How to Use Cedarwood Essential Oil

Physical benefits of cedarwood essential oil

Cedarwood essential oil benefits brain function from several different approaches. Studies show that cedarwood essential oil can modulate pathways in the brain to reduce post-operative pain. Other studies demonstrate the benefits of cedarwood oil on improving 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 abnormal intra-cellular activity.  This oil may address several acupuncture meridian imbalances by getting to the root of 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 is packed with 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 a first choice for supporting brain health; and 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 balanced. When the hypothalamus is properly supported, the world becomes an easier place to be in, stress levels decrease, and emotional health naturally improves.*

Test cedarwood essential oil to any of the following Body-Feedback areas:

  • Lung meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Small intestine meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Urinary bladder meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Kidney meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Pericardium meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Triple burner meridian Body-Feedback areas
  • Governing vessel Body-Feedback areas
  • Master Body-Feedback areas

*Statements in this paragraph have not been evaluated by the FDA. The FDA regards Cedarwood Essential Oil as generally safe for human consumption.

Always discuss with your medical doctor before using any alternative medicines, natural supplements, or vitamins. All information and content provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to substitute advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or other licensed health-care professional. This information is not intended to treat or diagnose a health problem or disease.

Cedarwood essential oil research articles:

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.


Study provides scientific rationale for traditional use of Cedarwood essential oil in 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 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.


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.


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.

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