Fokienia is a genus of conifers belonging to the cypress family. Not all researchers recognize Fokienia as a separate genus. The genus includes only one living species, Fokienia hodginsii or Fujian cypress (Chinese:福建柏; pinyin: Fújiànbǎi ; Vietnamese: Pơmu ),
The name derives from the old romanized name of the Fujian province of China, from where the first specimen was introduced to Europe, collected by Captain Hodgins in 1908.
Fokinia is a towering, approximately 20 to 25m, evergreen conifer native to warm, humid and mild forests in Vietnam, China and northern Laos.
In Vietnam, it is considered a precious wood because of its characteristic aroma and exceptional density; Hence, it is used in the manufacture of artwork, furniture, and high calorific charcoal . It is considered an ecologically endangered species in Vietnam.
In China, freshly harvested green cypress branches are burned to smoke and brining cured meats and sausages, sometimes in combination with grapefruit and tangerine peels
Production: Steam distillation of the wood. 30 kg make one liter of oil.
Fokienia blends well with Cedarwood, Frankincense , Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Neroli, Palmarosa, Sandalwood, Vanilla, and Ylang-Ylang.
Before internal use, please consult specialist books, doctor or aromatherapist.
Emotional effect of Fokienia :
Strongly balancing, relaxing. Just like harmonizing, calming, nerve-strengthening and more. Helps to represent and assert one’s own point of view.
Gives support and strength.
Effect physical of Fokienia :
External use of Fokienia
Oily solution with a maximum of 5 – 10% for rubbing in or a few drops in almond or jojoba oil
For compresses or ablutions solution with a maximum of 20 drops in a glass of boiled water
Internal use of Siam wood
Bladder and urinary infections
Mix 5-8 drops of oil with a teaspoon of honey in a cup of lukewarm water or tea two to three times a day
Main chemotypes: (INCI) fokeniol, trans-nerolidol, eudesmol, elemol