|Aromatherapy properties: (Uses) |
This oil is quite rare. It is known to be anti-catarrh, antiviral, antitumor, cicatrizant, emmenagogue, mucolytic. Skin: wounds, cuts, ulcers (avoid use on sensitive skin). It may help with bronchitis and asthma as well as with viral infections. Stimulates liver and gallbladder. Best avoided in pregnancy due to large ketone percentage. There is some limited use of the leaf oil in Indian ethnic medicine, to treat itchy skin conditions and as an antiseptic for minor skin traumas. Use well diluted. May cause dermatitis in some individuals.