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Thuja Occidentalis

Arbor Vitae, Thuja, Thuya, Thuja Occidentalis, Thuya occidentalis

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HPUS label indication: Warts
Thuja Occidentalis

Below are the strongest indications of Thuja Occidentalis 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.
BETTER, left side; while drawing up a limb.
WORSE, at night, from heat of bed; at 3 A.M. and 3 P.M., from cold, damp air; after breakfast; fat, Coffee; vaccination.
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.

    MIND (click for more)

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
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; loathing; life (see desires, death)
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; mistakes; in writing

    HEAD (click for more)

Greasy skin of face.

Hair; dryness
Hair; falling

Pain, headache; cutting, darting, stabbing; top of head (vertex)
Pain, headache; extending to other parts; back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; from emotions; nervous
Pain, headache; in forehead; above eyebrows; left
Pain, headache; in forehead; extending to other parts; back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; in forehead; extending to other parts; backward
Pain, headache; in forehead; left side
Pain, headache; piercing, stabbing (see cutting); as from a nail
Pain, headache; piercing, stabbing (see cutting); as from a nail; forehead
Pain, headache; piercing, stabbing (see cutting); as from a nail; forehead; above left eyebrows
Pain, headache; piercing, stabbing (see cutting); as from a nail; sides
Pain, headache; piercing, stabbing (see cutting); as from a nail; sides; after dinner
Pain, headache; piercing, stabbing (see cutting); as from a nail; sides; pressure
Pain, headache; piercing, stabbing (see cutting); as from a nail; top of head (vertex)
Pain, headache; syphilitic
Pain, headache; temples

Skin and scalp; powdery flaking skin; white

Pain as if pierced by a nail ( Coff.; Ign.) Neuralgia from Tea ( Selen.) Left-sided headache

White, scaly dandruff; hair dry and falling out

    EYE (click for more)

Recurring episcleritis

Chronic scleritis.

Ciliary neuralgia; iritis

Growth, tumour; wart-like growth
Growth, tumour; wart-like growth; eyelid

Inflammation; infants
Inflammation; wounds; cornea (transparent part of eye)

Lids; out-breaks on skin
Lids; out-breaks on skin; eczema

Pupils; contracted

Tears; open air

Eyelids agglutinated at night; dry, scaly

Large, flat phlyctenules; Indolent

Sclera raised in patches, and looks bluish-red

Styes and tarsal tumors ( Staph.) Acute and subacute inflammation of sclera

    EAR (click for more)

Chronic otitis; discharge purulent

Creaking when swallowing

Pain; with profuse urine

Skin; polyp (growth on mucus lining); soft, easily bleeding


    NOSE (click for more)

Chronic catarrh; thick, green mucus; blood and pus

Dryness of nasal cavities

Discharge from nose; crusts, scabs, inside
Discharge from nose; crusts, scabs, inside; on septum (flesh between nostrils)

Dryness; inside

Running or blocked nose (coryza); running, wet

Skin or lining of nose; ulcers; inside
Skin or lining of nose; ulcers; septum (flesh between nostrils), round ulcers
Skin or lining of nose; warts

On blowing nose, pain in teeth

Painful pressure at root.

Ulceration within the nostrils

    FACE (click for more)

Pain; night; 3 a.m.

Skin; warts; chin

Twitching; lips

    MOUTH (click for more)

Teeth decay next to gums; very sensitive; gums retract

White blisters on side close to root, painfully sore

Drinks fall audibly into stomach

Pain; burning, raw and smarting; gums
Pain; sore; tongue; tip

Teeth; decay, hollow; at roots
Teeth; pain; left
Teeth; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, stinging; extending to ear

Pyorrhoea alveolaris.

Ranula; varicose veins on tongue and mouth

Tip of tongue very painful

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Distended; indurations in abdomen

Urethra swollen, inflamed

Urinary Organs.

