Synonyms: Litsea citrate, tropical verbena, exotic verbena.
Aroma: Sweet, lemony, fruity.
Colour: Light yellow to yellow brown.
Plant: Small, tropical tree with fragrant lemongrass scented leaves and flowers. The small fruits that it produces are similar to peppers.
Main Growing Areas: China, Taiwan, Japan.
Major Constituents: myrcene, limonene, neral, geranial, nerol, linalool, linalyl acetate.
Interesting snippets: Used as fragrance in air fresheners, soaps, washing up liquids and deodorants.
Part of Plant used / Extraction: Fruit by steam distillation.
Therapeutic actions: Coughs, colds, acne skin, deodorant, nausea.
Emotional and Spiritual: Uplifting and stimulating.
Robbi Zeck writes that a clear awareness of your goals enables you to stay focused and motivated. Design a life you love and start living successfully now. Dedication and discipline are the common traits of all successful people. You can be living your life this way too. May Chang changes the rhythm of the emotional heart enabling you to celebrate your dreams and wins.
Aromatherapy Insight Card:
Stop allowing yourself to be overlooked and put that spark back into your step. If you want to get somewhere or get something in life, it is up to you to jump in and be seen and noticed. Being dynamic and excited helps you go and get what you want in life and rid you of the “poor me” and “why me” mentality.
Safety: Non-irritating, possibly sensitising, non-toxic.
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Davis P, Aromatherapy, An A-Z. The C.W.Daniel Company Ltd. (1996)
Jefferies J, Osborn. K, Aromatherapy Insight Cards. Living Energy, Aust. (2nd Ed. 2005)
Smith I, May Chang. In Essence Vol.2 No.4 (2004)
Zeck R, The Blossoming Heart. Aroma Tours (2004)