Calocedrus sp, also known as the incense cedar, is a species of conifer belonging to the Cupressaceae family. It is native to North America, specifically in the United States (Oregon and Nevada), and Mexico (Baja California). It is a moderately sized tree reaching up to 40-60 m in height and 3 m in diameter.
Typical preparations include tea, incense, in ceremony, in sachets, and as an extract. The leaves have an aromatic flavor and scent, and may be used with caution as a tea. The extract has antibacterial and constricting properties when used externally on skin, and may be a skin irritant. Cedar needles from California trees that are very aromatic. Cedar is often used in the sweat lodge ceremony. A few pinches are thrown on the red-hot rocks, immediately sparking into a yellow glow and releasing their aroma. The smoke of burning cedar is said to attract the good spirits and eliminate negative energies.
Note: When used as a dietary agent- Not to be used for extended periods of time, and only to be administered by someone qualified in the appropriate use of this substance. Not to be used while pregnant or during breastfeeding. There are no reported hazards when using it as ceremony, in incense of other household crafted items.
In magick, This wonderful herb makes an excellent incense with sun properties and produce a warm but not hot smell, woodsy and soothing. Cedarwood smoke was inhaled by oracles prior to prophecy, works well for consecrating a wand, and plays a part in Midsummer celebrations. This herb is also helpful for working on the ego or centering oneself and building self-esteem. A wonderful herb to add to all Healing spells as well!.
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