Also known as: Aconit, Aconiti Tuber, Acónito, Aconitum, Aconitum Angustifolium, Atis, Ativisha, Autumn Monkshood, Bachnag, Bikhma, Blue Monkshood Root, Caowu, Chuanwu, Chuan-wu, Fu Zi, Futzu, Helmet Flower, Monkshood, Monkshood Tuber, Prativisha, Radix Aconiti, Radix Aconiti Kusnezoffii, Radix Aconiti Lateralis Preparata, Vachnag, Vatsnabh, Visha, Wild Aconitum, Wolfsbane, Wutou
Scientific name: Aconitum napellus; Aconitum carmichaeli; Aconitum kusnezoffi; Aconitum species.
According to the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, Aconitine Napellas has been used by people for : Orally: aconite is used for pain, facial paralysis, joint pain, arthritis, gout, rheumatic complaints, finger numbness, peripheral coldness, inflammation(3) , pleurisy, pericarditis sicca, fever, skin and mucosal diseases, alopecia, disinfection, and wound treatment. Aconite is also used orally as a cardiac depressant and an agent to induce mild sweating. The applicable part of Aconite is the root as it contains alkanoids (aconitine,mesaconitine, hypaconitine) these have widespread effects on the cardiac, neural ,muscle tissue by activating sodium channels.
Also known as: Arsenate, Arsenic Pentoxide, Arsenic Trichloride, Arsenic Trioxide, Arsénico, Arsenicum Album, Arsenicum Iodatum, Arsenite, Arsénite, Arsénite de Sodium, Fowler’s Solution, Numéro Atomique 33, Pentoxyde d’Arsenic, Sodium Arsenite, Solution de Fowler, Trichlorure d’Arsenic.
Scientific name: Arsenic; As; atomic number 33
According to the Natural medicines comprehensive Database Arsenicum album(4) has been used by people for : Orally: Arsenic is often used as a component of extremely diluted homeopathic remedies that are used for digestive disorders, food poisoning, insomnia, allergies, anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Arsenic is also contained in traditional Chinese medicine formulas and used for psoriasis; syphilis; asthma; rheumatism; hemorrhoids; cough; pruritus; cancer; and as a general tonic, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory agent. Intravenously, arsenic trioxide is used to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia.
Also known as: A Wei, Asafétida, Ase Fétide, Assant, Crotte du Diable, Devil’s Dung, Ferula Asafoetida, Ferula Assa Foetida, Férule, Férule Persique, Food of the Gods, Fum, Giant Fennel, Heeng, Hing.
Scientific name: Ferula assa-foetida; Ferula foetida; Ferula pseudalliacea, synonym Ferula rubricaulis.
According to the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Asafoetida has been used by people for:
Orally: Asafoetida is used for chronic bronchitis, asthma, pertussis, H1N1 “swine” flu, hoarseness, hysteria, flatulent colic, chronic gastritis, dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), irritable colon, convulsions, as a nerve stimulant in treating neurasthenia. It is also used orally for amenorrhea, croup, insanity, and sarcomas.
Topically, asafoetida is used for corns and calluses.
In manufacturing, asafoetida is used as a fragrance or fixative in cosmetics, and it is used as a flavouring ingredient in foods and beverages .Asafoetida root resin may contain sulphur compounds in its volatile oil that can protect against hyperlipedimia. Also evidence that suggests its constituents treat Irritable bowel syndrome.
Safety: Asafoetida generally has (GRAS) status being recognized as generally safe ,when used orally in amounts commonly found in food. In children, pregnant & lactating women is unsafe due to the risk of methemoglobinemia in infants.
Adverse reactions: orally 50-100mg of Asafoetida may cause convulsions in people with nervousness.
Interactions with anti coagulant/antiplatelet herbs supplements: concomitant use of herbs & supplements that affect platelet aggregation could increase bleeding risk in some people. Ie: angelica, clove ,danshen, garic, ginger ,gingko, panax.
