More About Our Ravintsara Essential Oil
Size: 5 ml violet glass bottle
Distillation: Steam distilled from certified organic, wild leaves
Botanical Name: Cinnamomum camphora
Note: This is a completely different oil than ravensare essential oil. It is also different from white camphor essential oil, which is distilled from the same species but a different chemo-type.
Homeopathic Properties of Ravintsara Essential Oil
- Tonic–nervous system
External—topical application, wounds, injuries, massage, bath, spinal and local compress, energy centers and meridian points
Observations and Anecdotal Information
Ravintsara essential oil is distilled in Madagascar, from the Cinnamomum camphora tree. The same tree in China yields white camphor essential oil. This tree was introduced to Madagascar in the 18th century, and has adapted to the different environment, changing its chemotype to include around 50% cineole.
There is some confusion with this oil, since ravensare essential oil also comes from Madagascar. Many people seem to think that these oils are one and the same, and they even call the oil “ravensara” in many cases, adding to the confusion.
It is important to know that ravintsara is primarily a respiratory oil, great for treating colds and flu.
It is not a remarkable anti-viral, as the ravensare is, and therefore not a treatment for shingles or herpes outbreaks.
It is a treatment for insomnia, joint and muscle pain, and a useful deodorant. It is used as a treatment for acne. It is good to put on small cuts, scrapes, and wounds.
And most of all, it makes a very fine oil for inhalation to treat coughs, colds, pneumonia, bronchitis, and sinusitis.
- Generally recognized as safe at normal dosage.
- Avoid use with infants and small children unless recommended by a health care professional.
- Keep all essential oils away from eyes.
- Store in a safe place, out of the reach of children.
- All internal uses should be researched and/or supported by a health care professional. Product quality and dosage are critically important when using essential oils internally.
None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only. It is not meant to be taken as medical advice. See a health care professional for medical advice.