Physical benefits of cedarwood essential oil
Cedarwood essential oil benefits brain function for a variety of different reasons. Studies show that this oil can modulate the pathways in the brain to reduce post-operative pain, and cedarwood improves memory dysfunction. Diffusing cedarwood oil is the ideal way to use this oil when looking to support brain health.*
Cedarwood essential oil supports the normal immune function that identifies and tags abnormal intra-cellular activity for cellular apoptosis. By removing damaged cells before they replicate, new healthy cells can regenerate and restore health. This essential oil addresses several acupuncture meridian imbalances by getting to the root of the immune system and hormone dysfunction. One study demonstrates that treatment with cedarwood essential oil can benefit people suffering from alopecia areata, a condition linked to genetic and autoimmune causes.*
Emotional benefits of cedarwood essential oil
Cedarwood essential oil has up to 90% sesquiterpenes, thereby ranking in the top three commonly used essential oils for affecting brain function. Cedarwood has an affinity for the hypothalamus, the endocrine gland responsible for filtering information from the nervous system. The hypothalamus strongly influences how we process our world and emotionally respond to stimulus. This makes cedarwood the first choice for supporting brain health, and several studies support this use.*
The best way to begin supporting emotional health is to ensure the urinary bladder, kidney, and small intestine meridians, which affect the hypothalamus, are all balanced. When the hypothalamus is properly supported, the world becomes an easier place to be in, stress levels decrease, and emotional health is stronger.*
*Statements in this paragraph have not been evaluated by the FDA.
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Cedarwood essential oil research articles:
A study suggests that cedarwood essential oil alleviates post-operative pain by activating descending pain modulation pathways
Martins DF, Emer AA, Batisti AP, Donatello N, Carlesso MG, Mazzardo-Martins L, Venzke D, Micke GA, Pizzolatti MG, Piovezan AP, dos Santos AR. Inhalation of Cedrus atlantica essential oil alleviates pain behavior through activation of descending pain modulation pathways in a mouse model of postoperative pain. J Ethnopharmacol. 2015 Dec 4;175:30-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2015.08.048. Epub 2015 Sep 4. PubMed PMID: 26344850.
The study provides a scientific rationale for the traditional use of Cedarwood essential oil in the management of memory dysfunction and related disorders
Chaudhary AK, Ahmad S, Mazumder A. Cognitive enhancement in aged mice after chronic administration of Cedrus deodara Loud. and Pinus roxburghii Sarg. with demonstrated antioxidant properties. J Nat Med. 2014 Apr;68(2):274-83. doi: 10.1007/s11418-013-0775-y. Epub 2013 May 5. PubMed PMID: 23645071.
Dermatology study suggests cedar essential oil may aid in the treatment of alopecia
Hay IC, Jamieson M, Ormerod AD. Randomized trial of aromatherapy. Successful treatment for alopecia areata. Arch Dermatol. 1998 Nov;134(11):1349-52. PubMed PMID: 9828867.
A study demonstrates that cedarwood essential oil kills 100% of black-legged ticks
Eller FJ, Vander Meer RK, Behle RW, Flor-Weiler LB, Palmquist DE. Bioactivity of cedarwood oil and cedrol against arthropod pests. Environ Entomol. 2014 Jun;43(3):762-6. doi: 10.1603/EN13270. Epub 2014 Mar 31. PubMed PMID: 24690252.
A study confirms anti-fungal properties of Japanese cedar essential oil from waste wood chips made from used sake barrels.
Takao Y, Kuriyama I, Yamada T, Mizoguchi H, Yoshida H, Mizushina Y. Antifungal properties of Japanese cedar essential oil from waste wood chips made from used sake barrels. Mol Med Rep. 2012 May;5(5):1163-8. doi: 10.3892/mmr.2012.821. Epub 2012 Mar 5. PubMed PMID: 22395293.