Cananga Oil

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What other names is Cananga Oil known by?

Aceite de Cananga, Cananga odorata forma. macrophylla, Canangium odoratum forma. macrophylla, Huile de Cananga, Huile de Cananga Odorant, Huile de Cananga Odorata.

What is Cananga Oil?

Cananga is a plant. The oil taken from the flower is used primarily as an ingredient in foods and cosmetics. Cananga oil does not have any medicinal uses.

In foods, cananga oil is used as a flavoring agent in gelatins, puddings, and beverages.

In cosmetics and soaps, it is used as a fragrance.

Don't confuse cananga oil with ylang ylang oil (oil from Canangium odorata genuina).

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Any medicinal use.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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How does Cananga Oil work?

There isn't enough information to know how cananga oil might work as a medicine.

Are there safety concerns?

Cananga oil is safe to take by mouth in the amounts commonly used in food flavoring. But there isn't enough information to know if cananga oil is safe to take by mouth in larger amounts.

It might be safe to use cananga oil on the skin.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of cananga oil during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing considerations for Cananga Oil.

The appropriate dose of cananga oil for use as treatment depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for cananga oil. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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Reviewed on 3/29/2011 12:35:40 PM

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