Ravintsara Essential Oil: 19 Amazing Uses

The Oily Guru

Ravintsara essential oil, also called ho leaf oil, is not the same as Ravensara or ho wood oil. They are often confused for one another. Ravintsara is high in 1,8-cineole and has a camphoraceous/woody scent similar to Eucalyptus. Ravensara is high in limonene and has an herbaceous/spicy fragrance.

Ravintsara essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the camphor tree, which is known botanically as Cinnamomum camphora. Ravintsara oil has analgesic, anti-allergenic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, decongestant, expectorant, mucolytic, and stimulant therapeutic properties.

1. Treat Asthma

asthma-1024x749Practice Ravintsara essential oil aromatherapy to treat asthma. Simply add 5 to 6 drops to your diffuser, along with 1/4 to 1/2 cup of distilled water, and run the diffuser for 30 to 60 minutes.

This is a mild essential oil that can be inhaled directly from the diffuser or even directly from the bottle, if you feel an…

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