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Common Name:  May Chang

Latin Binomial:  Litsea cubeba

Family:  Lauraceae

Other Common Names: Exotic Verbena, Tropical Verbena, Pheasant pepper tree

Production Method: Steam Distilled

Countries of Origin: China

Description of Oil: pale yellow to clear, intensely lemon-like, fresh and sweet aroma (sweeter than lemongrass but less tenacious)

Description of Plant: A small tropical tree with fragrant leaves and flowers.  The small fruits,  shaped like cubeb peppers, are used to produce May Chang.

History, Folklore and Myth: Used in Chinese medicine to treat a variety of conditions.

Properties and Uses:  antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, carminative, galactagogue, insecticide, stimulant, tonic, creates a ‘sunny’ atmosphere

Precautions and Contraindications: HAZARDS: Drug interaction; teratogenicity; skin allergy

CAUTIONS (DERMAL): Hypersensitive, diseased or damaged skin, children under 2 years of age, diabetes medication, pregnancy

Other Interesting Information: The bark and leaves of the plant produce two other oils.  At this time they are of no commercial significance.

Litsea cubeba
Naturally Farmed
Steam Distilled

May Chang Essential Oil Profile