Properties and application of cedar oil
Benefits, harms and composition of cedar oil
Cedar oil is a popular product, primarily in those areas where cedar grows – in Siberia. Because of the rarity of the product in other regions of the country it is popular among the general population and he is assigned almost miraculous properties in terms of treatment and prevention of many diseases. Such popularity is due to advertising and popular rumor. Relatively recently, such properties were attributed to the bee honey and as soon as the honey filled the shelves of all the stores – it is forgotten, took – for cedar oil. That is why in this article we propose to objectively consider the composition, the benefits and possible harm of cedar oil for the human body.
To begin with we should remember that only cedar oil of first extraction, which is obtained by cold method, is beneficial for the human body. All subsequent hot methods of obtaining cedar oil are suitable only for its subsequent technical use or for use in confectionery purposes, where often calories are taken into account, but not useful properties. All this leads to the fact that cedar oil is quite an expensive product. For example, the oil “Royal Cedar with oleoresin” in the online store “Royal Cedar” is offered at a price of 640 rubles per 100 ml. The average market price of first-pressed cedar oil is not less than 1000 rubles per 250 ml. More affordable prices can be found in the regions of Siberia, usually in individuals who are engaged in collecting cedar nuts and making their own oil.
It is necessary to remember that the shelf life of cedar oil is not more than one year. After a year of keeping the oil in cool conditions the concentration of oxidized fatty acids in it increases and it may be harmful for your health rather than useful. Therefore if you buy cedar oil calculate if you are able to use it up within a year or not.
Cedar oil contains the same fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins as other oils but in different proportions. It also boasts a rich composition of macronutrients, trace elements and essential amino acids. It is a special combination of these elements allows us to talk about the benefits of this, in fact, food product.
Cedar oil contains more than 93% of unsaturated fatty acids, while the proportion of saturated fatty acids does not exceed 7%. For example, linoleic acid is 46% of total fat and linolenic acid 20% of total fat. This composition provides a beneficial effect of cedar oil on the metabolism of fats in the body, including the early normalization of cholesterol levels by following a diet aimed at reducing it. Consequently, cedar oil will be an excellent protector of your blood vessels from aging – atherosclerosis, and healthy blood vessels ensure a healthy heart and mental clarity. If atherosclerosis has already damaged your vessels with cedar oil you can only inhibit its further development – no cleansing of the vessels is out of the question – it is the task of vascular surgeons, not cedar oil.
Cedar oil contains a large number of fat-soluble vitamins. Vitamin A in the form of carotenoids 31 mg per 100 ml of oil, vitamin E 55 mg per 100 ml of product, vitamin D 0.07 mg per 100 ml of product. The first vitamin is actively involved in dark vision, vitamin E ensures reproductive function and cell division, and vitamin D is involved in calcium metabolism, thus taking care of the safety of your bone system. The oil also contains water-soluble vitamins such as B1, B2 and PP in amounts of 1.6-1.7-15 mg per 100 ml of product respectively. These vitamins are actively involved in stabilizing the transmission of nerve signals, skin renewal. Vitamin PP affects the vascular system – expanding it, thus improving blood flow to organs and soft tissues.
Cedar oil is rich in macronutrients and trace elements. It alone contains 840 mg of phosphorus per 100 ml of product, 650 mg of potassium per 100 ml of product, magnesium 552 mg per 100 ml of product, calcium 110 mg per 100 ml of product, zinc 20 mg per 100 ml of product, iron 19 mg per 100 ml of product, iodine 0.6 mg per 100 products. Large amounts of phosphorus and calcium combined with vitamin D ensure the normalization of calcium metabolism and the prevention of osteoporosis. Large amounts of potassium and magnesium provide normalization of blood pressure or lowering it by taking smaller amounts of drugs aimed at treating hypertension.
Cedar oil also contains a large amount of essential amino acids. Thus, the oil is not only a source of energy but also a quality food that provides the body with protein for the synthesis of hormones, transport proteins, etc.
Speaking about the possible harm of pine nut oil, we can only note that it is dangerous if you are allergic to pine nuts. In this case it is contraindicated to you. Also like any oil it requires observance of storage conditions, as the consumption of spoiled oil can be dangerous for your health. No other side effects of cedar oil are described in the literature.
Also keep in mind that the above is the composition of pure cedar oil . Many do not sell pure cedar oil, but rather improved formulations with other oils added. If you visit the online store “Cedar Cedar” you can read the composition of certain products. For example, the “Cedar Cedar Oil with Oleoresin” presented above contains not only cedar oil, but also cedar resin, linseed oil, walnut oil, milk thistle oil, sea buckthorn oil, pumpkin oil and propolis oil. Naturally, the broader composition of the product improves the composition of cedar oil and expands its range of action.
Nevertheless, miracles, as well as znakhar’s properties of cedar oil and other oils should not be expected – it is just a unique food or biologically active additive, which even when consumed in minimal amounts (from 1 teaspoon per day) will allow you to normalize many metabolic processes in the body, improving the function of many organs and systems.
