Thuja Leaf is from a tree in a genus of coniferous trees in the Cupressaceae (cypress family). There are five species in the genus, two native to North America and three native to eastern Asia. The genus is monophyletic and sister to Thujopsis. They are……..
Thuja koraiensis – Korean Thuja
Thuja occidentalis – Eastern Arborvitae, Northern Whitecedar (this product)
Thuja plicata – Western Redcedar
Thuja standishii – Japanese Thuja
Thuja sutchuenensis – Sichuan Thuja
Thuja is an immunomodulator and is used effectively in the treatment of respiratory infections and bacterial infections
It is also known as The Northern White Cedar. Eastern White Cedar, White Cedar, Swamp Cedar, False White Cedar, American arborvitae
Traditional Uses of Thuja Leaf:-
Thuja Leaf is considered an excellent treatment for the common cold Thuja in combination with other herbal immunomodulator herbs like echinacea is thought to act even more effectively to stimulate the immune system.
A tea made from the leaves is used as a stimulating expectorant that is useful for treating bronchitis, colds and other respiratory problems. Externally the infusion is used as a skin wash for skin diseases like psoriasis, and fungal infections. Thuja may also be used in hot compresses and steam baths to ease rheumatism, arthritis, and achy muscles. an infused oil of the leaves made into a balm is soothing and effectve for aches, pains and to clear the nasal passages if used as a rub.
Cautions with Thuja Leaf:-
Thuja leaves are an abortifacient and irritant for digestive, urinary and reproductive systems and can produce nervous afflictions and convulsions when taken in large doses since the component Thujone is present which is a potent neurotoxin. It should not be taken during pregnancy.