China. At the time, this unknown region of the world was the object of all the envy, the wildest dreams and the most picturesque images.
It was in this part of Asia that Marco Polo discovered the essence of the Chinese Camphor tree. The Chinese had been using it for hundreds of years in their traditional medicine: lotions, ointments, balms... The great explorer brought it back to his family to let them benefit from its incredible healing properties. It is therefore thought that the Ravintsara Camphor is an acclimatized species of the Chinese Camphor...
Later, Etienne de Flacourt, a native of Orleans, was appointed Commander of Madagascar in the middle of the 17th century. He wrote several books on this wonderful "island of perfumes", including Histoire de la Grande Isle Madagascar (1658) in which he described Ravintsara and its most effective properties to counter all kinds of diseases and infections. Its essential oil was described only two centuries later.
At the very beginning of the commercialization of Ravintsara essential oil, the producers would simply pick the leaves from the trees they found: in the forests but also in the cities: parks, school playgrounds, large avenues, village squares, etc... This overexploitation and the savage cuts made to improve the yield as much as possible have damaged a large part of the Ravintsara trees. The lure of profit almost led to its disappearance. The catastrophe was avoided thanks to a general awareness in the middle of the 20th century. Planting projects flourished and the tree grew quickly and well.RAVINTSARA Organic essential oil
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