Lanyana, Wild Artemesia afra (S. Africa)
Wild Lanyana is also known as African Wormwood. Lanyana is indigenous to the mountainous regions of South Africa but is also found as far north as Ethiopia.
A powerful top note with a fresh and penetrating cineole-camphor note, followed by a spicy base note.
- Insect repellent
- Stimulant (digestive)
- Alleviates stress and depression
It is a cleansing and antiseptic oil used to treat a wide variety of ailments. Steam inhalation is widely used for chest colds, bronchitis, blocked nose and sinus headaches.
- Steam inhalation
- Aromatherapy jewelry blends
- Massage oils and balms
- Bath oils
- Diffuser and burner blends
Blends well with:
- Orange blossom
Lanyana oil has a powerful top note with a fresh and penetrating cineole-camphor note, followed by a spicy base note.
The oil brings cosmic healing energy into the chest and lungs.
Skin Irritant and possibly carcinogenic due to thujone content.
Toxic, abortifacient. Habitual use can cause restlessness, nightmares, vomiting and in extreme cases, brain damage.
Use with caution, only a tiny amount with much larger quantities of gentle oils.
Avoid during pregnancy and with infants and children.