Thuja is commonly referred to as Thuja occidentalis, which is its botanical name. However, it is also known by several common names, including Arborvitae, White Cedar, and Northern White Cedar.
Thuja is prepared from the fresh green twigs and leaves of the Thuja occidentalis tree. It is a widely used remedy in homeopathy and is known for its versatility in treating a range of health issues.
In homeopathy, Thuja works by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes and correcting imbalances that lead to illness.
It is commonly used for skin problems, such as warts, acne, and fungal infections. It is also used to treat respiratory ailments, urinary tract infections, and digestive issues. In addition, Thuja is often recommended for emotional and mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Thuja is also known as the KING OF ANTI SYCOTIC DRUGS.
Thuja is suited to the patient having a hydrogenoid constitution (possessing an increased capacity to contain more and more water in the cytoplasm of the cells).
The thuja patients are fleshy having undue and unwanted growths, such as warts, tumors, cysts, etc.
Thuja patients have typically dark hair and dark complexion. The skin appears unhealthy, oily, and greasy and bears warty excrescences, sometimes accompanied by dirty brownish spots all over the body.
Thuja individuals have lymphatic temperament i.e. they are sluggish in action and perception.
Thuja individuals are chilly i.e. they get easily affected by cold in general.
Sycosis miasm is in the background. Thuja is the king of anti sycotic remedies.
This article will cover from head to toe all the organs of the body. And wherever symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
In homeopathy, the “mind” of a remedy refers to the emotional and mental symptoms that a person may experience when in need of a particular remedy.
The thuja patient has fixed ideas:
as if a strange person were at his side;
as if the soul were separated from the body;
as if the body especially the limbs were of glass and would break easily;
as if a living animal was in the abdomen.
The patient experiences a sensation as if their whole body is very thin and delicate and could not resist the least attack.
The female tends to become insane, they don’t like being touched or approached.
Thuja patient becomes imbecile after vaccination, restless, and driveling.
The patient has anxious apprehensions regarding respecting the future.
They are disquiet, which renders everything troublesome and repugnant.
Music causes them to weep, with trembling of the feet.
These patients are hurried, with ill humor and they talk hastily.
They have indisposition to any kind of intellectual labor.
This remedy is indicated for mental depression after childbirth. The females feel very depressed, sad, and irritable, they get scrupulous about small things. Feels she cannot exist any longer; quiet, shunning everybody. They get an aversion to life. Moroseness and peevishness.
Thuja patients are overexcited and quarrelsome, they get easily angered about trifles.
The child is excessively obstinate. While reading and writing they use wrong expressions. Talks hastily and swallows words.
Thoughtlessness; forgetfulness is marked in this remedy.
There is the slowness of speech and reflection; seeking words when in conversation. Incapacity for reflection.
The Head feels empty, as in intoxication, especially in the morning, with nausea. There is weakness and confusion of the head, as from torpor, or paralysis of the brain.
This remedy is useful in treating vertigo, where the patient experiences sensation from the motion of a swing. Indicated in vertigo occurring when rising from a seat, when lying down, or else when looking into the air.
Indicated in headache occurring in the morning, as after stooping, or after too profound a sleep, with redness of the face. The headache is worsened from looking upwards, and when turning the head backward. Headache is better from sexual excess, overheating, lifting, and exercising in the open air.
Headache with sensation as if the forehead would split, with internal shivering, which is better by walking in the open air.
There is the sensation of pain in the head as if a nail were driven into the vertex, especially in the afternoon and 3 a.m. which is aggravated when at rest and ameliorated after perspiration.
This remedy is also indicated for dandruff accompanied by white, scaly, peeling-off eruption over the scalp, extending over the forehead, temples, ears, and neck.
The perspiration on the head has a peculiar smell of honey (sweetish). The perspiration occurs usually on uncovered parts of the head, with dryness of the covered parts.
This remedy is indicated for the complaints of pressure in the eyes with smarting pain as if sand were in them.
Thuja is useful in treating wart-like excrescence on the iris. Also for inflammation of the cornea, ophthalmia neonatorum, and phlyctenular conjunctivitis.
