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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]
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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.
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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]
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Table 3 Pesticides used and popular local names Pesticide Trade name Kikuyu name Used as DDT Dawa(*) ya thuya Insecticide Malathion Marathioni Insecticide Cabofuran Furadan Dawa ya igunya Fungicide Copper Kopa Fungicide Fenitrition Dathion Ndithani Fungicide Carbaly Dawa ya nguha Insecticide Captafol Difolatan Gitono Fungicide Orthodifolatan Difolatan Dawa ya mbaa Fungicide Diazinon Diazol Dawa ya ria Herbicide * "Dawa" (medicine) and "muthaiga" (medicine) were used interchangeably
Sur les 12 hectares de vegetation consumes par les flammes, ce sont surtout les essences secondaires ou encore les especes comme le thuya qui ont ete ravagees, nous revele la Direction generale.
Des doubles pentes en tuile canal sur des nappes de rondins en thuya, couvrent les pieces.
Le centre de commandement de l'incendie d'Amskroud (50 km a l'est d'Agadir) a emis, vendredi, l'espoir de pouvoir bientot maEtriser ce brasier qui a ravage, depuis son declenchement samedi dernier, plus de 960 hectares de foret, composes majoritairement de thuya, d'argan et d'oleastre.
Recent DNA test has identified the mummy as Amenhotep III's wife Tiye, the daughter of non-royal couple Yuya and Thuya.
However, the Western Red Cedar, Thuya plicata, can be cut back into old wood and will happily regenerate, allowing you to manage its height and width over time.
On the cultivation front, there are a few jobs to do now: once their show is over, it's the time to prune back early-summer-flowering shrubs' give evergreen hedges such as Yew, Thuya and (yuk!) Leyland cypress a summer haircut' remove rose suckers and tie in rambling roses and other climbers' and after their first flowering, have a gentle hack at delphiniums and geraniums to stimulate a second blooming.
The other is the bird's-eye form, which features fine, darkly pronounced dots scattered over the surface and is similar to bird's-eye maple and thuya burl.