Melaleuca Cajuputi Tea Powder 32oz
Melaleuca Cajuputi Tea Powder 32oz
Melaleuca Cajuputi Tea Powder 32oz
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Melaleuca Cajuputi Tea Powder 32oz

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Medicinal

The leaves possess antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anodyne properties

They are used traditionally against pain, burns, colds, influenza and dyspepsia

Cajaput oil is an essential oil produced from the leaves by steam distillation. The oil is a sedative and relaxant and is useful in treating worms, particularly roundworm, and infections of the genito-urinary system

The oil is a common household medicine, especially in South-East Asia, used internally for the treatment of coughs and colds, against stomach cramps, colic and asthma

It is used externally for the relief of neuralgia and rheumatism, often in the form of ointments and liniments, and for the relief of toothache and earache. It is also applied in treating indolent tumours


The essential oil usually contains substantial amounts of 1,8-cineole (3 - 60%), and the sesquiterpene alcohols globulol, viridiflorol and spathulenol. Other compounds present, usually in quantifiable amounts, are limonene, 'BETA'-caryophyllene, 'ALFA'-humulene, viridiflorene, 'ALFA'-terpineol, 'ALFA'- and 'BETA'-selinene and caryophyllene oxide

Cajeput oil is mainly a pale yellow mobile liquid sometimes with a greenish-bluish tint. The green-blue coloration may be a function of the presence of azulene compounds in the fractions of the oil that have a higher boiling point, but has also been attributed to chlorophyll or small amounts of copper in the oil

The green colour mostly disappears in storage. Some cajeput oils with significant amounts of eudesmol isomers solidify into a whitish paste after extraction. The odour of commercial oils is rather penetrating, with a camphoraceous-medicinal aroma, similar to cineole-rich eucalypt oil but milder and more fruity
The almost fruity-sweet body notes and the soft tones in the dry-out are very characteristic. The taste is aromatic; the initial burning sensation on the tongue is followed by a cooling sensation

Cajeput oil is classified as non-toxic and non-sensitizing, although skin irritation may occur at high concentrations

It has been approved for food use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States