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Product Name:Cedar Wood Oil
Family:Cupressaceae
Description & extraction:
Cedar wood essential oil is extracted from Juniperus virginiana of the Cupressaceae family. It is also known as Virginian, red, eastern red or southern red cedar, as well as Bedford cedar wood. This clean smelling, balsamic oil does not only help calm and balance energy, but also promotes spirituality, while helping to clear the respiratory system of excess phlegm and catarrh. It sorts out urinary tract infections, as well as bladder and kidney disorders, while improving oily skin and clearing up dandruff. Wood chips and sawdust are subjected to steam distillation to extract the oil and the yield is about 35 %.
Chemical Components:
The main chemical components of cedar wood oil are a-cedrene, b-cedrene, thujopsene, other sesquiterpenes, cedrol and widdrol.
Toxicological Properties:
Cedar wood oil are antiseborrhoeic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, tonic, astringent, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, insecticide, sedative and fungicide.
Appearance:Fluid liquid
Colour:Yellowish to Brown Yellow (When crude)
Odour:The odour is somewhat Viscous & of rich Sweet Woody almost Balsamic & having the characteristic odour of Cedar Wood.
Botanical Source:Cedrus Deodara