Essential oils at a glance


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“Aids irritability, stress,
    nervous tension and insomnia”

Latin name: Ravensara aromatica Sonnerat

Description of plant: An evergreen tree growing to a height of ~18–20 m, native to Madagascar

Nature of oil: Warm with a hint of spice

Method of oil extraction: Steam distillation of the leaves

Blends well with: Rosemary, frankincense, eucalyptus, geranium, cedarwood, grapefruit, lavender, pine, thyme, peppermint, tea tree, tangerine

Specific precautions required: None known for normal dosage

Stress-relieving properties include: Aids irritability, stress, nervous tension and insomnia

Medical properties include: Antibacterial; antiviral (can be used in the treatment of flu, sinusitis, bronchitis, and herpes simplex [cold sores] and herpes zoster [shingles])


  1. Wildwood C. Aromatherapy. Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 1996.

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Last updated: 02 January 2017

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