Thuja occidentalis

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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.
A remedy used for brittle nails, caries, menstrual dysfunction, oily skin and warts.
Chinese medicine
Thuja orientalis, see there.
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For tests were used samples obtained from 2 young trunks of white cedar (Thuja Occidentalis L.) with a diameter of 100 mm.
Of the 30 plants in the winter-irrigated plot, Thuja occidentalis, Magnolia virginiana, Clethra alnifolia and Itea virginiana had an average decrease in total growth as a result of stem death or grazing by animals.
Activation of CD4-positive T cells by polysaccharide fractions isolated from the Cupressaceae Thuja occidentalis L.
Hardwood and mixed wood swamps are common, composed of Thuja occidentalis, Juniperus communis, Picea mariana, Fraxinus nigra, Acer rubrum, and Ulmus americana (Rowe 1977).
Commonly known as the eastern white cedar -- taxonomically called Thuja occidentalis -- these cliff-clinging trees grow small and scrubby, yet some of them manage to survive for more than 1,000 years.
Northern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis), also known as arborvitae, is a handsome tree.
Which of the following is incorrect with reference to the study investigating the effect of Thuja occidentalis in a rat model of PCOS:
The primary differences were more oak and maple and less hemlock, cedar (Thuja occidentalis), and beech in modern stands relative to presettlement stands.
The medicine: Thuja occidentalis or Arborvitae (cedar or tree of life).
Eastern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis L.) is a naturally durable wood species due to toxic compounds present in the heartwood.
An oldie but goodie, thuja occidentalis rheingold forms a conical, upright bush of feathery leaves, which are bright gold in summer and deepen to old gold for the colder months.