Its fine grained, fragrant, pinkish wood is hard, compact and tough. It is used in perfumery and woodworking where several species of the Dalbergia genus are used, which also includes the rosewoods. In Brazil, the local rosewood is Dalbergia nigra. Another family, the Fabaceae, includes wood species which are commonly referred to as rosewood. This includes in particular Pterocarpus indicus, which refers to the rosewood from Burma. Thespesia populnea, of the Malvaceae family, is also called rosewood.
Main aromatic molecules: Monoterpenol (linalool).
Producing organs: Leaves and wood.
Yield: 5kg of essential oil for 100kg of plants.
Equivalence: 1ml → 29 drops (dosage calculated for a calibrated dropper European Pharmacopoeia).
Extracts from the book ’Aromatherapia – All about essential oils’, by Isabelle Pacchioni, watercolors by Patrick MORIN, Aroma Thera Editions . Extracts from the book ’41 essential oils essential for treating yourself differently’ and ’48 essential oils which every home needs to be healthy’ by Isabelle Delaleu and Isabelle Pacchioni, Publications of the Mandadori France group. Botanical illustrations by Agathe Haevermans.
The properties, benefits and method of use are given for information; they cannot in any case constitute or replace medical information that only health professionals can provide. For any use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes, please consult your GP or pharmacist.