Litsea

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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