25 November 2008

Botanical Name
Thuja occidentalis

Origin
East Asia

Color
Colourless to pale green

Consistency/Viscosity
Light consistency

Aroma
Woody, fruity aroma

Extraction Method
Thuja oil is extracted by fresh leaves and twigs using steam distillation

Constituents and Chemical Composition
A-thujone, b-thujone, a-pinene, camphene, d-sabinene, fenchone, camphone, terpinen-4-ol and bornyl acetate

Therapeutic Properties
Anti rheumatic, astingent, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, insect repellent, rubefacient, stimulant, tonic, vermifuge

Uses for Health Benefits (Indications)
Helpful in: coughs, fever, intestinal parasites, venereal diseases, cystitis, rheumatism, gout, warts, abnormal cell growths, polyps, skin cancers, tumors of skin, mucosa

Precaution
  • Taken in excess, this oil can produce unpleasant results
  • It is an abortifacient (agent causing abortion) and convulsant in overdose
  • The leaf oil is considered toxic
  • Do not use during pregnancy
  • Do not use without medical supervision
Blend With
Armoise, Cedarwood, Citrus Oils, Lavender, Pine Needle

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