Spiritual Uses: Associated with The Sun. Useful for healing, spirituality, purification, protection, prosperity, abundance & harmony.
The Pacific Northwest states of Washington and Oregon and the Canadian province of British Columbia is part of a greater bioregion that some geographers have named "Cascadia" - stretching north from Southeastern Alaska to Northern California and east to Western Alberta and the Rocky Mountain region of Montana. This unique part of the world is home to an abundance of species that were used as medicinal herbs by Native American peoples of the region - including Thuja plicata, or Western Red Cedar Tips.
In addition to being important among Native American herbs, Thuja plicata was used for everything from clothing to housing; among the Salish, Makah, and Tlingit peoples, Thuja plicata was practically the center of culture. Western Red Cedar Tips refers to the natural herb produced from the foliage. Medicinal benefit of this organic herb has not been scientifically studied nor proven. Thuja plicata wood is valued in the region of Cascadia for its rot and mold resistance; the fragrant volatile oils from Thuja plicata were also historically used as a repellent.
Warning: For external use only.
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