The essential oil of saro comes from a plant endemic to Madagascar: Cinnamosma fragrans. Unique in the world, it has great medicinal properties. Its Malagasy name, Mandravasarotra, means that the plant “keeps evil away” or “annihilates evil”.
The plant belongs to the botanical family of Canellaceae and grows exclusively in Madagascar. It is therefore a plant said to be endemic to this country which is an exceptional terroir for more than 10,000 plants that cannot be found anywhere else.