Cajeput tree (Melaleuca leucadendra) is originally from Australia and Southeast Asia. Its name comes from the word “caju-puti”which in Malay language means “white tree”, due to its white beautiful flowers. It is also known as the “white tea”. It is an evergreen tree of small or moderate size with pendulous branches, sometimes attaining a height of 21 m. and a girth up to 1.5 m. The Bark is white, soft, spongy, peeling off in elongated papery flakes; leaves oblong-elliptic, gland-dotted; flowers small, creamy white, in more or less interrupted elongate spikes; capsules small, globular or hemispheric, woody; the seeds numerous, obovoid or cuneate, very small.
Chemical composition – Contains terpinen-4-ol1, 8-cineole, y-terpinene, p-cymene, terpinolene, linalool, a-pinene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, a-phellandrene, linalool.
Properties – Pulmonary and urinary tract antiseptic, anti-infective, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, antiputrid, antispasmodic, expectorant, anticataral, antineuralgic, antirheumatic, anthelmintic, venous decongestant, stimulating, refreshing, maintains physically, mentally and emotionally.
Recommendation – Acne, other skin problems, dermatitis, psoriasis, severely infected wounds, bites, insect bites, genital herpes, cervical dysplasia, bronchitis, chronic bronchitis, pharyngitis, tuberculosis, asthma, indigestion, gastro-enteritis, dysentery, spasms, urinary infections, cystitis, colibacillosis, urethritis, rheumatism, joint pain, gout, sciatica, dental and ear neuralgia, laryngitis, sinusitis
This plant is incorporated in natural remedy NON DOLOR.