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Atlantic Cedar

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What other names is Atlantic Cedar known by?

Atlantic Cedarwood Oil, Atlas Cedar, Cedarwood Oil, Cèdre de l'Atlas, Cedro del Atlas, Cedrus atlantica, Huile de Cèdre de l'Atlas.

What is Atlantic Cedar?

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

People apply Atlantic cedar oil directly to the scalp to treat baldness (alopecia areata). It is also put on the skin to keep insects away.

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

Possibly Effective for...

  • Hair loss (alopecia areata). There is some evidence that applying lavender oil in combination with the essential oils from thyme, rosemary, and Atlantic cedar (cedarwood) to the scalp improves hair growth in up to 44% of people with hair loss after 7 months of treatment.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Use as an insect repellent.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Atlantic cedar for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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