Cedarwood Essential Oil or cedarwood oil, is basically extracted from the process of steam distillation from all the pieces of wood or the Cedar Wood tree, its scientific name is ‘Juniperus Virginiana’. However, this complicated name issue of the cedarwood oil do not have much affect in the medicinal uses of oil, for which there are many types.
Cedarwood is a plant that is native mainly to cold climates and is found at the high altitudes. The chief component of the Cedarwood oil are Beta Cedrene, Alpha Cedrene, Widdrol, Cedrol, Thujopsene and group of Sesquiterpenes, who also contribute in a great deal to the medicinal value as well as health benefits.
Health Benefits Of Cedarwood Essential Oil
Seborrhoea or Seborrhoeic Eczema is known to be a dreadful disease which is mostly caused by the malfunction of sebaceous glands. It results in the increased sebum production and in subsequent infections of the epidermal cell. It not only look very ugly in the skin, colored in white or yellow, but it also starts peeling off, particularly from the scalp, or eyebrows, or inner ear or can even be anywhere else with the hair follicles. Cedarwood oil is beneficial to cure the inflammatory situation and can even reduce the skin peeling regularizing the sebum production and treat the infection. The oil can also reduce the ugly redness as well as obvious signs of condition while treating.
Cedarwood oil can prevent the wound from becoming septic and protect it from the tetanus germs. It can be safely applied externally on the wound as an antiseptic, and can even be used as an ingredient in the herbal antiseptic creams. Cedarwood essential oil release the white blood cells, which also allow them for better protection against internal functions.
The inflammation on the joints and tissues can help to debilitating pain or discomfort can be lessened by inhalation or the topical application of oil on your skin.
Cedarwood oil can be used as a health tonic, since it can tone the organ systems as well as stimulate the metabolism. It can tighten and tone up the muscles, nervous system, skin, digestive system,stomach and brain functions. It can boost the function of the kidney as well as liver, which can further improve the overall health as well as wellness.
As an astringent, Cedarwood oil can help to cure the toothaches, strengthen the grip of the gums on the teeth and protect them from falling. It can tighten the loose muscles, give feeling of firmness, fitness and youth. It can be used to cure the diarrhea, by tightening the muscles of the digestive system and contracting the spasm-prone muscles. As an astringent, cedarwood oil is also an useful tool to protect the skin from the toxins as well as bacteria. Astringent substances can also cause the skin proteins to coagulate, where they dry and harden, forming a protective shield on the applied place.
With the popular use as a sedative it can be one of the most unexpected as well as valuable aspect of the Cedarwood oil’s that have medicinal properties. It is considered as an excellent sedative, and have a great soothing as well as calming effect on mind, cures the inflammations, skin itching, tension and anxiety. This feature can also help to promote healthy, restorative, and uninterrupted sleep, so it is mostly used by the patients who are suffering from insomnia. The scent can also induce the release of serotonin, which can be converted into the melatonin in the brain. Melatonin inducement can help in fatigue and calm, restorative sleep.
The role as a diuretic is considered as another beneficial property of the cedarwood oil which can help to cure many number of ailments that includes hypertension, obesity, high blood pressure, arthritis, rheumatism, gout, urinary tract infections as well as accumulation of toxins in the blood. Being diuretic, it can help to increase the frequency of the urination which also serve as a medium for the removal of fat, excess water as well as toxins like the uric acid from your body. The type of toxins as well as extra water accumulation in the body are one of the main causes behind above-mentioned ailments.
Benefits Of Cedarwood Essential Oil For Hair
Cedarwood essential oil, can help to stimulate the hair follicles as well as increase the circulation to scalp. This can help to contribute to the hair growth and slows down the hair loss.
By applying cedarwood oil, with the combination of essential oil of thyme, rosemary as well as lavender, to the scalp can help to improve the hair growth in up to 44 percent for people who deal with hair loss by applying in more after the seven months. To this, add cedarwood oil to the shampoo or conditioner, or even just massage the oil in the scalp and let it sit for about 30 minutes before rinsing.
Cedarwood oil can help to reduce the dry or even flaky scalp. It can stimulate the scalp and increases the blood circulation. To take advantage of this essential oil, just mix two drops of cedarwood oil with the coconut oil to make a mixture that have antifungal and moisturizing properties. Add this mixture to the scalp, and rub in for five minutes. For the best results, let the mixture sit on the scalp for 30 minutes or so before wash off.
While some of the essential oils can easily be ingested or even added to food, it is not at all safe to take the cedarwood oil orally. It is a very strong oil, it can cause many severe side effects such as nausea, vomiting, thirst or even damage to the digestive system. It must not be used by the individuals who have high blood pressure or certain type of heart conditions.