Ravensara essential oil has strong anti-viral properties which make it perhaps the most effective of essential oils against flu and other respiratory viruses.
Most potent when used as a steam inhalation - add a few drops to a bowl of warm water and inhale.
Despite it's strong anti-viral properties it's a comparitively gentle oil which can be safely used with children and the elderly. When well diluted in a 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 and may be a soothing tonic for the nerves and muscular tension.
Blended with lavender and chamomile it can relieve the pain associated with shingles.
Ravensara aromatica Leaf Oil is the volatile oil obtained by steam distillation from the leaves of Ravensara aromatica, Lauraceae
The aroma is like a mild version of Rosemary. Related to Bay laurel
Muscle ease, strong anti-viral. Mentally and physically stimulating.
Cineol, pinene, terpineol, linalol and eugenol.
Ravensara aromatica Leaf Oil
All parts of this tree are aromatic and the local Madagascan people have used it since time immemorial. In the 18th Century, Baume distilled an oil from its bark.
Dilute in a carrier oil before skin application. Keep away from children and out of eyes. Do not take internally or apply undiluted to the skin. For further advice on using essential oils to treat medical conditions, we recommend you seek advice from a professional.
Please note that Amphora Aromatics Ltd cannot be held responsible for any injury, illness or adverse reaction to any recipes, instructions or advice given. It is the responsibility of the end user to ensure that they have followed the relevant safety protocols and that they are aware of any possible side effects before use. We always advise that a skin patch test is carried out before full usage of any natural product whether purchased from ourselves or elsewhere.
"It is, above all, anti-viral and immunostimulant. It is particularly effective against flu and flu-like virus infections, especially if used at the first sign of shivering, etc. A few drops in the bath immediately before going to bed will often avert an attack of the flu, and if that is not possible, Ravensara used intensively (in massage, baths and inhalations) can often stop flu in one day" - from Aromatherapy an A - Z by Patricia Davis.