The Arborvitae ( Thuja plicata) or the Western red cedar has been referred to as The Tree of Life. It has been used for centuries. This plant has been used in ceremonies for spirit communication. Historically this herb has been used for cough, intestinal parasites and other venereal diseases. The properties include anti bacterial, anti septic and anti cancer properties. It acts as an astringent and an expectorant.
I use this herb aromatically during my morning meditation and in a diffuser on special days. I find it a very calming herb.
There are great research studies to validate this herb for its use as an anti bacterial as well anti fungal properties