Herbs Guide


Family Name: Lauraceae

Botanical Name(s): Aniba Rosaeodora

Popular Name(s): Bois de Rose, Pau Rosa and Cara-Cara.

Parts Used: The essential oil is extracted from the wood.

Habitat: It is a native of Britain and Europe.

Description: Rosewood is a short tree with leaves having stipules. Flowers are solitary having white and yellow color with maroon center. Fruits are having a capsule with multiple seeds.

Uses: Rosewood is mostly used in aromatherapy and not really as an herb as such. It helps to relieve headaches. It has good antibacterial properties and boosts the immune system. On the skin, it acts as a cell stimulant and tissue rejuvenator, making it ideal for mature skin, but it is also well suited for dry, sensitive and inflamed skin. It has anti-depressant, antiseptic, deodorant, insecticide, stimulant and tonic properties