ATLANTIC CEDAR

OTHER NAME(S):

Atlantic Cedarwood Oil, Atlas Cedar, Cedarwood Oil, C&egrave;dre de l'Atlas, Cedro del Atlas, Cedrus atlantica, Huile de C&egrave;dre de l'Atlas.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Atlantic cedar is a tree. The oil from the tree is used as a medicine.

Atlantic cedar oil is used for baldness (alopecia areata) and as an insect repellant, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

In manufacturing, Atlantic cedar oils are used as fragrance in cosmetics, soaps, and perfumes.

How does it work?

There isn't enough information to know how Atlantic cedar might work.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Patchy hair loss (alopecia areata).
  • Insect repellent.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Atlantic cedar for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Atlantic cedar is safe or what the side effects might be.

When applied to the skin: Atlantic cedar oil is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people. It might cause skin irritation.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Atlantic cedar is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for ATLANTIC CEDAR Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of Atlantic cedar depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for Atlantic cedar. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

View References

REFERENCES:

  • Hay IC, Jamieson M, Ormerod AD. Randomized trial of aromatherapy. Successful treatment for alopecia areata. Arch Dermatol 1998;134:1349-52. View abstract.

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