Overview

Oriental arborvitae is an evergreen tree. It grows in China, Japan, and Korea. The seeds, leaves, and leafy twigs are used to make medicine.

Oriental arborvitae is used for male-pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia), pain, hemorrhoids, abnormally heavy bleeding during menstrual periods (menorrhagia), and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. Oriental arborvitae might also be unsafe when taken by mouth in large amounts.

How does it work ?

Oriental arborvitae seems to increase hair growth, decrease swelling (inflammation), and prevent damage caused by harmful chemicals called reactive oxygen species. It might also kill certain cancer cells and slow the growth of certain types of bacteria.

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