Essential Oils A-Z
- Antiseptic Prevents or removes infection
- Astringent Contracts and tightens tissues, especially skin
- Diuretic Increases urine production
- Expectorant Helps fluidify, thus remove mucus from lungs and respiratory passages
- Insecticide Repels insects
- Mucolytic Loosens and thins mucus in the lungs or respiratory passages
Nervous - its great benefit lies in its ability to calm and sooth the nerves. Skin ďż˝ it relieves skin and hair problems, a good insect repellent Respiratory ďż˝ it is important in easing conditions of a respiratory nature including congestion and sinusitis. Urinary ďż˝ Great for clearing urinary infections Muscular ďż˝ helps stiffness, rheumatism Skeletal - relief of arthritis
A coniferous slow growing evergreen tree up to 33 metres high. The tree can attain a majestic structure with a trunk diameter of 1.5 metres. Native to North America, especially mountainous regions east of the Rocky mountains. The wood stumps and saw dust is extracted by steam distillation.
A Blend for lymph massage (to promote circulation and promote lymphatic drainage) 5 drops Cedarwood 5 drops eucalyptus 5 drops lemon
The North Americans used it for respiratory infections, especially those involving an excess of catarrh. Decoctions of leaves, barks, twigs and fruit were used to treat a wide variety of ailments: menstrual delay, rheumatism, arthritis, skin rashes, venereal warts, and gonorrhoea, pyelitis and kidney infections. It is an excellent insect repellent (mosquitos, moths, wormwood, rats, etc.)
ďż˝Externally the oil is relatively non-toxic; can cause acute local irritation and possible sensitization in some individuals. Use in dilation only with care, in moderation. No safety issues specific to this oil. Many sources tell us to avoid Cedarwood oil during pregnancy. There seems to be no research to support this claim with Juniperus Virginiana. The existing uncertainty may be due in part to the many different types of Cedarwood oils.