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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Out of the remaining 19 specimens, Aronia arborea, Ibex verticulata, Rhus aromatica, Thuja occidentalis, Tsuga canadensis, and Viburnum dentatum had an average decrease in size.
The Tsuga Canadensis showed low leaf numbers and the Thuja occidentalis had yellow leaves.
Thuja occidentalis (Arbor vitae): A review of its pharmaceutical, pharmacological and clinical properties.
One other favourite conifer of mine is thuja occidentalis smaragd (emerald).
Bodinet C, Freudenstein J (1999) Effects of an orally applied aqueous-ethanolic extract of a mixture of Thuja occidentalis herba, Baptisiae tinctoriae radix, Echinaceae purpureae radix and Echinaceae pallidae radix an antibody response against sheep red blood cells in mice.
Offergeld R, Reinecker C, Gumz E, Schrum 5, Treiber R, Neth RH, Gohla SH (1992) Mitogenic activity of high molecular polysaccharide fractions isolated from the cuppressaceae Thuja occidentalis L.
To confirm the effectiveness of homoeopathic medicines for prostate cancer, the researchers in this trial assessed the effects of Sabal serrulata, Conium maculatum and Thuja occidentalis against PC-3 and DU-145 human prostate cancer cell cultures and against the growth of prostate tumors in mice.
Thuja occidentalis 'Rheingold' ('Rheingold' arborvitae).
The classic conifer for creating a screen is Thuja occidentalis 'Fastigiata' - a green, columnar form of American arborvitae that's usually sold as 'Pyramidalis'.
Thuja occidentalis 'Hetz Midget' is globular in form with soft green foliage.