Organic essential oil Ravintsara PRANAROM

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Essential oil Ravintsara BIO (Cinnamomum camphora CT CINEOLE) PRANAROM is traditionally used in the case of viral infections, in order to boost the immune system.

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Used for : bronchite, grippe, fatigue, otite, insomnie, virus, angoisse, défenses immunitaires, sinusite, Neurotonique, anti-bactérien, expectorant

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Organic Ravintsara essential oil (Cinnamomum camphora CT CINEOLE) PRANAROM

Aromatic molecules: Sabinene, 1.8 cineole, α-terpineol

Distilled part: leaf

Native to Madagascar and also called Cinnamomum camphora CT cineole, it grows wild in tropical rain forests and can reach 15 meters. Its leaves are oval, alternate, leathery and broad, persistent and shiny on the upper surface, recalling its belonging to the Lauraceae family. Flowering takes place from November to January and provides a very characteristic berry.

In which cases can you use Ravintsara essential oil?

  • Viral disorders of any origin, prevention and treatment
  • Insomnia, depression, anxiety
  • Deep nervous and physical fatigue

Description of ORGANIC Ravintsara essential oil (Cinnamomum camphora CT CINEOLE) PRANAROM

Ravintsara essential oil is traditionally renowned for its properties:

  • antiviral and immune stimulant
  • antibacterial
  • anticatarrhale
  • expectorant
  • neurotonic (powerful energizer).

Directions for use and dosage

Oral use: 2 drops HECT, 3 times a day, in synergy with niaouli or eucalyptus radiata, in honey, olive oil or on cane sugar, under the tongue.

Cutaneous way: 5 drops HECT, 3 times per day, in massage on both sides of the vertebral column or on the thorax.

Daily: 6 drops applied locally to the arch of the foot or to the chest morning and evening to strengthen your immune system.

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Organic essential oil of Ravintsara Pranarôm certified AB (Organic Agriculture and Control Certisys BE-BIO-01), 100% pure, natural and integral. It has an original name, HECT (ChemoTypée Essential Oil), intended to characterize it from a botanical and biochemical point of view.

Precautions for use

• Keep out of reach of young children • This product can not replace a balanced diet • Do not exceed the recommended dose • Unless advised by the doctor or pharmacist, do not use during pregnancy and lactation and in child under 3 years old • Keep away from all sources of heat and light.

Presentation of ORGANIC Ravintsara essential oil (Cinnamomum camphora CT CINEOLE) PRANAROM

100% organic Ravintsara essential oil.

Our advice and opinions from pharmacy experts

How to use Ravintsara essential oil?

  • Productive bronchitis with oily cough, nasopharyngitis, etc. : dilute in vegetable oil and massage the anterior and posterior thorax as well as the soles of the feet.
  • Influenza: dilute in vegetable oil and massage the spine and the arch of the foot.
  • Otitis: place a drop behind the ear and massage.
  • Sinusitis: dilute with vegetable oil and massage into the sinuses. Warning, do not put HE too close to the eyes. In the event of HE in the eyes, rinse with vegetable oil.

Ravintsara's action against viruses:

The Pranarôm laboratory has carried out several studies highlighting the proven action of ravintsara essential oil on certain viruses.

