Highly valued as a building wood, the Atlas cedarwood was also used by Ancient Egyptians in cosmetics and perfumery as well as for embalming purposes. It has long been associated with spiritual occasions and is still used as an incense in present-day Tibetan temples.
The word cedar comes from Arabic kedron, meaning "power." Pyramid-shaped evergreen tree with majestic stature. It can grow to a height of 120ft. (35m.). The wood is strongly scented because of the quantity of essential oil that it contains.
It is one of the ingredients of "mithridat," an ancient antidote to poison. The oil is used as a fragrance and fixative in cosmetic and household products, such as soaps and detergents, as well as in perfumes and men's fragrances.
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