- What other names is Eastern Red Cedar known by?
- What is Eastern Red Cedar?
- How does Eastern Red Cedar work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Eastern Red Cedar.
People take Eastern red cedar for cough, bronchitis, joint pain (rheumatism), venereal warts, and skin rash.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Eastern red cedar is UNSAFE to use during pregnancy. Don't use it.
Sedative medications (Barbiturates)
Interaction Rating: Minor Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
Medications that cause sleepiness and drowsiness are called sedatives. Inhaling Eastern red cedar chip aroma seems to decrease the effectiveness of some sedative medications. But is it not clear why this interaction occurs.
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011