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Ravensare essential oil


Ravensare essential oil

Ravensara aromatica (or Ravensare anisata)


Malagasy endemic plant, the ravensare is part of the lauraceae family. It is an evergreen tree that can reach 20 meters in height, which grows in the forests of central and eastern Madagascar, between 700 and 800 meters above sea level. It has elliptical leaves 5-10 cm long and 2-5 cm wide. They are dark green above. Its bark is reddish-brown, and its green, campanulate flowers measure 2 to 3 mm in diameter, and are grouped in axillary panicles.

Origin and history

Originally from Madagascar,  Ravensara aromatica is commonly called "hovozo" in Malagasy which means "aromatic tree".

Organoleptic properties

Appearance: clear liquid

Color: colorless to pale yellow

Odor: slightly spicy, anise, fresh

Distilled parts: Bark

Country of production: Madagascar

Density: 0.87 to 0.90

Chemotype / composition



Anti-inflammatory, analgesic

Antiseptic, antiviral

Estrogen-like (emmenagogue, galactogen)

Muscle relaxant



Rheumatic and joint pain

Sciatica, herniated disc

Headaches, migraines

Viral infections

Amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, menstrual pain, menopause, premenopause

Dyspepsia, aerophagia


Modes of use

Atmospheric diffusion in prevention of ENT infections

In an aromatic bath (use a dispersant), to relieve stress, nervousness, muscle or joint fatigue

Possible synergy

It helps to decompress with finesse, preferably in olfaction and diffusion, but it can also accompany a de-stressing massage diluted in vegetable oil.

Energy value and synergy

Invitation to relaxation, a change of scenery, to let go.

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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