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Thuja, Thuja occidentalis
Parts used: Leaves.
Constituents: Volatile oil; thujone, Flavonoids, Mucilage, Tannins.
Actions: Stimulant, Expectorant, Immunostimulant, Astringent, Diuretic, Ovarian Tonic, Counter-irritant, Aperient, Antiviral, fungal, Emmenagogue, Analgesic, Hepatoprotective, Antiseptic.
Of nerves and smooth muscles. Stimulates uterus and heart muscle.
Bronchial catarrh, all upper respiratory infections/complaints.
Cancer (uterine, breast, lung), viruses, topically for skin cancer.
Circulation to kidneys and uterus, incontinence.
Rheumatism, osteo-, arthritis, oedema.
Ovarian cysts +Poke root, poly cystic ovaries, uterine fibroids.
Topically for fungal infections and warts, particularly genital and anal.
Use Thuja, cypress, Vit E in almond oil on tampon 1 week on/off.
Candidiasis, herpes simplex virus, psoriasis, tinea, worms, parasites.
Ammenorrhoea, uterine infections; retained placenta, pelvic inflammatory disease.
Hepatitis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibro adenoma.
Cystitis, urinary tract infection, enuresis, prostatitis, impotence.
BHP specific, for Bronchitis with cardiac weakness, warts, oral and topical use. Counteracts ill effects of vaccination i.e. smallpox.
Tincture 1:5, 10-20mL per week (use minimal doses, thujone is cumulative).
Energetics: Bitter, pungent, astringent, warm, dry.
Meridians: lung, kidney, liver, spleen.
Caution: Thuja is toxic in large doses Do not use during pregnancy (abortifacient), kidney inflammation.