Cedar Oil

Cedarwood - Source of Cedar oil

What is Cedar Oil?

Cedar oil is extracted through the process of steam distillation from the wood pieces of the cedar wood tree. Cedarwood tree has the scientific name Juniperus virginiana. Cedarwood is basically a plant native to cold climates and is normally found at high altitudes. The chief components of cedar oil contribute a great deal to its medicinal value and health benefits.

Precaution

Cedar oil may produce irritations on the skin if used in high concentration. Pregnant women should avoid its use altogether, and others should speak with their doctor before making any sort of drastic change or adding something new to their dietary regimen. Unlike some essential oils, cedar oil cannot be ingested in any quantity. It is a highly potent oil and can cause vomiting, nausea, and thirst, and extensive damage to the digestive system.

Benefits

Relieves Symptoms of Seborrhoea

Seborrhoea or Seborrhoeic Eczema is a dreadful disease caused by a malfunction of the sebaceous glands. Cedar oil can be beneficial in curing this inflammatory situation and can reduce this skin peeling, regularize sebum production, and treat the infection. The oil also reduces the ugly redness and obvious signs of the condition while treating it.

Works as an Antiseptic

Cedar oil has Antiseptic properties which give wounds a viable defensive layer against bacteria and sepsis. This guides in the quicker mending of wounds.

Reduces Inflammation

Although studies have mainly been done on animals, early human tests have been very positive in terms of cedar oil’s anti-inflammatory effects on arthritis. The oil can somewhat lessen inflammation in the joints and tissues.

Relieves Spasms

Relieving spasms is yet another important medicinal property of cedar oil. This oil can relive nearly all types of spasms and related ailments including spasms that affect the respiratory system, intestines, muscles, heart, and nerves.

Works as a Tonic

Cedar oil can be used as a general health tonic since it tones the organ systems and stimulates metabolism. It tightens and tones muscles in the skin, stomach, digestive system, and regulates brain functions. It boosts the functionality of the kidney and liver.

Acts as an Astringent

Cedar oil helps to cure toothaches, strengthens the grip of gums on teeth and protects them from falling out. It also tightens loose muscles and gives a feeling of firmness, fitness, and youth. This oil can also cure diarrhea.

Promotes Urination

Cedar oil can cure a number of ailments including obesity, hypertension, high blood pressure, urinary tract infections, and the accumulation of toxins in the blood. It increases the frequency of urination which serves as a medium for removal of fat, excess water and toxins like uric acid from the body.

Stimulates Menstruation

Cedar oil stimulates menstruation, while also regularizing the cycle. You can also relieve the pain and side effects of nausea, fatigue, and mood swings associated with menstruation through the regular use of cedar oil.

Eliminates Cough

Cedar oil efficiently eliminates a cough and removes phlegm from the respiratory tracts and lungs. It also gives relief from headaches, red and watery eyes, and other symptoms of a cough and cold. A small amount of this oil can also help you get a good night’s sleep when suffering from a cough and cold.

Kills Insects

You can use cedar oil as a mosquito and insect repellant for a long time. When it is used in vaporizers, it drives away mosquitoes, flies, and other insects. Just sprinkle the oil on pillows or sheets at night so mosquitoes and other irritating bugs and pests are driven away while you are sleeping.

Promotes Uninterrupted Sleep

Cedar oil is an excellent sedative and has a great soothing and calming effect on the mind. It cures inflammation and itching on the skin and relieves tension and anxiety. This feature also helps in promoting healthy, restorative, and uninterrupted sleep, so it is often used by patients suffering from insomnia.

Cures Fungal Infections

This oil has good fungicidal properties. This oil may cure fungal infections, both external and internal. Inhalation of cedar oil to protect the body against various types of food poisoning, as well as plant, animal, and human fungal pathogens.

Side effects

  • We do not recommend for use with pregnant women or children.
  • Cedar oil may cause irritation or allergic reactions in people with sensitive skin so it is wise to do a patch test before using regularly.