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(Cedrus libani)
Common names: Tree of Life.
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Parts Used: Wood, Green branch tips. Methods Used: Oil extraction, alcohol extraction.

Spiritual Uses: A Druid Sacred Tree, it was used to draw and focus power and energy.

Native Americans use it in a single smudge to cleanse after illness or burn it with Sage, Tobacco, and Sweet Grass.

The Cherokee considered the wood of the cedar (a 'medicine' tree) to be sacred and burned it only on ceremonial occasions. They believe that the smoke could drive off ghosts and other evil spirits.

Physical Uses: Cedar wood is an insect repellent and had traditionally been used to defend cloth from moths and other insect depravation.

A tea made from Cedar can be effective in reducing the inflammation of acne and soothing the itch of dandruff.

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