Virginia cedarwood has been used for cough, muscle pains, and as a bug repellent. The tree's essential oil has an earthy and calming aroma.
The wood from Cedarwood Virginia has been used by Native Americans to create effective longbows.
Most research found was on the insecticidal effect of Virginia Cedarwood. It has also shown in a few studies to be a relaxing aroma. Click the button below for a detailed review of research.
Latin Name: Juniperus virginiana
Cedarwood Virginia is a hardy North American tall evergreen tree with reddish wood and peeling bark, blue-green needles, and cones. Other cedars in this family include J. ashei, J. funebris, J. oxycedrus, J. procera, and also cedars not in the family like Chamaecyparis lawsoniana, Calocedrus decurrens, and Cryptomeria japonica.
Oil is steam distilled from the bark and wood shavings to be oily and colorless or pale yellow. The Texas variety is more brownish. The aroma is sweet, earthy, and persistent.