From the euphorbiaceae family, ambolafotsy is a shrub, up to 4 meters high, which grows wild in Madagascar and in central and southern Africa. It has silvery leaves on the underside, opposite or in whorls of 3, which are strongly scented, and unisexual, regular and white flowers.
The genus Croton includes around 1,200 species in hot regions, including 125 in Madagascar.
Origin and history
Traditionally, its leaves are used as an infusion to relieve stomach aches, coughs or breathing difficulties. The stem and the root, in fumigation, make it possible to treat malaria.
This essential oil is rare and quite difficult to find, but it is of great interest to amateurs, in perfumery in particular, thanks to a green and spicy scent with pronounced warm resinous notes.
Appearance: Slightly viscous liquid
Color: Golden yellow
Odor: Lemony, green, peppery
Distilled parts: Twigs
Country of production: Madagascar
Density: to be completed
Chemotype / composition
TRANS-CARYOPHYLLENE (BETA), ELEMOL, GUAIA-9,11-DIENE, DELTA-CADINENE, CINEOLE (EUCALYPTOL), GAMMA PATCHOULENE
Venous and lymphatic decongestant, phlebotonic, lymphotonic
Antibacterial, antiviral, immunomodulating
Circulatory disorders, varicose veins, edema, heavy legs, hemorrhoids
Pain and nervous tension
Modes of use
In massage or skin friction, diluted in an HV, to relieve circulatory disorders and pain
In olfaction, inhalation or diffusion for ENT disorders
For a circulatory massage, combine it with patchouli EO, in a vegetable oil of calophylle.
Energy value and synergy
Precaution for use
Flammable. Oral use on medical advice. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. Not recommended for children under 3 and pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not apply to the skin before sun exposure. Food use possible. Do not use pure on the skin.
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