his essential oil is often overlooked in specialist literature despite its richness. It has a long tradition of harvesting in Spain and there seems to be no shortage of it. It contains a significant amount of 1,8 cineole, but also various terpenes, monoterpenols and esters as well as traces of phenols. Do not confuse it with the sweet marjoram, in Latin: Origanum majorana!
The molecular architecture of this essential oil is quite symmetrical to that of ravintsara. It is anticatarrhal, expectorant, bronchopulmonary decongestant, anti-infectious and disinfectant. It is especially recommended for catarrhal bronchitis, viral bronchitis and sinusitis. It stimulates immunity. Esters and sesquiterpenes add their antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory effects.
A pure product of the earth and sky of Spain. This EO is an antidepressant that should be reserved for those whose essential vital resources - emotional, instinctive and mental - are in lethargy and are just waiting to spring up.
This summary is given for information purposes: it is a synthesis of the properties described in recognised aromatherapy books and/or in accordance with ancestral and popular traditions. The properties* presented are taken from the book ‘Aromathérapie Corps et Ame’ by André Bitsas, published by Amyris. It is in no way a medical information or a list of indications.
- Emotional impact
- Free one's vital resources
- Slow cosmétique label
- General tonus & Energy, Natural defences, Respiratory comfort, Small winter ailments