I love this oil for its anti-viral properties.

I love making this into inhalation blends for chronic sinus problems because its decongesting properties can prevent sinus infection.

Schnaubelt says that Ravintsara oil is extremely well tolerated, whether inhaled to applied topically. Its tolerability and strong antiviral action make it the oil of choice for the treatment of influenza.

Ravintsara oil has excellent antiviral properties, particularly for the flu.

An outstanding oil to use for the long-term healing of chronic allergies


Plant Parts: Leaves
Botanical Family: Lauraceae
Chemical Family: Monoterpenes & Oxides
Country of Origin: Madagascar
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Cultivation Method: Wild crafted
Aroma: Camphoraceous
Note Classification: Middle


Emotional and Energetic Properties:

  • Soothes anxiety and stress
  • Relieves depression
  • Reduces fear
  • Supports self confidence

Aromatic Attributes:

  • Soothes anxiety and stress
  • Relieves depression
  • Reduces fear
  • Supports self confidence


  • Because Ravintsara is antiviral, I find it effective for shingles and herpes zoster. For shingles, blend Melissa and Ravintsara essential oils to St. John’s Wort oil and apply liberally several times daily.
  • An awesome oil to diffuse in the children’s room to kill those nasty airborne viruses and to stop the spread of illness throughout the home.
  • Blend 3-4 drops of Ravintsara and 3-4 drops of Eucalyptus radiata with one ounce of carrier oil into a massage blend and rub into neck and chest area as a preventative when you are starting to feel sick with a cold of flu. Highly effective in cases of bronchitis, rhinitis, and sinusitis.




If oxidized, it may cause irritation or sensitization. It is too strong to use with babies or children under five years old on their faces or in a steam. Care must be taken when using with asthmatics.

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