In modern medicine, cedarwood oil is considered to be a valuable source of useful nutrients, which are carefully selected and balanced by our Mother Nature. Clinical researches proved high therapeutic effectiveness of cedarwood oil, which contains 19 amino acids (including Linoleic and Linolenic acids, which can not be synthesized in our body and must be consumed with food) necessary for protein synthesis. In addition, cedarwood oil is a great source of Vitamin F, known as growth facilitator, as well as Vitamins B, D and E, and a great deal of microelements.

Cedarwood oil was one of the first essential oils extracted from a plant. In Ancient Egypt cedarwood oil was used for aromatic purposes, as well as for preserving mummies. Cedar FruitIn ancient India this oil was popular for its antifungal and insecticidal effects. Soft, woody and calming fragrance of cedarwood oil helps relief anxiety, excessive worry, nervous tension and other effects of stresses. It has outstanding relaxing, harmonizing, sedative and soothing effects. At the same time, this oil is a great aid in revitalizing and stabilizing the function of your nerve system and other functions of your body.

Aromatic properties of cedarwood oil are used for treating many respiratory diseases, such as bronchitis, cold, laryngitis, etc. Medicines which contain cedarwood oil can be chosen as an effective treatment for such diseases as cystitis, urinary infections, arthritis, rheumatism, psoriasis, dandruff, eczema, itching and other skin problems, various allergic disorders, hair loss, sexual disorders, etc.

Cedarwood oil is recommended to:

•    all people who reside in large cities or polluted areas;
Cedar Oil•    all individuals whose professional activities are connected with permanent psychological pressure;
•    all patients who suffer from peptic ulcer or other gastroduodenal problems;
•    all patients who suffer from tuberculosis;
•    everyone who has high blood pressure and wants to prevent atherosclerosis;
•    everyone who has burns, scars and other skin damages;
•    all children, in order to support normal physiological development;
•    all pregnant and breastfeeding women.

The most common ways to use cedarwood oil is taking it in the form of capsules, using the oil for massage, or adding several drops of it to vegetable salads and other meals. If you made up your mind to use this oil for therapeutic purposes, remember that in low concentrations Cedarwood oil has no contraindications and negative side effects, because it is a fully natural product. However, using this oil in high concentration may cause skin irritation.

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

2 Responses to “Cedarwood Oil (Cedrus atlantica)”

  1. dillpixelNo Gravatar Says:

    Thanks for this informative article!

  2. carolinaNo Gravatar Says:

    contraindicated for pregnant women!!!