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Kajoepoetih / cajaputi oil, various applications

  1. There are many home remedies available. These are not reimbursed by the health insurer and their effect has not always been scientifically proven. One of these is the kajoepoetih oil, also written as cajeputi. This oil is an infusion of the leaves of the Melaleuca leucadendra tree. The medicinal properties of the obtained oil were discovered as early as the 17th century. It helps with toothache, earache, rheumatic pain, insect bites, sore muscles, hay fever and many other uses. The oil is available in (small) bottles and can be lubricated on the skin as well as used as aromatherapy.

Kajoepoetih oil

  1. There are different spellings for this oil:

Preparation

  1. The oil comes from the Melaleuca leucadendra. This is a tree that often grows in Australia, India and the Sunda Islands. The tree produces large white flowers that hang from a thorn. The trunk of the tree is light in color. The leaves are picked young and fired in boilers. There the steam is collected and distilled into oil. It was not until the 19th century that the production of this oil began. In the 20th century, the oil was best known for its diaphoretic effect. In the 21st century, the oil is used for multiple applications. Nevertheless, it must be said that the oil was already used in the 17th century. At the time it was mainly used for its disinfecting effect, it also has a calming effect on nervousness. In Indonesia there are large plantations that ensure that the high demand for this oil can be met.

What does this oil look like?

  1. Kajoepoetih oil is available in the Netherlands in bottles from 50 ml to 250 ml. In general, other criteria can also be used, but they are less common. The oil smells like camphor. This is a pleasant scent for many people. It is also described as a eucalyptus scent. Added substances can also determine the odor. The average price for a bottle of oil in the year 2015 is: 7 to 9 cents per milliliter. So compare the prices well. If the product is significantly more expensive, this may be due to other added substances. Not every kajoepoetih oil is 100 percent pure.

Applications: muscle pain and joint pain

  1. Athletes use this oil frequently. It absorbs well and especially works deeply. It can be used for painful and / or stiff muscles. The blood flow is thus improved. It is also widely used for painful joints.

Rheumatic pains

  1. Rheumatism includes more than a hundred different diseases. Rheumatism causes pain in the bones, muscles, tendons or in the joints. Rheumatism is accompanied by inflammation of joints, muscles, tendons or bones. The cause of rheumatism is often unknown, but it is known that rheumatism can cause little to much pain in the long run. Kajoepoetih oil is known for its analgesic effect. It relieves the pains but unfortunately cannot completely take them away.

Hay fever, colds and other respiratory diseases

  1. Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen. These are the seeds of trees or grasses that float through the air during a certain period (spring / summer). Symptoms are a runny nose, red eyes, sneezing and other complaints. A cold is caused by a virus and causes complaints such as a stuffy nose, a runny nose and a full head. Coughing also occurs. Respiratory tract infections or diseases of the respiratory tract are often characterized by breathlessness, coughing, shortness of breath or fatigue.

Psychic

  1. People who use kajoeputih oil experience more inner peace. Especially nervous people or people who suffer from fears experience the positive effect of this oil. In this case, the oil is evaporated and thus acts as aromatherapy.

Toothache, earache and sore throat

  1. The oil is sometimes used in tablets for sore throats. It is antiseptic and relieves pain. For ear pain, the oil is put on a cotton swab and put / smeared in the ear. For a toothache, the oil is applied to a cotton ball and applied to the painful tooth.

The skin

  1. In case of itching or insect bites, the oil has a cooling and relieving effect. However, it should be noted that the oil can also cause an allergic reaction. If this is the case, it is recommended to stop using it. Pregnant women are more likely to have an allergic reaction.

Mixing with other agents

  1. Often this oil is mixed with other agents. For example, a few drops can be added to massage oil, base oil or a cream. The skin can be rubbed with this. This is especially relaxing and healing for muscles, tendons and joints. The oil is also often added to water. This can be heated to vaporize it, or inhaled directly. The oil can also be mixed well with, for example, lavender, rosemary, juniper or lime.



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