Ravensara is a genus of trees and shrubs of the family Lauraceae and endemic to the island of Madagascar (Central and Eastern regions) and the Comoro Islands. The bark, leaves and fruit of the various species are rich in aromatic essential oils. The best-known species is Ravensara aromatica, the essential oil extracted from the leaves of which is used in medicine.
Ravensara Oil (aromatherapy)
The leaves and twigs of R. aromatica have a mildly camphorous aroma similar to eucalyptus. The essential oil of R. aromatica is used as a fragrance material in the perfumery industry, and as an antiseptic, anti-viral, antibacterial, expectorant, anti-infective in natural and folk medicine.