Family Name: Cupressaceae
Botanical Name(s): Juniperus Virginiana
Popular Name(s): Red Cedar, Eastern Redcedar and Aromatic Cedar
Parts Used: Wood and Leaves.
Habitat: Grows wild in Nothern Hemisphere.
Description: It is one of 50 - 60 species of Coniferous trees
and shrubs with scale-like adult leaves and pointed juvenile leaves.
Uses: Decoctions made by North American from leaves, bark and
twigs were used for arthritis, rheumatism, menstrual delay, gonorrhea,
pyelitis and kidney problems. The same decoctions were used for skin
rashes, venereal warts etc. The oil can be used successfully as an
insect repellant. Its astringent qualities are helpful to fight acne as
well as psoriasis. It has a skin-softening action as well.