Cedrus, or true cedar, is a genus of four species of evergreen coniferous, hardy and long-lived trees. Cedrus atlantica, the Atlantic or Atlas cedar, is native to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. The needles of the true cedars form in bunches; yellow male flowers appear in early summer, the females appearing as the males shed pollen. Cones take up to two years to ripen and disintegrate on the tree, after releasing seed. The wood is very balsamic and a reddish-brown. Cedars have been grown in Churchyards because it is reputed to be very long lived.
Benefits and its Uses:
Cedarwood Essential Oil is extracted through the process of steam distillation from the wood pieces of the Cedar Wood tree, which has the scientific name Juniperus Virginiana (also known as Cedrus Doedara, Cedrus Atlantica, and Cedrus Libani, depending on the regions where they are found).
The chief components of Cedarwood Essential Oil are Alpha Cedrene, Beta Cedrene, Cedrol, Widdrol, Thujopsene and a group of Sesquiterpenes, which contribute a great deal to its medicinal value and health benefits.
And Cedarwood oil can be attributed as an Antiseborrhoeic, Antiseptic, Anti-Inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Tonic, Astringent, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Insecticide, Sedatives, Fungicide, Stimulant, and Therapeutic on the scalp in cases like Alo-Pecia, Falling hair, and Dandruff.
Cedarwood Essences, wood, wood shavings or Powders can also be used in early Pot-pourris, anti-moth bags and smoked much Expensive Fish.
Cedarwood Oil may produce irritations on the skin if used in high concentrations.