Thuja (Thuja occidentalis)

Thuja occidentalis

Thuja, also called the Tree of Life and Arbor Vitae, is a member of the Cupressaceae family and native to North America. Its name is derived from the Greek word “thuo” (θύω) which means to sacrifice, as the camphor-like fragrant wood was burnt with sacrifices.


  • Stimulating depurative (blood cleansing)
  • Immune stimulant
  • Antiviral
  • Anti-cancer activity especially uterine, breast and lung
  • Anti-tumour
  • Expectorant


  • Warts, Condylomata
  • HPV, Uterine dysplasia
  • Respiratory conditions especially in the elderly with bronchitis and cardiac failure
  • Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis
  • Psoriasis, Eczema
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome, fibroids


  • Thuja contains thujone which is toxic to the nervous system and long-term in high doses use is not advisable as it may be stored in the brain
  • Pregnancy & Lactation
  • Infants and children

About Naturopathy by Savvas Ioannides
Savvas Ioannides is a Naturopathic, Herbal and GAPS Diet practitioner who studied at Nature Care College in Sydney. Savvas uses holistic and natural therapies including Herbal remedies and Nutrition to boost your vitality and help you achieve optimum levels of health.

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