Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) Oil
This plant from the laurel family is mainly native to China. It has antiseptic, antibacterial and fungicidal effects in skin care. The oil, which is extracted from the tree's fruit also neutralizes bad odours. In skin care, it is mainly used for the treatment of acne and to soothe skin irritations, as well as a treatment against strong perspiration. Litsea ideally suited to being combined with other toiletries. In aromatherapy, Litsea is considered to mitigate depression and improve concentration and helps with lethargy, weakness, fatigue, and nervous tension. In addition, the scent can be used as an insect repellent and air purifier.
see Markus Schirner 2002 "Aromatic Oils" Schirner Verlag, Darmstadt, 4th edition 2011