Cajuput Materia Medica


Cajuput exerts the following therapeutic actions: analgesic; anthelmintic (expels or destroys intestinal worms); antimicrobial; antiseptic; antispasmodic; carminative; diaphoretic (stimulates sweating); expectorant; insecticidal; rubefacient (produces redness of the skin via stimulation of capillary dilation and the drawing of blood to a skin area from deeper tissues); stimulant; tonic. When taken internally it produces a sensation of warmth, stimulates perspiration (sometimes profuse) and increases the fullness and rapidity of
the pulse.

It is commonly used as a stimulating expectorant in chronic bronchitis and laryngitis, as an antiseptic in cystitis and as an anthelmintic for round worms. It is also thought to be able to mimic some of the actions of estrogen and this accounts for its value in relieving dysmenorrhea and menopausal symptoms. Topically it is used to treat lumbago, muscular pain, rheumatism, sciatica, sprains and strains, bruising, wounds and burns.

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20 pages excerpted from Berkowsky’s Synthesis Materia Medica/Spiritualis of Essential Oils.

Miasm: Psoric
Sefirot: the Mochin
Constitutional Type: Mixed Neurasthenia/Hysteria
Spiritual PhytoEssencing Core Perspectives: plant characteristics and historical perspectives; aromatherapy; homeopathic remedy Cajuputum; copper and homeopathic remedy Cuprum; astral body; lung/liver interface; mixed neurasthenia/hysteria; Psoric miasm; the Mochin.

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