Raw Material Introduction|Cedarwood-atlas

Cedarwood-atlas


Scientific nameCedrus atlantica
Origin|Morocco
Classification|Wood series
Specifications|500g-25kg Please contact sales for details
Extraction part|Wood
Extraction method | Distillation
Plant family|Cedrus (Pinaceae)
Aroma|Warm and calm woody smell

Essential Oil Introduction

Cedarwood-atlas is a giant tree species native to North Africa. It mainly grows in forests in the Atlas Mountains of North Africa and the Pyrenees of Southern Europe at an altitude of 1,370 to 2,200 meters. It is cold-resistant and requires sufficient sunlight, can grow to more than 33 meters. Cedarwood-atlas can survive for more than a thousand years and is the national tree of Morocco.

Cedarwood-atlas is a tree species with a long history. It can be found in the Bible and associated with mummification. It inherits the characteristics of its ancestor, the Lebanese cedar, and shares a similar smell and features. The wood of the Lebanese cedar was used to build the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and Solomon's Temple. Its resin was employed in ancient Egypt for incense, beauty, and antisepsis. Additionally, its wood was used in construction materials, and its essential oil was extracted as grave goods for the Pharaohs. Its aroma has persisted for thousands of years.

Cedarwood-atlas essential oil is distilled from the wood, it exudes forest scent and woody aroma, making people feel relaxed and harmonious.

▎Component Analysis

|Main Component:Sesquiterpene ketone

The main ingredient is Atlantone, and it also contains Himachedrene and Himachedrol.

Research Validation

▸ Cedarwood-atlas essential oil was tested using the agar disk diffusion method against Gram-positive bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Bacillus sphericus, and Staphylococcus intermedius, as well as Gram-negative bacteria, including Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Klebsiella pneumoniae.


▸ Cedarwood-atlas essential oil applied in the pathophysiology of acute postoperative pain.

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