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



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.




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