Cajeput is from the same family as Tea Tree but with a bright uplifting aroma similar to Eucalyptus. Steam distilled leaves and twigs of Melaleuca leucadendron var. cajuputi produce an essential oil rich in 1,8-cineole, a potent antiviral chemical compound.
Cajeput essential oil is ideal for bronchial problems including laryngitis, cold, flu, asthma, and sore throats. This oil is also regarded helpful with arthritis, rheumatism and tight muscles. Some sources indicate Cajeput is beneficial with skin conditions of eczema and psoriasis and is also said to take the itch out of insect bites.
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