thuja essential oil
The warm and resinous aroma of thuja essential oil tones the entire body and, like a hand, relieves fatigue and irritability. This remedy is also effective in many inflammatory and congestive processes in the organs of the respiratory, digestive and genitourinary systems.
Tui essential oil is obtained by steam distillation from the needles or cones of the plant of the same name. Thuja belongs to the Cypress family and is an evergreen tree with a pyramidal shape and a height of about 20 meters. The homeland of the thuja is North America, but today, for decorative purposes, this beautiful tree with widely spread pillars and flat leaves is cultivated on almost all continents. If you believe the legends, then it was the thuja that decorated the castle of Jupiter, and it was also kindled in honor of all the gods. American Indians boiled the bark and leaves of this coniferous tree to prevent viral and infectious diseases and to treat rheumatism. Many called thuja the tree of life, and the first to officially declare its medicinal qualities was the founder of homeopathy Hannemann. He also included this tree in a number of homeopathic preparations. In the 19th century, bronchial asthma, venereal diseases, uterine and intestinal bleeding were treated with an infusion of young thuja shoots; it has also been used as an anthelmintic.
Tui essential oil is obtained only from trees that are over 15 years old. It is produced by steam distillation of pine needles or thuja cones. This aromatic oil is a pale yellow or colorless liquid with a rather strong, but pleasant and fresh camphor smell.
This product contains tannins, pinene, fidren sesquiterpene hydrocarbon, resin, cardiophyllene, cedrol, sesquiterpene alcohol, pyrene, pinipicrin and some other substances. In addition, the composition of thuja oil includes thujone, which is a nerve poison.
This tool is used as a flavoring for food, it also serves as a fragrance in perfumery. In pharmacology, thuja essential oil is used for the production of ointments with a softening effect and disinfectants.
Medicinal properties of thuja oil
Thuja oil has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, antirheumatic, healing, expectorant and tonic effects. It helps to normalize the digestive processes and the menstrual cycle, is an excellent thinning agent: it helps to remove sputum, so it is taken for various respiratory diseases, such as bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia, tracheitis, cough.
With the help of thuja essential oil, you can cleanse the body of toxins and other «blockages», strengthen the immune system, and calm the nerves. The warm and resinous aroma of thuja oil tones the entire body and, like a hand, relieves fatigue and irritability. It helps to restore strength after protracted illnesses, severe stress, physical or psychological overstrain, as well as concentration of attention and strength. In addition, the fresh pleasant aroma of thuja oil increases libido. This remedy is considered an excellent aphrodisiac, and it is recommended for sexual impotence or frigidity.
Thuja oil helps to solve a number of dermatological problems. It is used for allergic dermatitis, skin itching, lichen, warts, neurodermatitis, weeping eczema, subcutaneous edema, calluses. This product is very fond of women, because it can be used to eliminate cellulite and stretch marks, that is, stretch marks after pregnancy or changes in body weight.
Thuja essential oil is also effective for cystitis, kidney stones, pyelonephritis (inflammation of the renal pelvis), congestive and inflammatory processes of the prostate, rheumatism, edema and varicose veins. It is also recommended for cancer patients.
This remedy must be used with extreme caution. Since thuja oil contains the substance thujone, which is a strong toxin, the dosage must be strictly observed. By the way, this poison has abortive properties, so thuja oil is categorically contraindicated for pregnant women, as it provokes a miscarriage. This product should also not be used in case of epilepsy and in case of individual intolerance.
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