Cajeput oil

Insect bites, oily skin and spots. Arthritis, rheumatism,. Asthma. colds. catarrh, coughs, sinusitis, headaches, throat infections, cronic laryngitis,throat infections, chronic laryngitis. bronchitis. Toothache sore & aching muscles, fever. to expel roundworm. Cystitis, urethritis, urinary infection.

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Cajeput oil is a volatile oil obtained by distillation from the leaves of the myrtaceous tree Melaleuca leucadendra (also called Melaleuca cajeputi), and probably other Melaleuca species. The trees yielding the oil are found throughout Maritime Southeast Asia and over the hotter parts of the Australian continent. The majority of the oil is produced on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The name “cajeput” is derived from its Indonesian name, “kayu putih” or “white wood”.

The oil is prepared from leaves collected on a hot dry day, macerated in water, and distilled after fermenting for a night. This oil is extremely pungent, and has the odor of a mixture of turpentine and camphor. It consists mainly of cineol (see terpenes), from which cajuputene, having a hyacinth-like odor, can be obtained by distillation with phosphorus pentoxide. The drug[clarification needed] is a typical volatile oil, and is used internally in doses of 2 to 3 minims, for the same purposes as, say, clove oil. It is frequently employed externally as a counterirritant. It is an ingredient in some liniments for sore muscles such as Tiger Balm and Indonesian traditional medicine Minyak Telon.

It is also used as an ingredient in inhalants/decongestants and topical pain/inflammation remedies such as Olbas Oil.

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5 thoughts on “Cajeput oil

  1. Interessant. Wat my altyd kielie, hulle gee vir jou lys van skete waarvoor dit gebruik kan word, maar sê nooi “Smeer aan of neem soveel of was daarmee ” nie. Wat as dit giftig is en iemand drink dit? Meeste van die skete kan ek dink aansmeer, maar vir wurm infestasie, waar sal mens aansmeer?

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    • Olga ek het gaan soek en hulle praat van infusion of 3 drops per day on 50 ml milk.Vermoedelik wer hy die doofmiddel tee wat on die gladdespier van die maag inwerk in meeste wurms. Ek is nie ‘n spesialis nie en sal eerder aanbeveel dat jy ‘n spesialis raadpleeg.

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  2. Elo Okkie. Dankie vir jou moeite. ‘n Vriendin het my onlangs gevra hoe lyk Mintmalva / Malvamint. Ek het geen idee nie, het jy? Blykbaar kan die teenwoordigheid van die ou plantjie in jou tuin al ‘n positiewe uitwerking he op opperlugweg-infeksies.

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