Cedarwood (Indian) - Cedrus deodara

Cedrus deodara, also known as Himalayan Cedarwood, is known to be especially effective for reducing the chronic inflammation and pain from rheumatoid arthritis.  Cedarwood is great to blend into a cream for the chest to relieve congestion and suppress coughing. It has a stimulating effect on the respiratory system and is especially useful when an infection is present. It has a sweet, woody aroma.

  • Batch: CDD-102
  • Distillation Date: Fall 2010
  • Suggested Shelf Life: 6-8 Years
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Specifics
Country of Origin: India Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Chemical Families: Sesquiterpenes, Sesquiterpenols Plant Parts: Wood
Cultivations: Plant was Wild Crafted Botanical Families: Pinaceae
Aromas: Balsamic, Earthy, Warm and Radiant, Woody Notes: Middle/Base

Personal Experience, Research, Possible Actions

Cedarwood-deodara is from the Pine family growing at high altitudes and is closely related to Cedarwood Atlas (Cedrus atlantica). Cedarwood is traditionally considered a male fragrance and is often used in men's cosmetic products. Its sweet, woody aroma is often incorporated into blends as a base note, giving strength and stability to the aroma. It appears to offer these same properties on a mental/emotional level as well.

Its astringent and antiseptic qualities make it useful in skin care, especially for acne. It can also be used for itchy skin and for nourishing the hair.

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Traditional Knowledge

  • Anti-infectious - helps the body strengthen immunity and throw off the illness
  • Antinflammatory
  • Deodorant
  • Diuretic - decongesting for lymph and veins
  • Expectorant - removes excess mucus from respiratory system
  • Insecticide - insect repellent
  • Mucolytic - breaks down mucus (pulmonary)
  • CNS tonic, sedative

Emotional and Energetic Qualities

Grounding
Calming during stressful transitions
Helps take the load off the nervous system

Recipe

Rheumatoid Arthritis Blend
5 drops Cedarwood (Cedrus deodara)
3 drops Clove
5 drops Spike lavender
5 drops Black Spruce

Blend in 1 oz. cream or carrier oil.

Safety

No safety issues specific to this oil. Many sources tell us to avoid Cedarwood oil during pregnancy. There is no research to support this claim with Cedrus deodara. The existing uncertainty may be due in part to the many different types of Cedarwood oils.

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Cedrus deodara

Cedarwood (Indian)

Country of Origin: India

Stock # CDD-102
Date: Fall 2010
GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY ANALYSIS ( % )

Sesquiterpenes

α-bisabolene1.07
α-himachalene12.17
β-himachalene28.12
γ-himachalene8.24
other sesquiterpenes12.76

Sesquiterpenols

himachalol12.11
other sesquiterpenols2.31

Ketones

α-atlantone0.45
β-atlantone0.61
γ-atlantone6.00
atlantone isomer MW=2188.58
benzocycloheptenone isomer MW=1782.64

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Cedrus deodara

Cedarwood (Indian)

Country of Origin: India

Stock # CDD-103
Date: Fall 2013
GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY ANALYSIS ( % )

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Cedrus deodara

Cedarwood (Indian)

Country of Origin: India

Stock # CDD-101
Date: Summer 2009
GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY ANALYSIS ( % )

Sesquiterpenes

α-himachalene12.30
β-himachalene27.26
γ-himachalene8.37
other sesquiterpenes19.84

Sesquiterpenols

himachalol14.80

Ketones

γ-atlantone7.25

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Cedarwood (Indian) - <em>Cedrus deodara</em>

Cedarwood (Indian) - Cedrus deodara

Cedrus deodara, also known as Himalayan Cedarwood, is known to be especially effective for reducing the chronic inflammation and pain from rheumatoid arthritis.  Cedarwood is great to blend into a cream for the chest to relieve congestion and suppress coughing. It has a stimulating effect on the respiratory system and is especially useful when an infection is present. It has a sweet, woody aroma.

  • Batch: CDD-102
  • Distillation Date: Fall 2010
  • Suggested Shelf Life: 6-8 Years
Sizes / Prices
  • 1/6 oz. - $6.00
  • 1/2 oz. - $11.00
  • 1 oz. - $19.80

Other Available Batches

Batch CDD-103
Sizes and Prices
  • 1/2 oz. - $15.00
  • 1 oz. - $27.00
  • 2 oz. - $48.00
  • 4 oz. - $84.00
  • 8 oz. - $144.00
  • 16 oz. - $240.00
  • 32 oz. - $384.00

Specifics

Country of Orgin: India Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Chemical Families: Sesquiterpenes, Sesquiterpenols Plant Parts: Wood
Cultivations: Plant was Wild Crafted Botanical Families: Pinaceae
Aromas: Balsamic, Earthy, Warm and Radiant, Woody
Note: Middle/Base

Personal Experience, Research, Possible Actions

Cedarwood-deodara is from the Pine family growing at high altitudes and is closely related to Cedarwood Atlas (Cedrus atlantica). Cedarwood is traditionally considered a male fragrance and is often used in men's cosmetic products. Its sweet, woody aroma is often incorporated into blends as a base note, giving strength and stability to the aroma. It appears to offer these same properties on a mental/emotional level as well.

Its astringent and antiseptic qualities make it useful in skin care, especially for acne. It can also be used for itchy skin and for nourishing the hair.

Learn More

Traditional Knowledge

  • Anti-infectious - helps the body strengthen immunity and throw off the illness
  • Antinflammatory
  • Deodorant
  • Diuretic - decongesting for lymph and veins
  • Expectorant - removes excess mucus from respiratory system
  • Insecticide - insect repellent
  • Mucolytic - breaks down mucus (pulmonary)
  • CNS tonic, sedative

Emotional and Energetic Qualities

Grounding
Calming during stressful transitions
Helps take the load off the nervous system

Recipe

Rheumatoid Arthritis Blend
5 drops Cedarwood (Cedrus deodara)
3 drops Clove
5 drops Spike lavender
5 drops Black Spruce

Blend in 1 oz. cream or carrier oil.

Safety

No safety issues specific to this oil. Many sources tell us to avoid Cedarwood oil during pregnancy. There is no research to support this claim with Cedrus deodara. The existing uncertainty may be due in part to the many different types of Cedarwood oils.