Botanical name Cedrus deodara Roxb. Ex D. Don
Synonym Deodar cedarwood
Description / Color / Consistency A thin, golden yellow to orange or brown liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma A middle note of strong aroma, Cedarwood Atlas Oil has a woody, sweet, scent that is sharper than Virginian Cedarwood, and slightly reminiscent of mothballs.
Blends With Rosewood, Bergamot, Cypress, Cassia, Jasmine, Juniper, Neroli, Labdanum, frankincense, Clary Sage, Vetive, Rosemary, Ylang-Ylang.
Also known as Tibetan Cedar wood. It’s a very tall like 60 to 70 meters evergreen tree. It has exquisite properties supporting our respiratory system especially in winter. Cedar wood essential oil has a generous of therapeutic uses and both psychological and physical, health benefits. 'Kush Aroma Exports' Cedar wood essential oil is 100% pure and natural oil. Cedar wood Essential oil obtain by steam distilled.
It is widely grown as an ornamental tree, often planted in parks and large gardens for its drooping foliage. General cultivation is limited to areas with mild winters, with trees frequently killed by temperatures below about −25 °C (−13 °F), limiting it to USDA zone 7 and warmer for reliable growth. It can succeed in rather cool-summer climates, as in Stateline, Nevada, and Ushuaia, Argentina.
Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Hazards May be moderately toxic.
Contraindications None known
Adverse skin reactions Tested at 15% in castor oil, Himalayan cedarwood oil was not irritating to the skin of rabbit or sheep. In a study of 200 consecutive dermatitis patients, three were sensitive to 2% Himalayan cedarwood oil on patch testing. Himalayan cedarwood oil has anti-inflammatory effects, preventing histamine release and inhibiting type IV hypersensitivity.
Acute toxicity Himalayan cedarwood oil acute oral LD50 in mice was 500 mg/kg.
Subacute & subchronic toxicity In rabbits exposed daily for 21 days by dermal application of 15% Himalayan cedarwood oil in castor oil, no significant changes were observed in the body weight, organ weight, or organ/body weight ratios of the treated animals. Serum oxaloacetic transaminase and pyruvic transaminase levels remained unaltered, as did blood glucose and blood urea nitrogen values. Neither spontaneous nor treatmentrelated histopathological changes were observed. These data suggest that the oil was devoid of any adverse effect on skin or on liver and kidney functions of rabbits.
Carcinogenic/anticarcinogenic potential Himalayan cedarwood oil showed in vitro growth-inhibiting action against human K562 myelogenous leukemia cells with an IC50 of 37.09 mg/mL. Limonene exhibits anticarcinogenic activity Limonene profile.
Since terpenes do not tend to be acutely toxic, since the subchronic data in rabbits did not show any toxicity, and since Atlas cedarwood, with very similar constituents, has a low toxicity, there must be some doubt about the LD50 of 500 mg/kg for this oil. The acute oral LD50 for a-cedrene has been reported as >5 g/kg.