Ravensara is a genus of trees and shrubs belonging to the family Lauraceae and endemic to the island of Madagascar. Since ancient times, the local population has been familiar with the healing properties of this plant, which are primarily due to its antiseptic, antiviral and antibacterial activity. Because of its intense scent, it is called “Hazomantira”, meaning “a tree which releases its scent”.
Ravensara essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of leaves. It takes approximately 50 kg of the plant material to produce 1 kg of essential oil. Ravensara essential oil is the most potent antiviral essential oil. It is also a neurotonic, which helps to calm the central nervous system. It has traditionally been used for flu and viral respiratory infections, viral hepatitis, herpes infections, infectious mononucleosis, insomnia.
Keep away from light and heat. Do not apply directly to skin or to mucose membranes. Not for oral use. Keep out of the reach of children.