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Botanical name: Cedrus atlantica
Common name: Cedarwood atlas
Plant part: Wood
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Therapeutic Actions: Antiseptic, astringent, antiseborrheic, diuretic, expectorant, insecticide, sedative.
Common uses: Cedarwood has traditionally been used for its astringent and antiseptic properties. It may help to strengthen hair growth and alleviate dandruff.
Further, it may assist with acne, arthritis, bronchitis, coughing, cystitis, dandruff, dermatitis, stress. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 56-67.]
Note: BaseStrength of aroma: Medium to StrongAromatic scent: Woody, balsamic and sweet.
Caution: None known. This is generally considered a safe oil.
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