Ravensara (Ravensara aromatica) is the first essential oil that we apply for Qi Drop therapy. It has a light, fresh smell. It comes from the Lauraceae botanical family which includes Cinnamon, Bay laurel, and Camphor to name a few. Generally the EO is steam distilled from the leaves of the broad leaved evergreen trees that are found in Madagascar.
Ravensara EO is a good immune system supporter, making it a great EO to help with many conditions. It is known as the “oil that heals” in Madagascar. It is antiseptic and antibacterial and can help with muscle aches and pains. Being an expectorant as well, it is especially useful for helping the respiratory system – helping relieve coughs, bronchitis, and asthma. There has also been success using it to treat viral infections like shingles.
With a calming nature, it is a great EO to have starting off a treatment session. As the treatment giver, I certainly have enjoyed the feeling of relaxation when I open the bottle and get ready for another session!