While different parts of the thuja trees have been in use in traditional medicine since long and have been found to be effective in treating a number of health conditions, as far as the preparation of the homeopathic remedy from this plant is concerned it is of great importance. In fact, only the freshly obtained leaves and twigs of a young one year old thuja plant are used for preparing the homeopathic remedy thuja. The fresh leaves and twigs of the young thuja plant are chopped into fine pieces and subsequently marinated or macerated in alcohol. The resultant solution is strained, watered down to desired levels and succussed till not even the slightest trace or attribute of the plant remains in the final product - the homeopathic medication thuja. In fact, all homeopathic medications are prepared in such a manner that they do not retain any trace of the original substance they are made from.
The therapeutic properties of the thuja trees were known to the indigenous tribes of North America who used the leaves and twigs of this coniferous tree to cure coughs, malaria, rheumatism and gout. Although, extracts of any of the parts of the tree were never used in orthodox medicine, the essential oil obtained from one particular species Thuja occidentalis or the Eastern White Cedar is still used in aromatherapy for the treatment of acne and hair loss. Besides being a very crucial medication for treating warts, the homeopathic remedy thuja is prescribed for people enduring various skin disorders, for instance, oily skin, as well as to treat fragile nails. Homeopathic physicians also prescribe thuja for people suffering from certain physical conditions, such as headaches caused due to stress; foul smelling sweating; tooth decay and inflamed gums; excessive exhilaration or tiredness; loss of appetite during the morning and persistent greenish yellow or green phlegm (thick mucus produced in the respiratory passages and expelled through the mouth). The homeopathic medication thuja is also beneficial for women who endure cramps during their menstruation cycles. Precisely speaking, the homeopathic remedy thuja is prescribed for people suffering from respiratory troubles, skin and urogenital problems as well as women enduring menstrual problems. In all the above mentioned health conditions, the patients generally experience localized pain, quick weight loss and tiredness. All these symptoms may be a result of changes in the health soon after vaccination or even date back to any spell of the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhea. A brief discussion of the effectiveness of thuja in treating each of these conditions is presented below.
People suffering from urogenital disorders generally experience a swollen, sore urethra accompanied by a split in a weak urine stream. In addition, such patients also have an urge to urinate frequently possibly accompanied by dripping incontinence (inability to restrain natural urine discharges). It may be noted that infection of the urethra is very widespread among men and their problem is generally accompanied by a discharge and probably has an adverse effect on the prostate gland. In the case of women, urogenital problems may occur in the form of infection of the vagina usually accompanied by copious discharge. In such cases, the patient may endure swelling and soreness (inflammation) in the entire pelvic region. In some cases, patients may also develop warts and herpes. They may even develop ulcers and uterine polyps (a sessile mass in the internal lining of the uterus). Giving the homeopathic remedy thuja to such patients not only cures the bothersome conditions, but also provides relief from associated symptoms. In addition, this medication is also prescribed for people who have been suffering from restrained gonorrhea.
The homeopathic medication thuja is very effective for treating outsized warts, called 'cauliflower' warts, as well as warts that suppurate or tingle. Patients enduring such skin conditions may experience scaly patches on the body areas that usually remain covered, brownish 'age spots', itching skin problems and fragile or distorted nails. The homeopathic remedy thuja is also extensively used in the form of balms or ointments to treat warts and verrucas (warts that develop on the hands and feet).
In homeopathy, thuja is an ideal medication to treat respiratory problems as well as chronic sinuses, especially those which are accompanied by a disgusting smelling, green or yellowish-green catarrh (tenderness and swelling of a mucous membrane, especially of the respiratory tract). Even people suffering from asthma as well as nasal polyps accompanied by congealed greenish blood-stained mucus enclosing pus may respond well to the homeopathic remedy thuja.
Thuja is an effective homeopathic remedy for women suffering from early or very little menstrual flow. Patients enduring such menstrual problems may experience throbbing pain, especially in the region of the left ovary. In addition to treating menstrual disorders, the homeopathic remedy thuja is also given to women suffering from ovarian cysts.
The homeopathic remedy thuja is usually given to people who suffer from a specific type of headache wherein the type of pain endured by the patients is quite explicit. Such types of headaches are generally a result of exhaustion, extreme stress or even anxiety or hyperactivity. People suffering from this type of headache endure a piercing pain, which may be associated with some type of sinus infection or problems related to tooth.
The thuja tree, which forms the basis for the homeopathic remedy thuja, is a genus of coniferous trees belonging to the Cupressaceae (also known as the cypress family). In all, there are five species of thuja trees in the genus and two of them are indigenous to North America. The remaining three species are native to the eastern regions of Asia.