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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Northern white cedar was the dominant overstory species in the tree plots and contributed a mean total basal area of 26.9 [m.sup.2] [ha.sup.-1] (SD = 19.4 [m.sup.2] [ha.sup.-1], range = 0.0 to 78.9 [m.sup.2] [ha.sup.-1]), while other species contributed an average of 12.6 [m.sup.2] [ha.sup.-1] (SD = 10.3 [m.sup.2] [ha.sup.-1], range = 0.2 to 52.5 [m.sup.2] [ha.sup.-1]).
Northern white cedar is not recruiting new stems into the canopy in the Great Divide District of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.
Northern white cedar has limited seed dispersal capabilities (Johnston, 1977; Johnston, 1990), so a nearby concentration of mature trees is essential for initial seedling establishment (Heitzman et al., 1997; Romme et al., 1998; Heitzman et al., 1999).
Our results contribute to the understanding of the factors explaining the lack of recruitment in northern white cedar stands.
Thuja occidentalis L., northern white cedar. In: R.
Current forests throughout the entire district are primarily comprised of red maple, northern white cedar, sugar maple and spruces (Table 3).
Changes over the entire Luce District were characterized by the increase of red maple (+14%), jack pine (+4%) and northern white cedar (+3%) accompanied by the decline of tamarack (-11%), hemlock (-7%), white pine (-6%), beech (-5%) and yellow birch (-5%).
ha in northern white cedar stands, while basal area ranged from 3.5 [m.sup.2]/ha in wetlands to 27.7 [m.sup.2]/ha in hardwood/conifer mixed forests.

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