Hô Wood, Cinnamomum camphora CT linalol
Latin: Cinnamomum camphora CT linalol ou Cinnamomum camphora linaloliferum
French: Bois de Hô, Bois de Shiu, Laurier de Chine
English: Ho Wood, Ho Leaf, Shiu Rosewood
History and Origin
Ho Wood is part of the Cinnamomum family, just like ravintsara. Its complete botanical name is Cinnamomum camphora CT linalool, very close to ravintsara.
Ho Wood essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the bark, and also called Ho Leaf or Shiu Rosewood.
Ho Wood essential oil is considered as a twin of rosewood, known to be very efficient and very well tolerated by the skin.
||Monoterpenic Alcohol (linalool, over 95%)
||Clear and mobile liquid of a pale yellow with a fresh smell, reminding rosewood.
||Anti-infectious, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and antiparasitic, stimulating tonic, tissue regenerator, aphrodisiac.
||Broncho-pulmonar and ORL infections, vaginal candidosis, dermatomycosis, acne, eshars, wrinkles, depression, asthenia, overstress.
Highly polyvalent, it can very well be used in babies directly applied on skin to treat diaper rash. In all cases, it is recommended to make a skin test and to dilute in vegetable oil if needed.
|Energetic and Emotional Effect
||Ho Wood is used for meditation and as a preparation to healing. It is closely related to the crown chakra. It opens the inner ear and prepares to compassion. It stimulates creativity and helps dissolve internal conflicts. It soothes the feelings of abandonment and loneliness.
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Aromatherapy: See “Aromatherapy Data Sheet” tab
Cosmetics: It is used to treat dry skin, prevent wrinkles and heal stretch marks.
Environment: Used in diffusion to soothe depressive state and treat overstress symptoms.
Perfumery: Note and Synergy: Heart Note. It blends well with lavender, citruses, vetiver, cinnamon and patchouli.
Safety data: None known under physiological dosages. Contains a strong proportion of linalool, which can be allergenic for certain persons. Ho Wood should be avoided internally during the first three months of pregnancy. In babies under six months, the oil should be diluted with 80% of vegetable oil, for example olive or sweet almond oil, to treat diaper rash or use on mucosa. www.pranarom.com
Discharge: In case of health concern, Aliksir strongly recommends that you consult with a physician or aromatherapist. You must get accurate information concerning contraindications and interactions with other substances. Essential oils are powerful, and they must be used in respect of the physiological doses.
L’AROMATHÉRAPIE EXACTEMENT, P. Franchomme et Docteur P. Pénoël, Éditions Roger Jollois
LA GUÉRISON VIBRATOIRE, Deborah Eidson