Oriental arborvitae is used for pain, including headache and muscle and joint pain (rheumatism); sleep problems (insomnia); anxiety; and ongoing depression and fatigue (neurasthenia). It is also used for digestive tract problems including constipation, nausea, and narrowing of the intestine. Other uses include treatment of cancer, seizures, fever, parasite infections, excessive perspiration, and water retention.
Some people take oriental arborvitae for excessive bleeding (hemorrhage) and blood in vomit, stools, and urine.
Women take oriental arborvitae for menstrual problems including cramps, heavy flow, and irregular periods.
Some men take it for ejaculation problems.
Oriental arborvitae is applied directly to the affected area for nosebleed, hemorrhoids, burns, and scalds. It is also applied to the scalp as a hair tonic and to the skin as an antiperspirant.
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