Thuja occidentalis

Thuja occidentalis is a homeopathic remedy that is also known as simply 'Thuja'.

Thuja occidentalis is used to treat a wide range of conditions homeopathically.

Examples of conditions for which it is used include:

  • abnormal growths
  • chronic catarrh
  • headaches due to stress or tiredness
  • indigestion
  • inflamed gums
  • tooth decay
  • tumour-like growths
  • warts
  • urinary or gynaecological infections


More about the substance used to prepare thuja occidentalis homeopathic remedy:

Thuja occidentalis is the scientific name of an evergreen coniferous tree native to eastern part of Canada and much of the northeastern United States. It is one of the Cupressaceae or 'cypress' family and has many common names including 'White Cedar' and 'Northern White-Cedar'. Although native to North America, this tree is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant and therefore often seen in gardens in Europe and elsewhere in the world.

The thuja remedy used in homeopathy is prepared using the branches and green 'needles' of the tree.

Various parts of the thuja tree and the essential oil extracted from it have been used in traditional medicines and for other purposes for at least several hundred years. It has, for example, been used by several native American tribes to treat many different health conditions.

Homeopathic preparations are usually supplied in either liquid or pill form. Regardless of the physical form in which the remedy is taken, its preparation will have involved a series of dilutions during which the original substance was repeatedly diluted and succussed (shaken) in a solvent such as water and/or alcohol.

There are very many (over 2,000) homeopathic remedies, some of which are available from chemists and health food shops. These pages feature some of the most popular homeopathic remedies and are for general interest only: This is not medical advice. Consult a qualified homeopathic practitioner for advice about use of this and any other homeopathic remedy. Bear in mind that homeopathic remedies are very dilute; even if a homeopathic remedy is beneficial, the substance from which it is derived may be harmful.

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