May Chang Essential Oil
Our organically crafted May Chang Essential Oil is steam distilled from the ripe berries of the short Litsea cubeba evergreen tree, growing wild in certain parts of India. Also known as Mountain Pepper, Exotic Verbena and Tropical Verbena, the Litsea cubeba tree is known for its scented flowers and foliage, and small berries shaped like peppers. Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil has a powerful, clean, fresh, sweet-green, lemon-like aroma with light woody-floral undertones. The aroma is often compared to Lemongrass, though it is considered by many to be finer, and may be the better choice from a purely aromatic standpoint.
A small tropical tree, Litsea is native to China and is used to block the wind. Its fragrant flowers and leaves have a similar aroma to Lemongrass. Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil is characterized by its high Citral content (up to 85%) which accounts for its dominant lemony aroma. May Chang Oil has uplifting properties, and it has a strong effect on promoting mental and physical well-being. In Chinese medicine, this essential oil is useful to help alleviate symptoms associated with women's monthly cycles and supporting relief of muscle tension and inflammation such as tendinitis where heat needs to be cleared.
PART USED Ripe Fruits (Berries)
COMMON NAMES Aromatic Litsea, May Chang
SYNONYMS Litsea cubeba (Lour.) Pers.
EXTRACTION METHOD Steam Distilled Essential Oil
NOTE CLASSIFICATION Top to Middle Note
REPORTED BENEFITS AND USES
Bright, lemony, and energizing, May Chang is most commonly known for its usefulness in dealing with skin problems. This essential oil's astringent properties make it a lovely choice in facial toners for acne management and general skin rejuvenation, when used at a low dilution as it is rich in aldehydes. Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil is also helpful in supporting healthy lung and airway activity, primarily relating to unwanted congestion. This essential oil is helpful in reducing the presence of uninvited bacterial, viral, and fungal activity. Its powerful aroma is also used as an inhalant to combat the woes of seasonal maladies. With a fresh lemony and green aroma, Litsea Oil is often used in air fresheners and toiletries. It replaces synthetic citral in many fragrances.
Emotionally and energetically, May Chang Essential Oil clears and uplifts. This essential oil encourages mental clarity by clearing the mind and improving levels of concentration. Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil is often used as an oil for sleep support.
This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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