The health benefits of cajuput essential oil include its properties as an emmenagogue, sudorific, tonic, stimulant, carminative, anti – neuralgic, anti – spasmodic, vermifuge, febrifuge, expectorant, analgesic, decongestant, insecticide, bactericidal, cosmetic and antiseptic substance. This essential oil is extracted from the leaves and twigs of the cajuput tree. The scientific name of this tree is Melaleuca Cajuputi. The main components of this oil are Myrcene, Linalool, Cymene, Cineole, Terpineol, Terpinolene, Gamma Terpenine, Alpha Terpineol, Alpha Terpinene, Limonene, Beta Pinene, Alpha Pinene and Caryophyllene.
The process of extracting cajuput essential oil is involving steam distillation of leaves and twigs which is very similar to the extracting of Eucalyptus oil. This type of essential oil is not used in the culinary applications but it has many uses. There are not serious threats which are found to be associated with the cajuput essential oil, but the indigestion of a large quantity of application in highly concentrated from can lead to irritation. This is a reason why only low or mild doses should be administered. It is a detoxifier which can cure acne and pimples. Here are some health benefits of the cajuput essential oil:
Cajuput essential oil reduces pain
Neuralgia is a very painful condition. It is affecting the entire oral zone in which are included pharynx, larynx, base of the nose, tonsils, ears and throat and the surrounding areas suffer from the severe pain. This pain is happening due to compression of the Glossopharyngeal or the 9th cranial nerve by the surrounding blood vessels which tend to swell from shouting, laughing, eating, chewing or any other movement or excitement in that region.
The cajuput essential oil can give you immense relief. It is analgesic which means that it can reduce the pain on hand while on the other, it can cool down and relax blood vessels which means that it can reduce the swelling and it can give you a relief from the pressure on the 9th cranial nerve, giving an immediate relief from the pain.
This essential oil can give a relief from the gas because it has carminative properties. Also it restricts the formation of gas. It can help to remove the gas which has already formed in the intestines.
Cajuput essential oil reduces fever
The cajuput essential oil can reduce fevers by fighting infections and it can stimulate sweat that cools down your body.
It brightens and smooth skin while at the same time it will keep it free from skin infections such as furunculosis and this is a reason why it extensively used in antiseptic creams and cosmetics. Also it tones up the skin and this is a reason why it is used as a general skin tonic.
It is analgesic in nature which means that it can reduce the feelings of pain. When this essential oil is applied locally, such as on an infected tooth in a case of toothache or in the forehead in the case of headache, then it can give you a quick relief from the pain. If the cajuput essential oil is indigested, then it can reduce the pain in muscles and joints which can be related to colds or fevers. But you should consume this essential oil only in highly diluted solutions.
It activates secretions, promotes circulation, creates a warming effect and stimulates the organs. It is stimulant which can stimulate the Eccrine glands, promoting perspiration and also it is acting as a Sudorific. These effects are very important for our bodies because they are important in removing toxins from the body and which perspiration can make.
This essential oil has similar property as the eucalyptus oil and it is an expert expectorant and decongestant. It is decongestant which means that it can give an immediate relief in congestion of the throat, nose and other respiratory organs as well as for infections, resultant inflammation of the throat and respiratory tracts such as bronchitis (bronchi), laryngitis (larynx) and pharyngitis (pharynx).