Rosewood

Aniba rosaeodora
Botanical name: 
Aniba rosaeodora

Soothing and supportive

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: 
Immune Stimulant - colds, coughs, influenza
Cytophylactic - skin rejuvenation, improving scar tissue, mature skin
Hypotensive - hypertension
Sedative - panic, shock, hysteria, fear, nervous conditions, insomnia
Family: 
Lauraceae
Country of origin: 
Brazil, Mexico, Guyana
Part of plant used: 
Wood chips
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Most oils.
Chemical character: 
Alcohol type
Safety information: 
No known contra-indications.
Odour profile: 
Woody and sweet, balsamic and citrus notes.
Plant description: 
A medium sized tree with red wood and yellow flowers. The tree is endangered and for this reason I do not use Rosewood in practice.
Historical use: 
The wood is traditionally used for building and is an endangered species due to forest clearance.

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