Rumbling and colic

Flatulence and distention; protruding here and there

Movements as of something living ( Crocus), without pain.

As if something were in abdomen (movements, lumps, etc.); movements in abdomen
As if something were in abdomen (movements, lumps, etc.); movements in abdomen; like fist of a foetus
As if something were in abdomen (movements, lumps, etc.); movements in abdomen; sensation of something alive
As if something were in abdomen (movements, lumps, etc.); movements in abdomen; sensation of something alive; right side, around hip

Bladder; urge to urinate, but producing nothing
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); while perspiring
Bladder; urination; forked stream

Inflammation; neck of large intestine (right side, between hip and ribs. typhlitis)

Pain; during stool; during diarrhoea
Pain; region of hip; around hip; left

Stomach; pain; after vaccination

Anus fissured; painful to touch, with warts

Brown spots

Cannot eat onions

Chronic diarrhoea, worse after breakfast

Constipation, with violent rectal pain, causing stool to recede ( Sil.; Sanic.) Piles swollen; pain worse sitting, with stitching, burning pains at the anus

Cutting pain in epigastrium

Desire sudden and urgent, but cannot be controlled

Discharges forcibly expelled; gurgling sound

Dislike for fresh meat and potatoes

Flatulence; pain after food; sinking sensation in epigastrium before food; thirst

Paralysis sphincter vesicae.

Rancid eructations after fat food

Sensation of trickling after urinating

Severe cutting After ( Sars.) Frequent micturition accompanying pains

Stomach; Complete loss of appetite

Tea-drinking dyspepsia.

Urinary stream split and small

    RECTUM (click for more)

Diarrhoea; after breakfast

Flatulence; during stool

Haemorrhoids; touch

Skin and lining; splits in lining of rectum
Skin and lining; wart-like growth
Skin and lining; wart-like growth; flat

    STOOL (click for more)

Thin, liquid

Watery; yellow


    URINE (click for more)

Burning (includes hot)

    GENITALS (click for more)

Female; Vagina Very sensitive ( Berb.; Kreos.; Lyssin.) Warty excrescences on vulva and perineum

Chronic induration of testicles

Gonorrheal rheumatism


Female; abnormal growths
Female; abnormal growths; wart-like
Female; abnormal growths; wart-like; vagina
Female; abnormal growths; wart-like; womb
Female; abnormal growths; womb (cervix)
Female; abnormal growths; womb (cervix); cauliflower
Female; cancer; womb
Female; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
Female; polyp (growth inside); womb

Male; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed); penis; head (glans)
Male; pain; burning; penis; head (glans)
Male; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; scrotum
Male; perspiration
Male; perspiration; scrotum
Male; prostate gland; inflammation; from suppressed gonorrhoea
Male; prostate gland; inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation)
Male; twitching; penis
Male; ulcers; penis
Male; wart-like growth
Male; wart-like growth; penis
Male; wart-like growth; penis; foreskin
Male; wart-like growth; penis; head (glans)
Male; wart-like growth; scrotum

Urethra (urinary part of genitals); discharge; gonorrhoea
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); discharge; gonorrhoea; chronic
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); discharge; profuse
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); discharge; sharp mucous or pus
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); discharge; watery
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); discharge; yellow
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); pain; burning
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); pain; burning; during urination
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); swelling
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); swelling; passage


Male; Inflammation of prepuce and glans; pain in penis

Menses scanty, retarded

Ovaritis; worse left side, at every menstrual period ( Lach.) Profuse perspiration before menses.

Pain and burning felt near neck of bladder, with frequent and urgent desire to urinate

POLYPI; fleshy excrescences

Profuse leucorrhoea; thick, greenish

Prostatic enlargement ( Ferr

Severe pain in left ovary and left inguinal region

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Asthma in children ( Nat-sulph.) Papilloma of larynx

Chronic laryngitis.

