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|Northern White Cedar
Found: in swamps and cool, rocky soils
Height: up to 18 meters (60 feet)
Uses: Experiments have shown that the leaf oil of the Northern White Cedar is antiseptic, expectorant, and a counterirritant. Extracts from the oil have also shown promising in treating viral conditions such as herpes simplex.
Warning: Leaf oil is toxic, it causes hypotension and convulsions. Fatalities have been reported.