Ravintsara (Ho leaf)

Ravintsara - AroMed's Cinnamomum camphora ct 1,8 cineole is certified organic, and the leaves are steam distilled in Madagascar. 


  • This camphoraceous oil is an expectorant and known for its strong immune stimulating qualities.  It is both antiseptic and anti-infectious.
  • It is most widely used in respiratory blends because of its ability to shorten the length of a cold, flu and bronchitis, while clearing sinus congestion and removing excess mucus from the respiratory system.
  • Use in diffusers or steams. Put one drop in steaming hot water, cover your head with a towel to capture the steam, close your eyes and breathe in. It is clearing and fresh.
  • It can also relieve spasms, cramps and pain from muscle and joint pain. It can also settle digestion and assist in preventing gas.
  • Ravintsara can calm the nervous system in some individuals, and can counter act anxiety and restlessness.
  • It is a remarkable efficacy against both viral and fungal infections, like athletes foot, shingles, cold sores and herpes simplex symptoms when used topically.

Blends well with- angelica root, balsam fir, bay laurel, cajeput, cedarwood, cypress, eucalyptus globulus, eucalyptus dives, frankincense, geranium, ho wood, lavender, lemongrass, niaouli, oregano, rosemary, peppermint

Modes of Application- massage, compress, bath, salve, direct inhalation, diffuser, steam inhalation

Safety data- Ravintsara has 1,8 cineole in its chemical constitution, and should not be used with children under 10 years of age. It is never to be taken internally related to potential drug interactions. It may act as an antidote to homeopathic remedies. Skin sensitization is possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used via inhalation and/or topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified period of time. Keep away from children and pets.


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Tisserand, R and Young, R. Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2014.

Perchon, N., Cantele, L. The Complete Aromatherapy And Essential Oils Handboof for Everyday Wellness, Robert Rose, 2014.

Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.

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