lippia javanica (zinziba) essential oil | 10ml
Lippia Javanica is an exquisite, fruity aromatic oil with spicy tones that dance with sweet lemon, mango and granadilla notes. Most consider the highly aromatic oil to smell like a tropical fruit juice with a strong citrus punch.
“Since 1991, the CSIR has been undertaking research on L. javanica as a mosquito repellent, and based on the active ingredients that is not found in any of the current commercial repellents on the market led to the invention of a novel product. The phytochemical research, conducted over many growing seasons on plants from diverse ecosystems, led to the identification of chemotypes of the species with superior repellent properties. The volatile components of the plant were isolated and the chemical constituents identified (Fouche et al., 2002).
The efficacy (or effectiveness at producing a result) of the essential oil and active components were evaluated at the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) using olfactometer tests. Using a standard protocol with the yellow fever mosquito (yellow fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic disease), it was demonstrated that the products are significantly more efficient at repelling and expelling mosquitoes when compared with the current products on the market.”
V.J. Maharaj, … S.M. Mianda, in South African Journal of Botany, 2019
Product Specifications: Also known as Fever Tea, Cape verbena, Lemonbush, Koorsbossie (Afr), Musukudu (Tsw), Inzinziniba (Xho), Umsuzwane (Zu), Mumara (Sho). The pharmacological attributes which have been reported are antiviral, antioxidant, antitrypanosomal, antidiarrhoeal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant and repellent. The chemotypes identified in the analysis of Lippia Javanica were myrcenone, carvone, piperitenone, ipsenone, linalool, myrcene, linalool, tagetenone, β-caryophyllene and p-cymene.
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lippia javanica pure essential oil can be used as:
Lippia Javanica is rich in a volatile oil with a lemony fragrance making it best used as an insect, and bug repellent. If it’s too late for protection, its wonderful properties are great in aiding itchy skin, scratches, burns and a plethora of stings and bites. The Xhosa people (who call it ‘inzinziniba’) use it as a traditional medicine, a general health tonic or, as a stronger infusion, to treat bronchitis and chest infections.
Blends well with: Other citrus and spice oils such as cinnamon, clove and cassia. Particularly good for insect repellent blends with Lemongrass, citronella, lemon, grapefruit.
technique of extraction method:
Leaves and flowers are stripped, and the process of steam distillation produces the essential oil.
May affect sensitive skin. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. May cause skin irritation or allergic reactions in some people. It can also cause photosensitivity, and should not be left on skin that will be exposed to sunlight.