This plant is a member of the Lauraceae family and is native to Madagascar. Its oil is extracted from the leaves and branches. It has antibacterial, antiseptic, disinfectant and germ-killing properties. Not suitable for children under the age of 6 or if pregnant.
In aromatherapy, Ravensara promotes concentration and helps alleviate anxiety, discouragement and stress.
see. Markus Schirner 2002 "aroma oils" Schirner Verlag, Darmstadt, 4th edition 2011