Here are three examples of how cedar can be used to treat a variety of infections.
1. Fungal Infections: Cedarwood essential oil can be used externally to help treat fungal infections, including athlete’s foot.
2. Lung Infections: Cedar has effective antimicrobial and antiseptic properties that support its use for the treatment of colds and flu, sore throats, cough, congestion, asthma, and other chest infections. It can be used internally as a tea, or externally as an essential oil blended with a carrier oil, such as olive or coconut oil.
3. Disinfecting Wounds: Cedar has antiseptic properties that help prevent minor surface wounds from becoming infected. A wash made of the leaves, berries, or essential oil diluted in water can help prevent infections and help heal wounds.