by Amelia E. Hoard, RN\nCommon Name: Cedarwood (Red)\nSynonyms: Cedarwood (Virginian)\nLatin Binomial: Juniperus virginiana\nFamily: Cupressacae\nProduction Method: steam distilled from wood\nCountries of Origin: USA; central Virginia, North Carolina and northern edge of South Carolina\nTypical Constituents: a-Cedrene (21.1-38.0%), Thujopsene (21.3-23.4%), Cedrol (12.3-22.2%), b-Cedrene (8.2-9.2%), a-Selinene (3.0%), Widdrol (1.9-2.3%), b-Himachalene (2.1%), b-Chamigrene (1.4-1.8%), a- Chamigrene (1.6%), Cuparene (0.9-1.6%)\nDescription of Oil: Pale yellow to slightly orange yellow; somewhat less viscous than Atlas cedarwood. A woody, sweet balsamic scent.\nDescription of Plant: A slow growing evergreen tree with a narrow, dense, pyramidal crown.\nHistory, Folklore and Myth: Highly prized wood for furniture making. Often used in insect repellents.\nProperties and Uses: Antiseptic, astringent, antiseborrheic, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, insecticide, sedative.\nPrecautions and Contraindications: None known\n \nReferences:\nBattaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. Virginia, Queensland, Australia: The Perfect Potion. 1995.\nTisserand, Robert, and Tony Balacs. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone. 1995.