Information submited: 2014-06-27 Modified: 2018-03-15 By: 1
Botanical Name: Cinnamosma Fragrans
Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Part Typically Used: Leaves
Perfumery Note: Top / Middle
Strength of Initial Aroma: Camphorous yet uplifting and lemony/fruity.
Native to Madagascar this evergreen and very aromatic tree can reach up to 5m of height. In Malagasy, Mandravasarotra
means "What Keeps Evil Away", “That Keeps Illnesses Away”, and
representing a generic term applied to plants used to neutralize spells.
Mandravasarotra is evergreen and very aromatic. It typically grows under vegetative cover in dense and dry forests.
Mandravasarotra is an uncommon oil that is also known as Saro essential oil.
This is the plant most used by the populations of the western part of the island. In that Sakalava area the plant is called Motrobeatiagnana or Motrobeatianina meaning "Big Fire in the Entrails" because its ovrground part has a spicy and hot flavour.