Katrafay Essential Oil (Cedrelopsis grevei)
Katrafay may also be referred to as White Mahogany. It is typically processed in Madagascar using steam distilled bark as a method for extracting oil from the bark.
Katrafay is a shrub that comes from Madagascar and historically was used to relieve pain from arthritis and rheumatism. Since it has an anit-inflammatory property, it is also used for pain relief for muscles, joints, tendons, and other pain-related challenges.
- Aroma Description: Has a sharp green, moss scent. Definitely a fresh green grassy slight cucumber scent
- Common Name(s): White Mahogany
Synonyms(s) for Cedrelopsis grevei: Cedrelopsis grevei, Katafa crassisepalum
- Botanical Family: Rutaceae
- Botanical Genus: Cedrelopsis
- Perfumery Note: Middle
- Consistency: Medium
- Strength of Initial Aroma: Clean scent, dry, woody, earthy, crisp and fresh and mosslike
- Color: Light yellow
- Countries of Production: Madagascar
- Indigenous Country: Madagascar
- Processing Methods: Steam Distilled Bark
- Part Typically Used: Bark
- Storage: Keep out of reach of children. Store in a dark glass bottle, tightly capped, in a cool place.
- Shelf Life: Up to 3 years
[LC] Least Concern
Benefits & Uses
May be benefitial for addressing the following ailments:
Allergy Appetite Stimulation Arthritis Back Pain Headache Muscular Inflammation Rheumatism Tendonitis
Benefits of Katrafay:
Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antihistamine, Decongestant, Skin tonic
Therapeutic Benefits of Katrafay:
Cautions & Safety
Avoid Katrafay if:
Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes.
Do not use if you are pregnant of breastfeeding or with children under the age of 6.
Katrafay Articles or Publications:
- PubMed: Bark essential oil of Cedrelopsis grevei from Madagascar: investigation of steam-distillation conditions.
- PubMed: Cedrelopsis grevei improves endothelial vasodilatation in aged rats through an increase of NO participation.
- PubMed: Isolation and structure elucidation of ishwarol B.
- PubMed: Dihydroagarofurans: the fourth isomer isolated from Cedrelopsis grevei bark oil.
- PubMed: Comparative analysis by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry of the essential oils from bark and leaves of Cedrelopsis grevei Baill, an aromatic and medicinal plant from Madagascar.
- PubMed: New coumarins from Cedrelopsis grevei.
- PubMed: Secondary metabolites from Cedrelopsis grevei (Ptaeroxylaceae).
- PubMed: Vasorelaxing properties and bio-guided fractionation of Cedrelopsis grevei.
- PubMed: Coumarins from Cedrelopsis grevei (Ptaeroxylaceae).
- PubMed: [Some constituents of the bark of Cedrelopsis grevei baillon (author's transl)].