Latin Name : Melaleuca Cajuputi Part Of Plant Used : Leaves & Twigs Source : Indonesia Extraction Method : Steam Distillation
This Cajaput Essential Oil is used to treat colds, headaches and toothache. It is very efficient in fighting infections from bacteria, virus, and fungi, such as tetanus (bacteria), influenza (virus), and infectious diseases like cholera and typhoid.
Cajaput oil is very efficient in killing and driving away insects. Its insecticidal properties are so strong that its diluted solution can be sprayed or vaporised with the help of a vaporiser to drive away mosquitoes, ants, and many other types of pests from the rooms. A diluted solution of cajaput oil can also be rubbed on the body to keep insects away.
Just like eucalyptus oil, cajaput oil is also an expert decongestant and expectorant. Being a decongestant, it gives immediate relief in congestion of the nose, throat, and other respiratory organs as well as for coughs, infections, and resultant inflammation of the throat.
It is analgesic in nature, meaning that it reduces feelings of pain. When applied locally, such as on an infected tooth in case of a toothache or rubbed on the forehead in case of a headache. Apply only in highly diluted solutions.