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Cape Snowbush Essential Oil South Africa


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Product Name: Cape Snowbush Essential Oil South Africa

Botanic Name: Eriocephalus Africanus

Cape snowbush essential oil  flowers are used to make steam distilled essential oil. Cape Snow bush is a small evergreen shrub with dark green needle-like leaves native to the western cape of Africa. Although it is often called African rosemary, it is not related to the common Mediterranean type. In spring the plant is covered in small white flowers making it appear as though it is covered in snow hence its name. Cape Snowbush Oil have been used to improvememory, relieve muscle pain and tension headaches. Its chemical constituents provide the basis of its use as a nerve stimulant, antioxidant and antibacterial agent. Aromatherapists have used Cape snowbush as an anti-depressant, anti-spasmodic, decongestant, diuretic and stomachic, to ease sore muscles fight colds, coughs, and flu, and treat insomnia.  It is diuretic and carminative, haemostatic and styptic. Any man who has used a styptic pencil will be familiar with the term as it means to stop minor topical bleeding as in a razor cut. Its main constituents are Linalyl acetate, cymene, 1.8-cineole, many sesquiterpenoids. The essential oil is antiseptic and is also an effective decongestant, helping to relieve the symptoms of colds and influenza.

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