Thevolatile oil is obtained by the steam distillation of fresh leaves & twigsof a medium sized tree melaleuca minor. The oilis pale yellow, greenish or turquoise-coloured. Theodor is powerful, fresh eucalyptus type, camphoraceous. Its taste is burning aromaticbut pleasantly sweet.
Cajeput oil is used in food and as a medicine. People use Cajeput oil for colds and congestion, headaches, toothache, skin infections, pain, and other conditions.