Bois De Rose Oil

Reviewed on 6/11/2021
Other Name(s):

Aceite de Palo de Rosa, Aniba duckei, Aniba rosaeodora, Cayenne Rosewood Oil, Distilled Oil from Aniba Rosaeodora Wood, Essence de Bois de Rose, Huile de Bois de Rose, Rosewood Oil.


Bois de rose oil is made from the wood from the Aniba rosaeodora tree. People use it as medicine.

Bois de rose oil is applied directly to the skin to treat sore muscles and relieve stress.

In foods, bois de rose oil is a flavoring.

In manufacturing, bois de rose oil is used in perfumes and cosmetics.

How does it work?

Bois de rose oil might have some antiseizure and antibiotic activity in mice, but there isn't enough information to know how bois de rose oil might work in people.


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Uses & Effectiveness

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Sore muscles.
  • Stress.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of bois de rose oil for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

Side Effects

Bois de rose oil is safe when used in small amounts in foods, and it seems to be safe when applied directly to the skin. But the possible side effects of bois de rose oil are not known.


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Special Precautions & Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of bois de rose oil during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.


The appropriate dose of bois de rose oil for use as treatment depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for bois de rose oil. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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