Steam distillation of the leaves and young twigs.
Pale yellow to greenish-yellow almost colourless liquid of strong, fresh, sweet-camphoraceous but cooling odour.
Main chemical constituents:
Terpinyl valerate, terpinyl acetate, terpinyl butyrate – 15%
Isovaleraldehyde – 1%
Beta-caryophyllene, viridiflorene – 1%
1.8 – Cineole – 58%
Limonene, alpha-pinene, beta-pinene – 2%
Alpha-terpineol, viridiflorol, nerolidol, glubulol – 15%
Properties and indications:
Clears the head, stimulates and may aid concentration.
A tissue stimulant, promoting local circulation, increasing white blood cell activity. A good oil to fortify the body. Has impact on the respiratory system, pneumonia, asthma, sinusitis, catarrh, and laryngitis.
Has a tonic action on the intestines and may be effective against enteritis, dysentry, intestinal parasites and urinary infections. Pain relieving properties may help rheumatism.
Firms tissue and aids healing, being good for acne, boils, ulcers, burns and cuts.
Pharmaceutical preparations such as gargles, cough drops, toothpaste and mouth sprays