There is a burning sensation in the eyes. The sclera is inflamed and appears red like blood.
Thuja is useful in inflammatory swelling of lids, with hardness. The eyelids appear granular with wart-like granulations.
The patient wants the eye to be covered, when uncovered it pains at once, and it feels as if cold air were streaming out of the head through the eye.
Thuja is indicated for nocturnal agglutination of the lids.
Also useful in treating the weakness of the eyes with obscure sight. The individual experiences clouded sight when reading, with the sensation of drowsiness.
Useful for diplopia and Myopia.
Thuja is useful in treating otalgia, with squeezing compression and violent shooting pain, especially in the evening.
The individual experiences a sensation as if the inner ear was swollen, with increased difficulty in hearing.
This remedy is useful in otitis media where there is oozing especially from the right ear, smelling like putrid meat.
There is swelling in the alae nasi, with hardness and tension.
The patient experiences blowing of blood from the nose. Frequent epistaxis especially after being overheated.
This remedy is indicated for dry coryza, which becomes fluent in the open air, with a continued headache. The fluent coryza is associated with cough and hoarseness.
There is a greenish and fetid discharge from the nose. Blowing from the nose of a large quantity of thick green mucus, mixed with pus and blood which is followed by dry, brown scales, with mucus, which conies from the frontal sinuses and firmly adheres to the swollen upper portion of the nostrils.
Thuja is indicated for chronic catarrh after measles, scarlatina, and variola.
Useful in treating warts on the nose. The patient has a smell in the nose from the brine of fish, or fermenting beer.
This remedy is indicated for flat, white ulcers on the inside of the lips, and on the corners of the mouth.
Indicated for aphthae ulcers in the mouth, the patient feels a sensation in the mouth as if burnt.
There is considerable swelling of salivary glands, with increased saliva in the mouth.
Pain as of excoriation in the tip of the tongue, when touched. There is swelling of the tongue, especially on the right side which the patient tends to bite frequently, it is painful when touched.
The taste in the mouth is sweet as sugar, with gonorrhea.
There is heat in the face, sometimes only transient, or else with burning redness. The patient experiences heat and redness of the whole face, with fine nets of veins, having a marbled-like appearance.
Indicated for oedematous erysipelas of the face.
The skin appears greasy skin with light-brown blotches (freckles) on the face.
There is perspiration on their face, especially on the side on which he does not lie.
This remedy is indicated for red and painful nodosities in temples.
There is a twitching of the lips with a jerking sensation in the upper lip, near the corner of the mouth.
There is roughness and scraping in the throat.
The thuja patient experiences pressure and pain from excoriation, in the throat and palate, during deglutition with a feeling of upward pressure in the soft palate and the necessity to swallow.
This remedy is useful for the swelling of the tonsils and throat and also for ulcers in the throat and mouth, like chancres.
There is an accumulation of a large quantity of tenacious mucus in the mouth, which is hawked up with difficulty. Hawking up of mucus of red colors, like blood.
Painful swallowing, especially empty swallowing, or that of saliva. The throat feels raw, and dry, as from a plug, or as if it were constricted when swallowing.
This remedy is indicated for obstructed respiration, a violent thirst for water, and great anxiety.
There are spasms in the lungs and stitching pain in the chest from drinking cold water or anything cold.
This remedy is useful in cases of asthma with gonorrhea, without having been exposed to contagion. Asthma is associated with a little cough, but with a sensation of something growing fast, especially in the region of the left lower ribs.
The respiration is short and quick which is aggravated by deep inspiration and talking and ameliorated from lying on the affected side, but pains compel him to lie on his back.
The cough usually occurs in the morning and is excited by a tickling in the trachea. The sputa are green and taste like old cheese. There is expectoration of small grey, yellow, or green gobbets when coughing.
Indicated for cramp in the heart.
There is audible palpitation of the heart, especially when going upstairs. Palpitation of the heart is accompanied by nausea.
The thuja patient experiences anxious palpitation of the heart when waking in the morning. There is visible palpitation without anxiety.
The pulse is slow and weak in the morning and in the evening accelerated and full.
