Arborvita Leaf

This herb has many names: Arborvita Leaf (English), Ce Bai Ye (Chinese) Platycladi Cacumen (Latin)


Arborvita Leaf is part of the Regulate Blood, Stop Bleeding category. It is slightly cool, enters the Lung, Liver, and Large Intestine channels, and tastes astringent and bitter.


  1. Cools the blood and stops bleeding
  2. Stops cough and dispels phlegm
  3. Aids in healing burns and treats hair loss


  1. Vomiting blood, bleeding gums, coughing blood, blood in the stool or urine, uterine bleeding
  2. Viscous, difficult to expectorate sputum streaked with blood
  3. Early stages of burns over a small to the moderate area; hair loss

Contraindications: cautioned in bleeding with deficiency

Dosage: 6-15g

Arborvita growing in a Chinese mountain range


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Preparation: Steep 1 tsp in boiling water for 10 min and drink as a tea

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