Cananga odorata var. genuina
Calming and exotic
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Properties and applications:
Cytophylactic - skin rejuvenation, improving scar tissue, mature skin
Hypotensive - hypertension
Sedative - panic, shock, hysteria, fear, nervous conditions, insomnia
Euphoric - depression, chronic conditions, lack of confidence, general unhappiness
Country of origin:
Madagascar, Comoros Islands, native to the Philippines
Part of plant used:
Flowers when yellow
Method of extraction:
Woods and florals.
No known contra-indications.
Strong, sweet, floral and musky with a slight sharpness.
A tropical tree, up to 20 meters, with large mauve, pink or yellow flowers.
Filipinos used the flowers mixed with coconut oil as protection against saltwater and snakebites.