Thuja OccidentalisArbor Vitae, Thuja, Thuya, Thuja Occidentalis, Thuya occidentalis
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.
Below are the strongest indications of Thuja in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Acts on skin, blood, gastro-intestinal tract, kidneys, and brain. Its relation to the production of pathological vegetations condylomata, warty excrescences, spongy tumors is very important. Moist mucous tubercles. Bleeding fungus growths. Naevus. Excess of venosity.
The main action of Thuja Occidentalis is on the skin and genito-urinary organs, producing conditions that correspond with Hahnemann’s sycotic dyscrasia, whose chief manifestation is the formation of wart-like excrescences upon mucous and cutaneous surfaces - fig-warts and condylomata. Has a specific antibacterial action, as in gonorrhoea and vaccination. Sycotic pains, i.e., tearing in muscles and joints, worse at rest, better in dry weather, worse damp humid atmosphere; lameness. Hydrogenoid constitutions, whose blood is morbidly hydroscopic, so that damp air and water are inimical. Complaints from moonlight. Rapid exhaustion and emaciation. Left-sided and chilly medicine. Variola, aborts the pustule and prevents the suppurating fever. Vaccinosis, viz., inveterable skin troubles, neuralgia, etc.
WORSE, at night, from heat of bed; at 3 A.M. and 3 P.M., from cold, damp air; after breakfast; fat, Coffee; vaccination.
BETTER, left side; while drawing up a limb.≡ show all authors ...
Compare: (Hydrogenoid constitution; Calcar.; Silica; Nat-sulph.; Aranea; Apis; Pulsat.) Cupressus Australis (sharp, prickling pain; general feeling of warmth; rheumatism and gonorrhoea). Cupressus Lawsoniana (acts like Thuja Occidentalis; Terrible pains in the stomach). sphingurus (falling out of hair from beard; pain in jaw-joint and zygoma); Sil.; Maland ( vaccination); Medorrh ( Suppressed gonorrhoea); Merc.; Cannab.; Terebinth.; Juniperus; Sabin.; SIL.; Canth.; Cannab.; Nit-ac.; Puls.; Ant. Tart.; ARBORIN is a non-alcoholic preparation of THUJA.
Antidotes: Merc.; Camph.; Sabin ( Warts).
Complementary: Sabina; Ars.; Nat-sulph.; Silica.
Fixed ideas, as if a strange person were at his side; as if soul and body were separated; as if something alive in abdomen ( Croc.) Emotional sensitiveness; music causes weeping and trembling.
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; irritability
loathing; life (see desires, death)
unhappy; sadness, mental depression
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; mistakes; in writing≡ more ...
White, scaly dandruff; hair dry and falling out
Greasy skin of face.
Pain, headache; from emotions; nervous
extending to other parts; back of head (occiput)
in forehead; left side
in forehead; extending to other parts; backward
in forehead; extending to other parts; back of head (occiput)
in forehead; above eyebrows; left
cutting, darting, stabbing; top of head (vertex)
piercing, stabbing (see cutting); as from a nail
forehead; above left eyebrows
sides; after dinner
top of head (vertex)
Skin and scalp; powdery flaking skin; white≡ more ...
Ciliary neuralgia; iritis
Eyelids agglutinated at night; dry, scaly
Styes and tarsal tumors ( Staph.) Acute and subacute inflammation of sclera
Sclera raised in patches, and looks bluish-red
Large, flat phlyctenules; Indolent
Lids; out-breaks on skin
out-breaks on skin; eczema
Growth, tumour; wart-like growth
wart-like growth; eyelid
wounds; cornea (transparent part of eye)
Tears; open air≡ more ...
Chronic otitis; discharge purulent
Creaking when swallowing
Pain; with profuse urine
Skin; polyp (growth on mucus lining); soft, easily bleeding≡ more ...
Chronic catarrh; thick, green mucus; blood and pus
On blowing nose, pain in teeth
Ulceration within the nostrils
Dryness of nasal cavities
Painful pressure at root.
Discharge from nose; crusts, scabs, inside
crusts, scabs, inside; on septum (flesh between nostrils)
Running or blocked nose (coryza); running, wet
Skin or lining of nose; ulcers; inside
ulcers; septum (flesh between nostrils), round ulcers
warts≡ more ...
Tip of tongue very painful
White blisters on side close to root, painfully sore
Teeth decay next to gums; very sensitive; gums retract
Drinks fall audibly into stomach
Ranula; varicose veins on tongue and mouth
Pain; burning, raw and smarting; gums
sore; tongue; tip
Teeth; decay, hollow; at roots
pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, stinging; extending to ear≡ more ...
