Botanical Name Litsea cubeba  
Botanical family Lauraceae 
Origin China 
Method Complete distillation by steam distillation  
Plant part Fruits 
Note Middle Top 
Appearance limpid mobile liquid 
Color pale yellow to orange-yellow 
Odor lemony, flowery, pleasant and fresh 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Aliphatic aldehydes (70–75%): geranial, neral 
Monoterpenes (10%): limonene, myrcene
Monoterpene alcohols (5%): linalool, nerol, geraniol 
Therapeutic properties  Calming, soothing, relaxing +++  
Anti-inflammatory +++
Analgesic ++ 
Eupeptic ++ 
Narrow-spectrum anti-infective ++
Antilithiatic ++ 
Main therapeutic indications   Stress, agitation, mild insomnia ++ 
Fungal infections of the skin and nails ++  
Painful inflammations of the locomotor system ++  
Air freshener +++ 
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