Dry, hacking cough in afternoon, with pain in pit of stomach

Stitches in chest; worse, cold drinks

    CHEST (click for more)

Lungs; tuberculosis; damp weather or sea air

    BACK (click for more)

Pain; pulling; neck
Pain; spine; irritation; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; spine; irritation; lumbar (lower half of back); when stepping
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Cracking in joints

Coldness; lower limbs; foot
Coldness; upper limbs; fingers

Heat; thigh; with cold hands and feet

Movements and positions; twitching; upper limbs

Pain; joints; rheumatic; after suppressed gonorrhoea
Pain; rheumatic; after suppressed gonorrhoea
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; joints

Perspiration; foot
Perspiration; foot; offensive smelling
Perspiration; hand
Perspiration; thigh

Pulling up limbs

Skin; felon (whitlow, onychia, paronychia, foot rot, etc.); run-around; after vaccination
Skin; out-break on skin; hand; back of hand; abnormal, wart-like growths
Skin; suppurating (producing pus); fingers; nails (see felon); after vaccination
Skin; warts; hand

Swollen; upper arm; vaccination


Ingrowing toe nail.

Muscular twitchings, weakness and trembling

Nails brittle

Pain in heels and tendo-achilles

Tips of fingers swollen, red, feel dead

When walking, limbs feel as if made of wood or glass, and would break easily

    SLEEP (click for more)

Persistent insomnia.

Dreams; anxious
Dreams; of dead people
Dreams; of falling
Dreams; of falling; from high places
Dreams; of misfortune

Sleepiness, tiredness

Sleeplessness, insomnia

    CHILL (click for more)

At certain time of day or night; from 3 p.m.
At certain time of day or night; from 5 p.m.

Beginning in particular area; thighs

Shaking, shivering, rigors

Sides, one-sided; left

    FEVER (click for more)

Chill, beginning in thighs

External heat; with chilliness

Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill then sweat, without intervening heat

With chilliness

Orgasm of blood in the evening, with throbbing in the blood vessels.

Sweat Only on uncovered parts, or all over except head, when sleeping; profuse, sour, smelling like honey

    PERSPIRATION (click for more)

During sleep

General sweat everywhere except the head


Odour; offensive


On beginning to sleep


Profuse; night

When waking from sleep

    SKIN (click for more)

Brown spots on hands and arms.

Eruptions only on covered parts; worse after scratching

Coldness of one side

Dry skin, with brown spots

Freckles and blotches

Glandular enlargement

Nails crippled; brittle and soft

Perspiration sweetish, and strong

Polypi, tubercles, WARTS epithelioma, Neva, carbuncles; ulcers, especially in ano-genital region

Sarcoma; polypi

Abnormal growths
Abnormal growths; cauliflower-like fungus
Abnormal growths; cauliflower-like fungus; haematodes
Abnormal growths; humid
Abnormal growths; ulcer like lesions, leaving scars, spread over body
Abnormal growths; ulcers; syphilitic
Abnormal growths; wart-like growth
Abnormal growths; wart-like growth; bleeding
Abnormal growths; wart-like growth; moist
Abnormal growths; warts
Abnormal growths; warts; bleeding
Abnormal growths; warts; jagged
Abnormal growths; warts; large
Abnormal growths; warts; moist
Abnormal growths; warts; smelling like old cheese
Abnormal growths; warts; stinging

Pain; stinging

Tearing pains in glands

Very sensitive to touch

Zona; herpetic eruptions

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

After vaccination


Blood vessels; veins and arteries swollen from inner pressure

Cancers; fungus haematodes
Cancers; ulcer like lesions, leaving scars, spread over body

Gonorrhoea, suppressed (see inflamed hair follicles)

Inflammation; hair follicles

Night; after midnight

Pain; glands
Pain; jerking; internally
Pain; sudden, sharp; externally
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles; burning in muscles
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles; tearing in muscles

Sensation of plug; internally

Swelling; glands

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; flushes of heat

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Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.