Cananga oil
Cananga oil


Cananga oil comes from the flower of the Cananga odorata forma macrophylla plant. It is used as an ingredient in foods and as a fragrance in cosmetics.

There isn't enough reliable information to know how cananga oil might work as a medicine.

Don't confuse cananga oil with ylang ylang oil, which comes from a related plant called Cananga odorata genuina. They are not the same.
When taken by mouth: Cananga oil is commonly consumed in foods. But there isn't enough reliable information to know if cananga oil is safe to use in larger amounts as medicine or what the side effects might be.

When applied to the skin: Cananga oil is possibly safe. It might cause allergic skin reactions in some people.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if cananga oil is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick with food amounts.


There is interest in using cananga oil for a number of purposes, but there isn't enough reliable information to say whether it might be helpful.
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Dosing & administration

There isn't enough reliable information to know what an appropriate dose of cananga oil might be. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult a healthcare professional before using.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

It is not known if Cananga Oil interacts with any medicines. Before taking Cananga Oil, talk with your healthcare professional if you take any medications.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods. has licensed monographs from TRC Healthcare.
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