Cajeput - Melaleuca Leucodendron – Trees

Blending Note: Middle to Top

Main Benefits: Help reduce fever, Keeps insects away, Provides relieve from gas, Provides relieve from

Neuralgia, Muscular aches and pains, Joint Pains, Intestinal worms, curing infections

Properties: Analgesic, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Diuretic, Expectorant, Tonic antiseptic,

cosmetic, bactericidal, insecticide, decongestant, analgesic, expectorant, febrifuge, vermifuge,

anti-spasmodic, anti-neuralgic, carminative, stimulant, tonic, sudorific, and emenagogue substance.

Origin:  Southern Asia

Other producers are:  Australia, Indonesia

Allergy Warning:  Do not use when pregnant, do not use on babies, Sensitive Skin


Short History of Cajeput

The Asiatic or spasmodic cholera suddenly made its appearance on board the USS Peacock while in the port of Manila in October 1832. The first case was in a sailor named Peterson, sixty-three years old. The surgeon administered six grains of opium, but the bad symptoms increasing, fifteen drops of cajeput oil were given in brandy and water, and repeated in half an hour. This treatment, however, apparently did not help the patient; Peterson died about eleven hours after being stricken, as did seven others, of "the terrific and appalling effects produced by one of the greatest scourges that ever visited the world.

About Cajeput:

Cajuput oil is a very mysterious tree. The oil is prepared from leaves collected on a hot dry day, macerated in water, and distilled after fermenting for a night.The essential oil is extracted from the twigs and leaves of the Cajuput tree. The process of extracting Cajuput Oil involves steam distillation of its twigs and leaves, which is quite similar to that of extracting Eucalyptus Oil.It is known for producing a sensation of warmth. In Australia the crushed leaves and twigs have been utilized in traditional medicine applications. This oil is extremely pungent.

Medicinal uses:

Colds, Flu, Bronchitis, Throat infection, Urinary Tract Infections, Diarroea, Stomach Cramps, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Oily Skin, Insect bites, Arthritis, Bacteria, Virus, and Fungi, Cholera, Typhoid, Tooth ache, Headache, Muscular Aches and Pains, Fever, Stimulating Sweat, Gas, Laryngitis.

Other Uses:

Bug Repellants, Tea, Food, Bath Blends, Body Lotion, Skin Tonic