Thuja plicataSalish names for Western red cedar include “Long Life Giver”, “Rich Woman Maker” and “Mother.” A powerful antimicrobial and antifungal; can be used internally and topically. Thuja is a common topical wart remover when applied topically as a tea or essential oil. Stimulates the immune system and is great for respiratory infections. Can also be inhaled as a steam for respiratory infections. The leaves also make a wonderful smudge for purification. Contains Thujone, which is toxic in large amounts. Cedar is usually taken is smaller doses and for short periods of time.