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Pure Indigenous Karoo Incana Essential Oil

Pure Indigenous Karoo Incana Essential Oil

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Karoo Incana is a dense, low shrub that has highly fragrant light grey leaves covered in woolly, whitish hairs and single flower heads. It is the most well known of the 70 species of Pteronia, a genus of small woody shrubs from Southern Africa. It is endemic to South Africa and occurs all the way from East London in the Eastern Cape, throughout the Western Cape up to the Namibian border in the Northern Cape. It is used to treat respiratory infections and loosen phlegm and mucus, and has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Size: 10ml.

INCI: Pteronia incana
  • The plant has anti microbial and anti inflammatory properties and is used for respiratory infections.
  • It has traditionally been used to treat influenza, fever, kidney ailments and backache.
  • Inhaling steam with the essential oil acts as an expectorant (loosens bronchial secretions and phlegm).
  • Common indigenous names: Ash Bush (English), Asbossie, Kraakbos, Bloubos, Laventelbos (Afrikaans).

ABOUT ESSENTIAL OILS IN GENERAL

Essential oils are highly concentrated plant essences. The ingestion of essential oils is not recommended without prior advice from your health care practitioner. Dilute in a carrier or base when necessary. Read our quick guide: Essential Oils

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