Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world, and is located in the Indian Ocean, east of Mozambique in Africa. Because of its uniqueness, environmentalists call it the eighth continent. About 80 per cent of plants and animals from Madagascar live only there and nowhere else on the planet. This island is home to almost 12,000 plant species that grow only there. Many of them are medicinal and contain alkaloids such as vinblastine and vincristine that help with lymphoma, leukemia and other types of cancer. In that abundance of colourful life, one plant of exceptional properties comes to us from Madagascar – ravensara.
Ravensara is an excellent analgesic as it relieves various types of pain, such as headaches, toothaches, muscle and joint aches and ear pain. It is great for allergies: it will not only eliminate its symptoms, but will also build the body’s resistance to deal with allergens in the future. This oil destroys bacteria, prevents their spread, cures old infections and prevents new ones. It also destroys fungi, prevents their growth and kills their spores. That is why it is an ideal remedy for fungal infections of the ear, nose, skin and nails. Ravensara also kills viruses. That is why it is great for colds, flu, smallpox and mumps.
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