Red Cedar Leaf (dried 2 oz)
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Western red cedar was employed medicinally by a number of native North American Indian tribes, who used it to treat a wide range of complaints. An infusion of the leaves has been used in the treatment of stomach pains and diarrhoea. A decoction of the leaves has been used in the treatment of colds. A decoction of the powdered leaves has been used externally to treat various internal pains, including rheumatism. The leaf buds have been chewed in the treatment of toothaches and sore lungs. A decoction of the buds has been used as a gargle. A decoction of the small branches has been used in the treatment of coughs, colds and tuberculosis. A weak infusion has been drunk in the treatment of painful joints caused by rheumatism or arthritis.