Thuja occidentales L.
It belongs to the cypress family. Evergreen low tree with raised branches. Leaves are dense, dark green, located in 4 rows. Flowers are unisexual, scale-like, monocotyledonous plant. Fruits - obovate cones, in which are located brown, shiroklokrylye seeds.
Thuja leaves can cause skin burns.
Spread. Originally from North America. As an ornamental and medicinal plant has long been cultivated in the southern regions of our country. In recent years, thuyu has been successfully bred in central Russia.
Used plant parts.
The chemical composition of the thuja is little studied. It contains thuic acid, essential oil and tannins.
In scientific medicine does not apply. Used in diseases of the liver and kidneys, allergic reactions, metabolic diseases. Assign with metabolic arthritis, with osteochondrosis, hepatocholecisitis, cholelithiasis, cystitis, urethritis, chronic prostatitis and prostate adenoma. Thuja is indicated for edema (it acts as a diuretic), as well as for roundworms as an anthelmintic.
In folk medicine, this has long been used as an absorbable agent for neoplasms, for scars and adhesions. Locally in the form of tincture, it is used in the treatment of lupus erythematosus.
Contraindications. Pregnancy. The plant is poorly tolerant, taken under the supervision of a physician.
Infusion: 1 tablespoon of herbs insist with 200 ml of boiling water - a daily dose. Drink in 3 doses in 30 minutes before meals.
Alcohol tincture is prepared at the rate of 1:10. Is taken orally by 10-15 drops 3-4 times a day, and also used as an external agent.
It is used in homeopathy Thuja 3x, 3, 6 for diseases of the urinary tract, tumor growths of the skin, allergic reactions, headaches and demenorrhea. The pathogenesis of thuja is described by Hahnemann himself in “Pure Pharmacology” and in subsequent years supplemented by numerous researchers. Characteristic features: skin tumors, especially in the genital area and anus, cystalgia with burning and soreness when urinating; headaches with feeling as if a nail were stuck in the head, marked left-handedness of symptoms, etc.