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Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga Canadensis) Hydrosol

Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga Canadensis) Hydrosol

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Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga Canadensis) Hydrosol

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Plant description

Latin Name : Tsuga canadensis
English Name : Hemlock
French Name : Pruche
Family : Pinaceae
Origin : Canada

History and Origin

Of the four hemlock species found in North America, only Eastern hemlock is indigenous in eastern Canada. In Quebec, among all conifers, it is the less cold resistant. It tolerates well shade and prefers humid and fresh environment. Medium-sized tree reaching 30 m in height, with a 100 cm diameter and 600 years in longevity. The crown is large, dense and conical. Branches are fine and horizontally distributed. Needles are flat, finely dentate, with a blunt tip and a short petiole. Female cones are small, ovoid and sharp, with blunt scale and violet brown color. They stay on the tree till following spring. Bark is grayish brown, scaly and deeply furrowed.

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Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Extraction: Steam distillation
Aroma and taste:

Clear liquid with a slightly sweet typical smell of conifer. The odour is penetrating, fresh, delicate and calming. 

Hemlock hydrosol is thirst-quenching and refreshing. 

Stability and Shelf Life:

Stable. 

Properties and Applications:

Immunostimulant, antiinfectious and vasoconstrictor.

Flu, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, anxiety, addictions.

In skin care, hemlock hydrosol treats varicose veins and rosacea.

Good decongestant action on the respiratory tract as white spruce.

Energetic action : Stimulates imagination, inspiration and, at the same time, balances the nervous system. 

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Documentation and References

  • CATTY, Suzanne, Hydrosols, The next aromatherapy, Healing Arts Press

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