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Thuja Essential Oil

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Thuja occidentalis
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Common name Thuja, Indian Cedar, White Cedar
Botanical name   Thuja occidentalis
Description   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
Extraction method    Distillation
Region of origin India


CAUTION

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


USES

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.
 

SAFETY

- 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
 
 
 
 
 

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