Petitgrain

Botanical Name Citrus aurantium ssp amara (leaf) 
Botanical family Rutaceae 
Origin Paraguay and Egypt 
Method Complete distillation by steam distillation at low pressure 
Plant part Fresh leaves and small twigs 
Note Middle 
Appearance limpid mobile liquid 
Color colorless to light yellow 
Odor fresh, raw, with fruity and floral notes 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Alcohols (30–40%): linalool, terpineol  
Esters (50–70%): linalyl acetate  
Monoterpenes (10%): myrcene, ocimene  
Therapeutic properties 1. Rebalances the nervous system and emotions +++
2. Neurotrophic antispasmodic +++ 
3. Anti-inflammatory ++ 
4. Analgesic ++ 
5. Anti-infective ++ 
Main therapeutic indications 1. Neurovegetative dystonia, all locations  
2. Rheumatism and other inflammations of the locomotor system  
3. Skin infections and inflammations: acne, boils, eczema
4. Painful spasms, all locations  
6. Stress, agitation, difficulty falling asleep
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