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cajeput

/caj·e·put/ (kaj´ĕ-poot) the tree Melaleuca. leucaden´dron, whose fresh leaves and twigs yield cajeput oil.

cajeput (kaˑ·j·pt),

n Latin name:
Melaleuca leucadendron; part used: oil extracted from fresh twigs and leaves; uses: flavoring, stimulant, antiseptic, expectorant, anthelmintic; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, persons with hypersensitivity to tea tree plant. May cause hypersensi-tivity reactions. Also called
cajuput, cajeputol, eucalyptol, swamp tea tree, white tea tree, and
cineol.
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