Latin Name: Juniperus Virginiana
Part of Plant Used: Wood
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Cedarwood is basically a plant native to cold climates and is normally found at high altitudes. The health benefits of Cedarwood Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an antiseborrheic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, tonic, astringent, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, insecticidal, sedative and fungicidal substance.
Cedarwood Essential Oil can relieve symptoms of Seborrhea. Seborrhea or Seborrhoeic Eczema is a dreadful disease caused by a malfunction of the sebaceous glands. This results in increased sebum production and subsequent infection of the epidermal cells. It looks very ugly, as the skin, colored white or pale yellow, starts peeling off, particularly from the scalp, eyebrows, inner ear and anywhere else with hair follicles. Cedarwood Essential Oil can be beneficial in curing this inflammatory situation and can reduce this skin peeling, regularize sebum production and treat the infection. The oil may also reduce the ugly redness and obvious signs of the condition while eliminating it.
Cedarwood is said to prevent wounds from becoming septic, as well as protecting them from tetanus germs. By defending the body against toxins, Cedarwood Essential Oil can relieve the white blood cells and the immune system of the extra stress, which allows them to protect the internal functions.
Cedarwood Essential Oil can be used as a general health tonic, since it tones the organ systems and stimulates metabolism. It is said to tighten and tone muscles in the skin, stomach, digestive system and regulates brain functions, and to boost the functionality of the kidney and liver, which further improves overall health and wellness.