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Thuja Essential Oil  


$ 30.43

Extraction Method - Steam Distillation

Certificate - ISO, GMP, Organic, IFRA, FSSAI, Halal

Source - Leaves


Botanical Name:  Thuja occidentalis Common name:  Cedar leaf, white cedar, eastern white Read More

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Botanical Name: 

Thuja occidentalis

Common name: 

Cedar leaf, white cedar, eastern white cedar, eastern arborvitae, swamp cedar

Plant family: 





Colorless to pale yellow liquid


The aroma is camphoraceous, fresh, green and herbal agrestic.

Blends With:

Armoise, cedarwood, lemon, lavender, pine


North America


Leaves and Terminal Branches

Method of Extraction

Steam Distillation


Cedar trees in general have a long history of use for furniture and buildings as well as in various herbal remedies and aromatherapy preparations. According to the Old Testament, King Hiram of Tyre sent cedar wood from Lebanon to King Solomon for the construction of the Temple in Jerusalem. Cedar wood has also been used for centuries to line closets or make chests to protect clothing from moths. The fragrant wood was also used by Native Americans as well as the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans as an ingredient in incense blends.

Thuja is a genus of coniferous trees in the Cupressaceae (cypress) family. There are five species in the genus, two natives to North America and three native to eastern Asia. The genus is monophyletic and sister to Thujopsis. They are commonly known as arborvitaes (from Latin for tree of life) or Thujas; several species are widely known as cedar but, because they are not true cedars (Cedrus), it has been recommended to call them red-cedars or white-cedars.

Thuja occidentalis, commonly known as Arbor vitae or white cedar, is indigenous to eastern North America and is grown in Europe as an ornamental tree. The plant was first identified as a remedy by native Indians in Canada during a 16th century expedition and was found to prove effective in the treatment of weakness from scurvy. In folk medicine, Thuja occ has been used to treat bronchial catarrh, enuresis, cystitis, psoriasis, uterine carcinomas, amenorrhea and rheumatism. Today, it is mainly used in homeopathy as mother tincture or dilution. In combination with other immunomodulating plants, such as Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea pallida and Baptisia tinctoria, this medicinal plant is also used as evidence-based phytotherapy for acute and chronic infections of the upper respiratory tract, and as an adjuvant to antibiotics in severe bacterial infections such as bronchitis, angina, pharyngitis, otitis media and sinusitis.


The complete range of conditions or methods of use are beyond our control therefore we do not assume any responsibility and expressly disclaim any liability for any use of this product. Information contained herein is believed to be true and accurate however, all statements or suggestions are made without warranty, expressed or implied, regarding accuracy of the information, the hazards connected with the use of the material or the results to be obtained from the use thereof. Compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and local regulations remains the responsibility of the user.

The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made by Venkatramna Industries as to the medicinal value of any products from or by us. The information presented here is for educating our customers about the traditional uses of essential oils and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.

As per NAHA guidelines, New Directions Aromatics (NDA) does not recommend the ingestion of essential oils. It is imperative to consult a medical practitioner before using Essential Oils for therapeutic purposes. Pregnant and nursing women and those taking prescription drugs are especially advised not to use this product without the medical advice of a physician. The oil should always be stored in an area that is inaccessible to children, especially those under the age of 7.

In Western herbal medicine, cedar leaf oil was used as an emmenagogue, abortifacient, vermifuge, diuretic, and digestive aid. It was applied externally to relieve the pains of arthritis and rheumatism, to treat external fungal infections of the skin (ringworm and thrush), and to remove anal or genital warts . Native Americans used cedar leaf preparations to relieve headache and to prevent scurvy. Cedar leaves and twigs are in fact rich in vitamin C , and it was their effectiveness in preventing or treating scurvy that led to the tree's being called arbor vitae or tree of life. In addition, recent research has shown that extracts prepared from either Thuja occidentalis or Thuja plicata do in fact have antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. A group of German researchers reported in 2002 that an extract prepared from cedar leaf, alcohol, and water inhibits the reproduction of influenza virus type A, while a team of researchers in Japan found that an extract of Western red cedar was effective in treating eczema . Lastly, another group of Japanese researchers reported in 2003 that several compounds isolated from the stem bark of Japanese cedar appear to have significant antitumor activity.

In traditional Chinese medicine, the leaves, and stems of Thuja orientalis are used to treat nervous disorders, insomnia, and heart palpitations, as well as to stop hemorrhages and bring down fevers. Traditional Chinese physicians also make a preparation of fresh cedar leaves steeped for seven days in a 60% alcohol solution to promote hair growth. The mixture is rubbed on the bald spots three times daily.

The homeopathic preparation known as Thuja is made from the leaves of Thuja occidentalis and is given to treat soft or bleeding warts on the chin, genitals, or anus. The most widely used homeopathic materia medica, or reference book, also recommends Thuja for headaches that feel like a nail is being driven into the head; vertigo brought on by standing up; emotional depression and restlessness; pain or itching in the scalp; painful swallowing or a feeling of obstruction in the throat; intense thirst at night or early in the morning; stomach cramps that are worse in the evening; difficulty in breathing combined with a violent thirst for cold water; frequent need to urinate, with frothy or cloudy urine; insomnia or restless sleep; or fever and chills that grow worse toward evening.

In aromatherapy, cedar leaf oil is classified as a base note, which means that it has a very long-lasting scent when added to a perfume or incense blend. One Canadian producer of essential oil advises, "… the scent is strong and should be used sparingly. One small application is all you need!" It is considered to have a sedative or calming effect, and is recommended for treating anxiety states as well as asthma, bronchitis, and head colds. Some aromatherapists also recommend cedar leaf oil for treating acne and dandruff. 


·        Common cold.

·        Stimulating immune function.

·        Bronchitis.

·        Pneumonia.

·        Skin infections.

·        Nerve pain.

·        Strep throat.

·        Abortions.

·        Osteoarthritis.

·        Joint pain.

·        Muscle aches.

·        Skin diseases.

·        Cancer.

·        Warts.

·        Use as an insect repellent.



Key Constituents

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Bornyl acetate















a-terpinyl acetate










Safety Summary

·        Hazardous No Data

·        Contraindications Not Known

Organ Specific Effects

·        Adverse skin reactions: undiluted cedar leaf oil was moderately irritating to rabbits, but was not irritating to mice, tested at 4% on 25 volunteers it was neither irritating nor sensitizing. It is non-phototoxic.

Systemic Effects

·        Chronic toxicity: May cause allergic reactions on skin.

·        Inhalation: Inhalation of high concentrations of vapor may result in irritation of eyes, nose and throat, headache, nausea, and dizziness.

·        Skin contact: Adverse skin effects should be prevented by normal care and personal hygiene.

·        Eye contact: Possible irritation should be prevented by wearing safety glasses.

·        Ingestion: Low order toxicity causing irritation of the stomach and intestines which results in nausea and vomiting

·        Repeated exposure: Repeated or prolonged contact may cause redness, irritation and scaling of skin (Dermatitis).


·        Toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects environment. Avoid any pollution of ground, surface or underground water.

·        Persistence and degradability Biodegradation is expected.

·        Bio-accumulative potential No Data available.

·        Mobility in soil Unknown 

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