Cedarleaf - Thuja occidentalis

Native Americans have used Thuja Cedar leaf tea for headaches and colds, in cough syrups, and in steam baths for rheumatism, arthritis, congestion, and gout. Cedar Leaf Thuja Essential oil is in a class of trees called Arbor vitae or "tree of life".

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County of Origin Canada, France
Botanical Family Cupressceae
Therapeutic Properties Antirheumatic, anthelmintic, antiviral, astringent, cicatrizant, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, hemostatic, hypotensive, insect repellent, parasiticide for skin, rubefacient, stimulant for nerves, sudorific, uterus and heart muscles, tonic,vermifuge.
Chemical Family Ketone
Approx. Shelf Life 4-5 years
Plant Parts Leaves, twigs, bark, heartwood
Note Classification Middle | Base
Method of Extraction Steam Distilled
Blends well with Bergamot, Cardamon, Fir Needle Canadian, Patchouli, Sandalwood

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History: Native Americans have used Thuja Cedar leaf tea for headaches and colds, in cough syrups, and in steam baths for rheumatism, arthritis, congestion, and gout. This oil is used in pharmaceutical products because of its therapeutic properties, as well as perfume, toiletries, cosmetics, soaps and detergents, because of its aromatic properties. The thuja tree must be fifteen years old before it can be used for its essential oil. 

Characteristics: Also known as Eastern White Cedar, Northern White Cedar, Cedar Leaf, Tree Of Life and American Arborvitae, it grows near fresh water. Cedar Leaf Oil is used in perfumes, toiletries, cosmetics, soaps and detergents for its aromatic properties.

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Mode of Administration: Not recommended for aromatherapy use. Essential oil therapy will use in the bath and massage.

Safety: Due to the presence of thujone in this oil, please consult a physician prior to using it. Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided. This oil is listed as an abortifacient (a drug or agent causing abortion). Do not use during pregnancy.

 

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2005
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopaedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopeadia Britannica. USA, 2014
Photos attribution – istock Photos
Safety Considerations:
        Do not take essential oils internally.
        Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
        Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text).
        The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe.
        Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a healthcare provider.
        The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
        You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.
        Contact your Health Care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.
 Information and statements regarding Kelley products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition or disease.  All information, content and product descriptions contained within this site is for reference purposes and is not intended to substitute advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or other licensed health-care professional. You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.  Contact your Health Care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.
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    Cedarleaf - Thuja occidentalis

    Cedarleaf - Thuja occidentalis

    Native Americans have used Thuja Cedar leaf tea for headaches and colds, in cough syrups, and in steam baths for rheumatism, arthritis, congestion, and gout. Cedar Leaf Thuja Essential oil is in a class of trees called Arbor vitae or "tree of life".

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