Thuja is indicated in patients having continuous eructations of air while eating.
There is vomiting of mucus or greasy substances.
Induration of the stomach and swelling of the pit of the stomach.
The fluid which he drinks falls into the stomach with a gurgling noise. The patient experiences rancid risings, especially after fatty food.
There is painful pressure in the hepatic region and lumbar region associated with soreness, swelling in the hepatic region and violent pain under the right shoulder going through to the breast and down to the elbow.
The patient feel the sensation of flatulence as if an animal was crying in the abdomen.
There is a sensation as if something alive was in the hypogastrium as if the abdominal muscles were pushed outward by the arm of a fetus, but painless.
Thuja is indicated for pain in the abdomen, as from constriction of the intestines. There is grumbling and borborygmi in the abdomen.
The thuja patient experiences depressing pain in the groins. There is drawing pain in groins, when walking and standing, with shootings along thighs when sitting.
Useful in treating constipation that continues for several days which is usually obstinate, as from inactivity or intussusception of the intestines. Stool occurs in hard balls. There is a difficult evacuation of hard, large feces which is covered with blood.
Indicated diarrhea caused by vaccination, onion, tea, and coffee. There is a great rumbling of flatulence in the abdomen before stools. During stool, there is a great accumulation of gas leading to distention of the abdomen.
The stool is forcibly discharged as if water is passing through a bunghole, with rumbling and colicky pain in the abdomen. The stools are profuse, yellow, watery, greasy, and sometimes bloody.
This remedy is also indicated for condylomata at the anus, Haemorrhoidal tumors are swollen, fistula in the ano, and fissures of the anus.
Indicated complaints of chronic incontinence of urine from paralysis of sphincter vesicae with gonorrhoeal urethritis.
There is a burning sensation in the urethra, especially in the morning and during the day.
Indicated in venereal diseases.
There is profuse perspiration on the genitals, especially the scrotum which is sweet-smelling like honey and staining linen yellow.
This remedy is useful in treating condylomata on the glans and prepuce which is moist and associated with itching.
There are ulcers, like chancres, on prepuce.
Thuja patient has an irresistible inclination to onanism even during sleep. There are nocturnal emissions that wake him up followed by heaviness and ill humor.
This remedy is effective for affections appearing on external organs, especially on the left side.
Useful in treating warts, condylomata, and other excrescences about the vulva. There is itching and burning smarting pain from excoriation, in genital organs.
The left ovarian region is very sensitive. Left ovary is inflamed and worse at each menstrual period. There is a burning sensation while walking or riding and the patient feels she must lie down.
There is profuse perspiration under axillae.
Brown spots under the arms, like naevus maternus.
Thuja is useful in treating warts on very numerous hands, especially on the dorsal, and is horny, and painful.
The lower limbs feel like wood when walking in the open air.
This remedy is indicated for sciatica, especially on the left side.
There is great weakness and lassitude in the legs, especially when going upstairs.
Thuja is indicated for inflammatory red swelling in the ends of toes or instep, with pain and tension when treading, and during movement.
There is tension and stiffness in the nape and left side of the neck.
Cracking in cervical vertebrae on making certain movements with the head.
This remedy is indicated for swelling of glands of the neck, and swelling of veins of the neck.
Useful in treating weakness from injury to the lower back followed by abscess, vesical weakness, enuresis with a clear gleet, and balanitis.
This remedy is useful in treating warts on any part of the body, with little necks, called fig-warts, tubular warts, the same size all the way out.
For treatment of eruptions occurring only on covered parts, the eruptions burn violently after scratching.
Thuja is indicated for sycotic excrescences, smelling like old cheese, or like the brine of fish.
This remedy is also useful for flat ulcers, with a bluish-white bottom, zona, and corns accompanied by burning.
The majority of cutaneous symptoms are ameliorated by touch.
This remedy is indicated for intermittent fever where the attack of chill comes at different times of the day, mostly towards the evening, at 3 pm, and 3 am.
Chill is usually on the left side of the body, it begins in the thighs, and the patient wants to cover up the body.
Chill without thirst, after midnight and in the early morning.