Also known as: Acétate de Calcium, Aspartate de Calcium, Bone Meal, Calcarea Carbonica, Calcarea Phosphorica, Calcio, Calcium Acetate, Calcium Aspartate, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Chelate, Calcium Chloride, Calcium Citrate, Calcium D-Gluconate, Calcium Disuccinate, Calcium Glucoheptonate, Calcium Gluconate, Calcium Glycerophosphate, Calcium HVP Chelate, Calcium Hydrogen Phosphate, Calcium Hydroxyapatite, Calcium Lactate, Calcium Lactogluconate, Calcium Orotate, Calcium Oxide, Calcium Phosphate, Calcium Sulfate, Carbonate de Calcium, Chélate de Calcium, Chlorure de Calcium, Citrate de Calcium, Citrate Malate de Calcium, Coquilles d’Huîtres Moulues, Coquilles d’œuf, Di-Calcium Phosphate, Dolomite, Egg Shell Calcium, Gluconate de Calcium, Glycérophosphate de Calcium, Heated Oyster Shell-Seaweed Calcium, Hydroxyapatite, Lactate de Calcium, Lactogluconate de Calcium, MCHA, MCHC, Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite, Orotate de Calcium, Ossein Hydroxyapatite, Oyster Shell, Oyster Shell Calcium, Phosphate de Calcium, Phosphate de Calcium Hydrogène, Phosphate de di-Calcium, Phosphate Tricalcium, Poudre d’os, Sulfate de Calcium, Tricalcium Phosphate.
Scientific name: Calcium; Ca; Atomic number 20.
According to the Natural Medicines comprehensive Database Calcarea carbonica has been used by people for:
Orally: Calcium is used for treatment and prevention of hypocalcemia, osteoporosis, including osteoporosis related to corticosteroid use, preventing falls, rickets, and latent tetany. It is also used orally for hypoparathyroidism, osteomalacia, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), leg cramps and depression associated with pregnancy, pre-eclampsia, seizures associated with sudden declines in blood levels of calcium, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and reducing the risk of cancer, strokes, and cardiovascular disease. Calcium is also used orally for diarrhea and rectal epithelial hyperproliferation following intestinal bypass, hypertension, elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), Lyme disease, elevated fluoride levels in children, and elevated lead levels. Calcium carbonate is used orally as an antacid. Calcium carbonate and calcium acetate are also used orally as phosphate binders in renal failure. Calcium is also used for metformin-related vitamin B12 deficiency and to increase fetal bone mineralization. It is used to help retain teeth in the elderly and to help with weight loss. Calcium is used to increase survival associated with a heart attack.
In a mouth rinse, calcium is used to reduce the pain and duration of mucositis.
Intravenously, calcium gluconate, acetate, gluceptate and chloride are used for severe hypocalcemia and hypocalcemic tetany, hyperkalemia, muscle cramps following black widow spider bites, and during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Calcium gluconate and gluceptate are also given intramuscularly when intravenous administration is not possible.
Safety: Likely safe when used appropriately. Calcium is safe when used in appropriate doses. Hence excessive doses(can increase the risk of significant side effects such as hyprecalcemia & milk-alkali syndrome) should be avoided. The Institute of Medicine sets the daily intake of calcium based on age.
Adverse reactions: Orally calcium can cause flatulence & belching, more evidence is needed to determine the effects of calcium if any on suggested reactions.
Interactions with herbs & supplements: Iron & Magnesium : People at high risk for iron deficiency can be advised to take calcium at bedtime ,instead of with meals, to avoid inhibiting iron absorption
Prebiotics, Probiotics: Clinical evidence suggests that taking these can increase the absorption of calcium.
Vitamin D: Concomitant use can increase active absorption of calcium in the small intestines.
Also known as: California Fern, Carrot Weed, Cicuta, Ciguë, Ciguë d’Athènes, Ciguë Officinale, Ciguë de Socrate, Ciguë Tachetée, Conium, Conium Maculata, Grande Ciguë, Mort aux Oies, Nebraska Fern, Poison Fool’s Parsley, Poison-Hemlock, Spotted Hemlock, Tsuga, Vicaire, Wild Carrot.
Scientific name: Conium maculatum.
According to the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Hemlock has been used by people for:
Orally: Hemlock is used as a sedative, antispasmodic, and paralyzer. It is also used orally for nervous motor excitability, teething in children, cramps, spasms of the larnyx and gullet, acute mania, bronchitis (5), whooping cough, asthma, and as an antidote to strychnine poisoning. It is also used orally for indolent tumors , swollen and painful joints, skin infections, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, Sydenham’s chorea, and acute cystitis.
