Gemmotherapy Cedrus libani (Cedar of Lebanon)

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Latest Edit: Iva Lloyd, ND 2014-02-22 (EDT)

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Cedrus libani, or Cedar of lebanon is a majestic conifer, which as its name suggests, originates from Lebanon. The crown of this tree is conic when young and it can grow in height (forty metres maximum) for up to 70 years. In adulthood, it becomes broadly tubular with fairly level branches and is decorated with long flat-topped erected cones. The trunk is powerful, with bark that is dark grey and crackled, and its branches are long, yellowish grey, glabrous or slightly pubescent with short tufts of leaves. It is a hardy tree that is well adapted and with an exceptional longevity of up to 2000 years.[1]

Key notes

  • Drains the cutaneous (skin and mucous membranes, especially dry conditions)[2]
  • Inflammation modulating
  • Helps indirectly through the general cleansing and detoxification

Therapeutic actions

  • Cutaneous remedy, good for dry skin, used long-term for in-depth drainage and detoxification
  • If taken appropriately, it works deeply to eliminate toxins from the body
  • Inflammation modulation (respiratory and digestive mucous membranes)
  • Antiparasitic (topical insecticides)

Clinical indications


  1. Ledoux Frank and Gueniot Gerard (2012) Phytembryotherapy: The Embryo of Gemmotherapy, Editions Amyris, Spain.
  2. Dr. Reckeweg (2012) Product Catalog, Bio Lonreco. Quebec.