Benefits of Cedar
Known in some Native American cultures as the tree of life, cedar is a highly medicinal tree. Cedarwood oil is used in cultures around the world for cleansing, purifying and relieving stress.
The many medicinal benefits of cedar are well-researched and widely known. Oils extracted from cedarwood are antiseptic, antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic and are used to heal a variety of conditions.
Cedar can relieve skin conditions such as eczema, acne, dryness and dandruff, prevent infections of wounds and cuts, relieve coughs and bronchitis, help with menstrual issues, act as an astringent, treat sinusitis and help with sleep and headaches. The oil is used to repel insects and other pests as well. As an aromatherapy treatment, cedar’s pleasing woodsy aromas have sedative, soothing and mood-boosting benefits. Cedar oil stimulates the brain’s limbic system, enhancing feelings of joy and elation.