Family : Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Habitat : Native to the Mediterranean region and temperate Asia;now grows wild throughout America ,Russia and Europe.It is mainly cultivated in Hungary and France,and to a lesser degree in Albania and Yugoslavia.
Odour : Sweet camphoraceous undertone.
Part of plant used : Flowering plant
Method of extraction : Steam Distilled
Therapeutic indication : Skin Care: Bruises, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, inflammation, wounds. Circulation, Muscles and Joints:Low or high blood pressure, rheumatism.
Respiratory System: Asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, cough, sore throat, tonsillitis, whooping cough.
Digestive System: Colic and indigestion.
Genito-Urinary Systems: Amenorrhoea and Leucorrhoea.
Immune System: Colds, ’Flu,.
Nervous System: Anxiety, fatigue, nervous tension and stress-related conditions.
Mind/Emotions : Invigorating effect on mind (recommended for poor concentration and mental fatigue).
Safety Data : Non-irritant, non-sensitizing;the oil is moderately toxic due to the pinocamphone content. It should be used only in moderation and avoided in pregnancy and by epileptics.