Oil Name: Cedar Leaf (Thunja)
Aroma Group: herbal
Oil Type: Essential Oil
Description: The odor is pungent and balsamic and the taste bitter, resembling camphor and terebinth
Safety: Taken in excess, Thuja Cedar Leaf essential, huja Occidentalis, can produce unpleasant results; it was officially listed as an abortifacient (a drug or agent causing abortion) and convulsing in overdose. The leaf oil is considered toxic, causing hypotens
Health Benefits: American Indians have used leaf tea for headaches and colds, in cough syrups, and in steam baths for rheumatism, arthritis, congestion, and gout; externally, as a wash for swollen feet and burns. Doctors once used the leaf tincture externally on warts, venereal warts, gonorrhea, syphilis, prostate problems, toothache, whooping cough, piles, ulcers, bed sores, and fungus infections. It is also a Folk medicine cancer remedy. Both fenchone and thujone stimulate the heart muscle. The decoction has been used in intermittent fevers, rheumatism, dropsy, coughs, scurvy, and as an emmenagogue.