(Last Updated on : 05/10/2019)
Cajuput oil is an excellent hemostarie (wound healing). The name comes from Malaysian cajuput, also found in Australia. It is also known as Cajaputi in Hindi. Sometimes called the swamp tea tree, it has white flowers hanging on a long spike. Since, it is in the same family as tea tree, this oil is antiseptic. It has a bitter, pungent, sweet taste with powerful, fresh, eucalyptus-like, camphoraceous odor. The Cajuput oil has a bitter, pungent, sweet taste with powerful, fresh, eucalyptus-like, camphoraceous odor. Its actions are antiseptic, antispasmodic, expectorant, analgesic, antineuralgic and haemostatic. It can be useful in inhalations for bronchial conditions. It mixes well with Eucalyptus oil, Rosemary oil, Camphor oil, Juniper oil, Cypress oil
and Tea Tree oil
. However, in high dosage it may cause vomiting and stomach irritation.
Uses of Cajuput Oil
Has uplifting effect on mood.
Acts on the respiratory tract to help in cases of colds, influenza, sinus trouble, bronchitis, laryngitis, asthma and tuberculosis.
Good for digestive difficulties and vomiting.
Useful in cases of cystitis and urethritis.
Helps in cases of dysentery.
Regulates painful periods.
Helps neuralgia, along with associated toothache and earache.
Good for acne and psoriasis.
Beneficial to open wounds and sores.
Good for aching limbs and rheumatic conditions.
Helps combat intellectual fatigue.
Cajuput is most effective when massaged around the voice box to alleviate the associated muscle tension.
It is excellent for joint and muscle distress (a very strong massage oil or compress).
It can be used in a gargle with sandalwood oil for sore throat.
1drop Cajuput oil; 1 drop Sandalwood oil in one half-cup water, mix well and gargle.