Cedarwood Materia Medica


Cedarwood’s most distinguishing property relative to the other wood oils is the dominating theme of “strength.” Of course, other tree oils such as pine and eucalyptus have this property to a degree. However, for cedarwood, this is the central theme of its therapeutic character.

In herbal medicine, cedar wood (particularly Cedrus deodara) has traditionally been used as a carminative and as a treatment for constipation. The bark, which exerts astringent and febrifuge (reduces fever) actions, is useful in the treatment of remittent and intermittent fevers (especially bilious fevers).

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