Thuja

(USAN, rINN)

💊 Chemical information

Tuya; White Cedar.

💊 Profile

Thuja consists of the fresh leaves and twigs of Thuja occidentalis (Cupressaceae). It is included in some topical preparations for warts and in herbal antiseptic preparations. It is also used in herbal preparations for respiratory-tract disorders. The oil distilled from the leaves and twigs is known as thuja oil or cedar leaf oil. It has been included in preparations for inhalation for the relief of respiratory-tract symptoms and for external use but is generally considered to be too toxic for internal use. Cedar leaf oil should be distinguished from cedar wood oil, obtained from Juniperus virginiana.

Homoeopathy.

Thuja has been used in homoeopathic medicines under the following names: Thuja occidentalis.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Chile: Thujaderm. Multi-ingredient: Austral.: Vicks Vaporub; Austria: Colda; Esberitox; Pe-Ce; Belg.: Aporil; Vicks Vaporub; Braz.: Calope†; Mentalol†; Vick Vaporub; Fr.: Item Alphacade; Item Alphazole; Item Lentes; Nitrol; Verrupan; Vicks Vaporub; Ger.: Esberitox N; Malaysia: Esberitox N; Pol.: Esberitox N; Port.: Alpha Cade; Alphacedre; Alphazole†; S.Afr.: Vicks Vaporub; Spain: Nitroina; Switz.: Esberitop; Vicks Vaporub N; Tu rk.: Kataljin; Vicks Vaporub; USA: Vicks Vaporub.
Published May 08, 2019.