Thuja Twigs Cut & Sifted

Thuja Twigs Cut & Sifted

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Thuja is an evergreen species of tree in the cypress family found primarily in wetland forest areas throughout eastern Canada and U.S., as well as the Great Lakes region. Although it is commonly called yellow cedar, swamp cedar and several variations of white cedar, Thuja is not in the cedar genus.

Due to the presence of thujone, the fan-like foliage of this tree is generally limited to being used to make infusions and tinctures for skin care preparations and natural cleaning products.

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a.
quick look

information at a glance
approximate twigs to lb
originunited states
active compoundsCoumarins, Flavonoids, Tannins, Volatile oil
plant part usedleaves
processingtwigs

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in a container with a tight lid in a cool, dry location.
appearance & aromaFern-like green twigs. Aroma is described as slightly fruity and camphoraceous.

c.
uses

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cosmeticUse hot water infusions as a skin wash and oil infusions to produce salves and ointments. Thuja leaf may also be tinctured for topical use.
safetyDue to the presence of thujone, this herb is limited to topical use.

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d.
flavor profile

thuja twigs

Not for culinary use.

e.
formulas & recipes

thuja twigs

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f.
what else you should know

thuja twigs

Thuja is a North American evergreen in the cypress family that is also known as Eastern White Cedar, Northern White Cedar and Swamp Cedar. Upon learning from Native Americans how to use the foliage to combat scurvy, the 16th century French explorer Jacques Cartier gave thuja the nickname of “tree of life.”

The leaves of the tree as well as its timber are fragrant. In fact, its genus name is adapted from a Greek word that means “to fumigate.” The wood, which is rot and pest-resistant, was burned by the ancient Greeks as an offering to the Gods.

Thuja contains compounds that provide astringent properties when applied topically. Use the dried leaf to prepare skin washes, salves, ointments and other body care products.



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