Thuja (White Cedar) Essential Oil (Thuja occidentalis)
Thuja (White Cedar) may also be referred to as American arborvitae, Eastern arborvitae, Eastern white cedar or Northern white cedar. It is typically processed using steam or hydro distillation as a method for extracting oil from the needles, twigs/branches.
- Aroma Description:
- Common Name(s): American arborvitae, Eastern arborvitae, Eastern white cedar or Northern white cedar
Synonyms(s) for Thuja occidentalis: Cupressus arborvitae, Thuja obtusa, Thuja odorata, Thuja procera, Thuja theophrastii
- Botanical Family: Cupressaceae
- Botanical Genus: Thuja
- Chemical Family: Ketones
- Perfumery Note: Middle
- Indigenous Country: Canada
- Cultivation: Distiller is Certified Organic
- Processing Methods: Steam or Hydro Distillation
- Part Typically Used: Needles, Twigs/Branches
- Shelf Life: 5-6 years
[LC] Least Concern
- Ethically and sustainably sourced
- Not recommended or safe if pregnant or nursing
- Not recommend or safe for children
Benefits & Uses
Therapeutic Benefits of Thuja (White Cedar):
Analgesic Anti-anxiety Anti-depressant Anti-fungal Anti-septic Aphrodisiac Astringent Circulatory stimulant Diuretic Expectorant Mucolytic Nervine Sedative
Cautions & Safety
Safety Precautions for Thuja (White Cedar):
Hazards: Neurotoxicity. Contraindicated while Pregnant or Breastfeeding Should not be taken in oral doses.
Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities
Energetics and Chakras Qualites of Thuja (White Cedar):
4th Chakra - Unconditional Love 6th Chakra - Perspective 7th Chakra - Higher Information Clarity Expansive Meditative Purifying Uplifting
Thuja (White Cedar) Articles or Publications:
- PubMed: Flavonol isolated from ethanolic leaf extract of Thuja occidentalis arrests the cell cycle at G2-M and induces ROS-independent apoptosis in A549 cells, targeting nuclear DNA.
- PubMed: Ethanolic extract of Thuja occidentalis blocks proliferation of A549 cells and induces apoptosis in vitro.
- PubMed: Plant light interception can be explained via computed tomography scanning: demonstration with pyramidal cedar (Thuja occidentalis, Fastigiata).
- PubMed: Interannual consistency in canopy stomatal conductance control of leaf water potential across seven tree species.
- PubMed: Analysis of shoot apical organization in six species of the Cupressaceae based on chimeric behavior.
- PubMed: Seedbed and moisture availability determine safe sites for early Thuja occidentalis (Cupressaceae) regeneration.
- PubMed: Mechanisms of drought response in Thuja occidentalis L. II. Post-conditioning water stress and stress relief.
- PubMed: Water Relations and Hydraulic Architecture of a Tropical Tree (Schefflera morototoni) : Data, Models, and a Comparison with Two Temperate Species (Acer saccharum and Thuja occidentalis).
- PubMed: A dynamic model for water flow in a single tree: evidence that models must account for hydraulic architecture.