Cedarwood atlas
Botanical Cedrus atlantica


Country of origin/distribution Atlas Mountains in Morocco and Algeria, and North America


Part of plant used Wood, stumps and sawdust


Family Pinaceae


Other names Atlantic cedar, Atlas cedar, African cedar, Moroccan cedar


Note Base


Chakra Base and third eye. In Thailand they anoint the nape of the neck with cedarwood to protect against psychic attack.


Energy Warm & Dry


Planet Sun


Aroma/characteristics A yellow, orange or deep amber viscous oil with a woody, sweet balsamic & slightly camphorous.


Dasha effect P, K-, V


Description Pyramid shaped evergreen tree. The wood is hard and strongly aromatic.


History/herbal The distinct aroma of Cedarwood was perceptible in the tombs of ancient Egypt by the first Archaeologists; the remains date back some 3,000 years. Cedarwood is frequently mentioned in the Bible symbolizing all that is Fertile, Abundant, Noble, and of great Spiritual Strength. Solomon’s Temple was made exclusively of Lebanese Cedarwood. It is considered by many traditions as life giving, as well as an Antidote for Poisons. Tibetan Temples are laden with the aroma of Cedar. Cedarwood was so popular in the middle ages that it was in almost every soap and cold cream sold, and it was common fragrance your handkerchief with it.


Extraction Steam distillation


Chemical constituents Cedrene, Caryophyllene, cardinene, atlantol, cedrol, cedrenol, α-& β-atlantones


Safety/contra indications  
Genito – urinary  
Muscular skeletal  
Uses mind