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Cajeput Oil

Cajeput Oil, a valuable stimulant and rubefacient oil of a green colour, obtained from the leaves of the Myrtaceous tree, Melaleuca Leucadendron, var. minor, otherwise M. Cajeputi, by fermentation and distillation. It is prepared mainly in Celebes, Bouro, and Amboyna, and is consumed chiefly in India. From it is made the Spiritus cajeputi of the Pharmacopoeia.