The Lebanon cedar is an evergreen tree that belongs to the family of abietáceas.
It is a tree used in some gardens and the general appearance of the plant is very showy and attractive. It takes several generations to reach its peak, exceeding 30 m in height in most cases.
This conifer has a thick trunk at the bottom and branches rather falls, the cup is pyramidal, with horizontal spreading branches. Its leaves are persistent and cones are spherical in shape.
Cedar of Lebanon grows in locations between 1,000 and 2,000 meters. It is commonly found in North America.
The flowering season occurs during spring.
The leaves are hand harvested, which is then used to extract from them the essence. Some will stay fresh after picking but others are dried to last longer. They are placed in piles in a sunny spot and then stored in areas without humidity and shade. Also be stored in airtight glass jars.
This plant is not used much in our country since they are usually replaced by more abundant in this area.
Its main property is that of an antiseptic, it can be used to disinfect. To be used externally to cure skin diseases, allergies or a rash.
It is very common to find this tree in large gardens, since it looks very nice and reaches heights over 30 m. The only drawback is that it takes several generations to be a mature tree and it requires much patience.
Poultice. 5 g was crushed. Leaves and placed in a cotton cloth, apply the preparation on small wounds to disinfect. Its effect is mild but can be used if no other better thing to hand.
Balsam. It extracts the essence of the leaves and prepares a balm.
HABITAT: North America
PART USED: Sheets (essence)
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