Cajeput

(Melaleuca cajuputi)

INGREDIENT IN: LeMelaPlus

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: mild analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, expectorant, antiseptic, antiviral

AFFINITY FOR: respiratory system, cellular integrity, lung meridian, digestive system

RESONANCE: physical, emotional

PLANT FAMILY: Myrtaceae

PART UTILIZED: leaves

EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

APPLICATION: Dilute and apply to the feet or the body.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Cajeput is a form of tea tree. If you like the aroma, cajeput can be diffused to kill odors and air borne bacteria.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: The emotional aspects of cajeput are helpful for people who are stuck in a situation they are afraid to leave but also find impossible to stay in. Cajeput encourages swift and decisive action and minimizes tendencies to look back and second guess ourselves.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Cajeput is one of the best of the cytophylactic essential oils. This means that it has amazing tissue regenerating properties. This action of cajeput makes it useful for skin problems such as excessive oil or acne. As a melaleuca, cajeput is very antimicrobial. It is extremely effective against all types of infections in the body, whether in the kidney, colon, lungs, throat, or any other body system. Cajeput is listed as effective when used for arthritis, stiff joints and muscles, bronchitis and pneumonia, sinusitis and hay fever.

CAUTIONS: Cajeput and tea tree are two oils that are often adulterated with synthetic oils. The synthetic oils can cause blistering and skin eruptions. Pure melaleuca (tea tree) family essential oils are extremely strong. Always dilute them well. NEVER take them internally! These oils can cause vomiting and internal bleeding. They are excellent oils, but use with reasonable caution!