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Thyme Thujanol essential oil


Thyme Thujanol essential oil

Platycladus orientalis


Also called Chinese thuja or Chinese cypress, thuja orientalis is a conifer of the Cupressaceae family. It is a monoecious, medium-sized tree that can reach 20 m in height, often forming multiple stems in cultivation. Its bark is thin, reddish-brown, flaking in thin longitudinal bands, and its branches are ascending. Its leaves are opposite decussate and scaly.

The genus  Platycladus is closely related to the genus  Thuja . It is distinguished from it all the same thanks to the arrangement of its leafy branches in a vertical plane which are devoid of odors when crushed, by the scales of its strongly hooked cones and its non-winged seeds.

Origin and history

This thuja originates from the north and northeast of China, Korea and Siberia. It grows as far as Japan, Taiwan and Central Asia, even in Indochina. It has been cultivated in Europe since the first half of the 18th century. In cooler parts of tropical Africa it has been planted mostly as an ornamental.


Organoleptic properties

Appearance: Fluid liquid

Color: Colorless to pale yellow

Odor: Resinous, lemony, fresh

Distilled parts: Twigs

Country of production: Nepal

Density: 0.901

Chemotype / composition



Antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral



Larvicide, dewormer 

Insecticide, insect repellent


Astringent, rubefacient



Tonic and stimulating



Small wounds

Renal detoxification

Amenorrhea, premenstrual syndrome

Venous circulation disorders


To keep mosquitoes away


Modes of use

Oral use to treat pinworms, 1 drop in a spoon of honey 3 times a day for 10 days.

In massage, diluted in HV, on the lower abdomen to relieve PMS.

In diffusion to keep insects away.

Possible synergy

With EO of radiated eucalyptus, to relieve ENT respiratory disorders.

Precaution for use

Flammable. Oral use on medical advice. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. Not recommended for children under 3 and pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not apply to the skin before sun exposure. Food use possible. Do not use pure on the skin.


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