is obtained by water steam distillation, with a yield of 0.8 % - 1.0 %, from the leaves and twigs of the cajuput tree. During the cooling down process the essential oil seperates from the water, as of that it is easy to isolate. It is all along known as a remedy in the Asian area and was brought to Europe in the 17th century. The tree is cultivated in Indonesia, Australia and the surrounding countries. It can reach a height of 40 meters. Its name originates in the Malaysian language and means "white wood".