It gives satisfaction in the treatment of nocturnal eneuresis when the difficulty is of functional origin. There are over 30 synonyms in Kew's Plants of the World Online database. Other common names: Arborvitae, Cedar, Eastern Arborvitae, Eastern Thuja, Northern White Cedar French names: Thuya occidental Family: Cypress Family (Cupressaceae) Distinctive features: Tree, Shrub Similar species: • Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana) - similar only in name, different appearance. It is an important timber tree; the wood is used for applications requiring decay resistance. The oil has been successfully employed as a vermifuge. Finally, he would see what could be done to a bulging naevus with it. form a strategic partnership called N.C. In colonic ulceration, he uses it as a high anema once or twice a day. It should also be kept in contact with the parts externally or injected into the structures. In bulging nevus the remedy has been used advantageously. For this purpose the aqueous thuja is to be preferred. The agent is especially advised in the treatment of urinary disorders of the aged and young. That it possesses rare virtues here I am inclined from my own experience, to doubt. The pain induced is quite considerable for at least half an hour, then the patient goes about his business and usually no additional treatment is required.” The above method, with some unimportant variations, has been in general use among our physicians since suggested by Professor Howe, and the result as reported by very many has been satisfactory. Thuja is a topical remedy of unsurpassed value in syphilitic chaneroid. As it has a positive tonic effect on the muscular walls and mucous membranes of the bladder and urinary apparatus it is a good remedy where women cannot hold their urine on coughing or sneezing. It has been widely used in the treatment of cacoplastic grwoths, and glandular indurations of a scrofulous character, also of warts, small tumors, and incipient cancers of different varieties, and goitre. Old men, with enlarged and greatly irritated prostate inducing a constant dribbling of urine, consequently staining the clothing and entailing much unpleasantness, are benefited by 5-drop doses of thuja. The case was cured in a few weeks. I do not expect that it will take out the scarlet color of those vaxcular patches, called mother’s mark, but that the agent will cause to shrink to insignificance those puffy naevi, which once called for the ligation of arteries. He made a 50 per cent solution of thuma and applied it freely with bandages, covering the whole with roller bandages, and produced a cure. advises it where excrescences are sensitive and moist, with a foul-smelling sc=ecretion. If, however, the condition does not show improvement, especially where there is a cancerous cachexia, the dose may be increased, if necessary, to one dram every two or three hours. Dr. Gibbs reports a case where a number of varicose enlargements about the ankle of an old washer woman broke down. sometime in severe cases of nocturnal enuresis, it is accompanied with belladonna or thus aromatic with good results. Twigs have been used in some teas for relief of constipation and headache. The non-alcoholic thuja is one of the best remedies for granular conjunctivitis. Resources. 1919: Ellingwood Synonyms – Arbor vitae, white cedar. It should be given internally and the dosage increased to the extreme limit. It is good for fissure of the rectum with piles. Then manipulate the scrotum so as to bring all the internal surface in touch with drug. Nut in some urinary difficulties, it promotes better results, and I think the late Professor Howe should be credited with having first called attention to this use of the remedy. Prof. How was desirous of seeing the remedy fully tested, so he began with the drug to determine its true value. The essential oils from this plant have been used in cleaners, insecticides, soaps, room sprays and hair care products. Click below on a thumbnail map or name for species profiles. Its inhalation is serviceable in diphtheria an dmembranous croup. Having carried out the last intention, he records his success (Ec. Dose – From the fraction of a drop to five drops. In a bad case of polyuria with great sensation of debility and weakness of the entire sexual apparatus and some loss of sexual strength, a man of 65 was given five drops of thuja every two hours with complete success. It is thus indicated in all abnormalgrowths of the skin or mucous membranes. It was originally advised as a remedy for epithelioma, to be administered both internally an dexternally. This constitutes an excellent mildly antiseptic and actively stimulating dressing to indolent, phagedenic or gangrenous ulcers. An abscess forms and the tumor slowly disappears. Professor A. J. Howe cured hydrocele almost exclusively with this agent. Rheingold Arborvitae is an evergreen shrub in the cypress family. It cures by inducing atrophy. He believes in this remedy if enough is used. In non-malignant cases the dose may be much smaller. 1898: Webster Arbor vitae has long been a favourite remedy with the homeopathists as an agent fro the treatment of gonorrhoea. Jour., 1880, p.391): “In the treatment of naevi, I feel that a specific has been brought out. The use of thuja persistently in these cases is as effectual as it is when used in the same manner for syphilitic ulcerations. Specific Indications and Uses – Enlarged prostate, with dribbling of urine in the aged; urine easily expelled upon coughing or slight muscular exertion; vesical irritation and atony; enuresis of children; verrucous vegetations; trachoma; chancroid. One physician cured a case of ulcerated stomach with thuja in four-drop doses, alternated with sub-nitrate of bismuth every two hours. 