||Thuja, Indian Cedar, White Cedar
||Fruity, camphoraceaous odour
|Main GC components
||a-thujone, b-thujone, a-pinene, camphene, d-sabinene, fenchone, camphone, terpinen-4-ol and bornyl acetate
|Plant parts used
||Leaves and twigs
|Region of origin
Thuja oil contains thujone which is toxic and constitutes a neurotoxin which can lead to spasms, convulsions, diarrhea and gastro-enteritis.
IT MUST NOT BE USED DURING PREGNANCY AS THUJONE CAN CAUSE AN ABORTIVE REACTION THROUGH UTERINE CONTRACTIONS
Thuja can be a useful addition to insect repellents and related pet products. It is reported to have anti-rheumatic and rubefacient properties and so may also be useful in muscle rubs and sports products.
- Consultation with a suitably qualified practitioner is recommended prior to use
- For external use only.
- Do not apply to skin undiluted
- Dot not use during pregnancy
- Perform a patch test prior to use