THUJA ESSENTIAL OIL
Size: 5 ml. iolet glass bottle
Production method: Steam distillation from needles and small branches
Botanical name: Thuja plicata (aka Red cedar)
Note: A similar species, Thuja occidentals, is known as white cedar.
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Thuja essential oil evokes the ancient wisdom of the boreal forests of Earth, with its deep forest aroma.
Energetically, it helps to transmute karma, enabling people to see with clarity the causal factors in disease and life conditions. Instead of going round and round the wheel, recreating suffering over and over, a new path is opened up and seen. One now has the ability to choose a lighter and more direct path of evolution.
• Anti-allergenic • Anti-bacterial • Anti-cancer • Anti-infectious • Anti-tussive • Anti-viral • Cicatrizant • Diuretic • Disinfectant • Emmenagogue • Expectorant • Febrifuge • Mucolytic • Parasiticide • Rubefacient • Tonic: uterine, nerve, heart • Vermifuge
Internal–oral, inhalation, suppository
External–topical application, massage, local or spinal compress, application to energy centers and meridian points
Top note: Sweet, green, resinous notes
Heart Note: Sweet, green, resinous, woody, balsamic notes
Base Note: Soft, woody, balsamic notes
Tenacity: Medium high
In natural perfumery thuja essential oil is used in making chypres, fougeres, green notes, sacred perfumes, and forest notes. Combines well with cedar, birch, English chamomile, green mandarin, and eucalyptus macarthurii, among many others.
Observations and Anecdotal Information
Thuja essential oil is an herbal cancer treatment used by Native North Americans. The oil has a very high level of anti-cancer, anti-tumoral and anti-viral properties, and is one of the herbalist’s most valuable resources in the healing of cancer. It is considered a Master Herb by Native American grandmothers, and it has earned that title completely.
It has been used as a topical treatment for viral conditions, and against viral warts and genital herpes.
Thuja is a valuable additive to cancer salves and drawing pastes; it can draw toxicity and infection out of tissue without harming the healthy cells.
It is also a parasiticide, again helpful for eliminating the underlying causal factor in most cancer conditions. It can be added to cleansing formulas and parasite teas and tonics. It can be taken daily for this purpose, but should normally not be taken for longer than 28 days at a time. Inexperienced people should only use it internally with help from an herbalist or natural health professional until one has experience with this oil.
Thuja essential oil is known to strengthen the heart, tone the nervous system, and regenerate prostate and uterine conditions. Because it has a high ketone content, it must be used carefully and consciously; not for pregnant women, children, and those with conditions that should avoid ketones.
When in doubt, it can be made into a homeopathic, in which case it will not create any toxic reactions. It is also a good massage oil, with powerful pain relieving qualities.
Thuja is a master herb that can teach us much about healing very toxic conditions in the body. Like many shaman’s herbs, this oil should be approached gently and humbly, by asking the spirit of thuja to guide and teach. Many herbal healing secrets bordering on the miraculous, can be accessed through the wisdom of this plant, for those who are patient and willing to put the information to use.
• Generally recognized as safe at normal dosage.
• Avoid essential oil contact with eyes.
• Do not use with infants and small children, unless directed by a health care professional.
• Do not use during pregnancy or lactation.
• Store safely out of the reach of children.
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