Cajeput Essential Oil
Latin Name: Melaleuca leucadendron Pow.
Part of plant: Leaves
Aroma Character: herbaceous, eucalyptus-like
Blends Well with: Angelica root, Hyssop, Tea Tree.
Cajeput Indications: Spasmophilia, spasmic and infectious enterocolitis; amoebic dysentery, intestinal parasites; varicose veins, hemorrhoids.
Cajeput Main Components: Methyl eugenol, eugenol, cineole, alpha-terpineol.
Cajeput Contraindications, side effects: None known for normal dosages.
Cajeput is a tall evergreen tree up to 30 metres high. The flexible trunk has a whitish spongy bark which flakes off easily. In Malaysia it is called 'caju-puti', meaning 'white wood', due to the colour of the timber.
Cajeput has been traditionally used for its antiseptic, antihelminthic, carminative and local analgesic properties by Australian aborigines.