Cedarwood Chips

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Brand: Tree of Life Botanicals

Bulk Herbs: Cedarwood Chips
Thuja plicata

Format: Wood Chips
Size: 1 oz package

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: Normal
Origin: USA

Cedar is native to North America and was once used by Indigenous people to create canoes, earning it the title “Canoewood”. It is known by many names, Pacific Red Cedar, British Columbia Cedar, Canoe Cedar, Giant Cedar or just red Cedar.

Plicata, the species name, derives from a Greek word meaning “folded in plaits”, a references to the pattern of its small leaves. It is one of two arborvitaes (Thuja) native to North America. Salish names for Western Red Cedar include “Long Life Giver”, “Rich Woman Maker” and “Mother”. 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 beneficial properties, but now is primarily viewed as an ornamental tree.

Western Red Cedar is the provincial tree of British Columbia and has extensive applications for the indigenous First Nations of the Pacific Northwest. First Nations in North America utilized every part of the Cedar tree. They made spears and arrows from the wood, burned the wood for fuel and incense, and used the leaves and branches as insecticides; as well as medicinally for a wide range of diseases. The leaves make wonderful incense and are used in smudging for purification.
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 magic, 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.

Planet- Sun
Element- Fire

Keywords: Healing, Purification, Money, Protection

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease

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