Champaca (White)

Essential Oil of Chamaca, White (Michelia champaca)

  

Family: Magnoliaceae

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

 

USES:

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.

 

References:

  1. http://www.edenbotanicals.com/champaca-co2.html
  2. http://www.onlynaturalessentialoil.com/champaca-white-absolute-oil.html
  3. http://www.isasf.net/fileadmin/files/Docs/Colmar/Paper/N2.pdf
  4. http://www.quintoils.com/pages/miscellaneouspages/safety.html
  5. https://annadannfelt.com/tag/champaca/
 

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