Other common names: Arborvitae, Cedar, Eastern Arborvitae, Eastern Thuja, Northern White Cedar French names: Thuya occidental Family: Cypress Family (Cupressaceae) Distinctive features: Tree, Shrub Similar species: • Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana) - similar only in name, different appearance. in old men wit chronic prostatitis, with constant dribbling of urine, this agent is valuable. Where there is irritability of the bladder from the presence of uric acid, or other precipitates in the urine, or where there is chronic rheumatism or gout, the agent is serviceable. Locally it is used extensively and with good success in many cases. Conifer, evergreen tree/shrub, to 40 ft (12 m) high, broad pyramidal, branches erect and out spreading, densely crowded. It does not perform well in overly shady, dry, or windy sites. Nearly every writer who has mentioned this drug, has reported success in this direction. Updated March 20, 2020 Homeopathic Remedy Thuja Occidentalis (Thuj) I do not expect that it will take out the scarlet color of those vaxcular patches, called mother’s mark, but that the agent will cause to shrink to insignificance those puffy naevi, which once called for the ligation of arteries. It grows best in moist, neutral to alkaline, well-drained loams. Gleaner, 1894, from Calif. Med. Genus name is the Greek name for a kind of juniper (Juniperus.) With the exception of the latter use, this gave nothing further than Schoepf’s statement. He reintroduced Pinus canadensis and thuja. Thuja occidentalis is widely utilized in ornamental silviculture and has more than 120 named cultivars. Professor A. J. Howe cured hydrocele almost exclusively with this agent. In colonic ulceration, he uses it as a high anema once or twice a day. The young, inner bark of the new stems is known to have been used to make soup by the Ojibwa tribe. May often be combined in these conditions with staphysagra, saw palmetto or avena sativa to great advantage. The patient must avoid alcoholic stimulants. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location. He says: “A tincture of fresh leaves of thuja will, locally applied, according to my experience, remove warts from the face and hands, condylomata about the nates, but will not destroy swiftly growing venereal warts. Notes from the Eclectic Physicians. Thuja certainly exercises a direct influence upon the glandular structures and function. The same writer uses this agent in the treatment of growths in the posterior nares. A doctor reports the cure of a urinary fistula by giving two drops of thuja internally every four hours. In old men with chronic prostatitis, with constant dribbling of the urine, this agent is valuable. It is also valuable when there is dribbling of urine, loss of control from paralysis of the sphincter, perhaps in the ages, where urinary incontinence is present with severe coughs lack of control when coughing or sneezing. Its principal action is on the skin, mucous membranes and generative organs. There are over 30 synonyms in Kew's Plants of the World Online database. Internally use doses of from one to five drops. It would be well for some of our practitioners to prepare a tincture and test it. Conifer, non-flowering. Common name(s): Arborvitae, White Cedar, Swamp Cedar and others Synonyme(s): N/A Family: Cupressaceae Origin: only cultivated. It gives satisfaction in the treatment of nocturnal eneuresis when the difficulty is of functional origin. The influence of the agent will be enhanced by a combination with avena sativa, saw palmetto, or staphysagria, in cases of this character, when Thuja should be given in doses of from two to ten drops, four or five times daily. Thuja is a remedy for blood changes and glandular disorders. He treats chronic enlargement of the tonsils with this remedy and has succeeded in reducing many severe cases to the normal size. Noteworthy Characteristics. It also stimulates secretion within the kidney tubules due to its direct influence on the epithelial cells. Phytomedicine. It gives tone to the bladder walls, and is particularly of value in dribbling or expulsion of urine in plethoric women, with relaxed bladder tissues, where even a cough or slight muscular exertion causes an expulsion of urine. They make excellent garden plants. For this reason, it has been employed, as before stated, in amenorrhoea, with pelvic atony, and also in catarrhal diseases of the female generative organs. Thuja is given internally for cancer, and for the pains of cancer it is applied externally, when possible, occasionally with good results. Dr H. C. Noble reported twenty-nine cures out of thirty consecutive. Prof. Howe (Ec. Thuja occidentalis L. White Cedar, Arbor Vitae. Hemorrhage from these organs is benefically influenced by its use. Propagation by Cuttings. Another physician advised the agent in pruritus, whether of the anus or vulva, especially when accompanied by fissures. One case was cured in three weeks, where the nevus looked like a ring worm, and was of a fiery red color. Usually not more than two injections are required to cure hydrocele. 1898: Webster Arbor vitae has long been a favourite remedy with the homeopathists as an agent fro the treatment of gonorrhoea. It is thus indicated in all abnormalgrowths of the skin or mucous membranes. wide. It is contraindicated in inflammatory states of the urinary tract. Dose, internally from 3 to 10 drops of the tincture 2 to 4 times a day. It is also of value in some chronic skin affections, showing a tendency to vegetations. He believes that in all cases of normal hypertrophy, where there is no diathesis, underlying the difficulty, in the post nasal region, this remedy is of inestimable value. Thuja occidentalis is native to Canada and USA. The late Prof. Howe believed the drug valuable. It may also be given internally. It is a positive remedy in the treatment of senile gangrene. In the Eclectic Medical Journal for 1880, p.331, he gives a brief compilation of Eclectic uses of the drug, and concludes with his knowledge of it, and a notice of his intended lines of investigation. Dr. Andrews uses thuja in chronic diarrhoeas, and in the treatment of ulceration of the bowels. I am using it in syphilitic throat ulcerations an dif I precede it once or twice with an application of Monsel’s solution it has provded invariably satisfactory so far. Notes from the Eclectic Physicians. Common name(s): American Arborvitae, Eastern Arborvitae, Northern White Cedar. it may be used on warts on any part of the body. Specific Indications and Uses – Enlarged prostate, with dribbling of urine in the aged; urine easily expelled upon coughing or slight muscular exertion; vesical irritation and atony; enuresis of children; verrucous vegetations; trachoma; chancroid. it is contra-indicated in inflammatory states of the urinary tract.