Western Red Cedar, Hong Shan Shu
Western Red Cedar is an evergreen coniferous tree that grows in lush forests throughout North America, often with Douglas Fir and hemlock trees. Cedar is the cornerstone of Northwest US coastal regions and the Canadian Salish First Nations culture. Cedar was used for everything from clothing, baskets, rope and totems, to tools, canoes and cooking. It is thought that by standing with your back to a Red Cedar you will gain strength along your spinal cord and root deeply into the Earth. The fresh fronds are high in volatile oils that have a strong anti-septic and cleansing property.
fresh and dried leaves
Key Actions & Healing Properties:
- Anti-fungal, Anti-bacterial, Anti-septic
- Expectorant, clears respiratory tract
- Boost Immune system