Cananga odorata Health effects and herbal facts
Cananga odorata, commonly called ylang-ylang, cananga tree, ilang-ilang, kenanga in Indonesian, fragrant cananga, Macassar-oil plant or perfume tree, is a tropical tree which originates from the Philippines and is valued for its perfume. The essential oil derived from the flowers is used in aromatherapy. Artabotrys odoratissimus, ylang-ylang vine, and Artabotrys hexapetalus, climbing ylang-ylang, are woody, evergreen climbing plants in the same family. A. odoratissimus is also a source of perfume.
Economic importance of Cananga odorata
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- Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
- Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines
- Australia: Australia - Queensland