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Petitgrain Combava  
Petitgrain Combava



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Combava Petitgrain (also known as Kaffir Lime)
Citrus hystrix

Plant Origin: Madagascar - wild crafted
Method: Steam distillation of leaves and twigs of the bitter orange
Cultivation: Unsprayed (grown organically but not certified)
Key Constituents
Linalyl acetate 44.29%
Geraniol 2.33%
a-terpineol 7.55%
Linalool 27.95%

Children? Petitgrain is considered a suitable oil to use with children.

Properties and Usage

According to the Essential Oil Desk Reference, studies at Kinki University in Japan found that Combava Petitgrain has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Other research has shown that it combats depression (being similar but not quite as effective as Neroli for serious issues). May help with insomnia, stress, anxiety, trauma, nervous asthma, acne and reduce overactive sebaceous glands

Combava leaf oil showed moderate chemopreventive activity against human mouth epidermal carcinoma and mouse leukemia cell lines. (Tisserand, page 258)

Application Suggestions
(see Essential Oil Usage):
Topical: Dilute with a carrier oil and apply on area of concern, bottoms of feet or as desired.

Inhalation: Diffuse (undiluted)

Internal: Combava petitgrain is suitable for internal use within safe parameters. We feel that internal use is rarely *needed* and should be used with respect for how concentrated the oils are. Click here for information about internal usage.

Petitgrain oil is non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing.
Avoid contact with the eye. Essential oils are lipophilic, meaning they are attracted to fat—like the membranes of your eye and skin. Essential oils are hydrophobic, meaning they do not like water. Flushing with water will only send the essential oil back to the eye's membranes. Wiping with carrier oil will create another fat for the essential oil to be attracted to other than the membranes of the eye. We’ve not known this to cause permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your doctor if necessary.

Battaglia, Salvatore, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2002, pages 248-250.
Tisserand, Robert, Essential Oil Safety, 2nd Edition 2014, page 258.

The choice of the process used in application of Heritage Essential Oils' products is the sole responsibility of the user.

Information and statements regarding Heritage Essential Oils' products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition or disease.

We do not make any therapeutic claims for any Dietary Supplements in accordance with the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act and FDA regulations.

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