Heat in the evening, especially on the face, and dry heat on covered parts.
The sweat stage follows heat, sweat on uncovered parts only with dry heat on covered parts, and sweat immediately after chill without thirst.
Modalities are the factors that, increase or decrease the complaints in a patient.
They are categorized as aggravating factors and amelioration factors.
Aggravating factors make the condition of the illness worst, while the amelioration factor makes the condition of the disease better.
It can be time, any part of the day, season, position, or any applications, etc.
All the symptoms in Thuja Occidentalis patients are worsened
At night, at 3 pm and 3 am, from cold, damp air, and cold water, after taking breakfast, fat, coffee, tobacco, and touch.
All the complaints are better in the open air, warmth, movement, pressure, rubbing, and scratching.
These remedies complete the curing process that is started by the first medicine given.
- The medicines complementary to Thuja Occidentalis are Medorrhinum, Sabina, and Silicea.
When there is the appearance of new symptoms, the new symptoms combined with the old ones should be studied, and a second remedy covering more of these new symptoms than the old one is to be given; this second remedy is the antidote.
Thuja Occidentalis is antidoted by Chamomilla, Cocculus, Camphora, Mercurius, Pulsatilla, Sulphur, and Colchicum.
Thuja Occidentalis antidotes Mercurius, Sulphur, Iodum, Nux vomica.
These medicines follow the previous treatment in action, thus aiding in cure.
Followed well by-
Thuja Occedantils is followed by Mercurius, Sulphur, also Calcarea carb, Ignitia, Lycopodium, Kali carb, Pulsatilla, Silicea, and Vaccinium.
The dosage and Potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.
Homeopathic medicines are prescribed based on symptom similarity, where the symptoms narrated by the patient are somewhat similar to the guiding symptoms of the treatment.
Your homeopathic doctor forms the totality of symptoms, and medicine identical to the disease condition is given; the more exact similarity, the earlier the curing process.
Lower potency is given when very few symptoms match the medicine to that of the patient.
These symptoms help doctors diagnose the disease condition only; there is a minor symptom of Thuja Occidentalis.
Lower potencies require frequent repetition. You should give them 3-4 times a day till the expected result is seen.
This is considered as higher Potency; they are given when the majority of mind symptoms of Thuja and physical symptoms of thuja and narrated by patient match.
Higher potencies are advisable to be not repeated very often; they act for a longer duration, so the second dose is repeated every 7 days or every 15 days once.
On giving 200C Potency, it’s advisable to wait for the symptoms to subside, which can be repeated until all signs in totality disappears.
Thuja Occidentalis 1M Uses-
Thuja Occidentalis 1 M should not be repeated; it is given once a month and waiting for symptoms to disappear.
This is very high Potency. It would help if you gave it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of thuja and that provided by the patient match with each other ideally.
Thuja occidentalis in tincture form has shown effective in reducing fig warts.
Very useful in the treatment of warts. Repeated intake 3-4 times a day is advised.
The process of potentization prepares homeopathic medications. In this method, the raw form of the medicine is taken and worked upon, and diluted to such an extent that all the harmful effects of the raw material are gone. All that remains is the medicinal or curative powers.
Homeopathic medicines are gentle and safe. They can be taken in the correct dose and potency by people of all age groups without fear.
Side effects of homeopathic medicines are an infrequent phenomenon.
It may so happen that the symptoms may subside temporarily and then come back with a renewed strength and severity. This occurs when the medicine has been repeated more than what was required.
It may also happen that the person may come back saying that he has developed an entirely new set of symptoms while all his old symptoms are still present. This means that the remedy prescribed was the wrong one.
In both cases, it is advisable to give a suitable antidote to Thuja Occidentalis.
You may have to re-work the case as a new totality has emerged. Based upon this new totality, you may have to prescribe Thuja Occidentalis in a different potency or a new remedy altogether that matches the newly formed total.
Keep a lookout for these symptoms; they are the red flags on your path to recovery
- Worsening of any symptoms that you had before taking the dose.
- Appearance or worsening of mental complaints like melancholy, despair, depression, irritability, and emotional sensitivity.