Physical benefits of cedarwood essential oil
Cedarwood essential oil has an intense aroma that smells appealing when it will be beneficial, and off-putting when not needed. Body-Feedback testing results always agree with smell-testing cedarwood oil. Therefore, if you find the aroma not so appealing, then smell the cedarwood oil at a different time of day or in combination with other oils. such as cypress or copaiba. You may find you feel differently about the aroma. Cedarwood is high in sesquiterpenes, which support healthy brain function and memory for a variety of different reasons. Studies show that this oil can modulate the pathways in the brain to reduce post-operative pain. Diffusing a few drops of cedarwood oil during the evening and while sleeping are the ideal ways to use this oil to target 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, the healthy cells can regenerate to ensure longevity and graceful aging. Testing cedarwood essential oil to any of the immune or nervous system Body-Feedback areas can confirm if this oil will be beneficial for you. One study demonstrates that the 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 it in the top three commonly used oils for 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 stimulus in our world and assign meaning or feelings to people, places, and things. Change in the world starts with changing your yourself. If you are looking to improve your perception of the world, make sure to include cedarwood in the mix.*
The best way to begin supporting emotional health is to ensure the urinary bladder, kidney, and small intestine meridians, which all work together to affect the hypothalamus, are balanced. When the hypothalamus is supported correctly, the world becomes a more comfortable 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.