Botany: Litsea cubeba is a tropical tree with flowers, small fruits, and leaves, which have a lemony aroma. It is also called May Chang, which is an evergreen tree and is part of the Lauraceae botanical family.
Scent Profile: Top note with a sweet, lemony aroma
Relieves muscle and joint stiffness, also used for arthritic conditions
Has sedative qualities that make it ideal for insomnia, anxiety, mental exhaustion, and depression
Supports healthy skin when acne or oily skin is present, also used for fungal infections
Blends well with: Black Pepper, Cistus, Cypress, Helichrysum, Lavandin, Mandarin, Marjoram, Melissa, Rose, Sandalwood, and Tangerine.
Cautions (all routes): Drugs metabolized by CYP2B6.
Cautions (oral): Diabetes medication, pregnancy.
Cautions (dermal): Hypersensitive, diseased, damaged skin, children under 2 years old.
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