Cedar oil is obtained from the nuts of cedar pine. This pine is an evergreen tree, which is widely distributed in Russia, as well as in Asia, in Mongolia and Korea. Cedar lives very long, up to 700 years, and bears fruit about once every 2 years. But the greatest number of nuts pine produces only once every 5 years.
Cedar oil is valued precisely because it is environmentally friendly, a completely natural product that has no artificial equivalents. It surpasses all known other vegetable oils in useful properties, and has been used for centuries by people to treat various diseases. In particular, it is used to treat hypertension, to help with skin lesions (including burns, like sea buckthorn oil), and to help the stomach.
Cedar oil is obtained using a cold-pressing technique. The result is an oil of a pleasant amber color that has a noticeable nut flavor and contains a high concentration of protein and fatty acids. If cedar oil is to be used in perfumery or for technical purposes, a hot method of extraction is used. Cold-pressed oil is used in cooking, cosmetology and as a medicine.
Cedar oil owes its therapeutic properties to its composition: it contains a high concentration of various vitamins, a lot of useful fatty acids and minerals. It is a large number of useful substances allows the use of oil for cosmetology and medicinal purposes. Its main advantage is that it is easily absorbed by the human body, has no contraindications for use and not only not prohibited, but even shown for use in children, because children’s bodies most in need to get all the necessary vitamins and minerals.
In folk medicine, cedar oil has always been considered an excellent cure for tuberculosis, they treated high blood pressure and save people from diseases of the intestines and stomach. In addition, it is prescribed to people who have varicose veins: you only need to rub cedar oil on your feet twice a day for treatment.
The high concentration of vitamins in the cedar nut oil has a positive effect on the heart and blood vessels, including the arteries, improves the nervous system, can stabilize blood composition, and also acts as a good preventive maintenance of blood diseases, blood vessels and heart.
The antioxidants it contains can reduce harmful cholesterol levels in the blood, stimulate the immune system and also help the body to eliminate excess fluid. In addition, cedar oil helps with a variety of skin injuries, including wounds or burns. It can stimulate wound healing, so it is widely used to help with burns, frostbite or superficial wounds. In addition, it helps the normal functioning of the intestines and stomach, removes harmful salts and toxic substances from the body, can relieve pain and has a soothing effect.
Useful properties of cedar oil:
Cedar oil is widely used in cosmetology because it is able to act as a rejuvenating agent, restoring the skin, improving the condition of hair and nails. It is recommended that people who smoke or drink alcohol, as it can reduce the harmful effects of these habits on the body.
Composition of cedar oil
Cedar oil contains 5 times more vitamin E than olive oil. This is a very important vitamin because it improves the general state of the body, improves metabolism, helps women to fight many gynecological diseases. In addition, it prevents the formation of cholesterol plaques in the blood vessels. But the most highly valued cedar oil is due to a high concentration of vitamin PP.
It also contains fatty acids necessary for the human body. Most of all in cedar oil contains linolenic acid, which normalizes cholesterol levels. This acid is not produced by our body, so it is very important that we get it from the diet.
|Saturated fatty acids|
|Unsaturated fatty acids, in % of total fatty acids|
|Vitamin E||55 mg|
|Vitamin D||0.07 mg|
|Vitamin B1||1.6 mg|
|Vitamin B2||1.7 mg|
|Vitamin B3 (PP)||14 mg|
|Irreplaceable||70% of the total composition|
|Substitutable||30% of the total composition|
In addition, a rich composition helps the body get rid of chronic fatigue syndrome, significantly improves performance – mental and physical.
Cedar oil treatment
Cedar oil is advised to use for people who are undergoing treatment for various infections, skin diseases (including allergic reactions or psoriasis), as well as colds and with a clear decrease in immunity. It is also good for metabolic problems and for treating various skin lesions. As an auxiliary treatment it is extremely effective in treating diseases of the endocrine glands, as well as normalizing cholesterol levels, improving metabolism, stimulating blood circulation in the brain, and consequently improving performance and increasing intellectual abilities. It is used for almost all gastrointestinal problems, including conditions such as gastritis, heartburn or constipation. It is used as an adjunct therapeutic agent in the treatment of ulcers, gastritis or pancreatitis.
Frame oil is attributed the ability to treat infertility, it has a very positive effect on male potency. It is very useful for regular use for people who live in large cities with a heavy environmental situation. No less useful it will be to people whose work is connected with exorbitant physical exertion or with a serious level of stress. It is very useful for children, as it allows the normal growth and development of the child’s body, improves immunity and saturates the body with vitamins and minerals. It is desirable before including it in children’s diet, still consult in advance with a therapist to make sure that the cedar oil will bring the child solely benefit.
How to use
For the treatment of diseases of the intestines and stomach you need to drink it in pure form by teaspoon 2 times a day, in the morning before meals, 30 minutes, and in the evening – already after dinner, not less than 2 hours. In this case, the course of treatment lasts for 3 weeks, after which a break of a week is made and the treatment is resumed. If you are planning a maintenance treatment of an ulcer or other problems of the intestines and stomach with cedar oil, be sure to consult with the doctor who is treating you about this.