Polypi, tubercles, WARTS epithelioma, Neva, carbuncles; ulcers, especially in ano-genital region
Freckles and blotches
Perspiration sweetish, and strong
Dry skin, with brown spots
Zona; herpetic eruptions
Tearing pains in glands
Nails crippled; brittle and soft
Eruptions only on covered parts; worse after scratching
Very sensitive to touch
Coldness of one side
Brown spots on hands and arms.
ulcer like lesions, leaving scars, spread over body
smelling like old cheese
Pain; stinging≡ more ...
Dry, hacking cough in afternoon, with pain in pit of stomach
Stitches in chest; worse, cold drinks
Asthma in children ( Nat-sulph.) Papilloma of larynx
Chronic laryngitis.≡ more ...
Pain; spine; irritation; lumbar (lower half of back)
spine; irritation; lumbar (lower half of back); when stepping
stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting≡ more ...
Stomach; Complete loss of appetite
Dislike for fresh meat and potatoes
Rancid eructations after fat food
Cutting pain in epigastrium
Cannot eat onions
Flatulence; pain after food; sinking sensation in epigastrium before food; thirst
Distended; indurations in abdomen
Chronic diarrhoea, worse after breakfast
Discharges forcibly expelled; gurgling sound
Flatulence and distention; protruding here and there
Rumbling and colic
Anus fissured; painful to touch, with warts
Movements as of something living ( Crocus), without pain.
Urethra swollen, inflamed
Urinary stream split and small
Sensation of trickling after urinating
Severe cutting After ( Sars.) Frequent micturition accompanying pains
Desire sudden and urgent, but cannot be controlled
Paralysis sphincter vesicae.
Inflammation; neck of large intestine (right side, between hip and ribs. typhlitis)
As if something were in abdomen (movements, lumps, etc.); movements in abdomen
movements in abdomen; sensation of something alive
right side, around hip
movements in abdomen; like fist of a foetus
Pain; during stool; during diarrhoea
region of hip; around hip; left
Bladder; urge to urinate, but producing nothing
urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); while perspiring
urination; forked stream
Stomach; pain; after vaccination≡ more ...
Diarrhoea; after breakfast
Flatulence; during stool
Skin and lining; wart-like growth
wart-like growth; flat
splits in lining of rectum≡ more ...
Male; Inflammation of prepuce and glans; pain in penis
Chronic induration of testicles
Pain and burning felt near neck of bladder, with frequent and urgent desire to urinate
Prostatic enlargement ( Ferr)
Profuse leucorrhoea; thick, greenish
Severe pain in left ovary and left inguinal region
Menses scanty, retarded
POLYPI; fleshy excrescences
Ovaritis; worse left side, at every menstrual period ( Lach.) Profuse perspiration before menses.
Male; wart-like growth
wart-like growth; penis
wart-like growth; scrotum
excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); penis; head (glans)
pain; burning; penis; head (glans)
pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; scrotum
prostate gland; inflammation; from suppressed gonorrhoea
prostate gland; inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation)
Female; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
womb (cervix); cauliflower
polyp (growth inside); womb
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); discharge; sharp mucous or pus
passage≡ more ...
When walking, limbs feel as if made of wood or glass, and would break easily
Tips of fingers swollen, red, feel dead
Muscular twitchings, weakness and trembling
Cracking in joints
Pain in heels and tendo-achilles
Ingrowing toe nail.
Coldness; upper limbs; fingers
lower limbs; foot
Heat; thigh; with cold hands and feet
Movements and positions; twitching; upper limbs
Pain; rheumatic; after suppressed gonorrhoea
joints; rheumatic; after suppressed gonorrhoea
stitching, sudden, sharp; joints
Skin; felon (whitlow, onychia, paronychia, foot rot, etc.); run-around; after vaccination
out-break on skin; hand; back of hand; abnormal, wart-like growths
suppurating (producing pus); fingers; nails (see felon); after vaccination
Swollen; upper arm; vaccination
Uncovering≡ more ...
Sleep and dreams
of dead people
from high places
Sleeplessness, insomnia≡ more ...
Fever and chill
Chill, beginning in thighs
Sweat Only on uncovered parts, or all over except head, when sleeping; profuse, sour, smelling like honey
Orgasm of blood in the evening, with throbbing in the blood vessels.
Beginning in particular area; thighs
Shaking, shivering, rigors
Sides, one-sided; left
At certain time of day or night; from 3 p.m.
from 5 p.m.
External heat; with chilliness
Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill then sweat, without intervening heat≡ more ...
General sweat everywhere except the head
On beginning to sleep
When waking from sleep≡ more ...
Night; after midnight
Blood vessels; veins and arteries swollen from inner pressure
Gonorrhoea, suppressed (see inflamed hair follicles)
Inflammation; hair follicles
sudden, sharp; externally
sudden, sharp; muscles
burning in muscles
tearing in muscles
Sensation of plug; internally
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; flushes of heat
After vaccination≡ more ...