Cedrela odorata Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
Barbados-cedar cigar-box-cedar Mexican-cedar Spanish-cedar West Indian-cedar

Cedrela odorata is a commercially important species of tree in the family Meliaceae.

Cedrela odorata

Medical use

Economic importance of Cedrela odorata

Environmental ornamental shade/shelter
Materials esential oils wod
Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Naturalized
    • Africa
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Mexico
    Naturalized
    • United States
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Netherlands Antilles - Curacao; Puerto Rico; St. Lucia; Trinidad and Tobago
    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Ecuador; Peru
    • Southern South America: Argentina
    Naturalized
    • Western South America: Ecuador - Galapagos Islands

Biological activities

Fungicide
Odoratol found in Plant
Pesticide
Odoratol found in Plant
Phytoalexin
Odoratol found in Plant

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Angolensic-acid-methyl-ester Plant
Ash Seed 83,000
Cedrelanol Plant
Fat Seed 214,000
Mexicanolide Plant
Odoratol Plant
Odoratone Plant
Photogedunine Plant
Protein Seed 250,000
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]