CO2 extracted Platycladus orientalis, Leafy twigs of Chinese Arborvitae, Thuja
Ce Bai Ye essential oil has a tart evergreen aroma with an acrid sharp edge that clears the breathing passages, and opens a pathway to bring it’s sour taste to the mouth.
The common name of this tree, “arborvitae,” from the Latin, “tree of life,” was given because of its traditional association with long life and vitality in China. This is partially based on the tree's ever-green, hearty longevity in the cold dry climate of northwest China. References to it are found in the practices of ancient Daoist alchemy. Some of the larger specimens planted around Buddhist temples in China are said to be in excess of 1,000 years old. It is called ce bai (側柏) in Chinese. Ce Bai Ye is the leaf and twig of the same tree as Bai Zi Ren.
Platycladus is a distinct genus of evergreen coniferous tree in the cypress family Cupressaceae, containing only one species, Platycladus orientalis, also known as Chinese thuja, [ Oriental arborvitae,  Chinese arborvitae, biota or oriental thuja.
The main therapeutic function of Ce Bai Ye in Chinese medicine is to stop bleeding. It’s nature is astringing and cooling but in combination with other herbs it is able to help with various types of bleeding disorders. For example, in cases of cold and deficiency practitioners may consider blending Ce Bai Ye essential oil with those of Ai Ye (Artemesia argy), and Gan Jiang (Ginger).
For traumatic injury, consider blending with Jiang Xiang (Dalbergia). With Wu Wei Zi (Schizandrae) when there is depletion. Ce Bai Ye’s affinity for the lung makes it a helpful choice for coughs when there are signs of heat and phlegm.
Apply Ce Bai Ye essential oil topically to burns to promote healing.
Ce Bai Ye has been shown to treat Hair loss. Recent research suggest that extract of Platycladus leaf (Thuja orientalis) promotes hair growth by inducing the anagen phase in resting hair follicles. Another research finds hair growth promoting activity of cedrol isolated from the leaves of Platycladus orientalis.
Note: Middle - Base
TCM Category: Stop-Bleeding
Channels entered: Lung, Liver, Large intestine
Major Chemical Constituents: cyperone ≥ 3%, thujene, a-thujone, fenchone,