Ravensara Oil

Ravensara oil

What is Ravensara oil?

The health benefits of Ravensara Oil can be attributed to its properties as an analgesic, anti-allergenic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antidepressant, antifungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, disinfectant, diuretic, expectorant, relaxant, and tonic substance. Ravensara oil is a powerful oil from the mysterious island of Madagascar, that beautiful spot of the Eastern coast of Africa. Ravensara is a large rainforest tree native to Madagascar and its botanical name is Ravensara aromatica. Its essential oil is praised in Madagascar as a “Cure All” oil, in much the same way as tea tree oil is heralded in Australia.


Ravensara oil is extracted by steam distillation of its leaves and contains alpha-pinene, delta-carene, caryophyllene, germacrene, limonene, linalool, methyl chavicol, methyl eugenol, sabinene, and terpineol. Ravensara holds a place in the traditional medicine system of Madagascar and has been in use for centuries as a tonic and for fighting infections. Modern studies on this oil have revealed many other associated medicinal benefits. Let us see what they have discovered so far.


This oil is completely safe, with no toxicity, phototoxicity, associated irritation or sensitization. Still, it is not recommended during pregnancy, since it has aphrodisiac properties. This means that it works on certain hormones whose secretion can have certain adverse effects in pregnancy.

Health Benefits

Reduces Pain

The analgesic property of Ravensara oil makes it an effective remedy for many types of pain, including toothaches, headache, muscular and joint pain, and earaches.

Reduces Allergic Reactions

This oil itself is non-sensitizing, non-irritating and it reduces the allergic reactions of the body as well. Gradually, it builds a resistance against allergenic substances so the body does not show hyper reactions against them.

Prevents Bacterial Infections

The most notorious bacteria and microbes cannot even stand to be near this essential oil. They fear it more than anything and there are sufficient reasons for that.

Reduces Depression

This oil is very good for countering depression and giving a boost to positive thoughts and feelings of hope. It uplifts your mood, relaxes the mind and invokes energy and sensations of hope and joy. If this essential oil is systematically administered to patients suffering from chronic depression, it can help them gradually come out of that difficult situation.

Inhibits Fungal Infections

Similar to its effect on bacteria and microbes, this oil is very harsh on fungi as well. It inhibits their growth and even kills their spores. Therefore, it can be used against fungal infections in the ears, nose, head, skin, and nails.

Cures Spasms

People that are suffering from severe coughs, breathlessness, cramps, diarrhea, pulling pain in the abdomen, nervous afflictions, or convulsions due to spasm can find a good relief using this oil. It fights spasms and induces relaxation in muscles and nerves.

Prevents Sepsis

Sepsis is caused by a type of bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus, which mainly infects open and unprotected wounds as well as soft and delicate internal organs. Sepsis is a big threat to the lives of newborn babies, as their skin is too delicate to withstand infections.

Fights Viral Infections

This efficient bacteria fighter is a virus fighter too. It stops viral growth by rupturing the cyst (the protective coating on the virus) and then killing the virus inside. It is very good for fighting diseases caused by viruses such as the common cold, influenza, measles, mumps, and pox.

Enhances Libido

The oil of Ravensara has been found to be very good for curing frigidity or sexual dysfunction. It enhances the libido and also helps cure erectile dysfunctions.

Acts as a Disinfectant

What causes infections? Quite simply, bacteria, fungi, virus, and protozoa. As you have probably guessed, Ravensara essential oil is able to stop the growth of these bacteria, fungi, virus, and protozoa, and can eliminate them as an ideal disinfectant.

Promotes Urination

The diuretic property of the essential oil of Ravensara facilitates the removal of waste substances and toxins from the

body by increasing urination, both in frequency and in quantity.

Side effects

Remember how 'totally safe' and 'perfectly safe' to describe petitgrain's application? Well, that is because it is totally and perfectly safe. The oil is non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitive, which means you may as well just throw caution to the wind when using this oil (but don't).