For vascular disease or low blood quality, as well as high cholesterol, take it once a day 0.5 milliliters for 30 minutes before a meal for a month. This is enough to cleanse the body, the circulatory system came to normal and there was a general improvement. Since this course involves consumption in very small doses, you can extend the treatment for more than a month if you wish.
If you need to use the properties of cedar oil to heal wounds, for example, if you have recently undergone surgery or just need a faster healing, it is recommended to take it twice a day, two teaspoons before meals. Three weeks is enough for the wounds to heal, and there was a pronounced effect and relief. If necessary, this course may be extended if your doctor allows you to do so.
If high blood pressure is enough just a drop of cedar oil 2 times a day for 30 minutes before a meal, just a month of such a course will help gradually and gently lower the pressure and improve the condition of the body.
Cedar oil is not accidentally valued by cosmetologists: it can help the body to cope with a huge number of problems, both external and internal. The properties of cedar oil are used to normalize oily facial skin, and its ability to destroy bacteria is often used to remove inflammation of the skin. The large amount of antioxidants in the oil helps to improve the condition of the skin, make the face more youthful, improve its color, and protect it from the harmful effects of ultraviolet light. It is easiest to use in its pure form, replacing the usual creams with it.
For the skin
The easiest way is to apply it to the face, leave it for a while, removing the remains of the oil with a napkin. This is more than enough to make the effect visible after some time. In this way you can saturate your skin with beneficial vitamins, improve your complexion, protect your skin and have a remarkable rejuvenating effect. You can also add a few drops of cedar oil to your skin cream or milk, but you must do it immediately before use, and add it to a small portion of the product, not to the whole jar at once. Even if you don’t have time to use cedar oil, you can use it to replace the lotions and toners you use to remove your makeup. Cedar oil is both good at removing makeup residue from the face, and at the same time nourishes and moisturizes the skin. It is very useful for people with dry skin, especially in winter, as it protects the face from wind and cold, while moisturizing the skin.
Cedar oil is also very useful to help rough skin on the hands. In this case it is necessary to apply it with a thin layer on the hands at night, putting on special cosmetic gloves and leave it until morning. Only 1 time is enough for you to notice a pronounced effect of the oil, and in just a week your skin will delight you with its good condition, beauty and hydration. In addition, cedar oil both nourishes your skin and nails, which become stronger and more beautiful.
It is often recommended to use cedar oil in conjunction with a face or body massage, depending on which area you pay more attention to. It helps combat skin conditions and generally improves skin appearance and tone, which makes you look simply gorgeous.
Naturally, all of the listed beneficial properties of cedar oil are also good for hair and scalp. It is able to fight dandruff, moisturizes the scalp, normalizes greasiness, stimulates hair growth and even helps to fight baldness. In addition, it deeply nourishes the skin as well as the hair, so that it begins not only to grow faster, but also gets a shiny rich look, luster and elasticity.
If you need to revitalize your hair, mix 10 ml of olive oil and 5 ml of cedar oil, rub it on your head and leave it for 2 hours or more, then wash it off with your usual shampoo. As with any other kind of oil, cedar oil will work the better the longer you keep it on your head. It is ideal to leave a mixture of olive and cedar oil on overnight, so that it will work as best as possible. If you suffer from dandruff and an oily scalp, mix 10 ml of jojoba oil with 10 drops of cedar oil, rub into your scalp and leave on for an hour or so, then rinse. This treatment can be repeated twice a week and you will soon notice a clear result and get rid of dandruff.
Also pine nut oil is used to protect the skin from the sun and at the same time to get a beautiful and even tan. To do this before you go out in the hot sun, apply it to your skin, rub it evenly and you can start sunbathing. It is best to do this half an hour before going out, so it has time to absorb and work, protecting your skin, ensuring a beautiful even tan. To have no problems with its even application, you can simply pour it into a small sprayer, which will greatly speed up the process.
Cedar oil is a natural product, and of course, you can use it in cooking in order to simultaneously get a delicious dish, and saturate the body with useful substances, to become a little healthier.
Cedar oil during cooking loses most of its useful properties, as well as a pleasant taste, so it is recommended to add it to the dish after cooking, and even better – add it to salads of fresh vegetables.
It goes very well with poultry, various vegetables or fruits, as well as cheese. Before adding it to dishes, if you are not familiar with cedar oil, be sure to try it. The fact is that there is a noticeable sweet flavor that you may not like in an already finished dish.
The use of cedar oil is extremely important for vegetarians, because it contains a huge number of useful substances, including those found in fish. It is able to saturate the body with a lot of useful vitamins and minerals, while remaining an exclusively vegetable product.
Contraindications to use
Cedar oil is very useful and has almost no contraindications, not counting cases of allergies to nuts. Also, if you suffer from obesity, you need to reduce the amount of oil in your diet, as it is very caloric.