Litsea Cubeba (May Chang)


Litsea Cubeba (Commonly known as May Chang)



THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: hypotensive, astringent, digestive, stomachic, disinfectant, sedative or stimulant—as needed and according to quantity used, much like lavender

AFFINITY FOR: digestive system, nervous system, heart, skin, brow chakra

RESONANCE: physical, emotional



EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

APPLICATION: Litsea cubeba can be diffused or diluted and worn on the body.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Litsea cubeba has a lovely crisp, lemony scent. It is valued for its calming and antidepressant properties.

EMOTIONAL – SPIRITUAL – MENTAL ASPECTS: Litsea cubeba brings joy and lightness of spirit. It makes one feel young at heart and enthusiastic about life. This essential oil is often used in Inner Child work, where it is calming and soothing. Litsea cubeba is an oil that often appeals to children.

PHYSICAL ASPECT: Litsea cubeba is considered useful for high blood pressure and other disorders that have been brought on by nervousness, fear, or stress. Litsea cubeba is useful for indigestion and to dispel gas pains. It is a good oil for treatment of skin disorders such as acne, dermatitis, and oily or discolored skin. Litsea cubeba is useful for controlling excess perspiration.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Litsea cubeba is often used in soaps and lotions where it tends to stabilize the higher notes of the other essential oils in the product.

CAUTIONS: Litsea cubeba should be avoided if pregnant. It can be an irritant to very sensitive skin.

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.


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