Also Known as: Thuja plicata, Thuja occidentalis, Thuja, American Arbor Vitae, Tree Of Life, Bati Mazizi, Eastern Arborvitae, False White Cedar, Hackmatack, Mazi Aghaji Mazu, Northern White Cedar, Po, Umur Aghaji, Western Arbor Vitae, Yellow Cedar, Swamp Cedar, American Arborvitae, Arborvitae, White Cedar, and Canoewood.
Farming Type: Wild Crafted
Cedar is native to North America, and was once used by the Native Americans to create canoes, earning it the title “Canoewood”. It was later affectionately nicknamed ‘Arbor Vitae’, a French term for Tree of Life, after supposedly curing one of Jacques Cartier’s men of scurvy during a 16th century expedition. As a result, Thuja occidentalis was imported to Europe for its medicinal properties, but now is primarily viewed as an ornamental tree.
Typical preparations include tea, incense, in ceremony, in sachets, and as an extract. The leaves have an aromatic flavor and scent, and may be used with caution as a tea. The extract has antibacterial and constricting properties when used externally on skin, and may be a skin irritant.
Note: When used as a dietary agent- Not to be used for extended periods of time, and only to be administered by someone qualified in the appropriate use of this substance. Not to be used while pregnant or during breastfeeding. There are no reported hazards when using it as ceremony, in incense of other household crafted items.
In magick, This wonderful herb makes an excellent incense with sun properties and produce a warm but not hot smell, woodsy and soothing. Cedarwood smoke was inhaled by oracles prior to prophecy, works well for consecrating a wand, and plays a part in Midsummer celebrations. This herb is also helpful for working on the ego or centering oneself and building self-esteem. A wonderful herb to add to all Healing spells as well!.
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