Botanical Name - Zanthoxylum armatum/alatum
Also known as - Xanthoxylum, Chinese Prickly Ash, Szechuan/Sichuan Pepper Tomar Seed/Timar Pepper, Toothache Tree
Aroma - Spicy, fresh, bittersweet aroma
Extraction - Steam distillation
Part of Plant - Dried fruit
Country of Origin - Nepal
Chemical Constituents - Linalol, limonene, beta-phellandrene
Caution - Avoid during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding. Possible sensitisation in some individuals.
Uses - Antispasmodic, decongestant, antifungal, deodorant and cooling. Improves digestion and supports the immune and respiratory systems. Settles the stomach and eases muscle spasms. Use with a mild base oil to make a gentle massage blend to treat fibrositis, rheumatism, leg cramps, varicose veins and some other skin problems. Traditionally used to treat hair growth and hair loss.
Mind & Spirit - Useful in meditation as it soothes the mind.
Organic Certificate - This essential oil is certified organic by the Soil Association which means you can be sure that it has been produced to the highest ethical and environmental standards. The Soil Association's standards exceed the UK government's minimum requirements for organic products in many areas, but particularly in animal welfare, GM and the use of pesticides. Standards are constantly reviewed to ensure they deal with current issues.