Like the essential oil of ravintsara, other oils such as essential oil of eucalyptus , niaouli or tea tree have recognized antiviral activities , here is the list of references.
  1. Garozzo, A., Timpanaro, R., Bisignano, B., Furneri, PM, Bisignano, G., & Castro, A. (2009). In vitro antiviral activity of Melaleuca alternifolia essential oil. Letters in applied microbiology, 49 (6), 806-808.
  2. Reichling, J., Schnitzler, P., Suschke, U., & Saller, R. (2009). Essential oils of aromatic plants with antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and cytotoxic properties – an overview . Complementary Medicine Research, 16 (2), 79-90.
  3. Schnitzler, P., Schon, K. and Reichling, J. (2001) Antiviral activity of Australian tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil against herpes simplex virus in cell culture. Pharmazie 56, 343–347.
  4. Mohammad, A., & Mehmood, D. In Vivo Anti-Viral Effect of Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree Oil) and Olea europaea (Olive Leaf Extract) on Vero Cell Adapted Avian Influenza Virus . Human Journals. Research Article December 2018 Vol.:14, Issue: 1 Citation: Mohammad Danish Mehmood et al. Ijppr.Human, 2018; Flight. 14 (1): 7-19.
  5. Usachev, EV, Pyankov, OV, Usacheva, OV, & Agranovski, IE (2013). Antiviral activity of tea tree and eucalyptus oil aerosol and vapor. Journal of aerosol science, 59, 22-30.
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  7. Astani, A., & Schnitzler, P. (2014). Antiviral activity of monoterpenes beta-pinene and limonene against herpes simplex virus in vitro. Iranian journal of microbiology, 6 (3), 149.
  8. Astani, A., Reichling, J., & Schnitzler, P. (2010). Comparative study on the antiviral activity of selected monoterpenes derived from essential oils. Phytotherapy Research: An International Journal Devoted to Pharmacological and Toxicological Evaluation of Natural Product Derivatives, 24 (5), 673-679.
  9. Bisignano, B. (2009). Attività antiviral e studio del meccanismo d'azione di estratti di melaleuca alternifolia nei vonfronti del virus dell'influenza A. Area 06 - Scienze mediche. 1767
  10. Blanchard, JM (2007). Cinnamomum camphora with cineole (ravintsara), a plant at the service of the prevention of hospital-acquired infections ?. Phytotherapy, 5 (1), 15-20.
  11. Carson, CF, Ashton, L., Dry, L., Smith, DW and Riley, TV (2001) Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil gel (6%) for the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis. J Antimicrob Chemother 48, 450–451.
  12. Carson, CF, Smith, DW, Lampacher, GJ and Riley, TV (2008) Use of deception to achieve double-blinding in a clinical trial of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil for the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis. Contemp Clin Trials 29, 9–12.
  13. Galan, DM, Ezeudu, NE,…, & Malcolm, BJ (2020). Eucalyptol (1, 8-cineole): an underutilized ally in respiratory disorders ?. Journal of Essential Oil Research, 1-8.
  14. Garozzo, A., Timpanaro, R., Stivala, A., Bisignano, G., & Castro, A. (2011). Activity of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil on Influenza virus A / PR / 8: study on the mechanism of action. Antiviral research, 89 (1), 83-88.
  15. Hamidpour, R., Hamidpour, S., Hamidpour, M., & Shahlari, M. (2014). Chemistry, Pharmacology and Medicinal Property of Camphor (Cinnamomum Camphora) Traditional Remedy with the History of Treating Several Diseases. Global Journal of Medical Research.
  16. Jean Michel Blanchard (2007). Cinnamomum camphora CT cineole (ravintsara), a plant to help prevent nosocomial infections in the hospital environment. International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy Vol. 4 issue 1
  17. Li, X., Duan, S., Chu, C., Xu, J., Zeng, G., Lam, AKY,… & Gu, H. (2013). Melaleuca alternifolia concentrate inhibits in vitro entry of influenza virus into host cells. Molecules, 18 (8), 9550-9566.
  18. Li, Y., Xu, YL,… & Xu, PP (2017). Intranasal co-administration of 1, 8-cineole with influenza vaccine provide cross-protection against influenza virus infection. Phytomedicine, 34, 127-135.
  19. Loizzo, MR, Saab, AM, Tundis, R., Statti, GA, Menichini, F., Lampronti, I.,… & Doerr, HW (2008). Phytochemical analysis and in vitro antiviral activities of the essential oils of seven Lebanon species. Chemistry & biodiversity, 5 (3), 461-470.
  20. Mansard, M., Laurain-Mattar, D., & Couic-Marinier, F. (2019). Ravintsara essential oil. Pharmaceutical News, 58 (585), 57-59.
  21. Morales-Rico, CL,… & González-Camejo, I. (2012). Composición química del aceite esencial de las partes aéreas de Melaleuca quinquenervia. Revista CENIC. Ciencias Químicas, 43, 1-2.
  22. Müller, J. et al. (2016). 1, 8-Cineole potentiates IRF3-mediated antiviral response in human stem cells and in an ex vivo model of rhinosinusitis. Clinical Science, 130 (15), 1339-1352.
  23. Riley, TV (2005). Antiviral Activity of Tea Tree Oil – In Vitro and In Vivo. TV Riley - 2005 -
  24. Siddique, S., et al. (2018). Chemical characterization, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of essential oil from Melaleuca quinquenervia leaves. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology, 56, 686-693.
  25. Timpanaro, R., Garozzo, A., Bisignano, B., Stivala, A., Furneri, PM, Tempera, G., & Castro, A. (2007). Inhibitory effect of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree oil) on influenza A / PR / 8 virus replication. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, (29), S202-S203.
  26. Worth, H., .. & Dethlefsen, U. (2009). Concomitant therapy with Cineole (Eucalyptole) reduces exacerbations in COPD: a placebo-controlled double-blind trial. Respiratory research, 10 (1), 69.
  27. Yang, Z., Wu, N., .. & Efferth, T. (2010). Anti-infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) activity of 1, 8-cineole: Effect on nucleocapsid (N) protein. Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, 28 (3), 323-330.
  28. Zamora, ACP (2015). The Antiviral Properties of Melaleuca alternifolia concentrate (MAC) against West Nile virus (Doctoral dissertation, Griffith University).

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