Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Cajuput

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Leaves and flowers of the Melaleuca leucadendron tree
Cajuput (Melaleuca leucadendra)

Cajuput oil comes from the leaves of the Melaleuca leucadendra tree. It has a sweet scent. It has an antiseptic effect.

Properties[edit | edit source]

Digestive[edit | edit source]

Soothes vomiting.

Respiratory[edit | edit source]

Alleviates Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of ailments/Bronchitis|bronchitis]], laryngitis and symptoms of a cold.

Skin[edit | edit source]

Improves acne and psoriasis.

Caution[edit | edit source]

  • Cajuput oil may irritate the skin and mucus membranes.