Want to learn how to make thuja salve recipe and how to use this natural salve at home? Continue reading.
The Europeans did not know much about the amazing therapeutic properties of thuja, so they brought this plant from America to the old continent only for ornamental purposes, for its exotic looks. Later, at the beginning of the 20th century, ethnologists had the curiosity to explore Native American medicine and their medicinal plants and thus began the discovery of a sensational medicine – thuja leaves. The most popular remedies from thuja leaves are thuja tincture (which we’ve discussed in a previous article here), and the thuja salve, which we’re about to reveal to you here.
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The best-known species of thuja are Thuja occidentalis, originally from the eastern coasts of North America, and Thuja orientalis, originally from China and Japan. They are very similar in appearance, having practically the same therapeutic properties. Both species, cultivated or semi-spontaneous, grow in gardens, in parks, but also on the edges of forests or next to industrial facilities. Thuja is one of the most pollution-resistant bushes and a great air purifier.
How to Harvest Thuja Leaves
Thuja leaves are ideally harvested in the winter when the essential oils secreted are at their maximum concentration. Use a pair of scissors to cut the young thuja leaves off. This operation does not affect the vitality of the bush, but on the contrary, it helps to restore it. The young thuja leaves are used fresh to make medicine, to preserve their active principles.
How to Make Thuja Salve Recipe
- 7 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp thuja leaves finely chopped
- 1 tbsp natural tree resin
- 1 tsp solid wildflower honey
- 1 tsp beeswax
Melt the butter in a pot, on a low flame, until it liquefies. Add the chopped thuja, then the resin and the wax. Leave the ingredients on the flame for 10 minutes, while mixing, then turn off the fire and leave them to cool down for a bit. While it is still warm, strain the salve through a strainer and into a jar. Add the wildflower honey and mix until combined, then seal the jar and store it in the refrigerator, where it can be kept for a maximum of three months.
3 Health Uses of Thuja Salve
- Benign Tumors – (breast nodules, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, polyps of all kinds, skin tumor formations, adjuvant in cancerous tumors, especially genital and anal cancers) – one teaspoon (5 ml) of thuja tincture three times a day over the course of 3 weeks, with a week off. Topically, apply compresses with thuja tincture to the affected area once every two days. Leave on for two hours, remove, and leave the skin to air dry. Additionally, apply thuja salve applied twice a day to the affected areas.
- Warts (skin and genital warts) – put a cotton pad well soaked in thuja tincture on the wart, then cover it with a patch to fix it in place. Leave it on for 24 hours, change it for a new one, and continue for 14 consecutive days. If you can’t stand the sting of the alcohol, anoint the affected areas with thuja salve instead, two or three times a day.
- Rheumatism – apply warm thuja tincture compresses, once every other day. Anoint the affected area twice a day with thuja salve.
Read Also: Thuja Tincture Recipe and How to Use at Home
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