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.

Actions

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

Indications

  • 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

Caution

  • 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
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