The name Ravintsara in Malagasy means "Good Leaf" it grows wild in the rainforests of Madagascar, but can also be cultivated, can reach 15 meters in height, it leaves are oval, alternate, leathery, broad, persistent and shiny on top, blooms from November to January.
The leaves are collected from the farmers at the right time and distilled in a steam current, it takes 90-100 Kg of leaves to produce 1 liter of essential oil, which has a highly aromatic scent, intense and persistent. The chemotype that characterizes the Ravintsara Essential Oil of Madagascar is 1.8 Cineole.
It's a very powerful antiviral and his action was demonstrated against Flu, Mononucleosis, Herpes Simplex, Herpes Zoster, Hepatitis and Viral enteritis but also has anti-infective properties, expectorant and neurotonicha. So it's useful in all situations of viral attacks such as flu, bronchitis, nasopharyngitis, sinusitis, colds, but also to counteract insomnia, anxiety, fatigue and nervous exhaustion. It's highly valued by aromatherapists.
It can be used externally to friction and massage the chest, on soles of feet and spine, diluted with oil-based creams or oil. For inhalations 5 drops in hot water. For rinses 2 or 3 times a day 4 drops in a glass of water. Topically to the skin in the presence of viral infections diluted to 20%. In the diffuser and humidifier.
Follow the advice of a specialist for dosage and directions for use, especially during pregnancy and for children.