Safety: This medicine is a deep, long acting antipsoric: Hahnemann lists the following as Psoric remedies in the Chronic Diseases(6)
(agar, alumina, ammon carb, ammon mur, anacardium, antimon crudum, arsen alb, aurum, aurum mur, bar carb, borax, calc carb, carbo an, carbo veg, caust, clem, colocynth, conium, cuprum, dig, dulc, euphorbium, graph, guaj, hepar, iodium, kali carb, lyc, mag carb, mag mur, manganum, mez, mur ac, nat carb, nat mur, nitric acid, nitrium, petroleum, phos, phos ac, platina, sars, sepia, silica, stannum, sulph, sulp ac, zincum. )establishing a state of disorder in the economy that is so far reaching and so long lasting that it disturbs almost all the tissues of the body. Hemlock is poisonous when taken internally, except when diluted into homeopathic preparations. (7) Numerous interactions are theoretically possible.
Hemlock may interact with agents used for the heart, drugs that are toxic to the kidneys, gastrointestinal agents, and neurologic agents.
Also known as: Brazil Root, Brazilian Ipecac, Cartagena Ipecac, Ipéca, Ipéca du Brésil, Ipéca du Nicaragua, Ipéca du Panama, Ipecacuana, Ipécacuana, Ipecacuanha, Matto Grosso Ipecac, Nicaragua Ipecac, Panama Ipecac, Racine Brésilienne, Rio Ipecac.
Scientific name: Psychotria ipecacuanha, synonyms Callicocca ipecacuanha, Cephaelis acuminata, Cephaelis ipecacuanha; Uragoga ipecacuanha; Uragoga granatensis.
According to the Natural medicines comprehensive database Ipecan has been use by people for:
Orally: Ipecac is used as an expectorant and emetic, for croupous bronchitis in children, amebic dysentery, as an appetite stimulant (small doses), and for treating cancer.
Intravenously, Ipecac is used for amebic abscesses and hepatitis. Ipecac produces emesis by irritating the GI mucosa & by stimulating the chemoreceptor trigger zone in the brain as it contains the alkaloids ,emetine ,cephaeline.
Safety: Possibly safe when the rhizome is used orally & short term. In children also when used as an emetic appropriately. It is unlikely unsafe when used long term and in large amounts because serious toxicity can occur leading to death. Also in children under 1year & in large doses as they are more sensitive to large doses & effects on the nervous system than adults. Pregnant women should avoid it as it is a potential uterine stimulant.
Adverse Reactions: GI irritation, dizziness, hypotension, vomiting, nausea, where overdose can be associated.
Ipecac can reduce the intensity of the cathartic effect of podophyllum. Activated charcoal with Ipecac is a major interaction combination.
Also known as: Calcium Phosphate-Bone Ash, Bone Phosphate, Calcium Orthophosphate, Calcium Phosphate Dibasic Anhydrous, Calcium Phosphate Dibasic Dihydrate, Calcium Phosphate Dibasique Anhydre, Calcium Phosphate Dibasique Dihydrate, Calcium Phosphate Tribasic, Calcium Phosphate Tribasique , Dibasic Calcium Phosphate Dihydrate, Di-Calcium Phosphate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dicalcium Phosphates, Neutral Calcium Phosphate, Orthophosphate de Calcium, Phosphate d’Aluminium, Phosphate de Calcium, Phosphate de Magnésium, Phosphate Neutre de Calcium, Phosphate d’Os, Phosphate Tricalcium, Precipitated Calcium Phosphate, Précipitation du Phosphate de Calcium, Précipité de Phosphate de Calcium, Tertiary Calcium Phosphate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Whitlockite, Magnesium Phosphate, Merisier, Dibasic Potassium Phosphate, Dipotassium Hydrogen Orthophosphate, Dipotassium Monophosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Monobasic Potassium Phosphate, Potassium Acid Phosphate, Potassium Biphosphate, Potassium Dihydrogen Orthophosphate, Potassium Hydrogen Phosphate, Phosphate de Dipotassium, Phosphate d’Hydrogène de Potassium, Phosphate de Potassium, Phosphate de Potassium Dibasique, Phosphate de Potassium Monobasique, Anhydrous Sodium Phosphate, Dibasic Sodium Phosphate, Disodium Hydrogen Orthophosphate, Disodium Hydrogen Orthophosphate Dodecahydrate, Disodium Hydrogen Phosphate, Disodium Phosphate, Phosphate of Soda, Sales de Fosfato, Sels de Phosphate, Sodium Orthophosphate, Orthophosphate Disodique d’Hydrogène, Phosphate Disodique d’Hydrogène, Orthophosphate de Sodium, Phosphate de Sodium Anhydre, Phosphate de Sodium Dibasique, Phosphorus.
