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Melaleuca cajeput/leucadendra


Influenza, respiratory diseases, bronchitis, herpes (genitalis), rheumatoid diseases, muscle pain, neuropathic pain, tension, fever, improving hormonal balance, immune-enhancing, anti-viral, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-mycotic, skin tightening, skin protecting, mucolytic.


Composition :
Various cineoles, monotherpenes, monoterophenols, sesquiterpentenes

Part used :
Leaves - origin: Indonesia

Cajeput is a evergreen tree growing 10 to 30 meters high (30 to 90ft.) in the tea tree family (Myrtaceae). It is found in northwestern Australia, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and parts of Asia.

Tea tree oils like Niaouli, Manuka and Cajeput are not related to tea plants from which black or green tea is made. The name ‚tea tree‘ stems from the Maori and the people from New Zealand who claim that Manuka and Kanuka are the original plants brought there by James Cook. However, tea is also prepared from Niaouli and Cajeput trees and in fact all varieties may be mixed amongst each other or with australian tea tree oil. The effects are similar, but some are somewhat more specific.