1. Good results have come from using an inhalation of thuja in bronchial diseases and catarrhal affections of a chronic type. The fluid was then squeezed into every part of the sac. in old men wit chronic prostatitis, with constant dribbling of urine, this agent is valuable. It is beneficial in ulcerative forms of sore throat, where the secretions are fetid in character. Dr. Andrews uses thuja in chronic diarrhoeas, and in the treatment of ulceration of the bowels. He uses it for chapped and rough hands, so troublesome in the spring and fall. Prof. Howe (Ec. One case was cured in three weeks, where the nevus looked like a ring worm, and was of a fiery red color. No physician gave his case. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location. It is also of value in some chronic skin affections, showing a tendency to vegetations. Later, Dr. D. Thomas Long, of Topcka , Kan. , employed a preparation of it in unctuous condition, now known as Long’s thuja, with great success in the treatment of this disorder. As a young shrub, it has a dense globose form with golden-yellow juvenile foliage in summer. The thuja treatment is so safe and simple that a surgical operation is uncalled for, the operating surgeon losing by the discovery.” Later, in the Eclectic Annual, he stated that, externally applied, it would lessen the size of a naevus or mother’s mark. Some even claim that it has power to check the latter disorder, but in all probability, this is claiming too much for the drug. Thuja occidentalis 'Rheingold' Common Name(s): Rheingold Arborvitae; Phonetic Spelling THU-ya ock-sih-den-TAH-liss Description. Thuja occidentalis f. buchananii (Spath) Rehder One case in particular mentioned by him, was that of an old man of 87 years, who was nearly exhausted from weakness consequent upon broken rest and frequent rising at night to empty his bladder. Common name(s): American Arborvitae, Eastern Arborvitae, Northern White Cedar. A small dose internally four or five times daily, with the application of fluid hydrastis in a spray, will quickly retard or remove such abnormal growths. This patient had pain extending throught he stomach to the back. The patient may be given a small box of the unguent and taught how to use it. We have had excellent results in chronic trachoma from this treatment. Attractive red-brown bark exfoliates on mature branches and trunks. It will act with collinsonia or hamamelis in this. It is beneficial when the urine seems to burn or scald in the passing, when there is local soreness in the urethra or neck of the bladder, when the bladder tolerates but little urine at a time, and the patient must rise frequently during the night. Its principal action is on the skin, mucous membranes, and generative organs. The non-alcoholic preparation is combined with vaseline or other unctuous substance and applied once or twice daily. Northern white cedar provides nesting sites for songbirds, as well as cover, especially in the winter, for white-tailed deer, which both feed on the branches and use them for shelter from the cold. His method was to add to 1 ounce of warm, sterilized water 1 drachm of Lloyd’s thuja. Botanical Name: Thuja occidentalis. 'Pyramidalis Compacta' Full Form (Asheville, NC), 'Emerald Green' Full Form (Warren County,NC), 'Emerald Green' Leaves Close up (Warren County,NC), 'Emerald' closeup (with Black Racer), spring, Durham County NC. Bed sores or other sores which fail to heal on account of local nerve exhaustion are much benefited by the application of thuja: in these cases use a 25 to 50% solution of the tincture. He occasionally used Long’s thuja with vaseline with equally good results. Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day), Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours), 2a, 2b, 3b, 3a, 4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a. Canker can occasionally be a problem. Thuja is directly indicated, first, as a peculiar alterative, in improving diathetic conditions of the blood. Quick Growing and Care Guide. Constituents – Colorless volatile oil, soluble in alcohol, with a sp. It will deaden fungous granulations, and utterly destroy them in some instances. It is also applicable to sloughing wounds, and to phagedena of the venereal organs. The balanitis from cystitis with frequent urination, indicates this remedy. Thuja is given internally for cancer, and for the pains of cancer it is applied externally, when possible, occasionally with good results. Thuja is a genus of 6 species of coniferous, evergreen trees from East Asia and North America. to alcohol 76% Oj. The common name arbor vitae is from Latin meaning 'tree of life' and refers to alleged medicinal properties of the plant. It cause some pain and inflammation, but effects a permanent cure. Before withdrawing the needle, place the nozzle of the loaded syringe into the needle’s open mouth and with a plunge of the piston force the diluted Thuja into the cavity recently distended with serum. Susceptible to damage/stem breakage in winter from ice and snow accumulations. The following is the course he adopted as described in his own words: “In an ounce of warm sterilized water pour a dram of Lloyd’s Thuja. The Plants Database includes the following 2 species of Thuja . Rectal troubles, such as fissured anus and hemorrhoids, have been frequently cured with thuja. He reports the cure of several small tumors polypi and papillomatous growths. Another interesting report is that of Dr. George Herring (Homoeopathic World), who employed it for irritability of the bladder, in gouty and eczematous patients. Thuja (first dilution), in 2-drop doses, brought complete relief. It also stimulates secretion within the kidney tubules due to its direct influence on the epithelial cells. The injection of thuja into nevi that are of a non-pulsating character, or those not too venous in structure, has been recently practiced. 