CAUTION: Do not confuse Phosphate Salts with toxic substances such as Organophosphates, or with Tribasic Sodium Phosphates and Tribasic Potassium Phosphates which are strongly alkaline.
Scientific name: Aluminum phosphate, Calcium phosphate, Potassium phosphate, Sodium phosphate.
According to the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database people use Phosphorous for:
Orally: phosphate salts are used for treating hypophosphatemia and hypercalcemia, hypophosphatemic rickets or osteomalacia, and for prevention of recurrent nephrolithiasis (kidney stones). Phosphate salts are also used orally for enhancing exercise performance, as an antacid for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and as a laxative for pre surgical bowel preparation.
Topically, phosphate salts are used with calcium in dentistry for sensitive teeth.
Rectally, phosphate salts are used as a laxative for pre surgical bowel preparation.
Intravenously, potassium phosphate is used for hypophosphatemia and hypokalemia, preventing hypophosphatemia in people receiving parenteral nutrition, and treating hypercalcemia. Phosphates (phosphorus) are used clinically to treat the following:
Hypophosphatemia, low levels of phosphorus in the body
Hypercalcemia, high blood calcium levels
Calcium-based kidney stones
Safety: . About 85% of the body’s phosphorus is in bones and teeth. Phosphorous is also present in smaller amounts in cells and tissues throughout the body. Phosphorus helps filter out waste in the kidneys and plays an essential role in how the body stores and uses energy. It also helps reduce muscle pain after a workout. Phosphorus is needed for the growth, maintenance, and repair of all tissues and cells, and for the production of the genetic building blocks, DNA and RNA. Phosphorus is also needed to help balance and use other vitamins and minerals, including vitamin D, iodine, magnesium, and zinc.
Having too much phosphorus in the body is actually more common and more worrisome than having too little. Too much phosphorus is generally caused by kidney disease or by consuming too much dietary phosphorus and not enough dietary calcium. Several studies suggest that higher intakes of phosphorus are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. As the amount of phosphorus you eat rises, so does the need for calcium. The delicate balance between calcium and phosphorus is necessary for proper bone density and prevention of osteoporosis .(8)
Elemental phosphorus is a white or yellow, waxy substance that burns on contact with air. It is highly toxic and is only used in medicine as a homeopathic treatment. You should only take elemental phosphorus under the guidance of a qualified professional.
Alcohol: Alcohol may leach phosphorus from the bones and cause low levels in the body.
Antacids: Antacids containing aluminum, calcium, or magnesium (such as Mylanta, Amphojel, Maalox, Riopan, and Alternagel) can bind phosphate in the gut and prevent the body from absorbing it. Using these antacids long term can cause low phosphate levels (hypophosphatemia).
Anticonvulsants: Some anticonvulsants (including phenobarbital and carbamazepine, or Tegretol) may lower phosphorus levels and increase levels of alkaline phosphatase, an enzyme that helps remove phosphate from the body.
Bile acid sequestrants: These drugs lower cholesterol. They can decrease the oral absorption of phosphates from the diet or from supplements. Oral phosphate supplements should be taken at least 1 hour before or 4 hours after these drugs. Bile acid sequestrants include:
Corticosteroids: Corticosteroids, including prednisone or methylprednisolone (Medrol), may increase phosphorus levels in the urine.
Insulin: High doses of insulin may lower blood levels of phosphorus in people with diabetic ketoacidosis, a condition caused by severe insulin insufficiency.
Potassium supplements or potassium-sparing diuretics: Using phosphorus supplements along with potassium supplements or potassium-sparing diuretics may result in too much potassium in the blood (hyperkalemia). Hyperkalemia can be a serious problem, resulting in life threatening heart rhythm abnormalities (arrhythmias). Potassium-sparing diuretics include:
ACE inhibitors (blood pressure medication): Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, used to treat high blood pressure, may lower phosphorus levels. These include:
Lisinopril (Zestril, Prinivil)
Other drugs: Other drugs may lower phosphorus levels. They include cyclosporine (used to suppress the immune system), cardiac glycosides (digoxin or Lanoxin), heparins (blood thinning drugs), and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen or Advil). Salt substitutes contain high levels of potassium and may lower phosphorus levels if used long term.
Also known as: Bois de Chien, Herbe à la Puce, Herbe à Puce, Hiedra Venenosa, Markweed, Poison Vine, Rhus Tox, Sumac Grimpant, Sumac Vénéneux, Three-Leafed Ivy.
Scientific name: Toxicodendron radicans, synonym Rhus radicans; Toxicodendron pubescens, synonyms Rhus toxicodendron, Toxicodendron quercifolium, Toxicodendron toxicarium.
