Cedar nut oil is considered the most useful oil, it has a high content of vitamins and minerals, has an excellent taste and is easily absorbed in the body. It is used for food and cosmetic purposes. It is capable of treating many diseases related to the digestive tract, boosts immunity and strengthens the nervous system.
Cedar is a common but misnomer for several species of pine trees (Pinus) that have edible seeds known as pine nuts. Siberian cedar, or Siberian cedar pine (Pinussibirica) grows in Altai. Abundant harvests of pine nuts are rare – once every 5–6 years. They are collected by hand.
Cedar nut oil contains a huge number of vitamins, macro- and microelements, which in combination have a beneficial effect on various human organs. For example, vitamins F, E, D and B have wound healing and bactericidal properties, in their combination they can strengthen hair, teeth, nails.
It is also an excellent remedy for skin lesions – for psoriasis, trophic ulcers, neurodermatitis, eczema, etc.
The combination of vitamins E, B, A and D is used to treat rickets, gout and articular rheumatism.
The benefits of cedar nut oil
Due to the high content of amino acids, essential oils, vitamins, micro- and macroelements, cedar nut oil has not only useful, but healing properties:
vitamin F and polyunsaturated acids improve blood circulation, regulate fat metabolism, remove toxins and heavy metals from the body;
vitamin E prevents skin aging, the development of atherosclerosis, the formation of blood clots;
vitamins B1, B2, B3 “calm down” the nervous system, improve blood composition, raise mood and fight mental disorder. Also, vitamins of this group are able to raise efficiency and restore human vital energy.
Cedar nut oil has a beneficial effect on “male strength”, it enhances potency.
The product also helps women – it treats some forms of infertility. Pregnant women and lactating mothers are advised to use pine nut oil in their diet. It enhances lactation and increases the fat content of breast milk. And during pregnancy, the use of cedar nut oil contributes to the proper development of the fetus.
Pine nut oil is used for diseases of the kidneys, respiratory organs, endocrine system, and bladder.
Used as a medicinal supplement during viral and respiratory diseases.
It improves the condition of the mucous membranes, skin and vision, strengthens the heart and increases brain activity.
Cedar oil is useful for people of different ages – for children for the proper formation of the body, for the elderly – for keeping the body in good shape.
The harm of cedar nut oil
Of course, every product has contraindications. But an interesting fact, cedar nut oil is devoid of any dangerous substances for the human body, it is harmless.
The only thing that can be a caveat is its excessive, uncontrolled use. Well, and individual intolerance to pine nuts.
Cedar oil in cosmetology
Cedar nut oil contains more vitamin E than olive or coconut oil. And vitamin E is recognized as the vitamin of youth. The combination of vitamins and microelements eliminates dryness and flaking of the skin, promotes cell renewal, restores skin firmness and elasticity. Also, cedar nut oil is able to smooth out fine wrinkles and improve complexion.
Cedar oil is added to various creams, masks, lotions and other cosmetics. It is beautiful and pure, just put a little amount on a cotton pad and wipe your face with it. This oil is good for massage to improve skin tone and prevent skin diseases. Cedar nut oil is also used orally – 1 tsp. 2 times a day for 20 days.
Cedar nut oil has a beneficial effect on all human organs. It needs quite a bit to prolong youth and prevent many diseases.
Cedar nut oil VS cedar essential oil
Pine nut oil should not be confused with essential oil obtained from the bark of real cedars, for example, Atlas cedar (lat.Cédrus atlántica).
Cedar essential oil with woody, resinous notes in the aroma has a pronounced antiseptic effect, improves blood circulation, balances hormonal metabolism. It is a powerful adaptogen for mental and physical exertion, restores energy balance. It is widely used in cosmetology.
No cedar oil is used for frying food. The sphere of culinary use of this oil is the final flavoring of dishes; cedar oil is most often used to flavor salads and vegetable dishes.
In remote Siberian villages, where the daily delivery of food is difficult, housewives even today bake bread with their own hands according to old recipes in home ovens. Fragrant homemade bread for a surprisingly long time does not stale, and when it dries, it does not become moldy. The secret of Siberian bread is in cedar oil, which is added to the dough as a preservative.
During Great Lent, when the use of animal fats is prohibited, Orthodox Christians in Siberia often prepare food with cedar oil.