- Thuja is a tree. The leaves and leaf oil are used as a medicine.
- Thuja occidentalis is used as a homeopathic remedy.
- Thuja is used for respiratory tract infections such as bronchitis, bacterial skin infections, and cold sores. It is also used for painful conditions including osteoarthritis and a nerve disorder that affects the face called trigeminal neuralgia.
- Some people use thuja to loosen phlegm (as an expectorant), to boost the immune system (as an immunostimulant), and to increase urine flow (as a diuretic). It has also been used to cause abortions.
- Thuja is sometimes applied directly to the skin for joint pain, ostearthritis, and muscle pain. Thuja oil is also used for skin diseases, warts, and cancer; and as an insect repellent.
- In foods and beverages, thuja is used as a flavoring agent.
- In manufacturing, thuja is used as a fragrance in cosmetics and soaps.
- Thuja contains chemicals that might fight viruses.
- Thuja contains a chemical called thujone that can cause brain problems.
- This is a homeopathic remedy. Please consult your doctor before administering homeopathic remedies and proceed with caution.
- See Homeopathy for more information.
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Source: WebMS, “Thuja”, www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/