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Botanical Name: Aniba rosaeodora
Plant Part: Wood
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Description: Rosewood is a small evergreen tree now controlled as an endangered species by the Government of Brazil. It has a reddish bark and heartwood.
Color: Clear to pale yellow
Common Uses: Rosewood is credited with being a Bactericidal, anti-fungal, antiviral, anti-parasitic cellular stimulant, immune system stimulant, tissue regenerator, tonic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, and as an aphrodisiac. It is also regarded as a general balancer to the emotions.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: cedarwood, frankincense, geranium, rosemary, mandarin, ylang ylang.
Aromatic Scent: Rosewood has a fantastic warm and woody scent, while at the same time being both floral and fruity. Rosewood oil is rich in linalool, a chemical which can be transformed into a number of derivatives of value to the flavor and fragrance industries.
History: Rosewood has been introduced to aromatherapy only recently. Research in October of 1995 has shown this oil to have the highest inhibition rate of all the oils tested against gram positive and gram-negative bacterial growth.
Cautions: Avoid in pregnancy. Possible irritant to sensitive skin.
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