Common Name: Cedarwood (Red)
Synonyms: Cedarwood (Virginian)
Latin Binomial: Juniperus virginiana
Production Method: steam distilled from wood
Countries of Origin: USA; central Virginia, North Carolina and northern edge of South Carolina
Description of Oil: Pale yellow to slightly orange yellow; somewhat less viscous than Atlas cedarwood. A woody, sweet balsamic scent.
Description of Plant: A slow growing evergreen tree with a narrow, dense, pyramidal crown.
History, Folklore and Myth: Highly prized wood for furniture making. Often used in insect repellents.
Properties and Uses: Antiseptic, astringent, antiseborrheic, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, insecticide, sedative.
Precautions and Contraindications: None known