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Use Cedarwood Essential Oils To Derive Health Benefits

Nature provides us with sustenance, which more often than not we tend to overlook and exploit only to face adverse consequences. Nature has endowed our surroundings with several beneficial elements, which if used holistically, can help us to lead our lives in a better way. Among such beneficial elements, medicinal plants or the essential oils derived from such plants come as a boon to promote a healthy living.

Although there is a plethora of essential oils with a wide range of health benefits, the one derived from Juniperus Virginiana tree found in North America aka Cedarwood oil has a prominent usage in aromatherapy consultation for its antifungal, antiseptic, astringent and sedative properties.

Synthesis of Cedarwood oil:

The use of cedar oil has a hoary past dating back for many years. The active ingredients of the oil with multiple health benefits are alpha & beta cedrene, widdrol, cedrol, and thujopsene. The essential oil is extracted through a process of steam distillation from the pieces of a cedar tree.

Benefits of Cedarwood oil:

Antiseptic:

The germicidal property of this essential oil can help in destroying the microbes from growing in a wound thus preventing it from festering. Moreover, the oil has a beneficial effect on our immune system and helps the body in their fight against the onslaught of bacterial infections.

Anti-inflammatory:

The oil is found to be beneficial in reducing inflammation, especially in cases of arthritis. The method of usage is through topical application or inhalation thus bringing about relief from the debilitating joint and muscle pain, besides helping to reduce the stiffness of joints.

Diuretic:

The topical application of cedarwood essential oil on the belly and bladder areas can help in increasing the frequency of urination. This, in turn, can help in relieving symptoms such as excess water and fat that is manifested in the body. The diuretic property of this oil can be of help in conditions like hypertension, obesity, and urinary tract infections. However, you should not use it unless you have gone through essential oil classes or have been guided by a certified aromatherapist like Ms. Yolanda Cathcart of Aromatherapyoasis. This is due to the fact that a higher concentration of the oil can have side effects.

General wellbeing:

Just like other wood oils, cedarwood has the ability to garner strength for the user. This oil can keep us grounded and rooted. It opens up breath and can be useful during times of stress and anxiety. The above-mentioned attributes makes it very beneficial for ones wellbeing.

Regulate Menstruation:

The use of this oil can help in regulating the menstrual cycle in women thus helping to reduce the severity of associated conditions such as nausea, cramps, fatigue, and mood swings. The oil can help in stimulating various hormones of the endocrine gland as well. It would take time to see improvement because of the endocrine system.

Relief from Cough and Cold:

Working as an expectorant, cedar oil can help in removing phlegm from the respiratory tract thus providing relief in conditions of cough, cold and chest congestion. Upon applying this oil, that is, only after reading relevant ebooks on aromatherapy, you can get relief from associated conditions of cold and cough like headache, loss of sleep and watery nose.

The innumerable benefits of cedar oil in conditions like dandruff, acne, dermatitis, stress, and oily skin, that is, apart from the ones mentioned above, should only be taken after a thorough aromatherapy consultation.

**Disclaimer: This blog is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any sickness or ailments. Please always consult with a Medical Doctor or Physician when addressing health concerns.

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