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Guaiacwood
Guaiacwood

Botanical Name: Bulnesia sarmienti
Country of Origin: Paraguay
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Parts Used: tree/heartwood
Note: Base Note
CAS No.: 8016-23-7


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History/Myth:
Sometimes known as Paolo Santo or 'Holy Tree' indicating possible use in magical/reglious ceremonies. The people of Paraguay however, saw its worth in treatment of serious diseases such cancer or syphilis - probably due to its 'sweating' properties.

The hardwood is used for carving bowls and other decorative ornaments. Its fixative value is recognized in perfumes and many years ago it was used as an adulterant for Rose Otto. An ingredient of soap when rose compositions are used.

Properties:
Antipholgistic, Anti rheumatic, Aphrodisiac, Astringent, Balsamic, Laxative.

Mind:
A relaxing, surrending quality helpful for meditation. Possibly relieves nervous tension.

Body:
Its first-rate sudorific properties help expel impurities of the blood. Has a long standing use for gout and rheumatoid arthritis, particularly helpful where there is inflammation. By the same token, it promotes perspiration with feverish colds, is soothing to the mucous membranes of the throat and may ease tonsillitis.

Could generally have a tonic effect on the bodily fluids, may be helpful with sexual difficulties, i.e., lack of vaginal secretions during menopause which may lad to painful intercourse. Its earthy and mysterious quality could mean it lives up to its reputation as an aphrodisiac.

Effect on skin:
Seems to tighten tissues and may be of assistance to mature skin.

Blends:
Bergamot, Celery, Elemi, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rose, Ylang Ylang.

Ref: Directory of Essential Oils by Wanda Sellar
Perfume & Flavor Material of Natural Origins - S. Arctander


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