on the other hand, is not an essential oil but a vegetable oil that
is cold-pressed from the fruit and seed together.
inophyllum is also called Kamani tree or
laurel. The tree is
and has naturalized to
. The vegetable oil that
is obtained is grayish black in color and very thick.
It contains stigmasterol and about 7% wax.
Calophyllum is used as a
treatment for various problems of the hair and scalp, for eczema,
psoriasis and facial neuralgia as well.
The essential oil of Ravensara
and the vegetable oil of Calophyllum
have been studied together by Dr. D. Penoël and mentioned in Phytomedicine,
1981 as a treatment for shingles (zona) and has been shown to
have pronounced amelioration of the problem. We have also discussed
them at length in 375
Essential Oils and Hydrosols and in many of my Certification
courses as well.
In March of 1994, I gave a class in
San Juan Capistrano
and mentioned these two substances together as a treatment for
shingles (blisters along nerve pathways that result from the chicken
pox virus) and gave a simple formula.
I recently received a letter from Lise Kimball who mentioned
the use of this treatment.
Jeanne Rose, "…
My grandmother writes that after two weeks of using Ravensara
and Calophyllum inophyllum
in olive oil and one week of Basil in olive oil on my grandfather's
shingles, that the skin on his head is healing.
He has been battling this [problem] for five years.
I now use Ravensara whenever I feel a cold coming on and thus
have stayed well. Thank
you very much for all your efforts and I am trying other things from
18 April, 1994
A good mixture would be 25% Calophyllum vegetable oil, 25%
Walnut oil, 40% Jojoba unrefined oil and 10% Ravensara essential
oil. Mix these together,
label your container, and apply to the scalp (or skin problem) night
and morning. You could
also use 50% Calophyllum, 40% olive oil and 10% Ravensara.
A combination of
Rosemary and Basil oil can also be used for normal hair for great
shine and for a person with dandruff as an alternative treatment to
the Ravensara/Calophyllum. This
mixture would be 25% Rosemary verbenone, 25% Basil oil, and 50%
Olive or Jojoba oil.
These oils are available from
Jeanne Rose Aromatherapy and
other sources that are listed in Chapter VI of
Aromatherapy Book: Applications & Inhalations.
the 3 books listed and
Jeanne Rose Aromatherapy.
hydrosol of Rosemary Verbenone and Helichrysum can also
be added to these formulas.
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