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EASTERN RED CEDAR

Other Names:

Ashe Juniper, Bois de Virginie, Cedar, C dre Rouge, C dre de Virginie, Cedro de Virginia, Cedro Rojo, Enebro de Virginia, Genévrier de Virginie, Genévrier Rouge, Juniperus virginiana, Red Cedar, Red Cedarwood, Red Juniper, Texas Cedarw...
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EASTERN RED CEDAR Overview
EASTERN RED CEDAR Uses
EASTERN RED CEDAR Side Effects
EASTERN RED CEDAR Interactions
EASTERN RED CEDAR Dosing
EASTERN RED CEDAR Overview Information

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 does it work?

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

EASTERN RED CEDAR Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

Insufficient Evidence for:

  • Cough.
  • Bronchitis.
  • Joint pain (rheumatism).
  • Venereal warts.
  • Skin rash.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Eastern red cedar for these uses.


EASTERN RED CEDAR Side Effects & Safety

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

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Eastern red cedar is UNSAFE to use during pregnancy. Don’t use it.

EASTERN RED CEDAR Interactions What is this?

Minor Interaction Be watchful with this combination

  • Sedative medications (Barbiturates) interacts with EASTERN RED CEDAR

    Medications that cause sleepiness and drowsiness are called sedatives. Eastern red cedar seems to decrease the effectiveness of some sedative medications. But is it not clear why this interaction occurs.
    Some sedative medications include clonazepam (Klonopin), lorazepam (Ativan), phenobarbital (Donnatal), zolpidem (Ambien), and others.


EASTERN RED CEDAR Dosing

The appropriate dose of Eastern red cedar depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for Eastern red cedar. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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