Simple Herbal Extracts | Thuja



Botanical Name

Thuja occidentalis

Part Used

new leaf


Not for long-term use; do not exceed recommended dose: Not for use in pregnancy*

Traditional Information*

A fragrant evergreen tree of the Northern US and Canada, Thuja is a strong antiviral, diuretic, emmenagogue and expectorant. It is primarily used for immune stimulation and as an antiviral agent for bronchitis, influenza and cold/damp pneumonia. Small amounts of Thuja can be used for chronic atonic prostatitis and uterine fibroids.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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*Disclaimer: The information on historical, ethnobotanical and phytotherapeutic uses of herbs and traditional formulas contained herein is based on the experience and research of the author. It is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Any attempt to diagnose and treat an illness should be done under the direction of a health care professional. The publisher and author are not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the information discussed. Should you have any questions concerning the appropriateness of any preparation mentioned, the author strongly suggests consulting a professional health care advisor.