The oil is obtained by steam distillation from broken up wood & branches. The main country of origin today is Haiti. It contains 10.10% elemol ,16.80% beta- eudesmol , 10.90% 10-epi-gamma- eudesmol , 22.10% valerianol. The oil is pale yellow to brownish yellow in color and has cedar odor. It is used in perfumery and pharmaceuticals.