September 1, 2015

Cajeput Oil

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How does Cajeput Oil work?

Cajeput oil contains a chemical called cineole. When applied to the skin, cineole can cause surface warmth and irritation, which relieves pain beneath the skin.

Are there safety concerns?

Low concentrations of cajeput oil might to be safe for most people when applied in medicinal amounts to unbroken skin, but it can cause allergic reactions. It should not be inhaled or applied to the faces of children because it can cause serious breathing problems.

Very small amounts of cajeput oil are likely safe when added to food as flavoring, but the concentrated oil is unsafe when taken by mouth.

Do not take cajeput oil if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have asthma.

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