Within the the roughened and furrowed bark of the Warburgia ugandensis tree is a precious aromatic heart wood known as the East African Greenheart. Historically used for oxen harnesses and building lumber, Greenheart has been recently prized for its tenacious aromatic qualities and aromatherapy value.
Distilled Greenheart wood renders an exquisite dark reddish amber colored essential oil. Aromatically, it exhibits a precious woods and balsamic scent profile that becomes beautifully softened by a teasingly smoky back note. The aroma makes a unique and complex woody base note for natural fragrances, and scented bath and body products. Not only does it excel in natural perfumery as a keen fixative, it is highly regarded for a range of aromatherapeutic properties: analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, anti-rheumatic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, carminative, and insecticidal. It’s high concentration of rare sesquiterpenoid compounds make it an effective anti-parasitic ingredient by inhibiting parasite growth and reproduction.
Being a strong analgesic, Greenheart wood oil is beneficial in massage oil, helping to relieve muscle soreness and joint pain from arthritis, sprains, and cramps. Energetically, it is known to stabilize the emotions, bringing peace of mind, and relief from tension and stress. Blend with other analgesic oils for an effective body tonic, and meditative spa-like experience.
In tribal medicine extracts from Warburgia ugandensis leaf, twigs, stem and bark have high antimicrobial activity that is most widely used by traditional healers and medicine-men to alleviate several ailments such as stomach ache, constipation, toothache, common cold, cough, fever, muscle pains, weak joints, erectile dysfunction, candidiasis, measles and malaria.
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