Thuja homeopathic medicines come from the branches and leaves of the thuja tree, which contain thujone oil. Diluted forms of thuja may be ingested internally and are used for a number of illnesses and ailments, both physical and mental. The idea behind using thuja as a homeopathic medicine is that it contains small amounts of the very same substance that causes symptoms of an illness, and when the two interact, the body will cure itself.
Thuja was first used as a homeopathic medicine by early English settlers and Native Americans, who used extracts of the tree to treat gout, coughs, malaria and rheumatism.
Thuja homeopathic medicine is used most commonly to treat physical conditions such as respiratory problems, menstrual problems, external genital ailments, warts, asthma and headaches. It is also used in treating depression, bad dreams, insomnia and irritability.
Depending on the condition it is needed for, thuja can be administered in the form of a pill, cream or liquid.
When used as a homeopathic medicine, thuja is diluted in water and may lose any active substance needed for therapeutic value.
Large amounts of undiluted thuja oil can be poisonous and cause severe side effects if ingested internally, including death.