|Aromatic bush or
small tree, 2-4 m; branches of inflorescence and calyx hispid; leaves
opposite, with 3-5 leaflets, these with petiolules, lanceolate to
ovate or rhobic-ovate, 3-13 cm, pointed to acuminate at apex,
brilliant on upperside; petals obovate to ovate, 3-3.5 mm; ovary ovoid
or oblong-ellipsoid, hispid; stigma directly attached or stipitate;
drupe oblong-ovoid, sometimes ellipsoid, usually elongated in the base
forming collar, 6-14 mm, black.
Common names: cuaba, cuaba blanca, cuaba de monte.
|Country of Origin: Haiti USDA zone 10a. 10b, 11
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Parts Used: The oil is steam distilled from the wood
|Synonyms : (syn. Amyris balmacifera L, West Indian Sandalwood oil,
Sandalwood oil west indian (amyris balsamifera),west indian rosewood oil (amyris
balsamifera , also commonly known as "BALSAM TORCHWOOD".)
Country of origin Haiti
Plant part used: Wood
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Family : Rutaceae.
Apearance : pale yellow to brownish yellow clear viscous liquid
Perfumery Note : Bottom Note (Base Note)
Solubility : Soluble in Alcohols,Essential Oils and insoluble in water
Major Component: 10.10% elemol ,16.80% beta- eudesmol , 10.90% 10-epi-gamma-
eudesmol , 22.10% valerianol
Aromatherapy Uses: Primarily , it is a perfumary raw material. On a paper
scent strip, this scent may last for several months. Amyris oil also helps
anchor top and middle notes for the purpose of perfume making.
Blending Property: Geranium oil, pine oil, spruce oil, cedar wood oil, myrrh
oil, galbanum oil, frankincense oil, cypress oil, clove oil, aniseed oil,
lemon oil, orange oil, cistus oil and rose absolute oil.
History:Therapeutically, amyris oil has historically been associated with
antiseptics, wound cleaners, childbirth recovery, diarrhea and influenza.