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Oil Name:Amyris
Parts of plant used:Wood
Botanical Name: Amyris Balsamifera
Aroma: very woody

Amyris is often confused with Sandalwood. Amyris is native to Haiti, Jamaica and parts of the Southern American continent, Amyris is commonly referred to as West Indian Sandalwood. Amyris Balsamifera is not related to Sandalwood at all but the oil aroma is similar although Amyris has a drier fragrance.

The wood of the Amyris tree is very oily, similar to Teak, which makes Amyris timber useful for outdoor applications as fence posts and firewood.

Amyris is not well known amongst Aromatherapists who generally prefer to use the more popular Sandalwood.

Amyris, if not available, can be substituted by Sandalwood in most recipes unless noted to the contrary.

Amyris Uses:

Inflammatory skin conditions - poorly validatedSedativeAntispasmodic
Amyris could possibly help against urinary tract infections  





Amyris Constituents:

Cadinole: No current data available


Cadinene: No current data available


Carophyllene Oxide: No current data available


Sesquiterpenes: When sesquiterpenes occur in essential oils it is mostly in combination with monoterpenes. Sesquiterpenes have a higher melting point than monoterpenes.

Sesquiterpenes are anaesthetic, antifungal, antiseptic and antibacterial.

We at Beneforce are certainly not experts in the use of every herb or oil. In our studies and research we do come across warnings that a herb or oil should not be used in certain circumstances or for certain conditions and ailments. Where possible we will reflect these on our pages but cannot guarantee that our list of contraindications are complete or valid. We urge that you consult an appropriate and knowledgeable practitioner before treatment.
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