Cajeput Essential Oil
Latin Name: Melaleuca leucadendron
Part of plant: Leaves
Chemical Componants:1,8-cineole, limonene, linalol, α-terpinolene, terpinene, p-cymene
Aroma Character: herbaceous, eucalyptus-like
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.