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Platycladus orientalis

General information

Chinese name: 洋甘菊 (Ju Hua)

Scientific name: Platycladus orientalis

Other names used: Tree of tea, northern cedar

Benefits of Platycladus orientalis at a glance

  • Treatment of respiratory diseases
  • Relief of joint pain
  • Digestion stimulation
  • Improvement of mental health
  • Prevention of heart disease

Botany and Origins

Plant description

Platycladus orientalis is a coniferous tree of the Cupressaceae family. It can reach a height of 15 meters and has dark green, narrow and persistent leaves. The flowers are small and green, and the fruits are elongated cones.

Geographical origins

Platycladus orientalis is native to Asia, particularly China, Korea and Japan.


Platycladus orientalis has been cultivated for centuries in Asia for its medicinal properties and ornamental qualities. It is also used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat various illnesses.

Medicinal properties of Platycladus orientalis

Category in traditional Chinese medicine

Platycladus orientalis is used in traditional Chinese medicine for its anti-inflammatory, diuretic and expectorant properties.

Part of the plantused in our infusions

The leaves and branches of Platycladus orientalis are used to prepare infusions to treat various respiratory illnesses such as bronchitis and cough.

Benefits of Platycladus orientalis

Treatment of respiratory diseases

The anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties of Platycladus orientalis make it an effective remedy for treating respiratory illnesses such as bronchitis and cough.

Relief of joint pain

Platycladus orientalis has anti-inflammatory properties and can be used to relieve joint pain and menstrual pain.

Digestion stimulation

Platycladus orientalis can stimulate digestion and improve liver function.

Improvement of mental health

Platycladus orientalis can improve mental health and mood.

Prevention of heart disease

Platycladus orientalis can help regulate blood pressure and prevent heart disease.

Discover Platycladus orientalis in our teas

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