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Thuja occidentalis / Tree Of Life Cut
£8.50 – £26.00
Thuja occidentalis, also known as northern white-cedar, Arbor vitae or eastern arborvitae, is an evergreen coniferous tree, in the cypress family Cupressaceae.
The name arborvitae is particularly used in the horticultural trade in the United States. It is Latin for “tree of life” – due to the supposed medicinal properties of the sap, bark and twigs.
Unlike the closely related western red-cedar (Thuja plicata), northern white-cedar is only a small or medium-sized tree, growing to a height of 15m. It grows naturally in wet forests, being particularly abundant in coniferous swamps where other larger and faster-growing trees cannot compete successfully.
It is native to eastern Canada and much of the north, central and upper North-eastern United States.
Medicinal Action and Uses
Anti-Bacterial – Thuja has also antibacterial and antifungal properties and can, therefore, be used for the treatment of infected wounds, burns and skin infections such as ringworm.
Anti-Rheumatic – Thuja can be used to ease rheumatism, arthritis, and achy muscles. It increases blood circulation and thus reduce pain and stiffness.
Diuretic – The herb can be used to treat cystitis and bed wetting problems in children.
Expectorant – The herbs expectorant and anti-catarrhalqualities make it a useful herb to treat acute bronchitis and other respiratory disorders.
Topical uses – It is useful in skin washes and baths to address skin problems like psoriasis, worts and infectious skin diseases such as scabies.
Product is supplied in Resealable Foil Bags.
250gm, 500gm, 1000gm