Eastern Red Cedar

18/Description

About

Eastern red cedar is a tree. The bark, berries, leaves, seeds, and twigs are used for medicine.

People take Eastern red cedar for cough, bronchitis, joint pain (rheumatism), venereal warts, and skin rash.

How it works

There isn't enough information to know how Eastern red cedar might work as a medicine.

Effectiveness

Not Proven
Cough
Bronchitis
Joint pain (rheumatism)
Venereal warts
Skin rash
Other conditions

Concerns

There is not enough information to know if Eastern red cedar is safe.

18/Warnings

Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Eastern red cedar isUNSAFEto use duringpregnancy. Don't use it.Are there any interactions with medications?

Interactions

Always consult with your doctor.
Minor
Sedative medications (Barbiturates)

Medications that cause sleepiness and drowsiness are called sedatives. Inhaling Eastern red cedar chip aroma seems to decrease the effectiveness of some sedative medications. But is it not clear why this interaction occurs.

The information provided on this page is for reference purposes and is not meant to be used as a medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with a medical professional.