Ravensara vs Ravintsara
How to know the difference between Ravensara vs. Ravintsara and which one to choose.
Ravensara and Ravintsara are different species belonging to the Lauraceae family. Although there has been some confusion over Ravensara and Ravintsara essential oils, the fact is they are two distinct essential oils both chemically and aromatically.
Latin name: Ravensara aromatica
Ravensara is distilled from the leaves of the Agathophyllum aromaticum (ravensara aromatica) plant and contains a high level of estragole (methyl chavicol).
- Strong antiviral, also beneficial to soothe muscle fatigue, ease menstrual cramps, general tonic for immune and lymphatic support as well as to promote calm when feeling stressed or anxious.
- Best for Shingles, Herpes – Add 10 drops of Ravensara to ½ tsp of Tamanu Calophyllum inophyllum and ½ tsp of Jojoba for topical application; use to ease pain and inflammation. Diffuse and/or use topically as an effective anti-viral
- Ravensara has a softer aroma than Ravintsara and often described as having a slight licorice, spicy, herbal and earthy citrus scent.
- For general purposes use Ravensara in a 1-5 % dilution. For Shingles & Herpes use up to 10% dilution and reduce dilution ratio if you experience skin irritation.
- Avoid during pregnancy and nursing.
Latin name: Cinnamomum camphora cineoliferum
- Ravintsara is distilled from the leaves of the Cinnamomum camphora cineoliferum plant and contains a high level of 1,8-cineole. Ravintsara contains at least 45% 1,8-cineole
- Strong antiviral, antimicrobial, nerve tonic, use to soothe respiratory conditions, immune support and to support mental clarity and promote calm when feeling stressed or anxious.
- Ravintsara is best for respiratory and bronchial conditions due to the high content of 1,8-cineole.
- Ravintsara’s aroma is reminiscent of Eucalyptus Globules due to the 1,8-cineole content.
- Avoid Ravintsara during pregnancy and nursing.