Comforting Cedar- Did You Know?
Ahhh, Cedar. Such a lovely tree and found to be revered around the globe, universally! From Europe, the middle East, South Africa, North America or the Mediterranean, various types of Cedar may be found and chances are the local people with have a legend, song or story to share about this tree. The literature on this evergreen is vast! The soothing scent and healing properties of cedar have been well known for centuries. Here are some tips we hope you find interesting and useful:
latin name: Cedrus pinecaea
Cedar oil is a strong antifungal agent and may be used for skin and nail fungus when applied directly 2-3x/day
Warts!!! Who wants warts??? Apply to affected 3x/day area until resolved
Cedar oil or extract is a powerful antimicrobial and activates white blood cells to boost our immune system
Cedar toxicity may occur if ingested in large doses or frequently over a period of time
Cross culturally cedar has been used in prayer and healing ceremonies and has been identified as the wood used to make the cross of Christ.
Cedar medicines have long been used to fight scurvy, tuberculosis, pneumonia or any respiratory symptom you may be experiencing
recipes to try include:
place 1 tablespoon chopped leaves in 1 cup cold water, let stand over night and drink 1/4 cup to a half a cup for no more than 3 days.
place 1 cup chopped leaves with one or 2 drops of eucalyptus, peppermint or spearmint oil in a bowl and pour boiling water over the contents. Sit over the bowl with a towel over your head for 5 minutes to enjoy a steam bath.
place 2 cups chopped leaved in warm bath water and soak 20-30 minutes as an all around healing treatment
Check out our products page for our earth element spritzes, salves and bath salts that contain a therapeutic and high quality blend of cedarwood and sweet orange essential oils.