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Cedarwood, Wild: Himalayas (Cedrus deodara)
Cedarwood, Wild: Atlas Mountains (Cedrus atlantica)
Having that deep woody fragrance, Cedarwood has been used traditionally for men’s fragrance and is mentioned over forty times in the Bible. There are five main types of Cedarwood oils old from all around the world and with different botanical families but broken down into two groups. With the difference in chemistry, make sure you are using the correct Cedarwood oil for your healing practice.
The Atlas and Himalayan Cedarwood oils are in the Pine Family and contain large amounts of the chemicals Himachalene and Atlantone. (The Atlas Cedarwood has a sweeter smell and contains higher levels of Himachlene over 45 percent.) The Cedarwood Texas, Virginian and Chinese belong to the Cypress family and contain high amounts of Thujopsene, Cedrene,and Cedrol.
Primary Usages: A wonderful central nervous system tonic and assists in adding balance and control to our life. Acts as a sedative and assist in overcoming anger, stress-related conditions, clearing mental cobwebs, and useful in meditation. Its anti-infectious properties assist the immune system to throw off illness and detoxify. Beneficial as a respiratory stimulant(bronchitis, decongestant, coughs, catarrh, expectorant, mucolytic, sinusitis, tuberculosis) and stimulates the lymphatic circulation.
Secondary Usages: Is known to be especially effective for reducing the chronic inflammation and pain from rheumatoid arthritis and rheumatism. Nourishing and beneficial for the skin(antiseptic properties, acne, dermatitis, astringent, eczema, wound healing, psoriasis, boils, oily skin) and hair (dandruff, hair loss, oily scalp).
Has Been Reported: To be used to heal ulcers and weight loss by promoting frequent urination, which helps flush out excess fat and toxins from the body. May assist arterial regeneration, arteriosclerosis, fungal infections (cystitis and urethritis),repel insects, and as a aphrodisiac.
Descriptor: Sedative, Anti-Inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Antifungal, Lymphatic Stimulant, Expectorant
Application: Rub on desired location. Smell or Diffuse.
Caution: Some reports of causing skin irritation in sensitive individuals.
Found In: Mountain Retreat
Influences: It has a wonderful sweet woody aroma that is calming to the body, mind, and spirit. Brings strength and stability and assists spirituality. Very useful in meditation and grounding. Promotes feelings of acceptance and safety.
Medicine Wheel: Primary Center and Secondary North. Tonifies and Boosts Lung Qi.
Blends Well With: Cypress, Frankincense, Neroli, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang
Country of Origin: Atlas Mountains, Wild
Botanical Name: Cedrus atlantica
Plant Part: Wood
Note: Earthy, Woodsy