Essential Oil of Chamaca, White (Michelia champaca)
Origin: Native to the Philippines and the Indonesian islands
Plant description: A medium sized slender tree related to the magnolias with beautiful white light-yellow flowers
Part of plant used for essential oil: Flowers
Extraction method: CO2 or solvent
Main Chemical Constituents: Linalool, Methyl eugenol, methyl benzoate, methyl anthranilate, phenyl ethyl alcohol, phenyl acetonitrile, a-farnesene, , b-elemene
PRECAUTIONS: Avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Do not use on babies or children under 5
PROPERTIES: Sedative, vermifuge, stomachic, diuretic, expectorant, digestive, cytophylactic, antidepressant
Circulation/Muscles/Joints: Relieves headaches, vertigo and dizziness
Digestive: Relieves stomach and intestinal cramps, balances bile production, and expels worms
Mental/Emotional: Relaxes the mind and is an anti-depressant and aphrodisiac. Instills a sense of beauty and self-esteem and helps still anxiety and fear.
Respiratory system: Removes phlegm and relieves coughing and rheumatism
Reproductive system: Sexual stimulant and aphrodisiac
Urinary system: Promotes the flow of urine
Skin care: Can be used for skin diseases and chapped skin
About this essential oil: A spiritual oil used primarily in temples in India. Sources note that Co2 extraction has more chemical constituents than solvent extraction. The scent is warm and amber reminiscent of root beer.