SARO has antiviral, antibacterial and immunostimulating properties and relieves colds, sinusitis, fatigue and depression.

Terpenes & mono-alcohols. The total of molecules of the terpene family present in this essential oil, in synergy with molecules of the mono-alcohols family validate the use of the plant for generations in western Madagascar, to neutralise poisons and provide a stimulating effect. The compilation of research on the properties of saro published in 2009 confirms the relevance of the choice of traditional doctors. They had access to hundreds of medicinal plants and selected Mandravasarotra as the most effective in preventing and treating the greatest number of diseases.

Monoterpènes – particularly in the 1,8 cineol molecule contained in a large percentage in Saro – are scientifically recognised for their airborne antiseptic power but also as cortico-adrenal stimulants.

The World Health Organisation recognises the use of essential oil to treat inflammation of the respiratory tract, throat or mucous membranes in the mouth (internally) as well as to “relieve rheumatic pain” (for example).

How do essential oils work?

Essential oils, once applied to the skin, do not stay on the surface. As they are lipophilic, they can penetrate the layers of the skin and penetrate deep inside our bodies strengthening our immune system to help fight against respiratory infections and viral epidemics.

They are then recovered by the microcirculation and naturally follow the bloodstream to be distributed throughout the body. They thus reach the cellular level and participate in the destruction of pathogenic agents.