The cajeput oil is an essential oil produced by steam distillation of the leaves and twigs of the Cajeput tree. The Cajeput oil contain cineol, terpineol, terpinyl acetate, terpenes, phytol, alloarmadendrene, ledene, platanic acid, betulinic acid, betulinaldehyde, viridiflorol, palustrol, etc. as some of the active ingredients. The cajeput oil is very fluid and transparent. It has a warm, aromatic odor with a camphoraceous taste that is followed by a cool feeling in the mouth. It is wholly soluble in alcohol and a colorless oil.
Cajeput Oil Uses
The cajeput oil uses include curative, invigorating and purifying properties. It also is used as an analgesic, antiseptic and insecticide. The cajeput oil has many traditional medicinal uses that include clearing acne, easing breathing difficulties by clearing the nasal passages, treating colds and coughs, gastrointestinal problems, headaches, eczema, sinus infection, pneumonia, etc.
Cajeput oil is known for its antimicrobial, antiseptic properties. It is also an anti-neuralgic that helps in relieving nerve pain, antihelmintic for removing intestinal worms. The cajeput oil uses also includes prevention of flatulence due to its carminative properties. Cajeput oil is known for healing muscle pain and joint pain. It also helps in promoting a healthy looking skin.
One drop of cajeput oil added to a cotton ball and placed between the gums and cheeks will help in reducing toothache. Cajeput oil uses also includes application to cuts and gashes. The injury is healed without any infections or scar. Mixing one part of cajeput oil with three parts olive oil and applying to the hair every night, will help one get rid of head lice. Gonorrhea can be cured by application of vaginal douche of cajeput oil daily.
Cajeput Oil Benefits
When cajeput oil is ingested, it causes a warm sensation in the stomach. It helps in acceleration of pulse, increase in perspiration and urine. Diluted cajeput oil is very beneficial in treating acne, colic, bruises, rheumatism, scabies and even simple burns. You can apply cajeput oil directly on ringworm infections and athlete's foot infestation for a quick cure. Impetigo and insect bites are also cured with the application of cajeput oil. The oil of cajeput when added to water and gargled, helps in treating laryngitis and bronchitis. Cajeput oil benefits not only include treatment of throat infections and yeast infections, but also parasitic infections of roundworm and cholera. cajeput oil benefits as an aromatherapy agent includes promotion of clear mind and thoughts.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.)