Ravensara essential oil is a good single oil to keep in your medicine cabinet. Diffusing it, or rubbing it into the chest with a carrier oil, helps to ease difficult breathing during a cold or bronchial attack. Its fragrance is strong and its antibacterial properties make it an effective antiseptic and germicide.
Ravensara [Ravensara aromatica]
Botanical Family: Lauraceae
Properties: Antibacterial, antiviral, supports nerve and respiratory systems; aids bronchitis, herpes, muscle fatigue, sinusitis, shingles