- Color: Yellow to dark orange
- Oil Consistency: Thick
- Perfumery Note: Base
- Initial Aroma Strength: Medium
- Scent: Warm, spicy-herbaceous.
Action: Analgesic, antitumoral, believed to help stop bleeding, immunostimulant, anticatarrhal, anthelmintic, expectorant, mucolytic, carminative, nervine, stimulant, tonic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antiviral, febrifuge, insecticidal, hormone sedative, vermifuge
Benefits, Indications: Respiratory infections, stomach conditions, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, aneurysm, bruises, diarrhea, freckles, gout. Used for congestion, to repel insects and fleas, intestinal worms. It is also used for painful conditions including migraines, nerve pain (neuralgia), joint pain, and sciatica; and for heart conditions including palpitations and fluid retention caused by congestive heart failure.
Chemical Constituents: Thujone, isopinocamphone, camphor, borneol, camphone, artemisone and piperitone
Companion Oils: Wintergreen/birch, clary sage, elemi, hyssop, myrtle, pine, valerian, vetiver
Precautions: Oral toxin, hazardous, irritant, sensitizer, neurotoxin, abortifacient, avoid in epilepsy. It should not be used in aromatherapy as it can cause convulsions and epileptic-like attacks, and even small doses can be lethal.
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