Cajeput is a plant cultivated in Australia, Malesia and India. It belongs to the Melaleuca family, same as tea tree. Eventhough it reached the European continent first in the 17th century, on the Auatralian continent it has been used for centuries because of its therapeutic properties.
The essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the twigs and leaves. It is necessary around 100 kg of plant material to receive 1 kg of essential oil.
Cajeput is a strong expectorant and it effective against pathogenic bacteria and viruses. Traditionally it has been used for respiratory infections (especially for children), generally in cold and flu season.
Keep away from light and heat. Do not apply directly on skin or mucose membranes. Not for oral use. Keep away from children.