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Rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora)

Rosewood

Aniba rosaeodora

Rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora) is a tree from the Laureaceae family, native of the Amazon and Guyana.

 

Its fine grained, fragrant, pinkish wood is hard, compact and tough. It is used in perfumery and woodworking where several species of the Dalbergia genus are used, which also includes the rosewoods. In Brazil, the local rosewood is Dalbergia nigra. Another family, the Fabaceae, includes wood species which are commonly referred to as rosewood. This includes in particular Pterocarpus indicus, which refers to the rosewood from Burma. Thespesia populnea, of the Malvaceae family, is also called rosewood.

  • Bath Bath
  • Skin application Skin application
  • Oral route Oral route
  • Respiratory route Respiratory route

advices

Essential oil of rosewood is remarkably well-tolerated.

Do not use in: pregnant or breast-feeding women, children under the age of three years, persons allergic to one of the components (geraniol, linalool, limonene), persons with asthma without the advice of an allergologist before the first use.

recipes

Depression
1 drop of essential oil of tea tree, 1 drop of essential oil of rosewood, 1 drop of essential oil of marjoram, 1 drop of essential oil of neroli, 1 drop of essential oil of rosemary verbenone, 1 drop of essential oil of lemon verbena. Apply this mixture on the solar plexus, arch of the foot, internal side of the wrists and along the spinal column two times daily over two weeks.

Skin moisturising
Place 2 drops of essential oil of rosewood in a teaspoon of borage, sweet almond or evening primrose oil or in your usual skincare cream. NB: essential oil of rosewood is increasingly difficult to find (especially in organic quality), due to forest overexploitation. You may replace it by Asia rosewood (Cinnamomum camphora linalolifera, which has a very similar chemical formula) in all the recipes in this book.

CULTIVATION AND PRODUCTION

Following a period of overexploitation, Brazil (Amazon basin) now protects rosewood, and has become the almost exclusive producer. Guyana has been replanting.

FRAGRANCE

The refreshing and sweet smell of rosewood, vaguely evokes that of rose.

EXTRACTION AND YIELD

The productive organ is the wood, treated by steam distillation of wood chips. The essential oil yield is approximately 5%, i.e. five kilograms per one hundred kilograms of plant.

CHEMICAL FORMULA

The active constituent of essential oil of rosewood is linalool, containing up to 92%.

MAIN INDICATIONS

Essential oil of rosewood is the skin's best friend. A powerful tissue regenerator, it softens, embellishes, firms up the skin and removes stretch marks, wrinkles, eczema, acne and other skin disorders. It is an excellent lymphatic tonic. Rich in linalool, it has anti-infectious, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties, and reinforces immune defences. It is also anti-spasmodic and soothing.

The tree was discovered in 1925 in the Amazonian forest, were Indians had always used it in their traditional pharmacopoeia. Since then, it has been overexploited, and in the 1960s, fifty thousand tonnes were felled every year. In Madagascar this frantic overexploitation caused a scandal and its export was forbidden (see p. 81). Rosewood which is a threatened species is now protected by the International union for conservation of nature (IUCN). Synonymous in the west with refinement and luxury, it has inspired writers from Balzac to Sharyn McCrumb, (The rosewood casket, 1999).

AROMATHERAPIA

Extracts from the book 'Aromatherapia - All about essential oils', by Isabelle Pacchioni, watercolors by Patrick MORIN, Aroma Thera Editions . Extracts from the book '41 essential oils essential for treating yourself differently' and '48 essential oils which every home needs to be healthy' by Isabelle Delaleu and Isabelle Pacchioni, Publications of the Mandadori France group. Botanical illustrations by Agathe Haevermans.

The properties, benefits and method of use are given for information; they cannot in any case constitute or replace medical information that only health professionals can provide. For any use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes, please consult your GP or pharmacist.
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