Ocotea (Ocotea brenesii) is from the leaf of a tree found in the rainforest of South America. It is being studied for its regulation of both blood sugar and blood pressure. There are many case reports about using Ocotea essential oil for these conditions.
Octoea also is known to decrease inflammation primarily in the gastric system. A 2010 Italian study found that Ocotea had significant antiinflammatory effect on the gastric system. The study reported Ocotea as being gastric sparing and cancer preventative.
Its sweet cinnamon fragrance make it a wonderful oil to flavor food or to add to a rice milk drink.
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