Cape snowbush essential oil - Eriocephalus africanus - South Africa
The Cape snowbush (Eriocephalus Africanus), also known as the wild or African rosemary, is native to the Western Cape of South Africa. It is an evergreen shrub, with dark green needle like leaves.
Cape snowbush essential oil is produced using traditional methods and is obtained from the blossoms of the plant.
Cape snowbush essential oil uplifts the mood and acts as an antidepressant. It is also a sedative, relieving feelings of stress, anxiety and anger in the user.
This oil also has a variety of physical benefits. It is antiseptic, protecting the body from infections. It protects the body from viral infections, such as the common cold and flu. It also acts as an effective decongestant, relieving the symptoms of colds and flu.
Being haemostatic and styptic, this essential oil effectively stops bleeding. It does this by causing the blood to coagulate and blood vessels to tighten.
Cape snowbush oil can also relieve painful spasms in the muscles, digestive tract, and respiratory system. In relieving spasms of the respiratory tract and digestive tract, it can bring effective relief from coughs and colic.
Being carminative, this essential oil expels gas from the body, preventing it from pushing against the internal organs and causing discomfort.
Cape snowbush oil is diuretic, increasing urination. This allows the body to rid itself from harmful toxins, such as excess slats, uric acids and other unnatural chemicals put into the body.