MAY CHANG Essential Oil
SIZE: 5 ml. Violet glass bottle
Botanical Name: Litsea cubeba
Method: Steam distilled from the berries of the trees
Note: The fresh lemony scent of May Chang (aka Litsea), is much like lemongrass, without the harsh note. It is soft and clear, and its aroma is so loved throughout the world that it has been used in many perfumes, cosmetics, and body care products.
Analgesic • Anti-bacterial • Anti-emetic • Anti-fungal • Anti-infectious • Anti-inflammatory • Anti-sclerotic • Anti-septic • Anti-tumoral • Bronchodilator • Deodorant • Digestive • Glagactagogue • Hypotensive • Insecticide • Stomachic • Tonic: heart
Internal–oral homeopathic and semi-homeopathic doses, inhalation, diffusion
External–massage, bath, topical application, local and spinal compress, application to points, meridians, and energy centers
Top Note: Rich, sweet, fruity, citrus notes
Heart Note: Rich, sweet, fruity, citrus notes
Classification: Top note
In natural perfumery, May Chang essential oil is used in making floral blends, colognes, citrus blends, and to scent soaps and body care products. It blends well with tree oils such as spruce, pines, and eucalyptuses, with florals, citruses, and many herbal aromas.
Observations and Anecdotal Information
May Chang essential oil is a very popular aroma. It is uplifting and stimulating in cases of fatigue and exhaustion, yet calming and sedating in cases of anxiety, insomnia. Emotionally and energetically, May Chang essential oil is cleansing. It clears molds, bacteria, and noxious odors from the environment. It is somewhat cooling, and has a euphoric effect on many people. Inhaling its aroma soothes the nervous system and calms emotions, having a cleansing effect on negative emotional energy.
The aroma of May Chang is such that it will improve the aroma of more medicinal smelling oils; and just a few drops will improve almost any blend, as it blends well with so many oils.
It has many medicinal properties, including:
- Anti-tumoral (possibly effective in arresting the growth of lung cancer cells when diffused, according to an article published in PLoS One Journal)
- Bronchodilator, opens breathing passages
- Pain relief
- Heart tonic; balances the heart meridian, aids high blood pressure and arteriosclerosis, reduces cholesterol
- Reduces oily skin, helps acne, fungal infections, dermatitis
- Strengthens the digestive system; helps ulcers, nausea, flatulence, indigestion
Generally regarded as safe at normal dosage.
Keep all essential oils away from eyes.
Store in a safe place, out of the reach of children.
All internal uses should be researched and/or supported by a health care professional. Product quality and dosage are critically important when using essential oils internally.
The information on this website is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, please consult your physician and do your research before using these products. All information is provided for educational purposes and should not be viewed as health claims.
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