BUJUMBURA June 16th (ABP) – The young entrepreneur, Mr. Côme Rarana, a former student of the University of the Great Lakes, in management and accounting, has set up a company that transforms Rumina-type eucalyptus into essential oil for treating respiratory problems.
Met on Thursday, June 15, 2023, in Bujumbura at the “made in Burundi” fair, Mr. Rarana, a native of Mugamba commune, in Bururi province, told a check by ABP that this idea of transforming Rumina-type eucalyptus in essential oil came to him in 2020, at the time of the Coronavirus pandemic. It was, according to him, to help people who have this kind of breathing problem.
To get that eucalyptus essential oil, he said that they cook Rumina leaves, and recover the steam which, in turn, gives oil, he said.
Mr. Rarana also indicated that eucalyptus is used to treat respiratory tract infections, among others, bronchitis, cough, pneumonia, before specifying that it relieves fever, flu-like illness. It is also a very good urinary tract sanitizer, soothes sore throats and works against rheumatism and migraines, he said. Its tincture can also be used to disinfect wounds, skin ulcers or superficial burns.
The local eucalyptus tree is a good ally for women during menopause, he says. Rarana did not fail to point out that he plans to expand his company by hiring a lot of people, in order to reduce the unemployment rate. He currently has three workers assisting the managing director.