Throughout history, atlas cedarwood has been used in medicines. The Egyptians used it for embalming the dead. It was used in Tibet as both a traditional medicine and an incense.
Interestingly too, North American Indians used it to enhance their spiritual communication. The indians said it created the symbolic effect of the umbrella protecting the earth and bringing energy in from the universe. They said at night the animals in the wild lay down under the tree for the protection, recharging, and rejuvenation the tree brought them.
It is anti-fungal, anti-infectious, antiseptic (urinary and pulmonary), astringent, diurectic, an insect repellant, and sedative. So with all of those properties, use this oil for bronchitis, anger/hysteria, tuberculosis, nervous tension, and urinary infections.
This oil is recognized for its purifying properties. It may also help acne, anxiety, arthritis, congestion, coughs, cystitis, dandruff, psoriasis, purification, sinusitis, skin diseases, and water retention. It may help ope the pineal gland. It also helps to reduce oily secretions.
Cedarwood oil (Cedrus atlantica) is excellent for combating hair loss (alopecia areata), it is antibacterial, and a lymphatic stimulant.
It's fragrance stimlates the limbic region of the brain (the center of emotions) and stimulates the pineal gland, which releases melatonin. Terry Friedmann MD found in clinical tests that this oil was able to successfully treat ADD and ADHA (attention deficit disorders) in children. It is recognized for its calming, purifying properties.
It is the species of plant most closely related to the biblical Cedars of Lebanon. Some Bible references in regards to Cedarwood oil follow: Leviticus 14:4,6,49, 51-52; Numbers 19:6, 24:6; II Samuel 5:11, 7:2,7; I Kings 4:33, 5:6,8,10, 6:9, 9:11; II Kings 19:23; I Chronicles 22:4, II Chronicles 1:15, 2:8, 9:27; Ezra 3:7; Isaiah 41:19; Ezekiel 17:3,22-23; Zechariah 11:2.
It is interesting that the priests in the Bible used it during their purification cerimonies. They obviously knew about it's purifying properties. These properties were even stong enough to use against leprousy (along with hyssop and scarlet).
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It has an incredibly high antioxidant (ORAC) score of 169,000 and is useful for the Nervous System of the body and the Respiratory System of the body. Always dilute Atlas Cedarwood 50-50 with a carrier oil before applying on your skin. And if you are pregnant, use it with great caution. It is listed as a FDA-approved food additive, so is a very safe oil to use.
Diffuse this wonderful oil for calming, relaxing and purifying. Apply topically on location in the area of concern (after diluting) and don't forget to the put it on the cooresponding vita flex points. To see a vita flex chart, follow this link.
It's odor is warm, soft and woody. It is a base note which, when blending for aroma, should be used in a 5-20% strength. In a 1 - 5 scale of odor intensity, it ranks a 3. Use to enhance and equalize a blend.
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