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thu·ja

(thū'jă, -yă),
The fresh tops of Thuja occidentalis (family Pinaceae), an ornamental evergreen tree of eastern North America, a source of cedar leaf oil; has been used internally as an expectorant, emmenagogue, and anthelmintic, and externally as a mild counterirritant.
Synonym(s): thuya
[G. thyia, an African tree with sweet-smelling wood]

thuja

/thu·ja/ (thu´jah) the fresh tops of Thuja occidentalis (arbor vitae); used in some topical dermatologic preparations and also in homeopathy.

thuja

Herbal medicine
Thuja occidentalis. A tree the leaves and twigs of which contain flavonoids, glycosides, mucilage and volatile oils (primarily thujone, but also borneol, camphor, fenchone, limonene, myrcene and pinene). Thuja is anthelmintic, expectorant, and stimulates smooth muscle; it was used by Native Americans to stimulate menstruation, and has been used topically by Western herbalists for skin infections and for rheumatic pain.
 
Homeopathy
A remedy used for brittle nails, caries, menstrual dysfunction, oily skin and warts.
 
Chinese medicine
Thuja orientalis, see there.

thu·ja

(thū'yă)
The fresh tops of Thuja occidentalis, an ornamental evergreen tree of eastern North America, a source of cedar leaf oil; used internally as an expectorant, anthelmintic, and a drug to cause menstruation, anthelmintic, and externally as a mild counterirritant. Also spelled thuya.
[G. thyia, an African tree with sweet-smelling wood]

Thuja (thōōˑ·j),

n parts used: twigs and leaves; uses: expectorant, antirheumatic, antiseptic, astringent, vermifuge, skin conditions; precau-tions: uterine stimulant, pregnancy, essential oil is
toxic.
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Effects of heartwood extractive fractions of Thuja plicata and Chamaecyparis nootkatensis on wood degradation by termites or fungi.
The results obtained showed that the three extracts from Lippia, Datura, and Thuja, used in this study induced resistance against PVY.
Yellowing of leaves adjacent to the irrigation riser on Thuja occidentalis (Emerald Arborvitae) was observed in early spring.
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In cases where shots had to be taken by military personnel or others, the homeopathic remedy Thuja or one of a few other remedies has a long history of removing most of the bad effects.
Thuja Occidentalis (Emerald Greens) are one of the most popular, dependable and low maintenance screening trees in the local area, being a dense evergreen that maintains its deep green color all year round.
This University of Texas study was done to determine the in-vitro cytotoxic effects of homeopathically potentised Carcinosin 30C, Conium 3C, Phytolacca 200C, Thuja 30C, and succussed and unsuccussed negative solvent controls on MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 human breast adenocarcinoma cell lines in tissue culture and a normal human cell line in tissue culture.
Instead, consider planting the slower growing golden variety Castlewellan, or Thuja plicata, which has green, pungent foliage.
I recommend poke root ointment or a cream made with the herb thuja occidentalis, which reduces aging spots and sun damage.
The medicine: Thuja occidentalis or Arborvitae (cedar or tree of life).
The staff recommended tablets containing something called Thuja made from the White Cedar Tree.