Cananga Essential Oil
Latin Name: Cananga odoratam macrophylla Lam.
Part of plant: Flowers
Grade: Pure & Natural
Aroma Character: Warm, sweet, floral
Blends Well with: Citronella, Verbena, Sandalwood
Cananga Properties: Anti- spasmodic, balancing, against infection of respiratory system; general stimulant and sexual tonic.
Cananga Indications: Heart stimulation, high blood pressure, tachycardia; sexual asthenia, frigidity, impotence.
Cananga Main Components: Linalool, cresolemethylate, farnesol, alpha-farnesene, benzyl acetate and geranyl acetate.
Cananga Contraindications, side effects: None known for normal dosages.
Cananga is a tall tropical tree, up to 30 meters high, which flowers all year round. It bears large, fragrant, tender yellow flowers which are virtually identical of those of the Ylang Ylang.
Cananga is very closely related to the tree which produces Ylang Ylang Oil, C odorata var genuina, but Cananga is considered an inferior product in the perfumery world; being grown in different regions the oil has a different quality, heavier and less delicate than Ylang Ylang. However, Cananga is truly a 'complete' oil whereas Ylang Ylang is made into several fractions. Complete is preferable for treating nervous disorders and blood pressure issues. General stimulant and sexual tonic.