cedrus spp

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Looks like juniper. (dry mealy blue-green berries almost all stone, little flesh. Juniper berries have 3-7 stones, whereas cedar has one large stone). Grows 10-20 feet high and wide. Bark is shaggy and soft. Chew cedar leaves to clean teeth. Cedar berries help diabetics cut down on insulin. (helps pancreas) Berries also used to expel worms, fight colds, coughs, rheumatism, yeast, fungus, anti-tumor activity. Leaf branches used for fungus, worms, lung problems like asthma and bronchitis, prostate urinary issues, herpes. Antiseptic expectorant. Indians used it in sweat lodges for arthritis and rheumatism. Do not take internally if pregnant. Contains podophyllotoxin, used for cancer. May be toxic in high amounts. Do not take cedar oil internally.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz