Information on Cajeput

Latin NameMelaleuca leucadendron
Other NamesPunk tree
Part UsedPlant Oil
Herb FormsEssential oil.
AffectsIntegumentary system
CautionsNot for internal use.
Botanical InfoA small to medium-sized tree of the eucaplyptus family. Native to New Zealand and Australia.
DescriptionThe oil of cajeput is used externally for infections, rheumatism, toothache, fleas, and scabies. It has an antispasmodic effect and is often mixed with other herbs in cold and headache remedies.

Cajeput has a taste of AROMATIC, SPICY and a temperature of WARM.


Oil2-5 drops externally; especially in creams or salves

Ailments Treated by Cajeput

AilmentTreatment SupportApplication
Scabiesantimicrobialoil externally
Infectionsantibacterialessential oil


Leung, A. and S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients. New York: J. Wiley & Sons.