1905: Peterson Of value in incontinence of urine in children and old people, the result of atony and taxed condition of the bladder and urinary apparatus.In anureses caused by enlarged prostate gland. It tones the muscular structure of the bladder and exercises a desirable influence over the mucous structures of the entire urinary apparatus. Leaves are scale-like in adults, ovate, obtuse to bluntly acute, yellowish-green to gray-green below bearing a pustular gland near apex, appressed to branchlets in opposite pairs, each pair overlapping the adjacent pair above. it is contra-indicated in inflammatory states of the urinary tract. It is applied directly to the growth as often as possible without inducing inflammation. It would be well for some of our practitioners to prepare a tincture and test it. forest, northern white-cedar acts as a … gr. 1905: Petersen – THUJA OCCIDENTALIS Syn – White Cedar; Arbor Vitae. It gives tone to the bladder walls, and is particularly of value in dribbling or expulsion of urine in plethoric women, with relaxed bladder tissues, where even a cough or slight muscular exertion causes an expulsion of urine. Therapeutic Action – Our Homoeopathic neighbors think highly of this remedy, and in their provings it has 3370 symptoms, being a remedy for nearly all ills to which flesh is heir. It is a low maintenance plant that tolerates clay soil, wet sites, black walnut, and air pollution. We have used it with good results as a topical application to thick, spongy, or tender os uteri, with leucorrhoeal discharge. It also stimulates secretion within the tubules of the kidneys by its direct influence upon the epithelial cells. Another physician advised the agent in pruritus, whether of the anus or vulva, especially when accompanied by fissures. The dribbling of urine common in old men, is doubtless the result of prostatic enlargement, and is an application of this remedy long ago recommended by Dr. Richard Huges, of London; but the use of the drug for the relieve of the incontinence of children is of Eclectic origin. Seveal physicians have called attention tot he fact that specific thuja proves an efficient remedy for nocturnal enuresis. Its best effects are obtained from doses from one to ten drops. wide. Tissue degenerations in the epithelial structures appear to be influenced by it. The leaves of the arbor vitae has been a popular remedy in the treatment of intermittent and remittent fever, rheumatism, etc. It has simulating properties, which restore the vitality of the part. It causes gangrenous surfaces to dry without hemorrhage or other discharge, destroys offensive odors and influences granulation. If applied early it relieves the pain, checks discharges, and promotes rapid healing. Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. Also known as Smaragd Arborvitae Morphology: This evergreen tree grows to mature height of 15’ with a width of 4’-5’. The condylomata should be kept constantly moistened with the tincture by means of the lint dipped in it. He sailed up the St. Lawrence River with a crew of 110 seamen and a pair of Huron boys he had picked up on his first voyage two years earlier. In hernia and hemorrhoids a 25 to 50% solution may be injected. As before stated, Prof. Howe intimated that thuja might be applied to trachomic lids. J. Moreau Brown has reported a number of cases satisfactorily treated with this remedy. A greatly enlarged and relaxed uterus in a woman of fifty with severe metrorrhagia was treated with enjunctions of thuja. The tincture to be made by bruising an ounce of the fresh leaves, and macerating it for several days in half a pint of alcohol. I have seen it repress and overcome fungoid an dulcerous epitheliomata in an astonishingly happy manner.” He further intimates that he shall try it in croupous and diphtheritic cases, and states that he shall inject some of the tincture into the tunica vaginalis testis for the cure of hydrocele, and may try it on the granulations of trachoma. I had an interesting report from Dr. Caple who injected thuja into a giant-celled sarcoma of the hip joint. Dr. Foltz (Dynam. Physiological Action – No extended systematic study of the physiological action or specific therapeutic application of this agent has been made. May often be combined in these conditions with staphysagra, saw palmetto or avena sativa to great advantage. This form of thuja is also valuable as an application to past-nasal catarrh, and to shrink nasal polypi and other growths in the nose and nasopharynx. VIDEO Created by Elizabeth Meyer for "Trees, Shrubs and Conifers" a plant identification course offered in partnership with Longwood Gardens. Family Name: Cupressaceae. After months at sea without fresh fruit or vegetables, the crew was suffering from scurvy, a potentially fatal vitamin C deficiency. Thuja occidentalis is native to Canada and USA. Contra-indicated in inflammation of the urinary tract. Med. But the best action of the drug is in overcoming the growing and spreading progress of epithelioma. 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