Atlas Cedarwood

Cedrus atlantica
Botanical name: 
Cedrus atlantica

Expansive and strong

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Topical Circulatory System - muscular aches and pains, stiff muscles, poor circulation
Expectorant - mucous coughs, bronchitis, catarrh
Cytophylactic - skin rejuvenation, improving scar tissue, mature skin
Antiseptic, Antimicrobial - bacterial, fungal and viral infections
Diuretic/Cleansing - toxin build up
Astringent - skin care, excessive perspiration
Euphoric - depression, chronic conditions, lack of confidence, general unhappiness
Family: 
Pinaceae
Country of origin: 
Morocco
Part of plant used: 
Wood
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Most oils.
Chemical character: 
Terpene type
Safety information: 
No known contra-indications.
Odour profile: 
Woody and balsamic, lightly camphoraceous, hint of vanilla
Plant description: 
Tall spreading evergreen, 40 meters high. The ancient trees are becoming an endangered species.
Historical use: 
Used in ancient Egyptian rituals, the tree is also venerated in Tibetan medicine.

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