This essential oil is derived from the leaves, flowers and stems of this plant. Although native to Africa, this plant grows throughout the world. For instance, it was used by the American Indians as a tea for ulcers and poultices for hemorrhoids and arthritis.
It has a calming effect when used in small amounts and conversely, it can have a stimulating effect when used in large quantities. It can lift ones mood and reduce tension. Medicinally, it stimulates the adrenal glands, lessens, inflammation, acts as a disinfectant and repels insects.