Rosewood

Plant/part: Tree/wood (source: brazil)

Latin name: Aniba rosaeodora

Family: Lauraceae

Note: Middle

Extraction: Distillation

Aroma: Sweet, woody, floral and slightly spicy.

Properties: With a beautiful woody, floral fragrance, rosewood is a relaxing oil that is also useful for improving dry, dull and oily/dry skin. Relaxing and deodorising. Add to massage oil to help combat tired muscles – especially after vigorous exercise. Has a steadying and balancing affect on nerves, useful during exams. A good anti-depressant and may help migraine and ward off general malaise. Derived from plantation grown wood
a first rate remedy for chronic complaints it seems, particularly were the immune system has been under par, giving it a helpful boost. Possibly effective in fighting micro-organisms and viruses and valuable as an antiseptic for the throat. A palliative for ticklish coughs. Acclaimed aphrodisiac properties may work wonders in restoring libido and could have some effect on sexual problems such as impotence and frigidity. Its cephalic quality may relieve headaches especially when accompanied by nausea – probably mitigates some of the effects of jet-lag too. Positive deodorising action helps the body cope with excess heat and moisture. Seems to be valuable as an insect repellent.

Chemical constituents: Geraniol, linalool, nerol, terpineol (alcohol), cineole (ketone), dipentene (terpene).

Precautions: Unknown.

Blends: Cedarwood, coriander, frankincense, geranium, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, vetivert.