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Citral Essential Oil  


$ 53.00

Extraction Method - Steam Distillation

Certificate - ISO, GMP, Organic, IFRA, FSSAI, Halal

Source - Fruits


Botanical Name:  Litsea cubeba Common name:  Aromatic litsea, May chang Read More

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Botanical Name: 

Litsea cubeba

Common name: 

Aromatic litsea, May chang

Plant family: 





A thin, clear, pale yellow liquid.


A top note with a medium aroma, citrus smell. It has been compared to Lemongrass and Lemon Verbena, but it is sweeter than Lemongrass without the musty note, and more accurately citrus in its scent than Melissa.

Blends With:

Bergamot, Orange, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lemon, Lavender and Pine.




Litsea cubeba Pers., Lauraceae, consists of more than 400 species and is predominant in tropical and subtropical regions of India, Southeast Asia, southern China, Taiwan, and Japan. Litsea is evergreen, fast growing, and a rare deciduous tree or shrub that attains a height of about 8 m, growing spontaneously in the eastern Himalayas, Assam, Manipur, and Arunachal Pradesh up to an altitude of 2700 m from sea level . In the Assam state of India, the tree is known as “mejankari”, while it is commonly called “May Chang” or “Chinese pepper” in China. Litsea plants are the primary source for traditional medicines but they also serve as a secondary source of food for muga silk worms.


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As per NAHA guidelines, New Directions Aromatics (NDA) does not recommend the ingestion of essential oils. It is imperative to consult a medical practitioner before using Essential Oils for therapeutic purposes. Pregnant and nursing women and those taking prescription drugs are especially advised not to use this product without the medical advice of a physician. The oil should always be stored in an area that is inaccessible to children, especially those under the age of 7.

The plant possesses medicinal properties and has been traditionally used for curing various gastro-intestinal ailments (e.g., diarrhea, stomachache, indigestion, and gastroenteritis) along with diabetes, edema, cold, arthritis, asthma, and traumatic injury. Besides its medicinal properties, Litsea is known for its essential oil, which has protective action against several bacteria, possesses antioxidant and antiparasitic properties, exerts acute and genetic toxicity as well as cytotoxicity, and can even prevent several cancers.

Citral Essential Oil in Pharma

Litsea cubeba encompasses a varied number of structurally diverse biologically active compounds, and their uses in traditional medicines and their various functions are listed in Table 2. The major groups of compounds include alkaloids, monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, diterpenes, flavonoids, amides, lignans, steroids, and fatty acids. These compounds have anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antidiabetic, and anti-HIV properties, and therefore have immense potential for treating various diseases.

Essence of Citral Essential Oil

Most Litsea species produces odor active compounds while the fruits contain biologically active components that are utilized in various foods as a source of natural ingredients and for flavor. Energetically Litsea Cubeba is emotionally refreshing with a cool radiant energy.

The fragrant flowers are eaten or used as a flavouring for tea. The fruits are eaten as a vegetable side dish, and are a common substitute for cubeb pepper (Piper cubeba) The fruit, bark and leaves are often used by the Karen people of N. Thailand as a curry ingredient in a dish called 'Kaeng Nuea'. The roots are cooked as a flavoring in foods



·        Anti-cancer

·        Treat the fatigue

·        Treat the cough and cold

·        Keep the spirit and soul healthy

·        Asthma

·        Allergic

·        Bronchitis and chest ailments

·        Digestive problem

·        Treat the nausea

·        Headache

·        Arrhythmia

·        Regulate blood pressure

·        Keep the skin healthy 



Key Constituents

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Methyl heptanone















Linalyl acetate













Safety Summary

·        Hazards drug interaction; teratogenicity; skin allergy.

·        Cautions (all routes): drugs metabolized by CYP2B6

·        Caution (oral): diabetes medication, pregnancy.

·        Cautions (dermal): hypersensitive, diseased or damaged skin, children under 2 years of age.

·        Maximum daily oral dose in pregnancy is 56 mg

·        Maximum dermal use level 0.8%

Organ Specific Effects

·        Adverse skin reactions: Undiluted may change oil was moderately to markedly irritating to rabbits, and was strongly irritating to both mice and pigs; tested at 8% on 25 volunteers it was neither irritating nor sensitizing. It is non-phototoxic. In a study of 200 consecutive dermatitis patients, three were sensitive to 2% may change oil on patch testing. Citral can induce sensitization reactions, and this effect can allegedly be reduced by the co-presence of (þ)- limonene. In a mouse local lymph node assay, which allows comparative measuring of skin sensitizing potency, may change oil was a weak sensitizer, with a similar potency to citral .

·        Cardiovascular effects: Gavage doses of 10, 15 or 20 mg/kg/ day citral for 28 days, dose-dependently lowered plasma insulin levels and increased glucose tolerance in obese rats.

·        Reproductive toxicity: Citral is dose-dependently teratogenic because it inhibits retinoic acid synthesis, and this can affect fetal development.

Systemic effects

·        Acute toxicity May chang oil acute oral LD50 in rats >5 g/kg; acute dermal LD50 in rabbits 4.8 g/kg. Tests using both rats and mice resulted in the following approximate values for may chang oil: acute oral LD50 4.0 g/kg, acute dermal LD50 >5.0 g/kg, inhalation LC50 12,500 ppm.

·        Carcinogenic/anticarcinogenic potential May chang oil was not genotoxic to Salmonella tymphimurium, and did not induce micronuclei in bone marrow cells or chromosome aberrations in mouse spermatocyte cells . Citral, (þ)- limonene, and geraniol display anticarcinogenic activity.

·        Drug interactions Antidiabetic medication, because of cardiovascular effects, above. See Table 4.10B. Since citral and geraniol inhibit CYP2B6, there is a theoretical risk of interaction between may chang oil and drugs metabolized by this enzyme.



·        Acute aquatic toxicity: Not determined

·        Persistence and degradability: Not available.

·        Bioconcentration Factor: Not determined

·        Mobility in soil: Not available.

·        Results of PBT and vPvB assessment: Not determined

Do not discharge into the environment, especially not into waterways, sewers and the environment.

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