According to the Natural medicines comprehensive database Rhus toxicodendron has been used by people for:
Orally: poison ivy is used to treat pain
Safety: Poison Ivy is a severe skin irritant that stimulates the immune system. Once sensitized re exposure can lead to allergic reactions. Orally the plant can cause severe mucous membrane irritations, nausea, vomiting, colic, diarrhea , fever and unconsciousness.
While topically dermatitis, or herpes like blisters. Fruit pulp can cause cross reactivity in people allergic to poison ivy that have used Gingko biloba, Cashew & mango as well.
Also known as: Acide Orthosilicique, Dioxyde de Silicium, Numéro Atomique 14, Orthosilicic Acid, Phytolithic Silica, Polysilicone-11, Silica, Silica Hydride, Silice Hydride, Silicea, Silicio, Silicium, Silicium de Sodium, Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Silicate.
Scientific name: Silicon; Si; Atomic number 14
According to the Natural Medicines comprehensive Database & herbs200.com(10) people have used Silicea for:
Orally: Silicon is used for osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, alopecia, and improving hair and nail quality. It is also used for improving skin healing, treating sprains and strains, and digestive system disorders. The homeopathic remedy silica is primarily prescribed for people who are undernourished and often suffer from a poor immune system and persistent infections, such as flu, cold and contagions of the ear, owing to such malnutrition. In addition, silica is also useful for treating skin and bone problems, for instance a sickly complexion that may occur together with acne, fragile nails encircled by tough skin, sluggish growth of bones, slothful healing of fractures, and in the instance of infants, the fontanels (the spaces covered by membrane between the bones of the young skull) take a long time to close up. Silica is also effectively used to get rid of splinters that may have entered the tissues.
Silica is also effective for treating problems of the nervous system wherein the patient may find it difficult to pass stool and even after passing some amount of stool, it may slip back into the rectum. Use of silica facilitates in eliminating stools from the rectum easily. This homeopathic remedy is also useful for curing migraines, especially those that begin at the back of the head and spread over one eye. H
omeopath physicians also prescribe silica for people who may be suffering from a condition called ‘glue ear’ wherein there is presence of some fluid in the middle ear, enduring disturbed sleep owing to strain or working too hard, individuals suffering from persistent phlegm and also for those who sweat profusely. Silicea seems to have an effective case on osteoporosis in men & women who seem to have higher dietary intake of silicon as they seem to have higher bone mineral density that can help reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Also known as: Azufre, Enxofre, Schwefel, Soufre, Sulphur, Zolfo.
Scientific name: Sulfur ; S; Atomic number 16.
According to the Natural Medicines comprehensive database people have used Sulfur for:
Orally: Sulfur is used for dyspnea, allergies, pharyngitis, hypercholesterolemia, atherosclerosis, menopausal symptoms, and upper respiratory tract infections such as the common cold.
Topically, sulfur is used for acne, allergic rhinitis (hayfever), rosacea, dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, scabies, pediculosis (lice), cold sores (fever blisters), warts, and dermatitis caused by poison oak, ivy, and sumac. Sulphur is a remedy that is called a polycrest, meaning it can be used for various problems and effects various systems in the body. Sulphur is a commonhomeopathic remedy for seasonal, constitutional, and chronic health concerns.Sulphur can help when well selected remedies have failed to act. In homeopathy, physicians are likely to prescribe the medication sulfur in highly watered down doses to cure health conditions. It is especially effective for treating the skin disorders that go together with tetchiness, severe itching, scorching aches as well as disgusting smells.
It is important to note that the homeopathic remedy sulfur is prepared from unpolluted mineral sulfur powder. This pure sulfur powder is diluted by adding plenty of milk sugar (lactose) or a solution of water and alcohol.
Sulfur is also effective in treating digestive disorders such as indigestion that deteriorates following consumption of milk or any dairy product; an inclination to vomit or throw up ingested foods; hunger aches accompanied by a sinking sensation in the stomach that usually crops up around 11 in the morning and chronic diarrhea and vomiting occurring early in the morning. Such type of digestive problems is usually accompanied by other symptoms, such as a bloated stomach and a number of serious problems associated with digesting foods.
The symptoms associated with this kind of digestive disorders may also include belching and flatulence (accumulation of gas produced by the gastrointestinal tract), upset stomach, redness as well as itching in the region of the anus, scorching hemorrhoids (accumulation of enlarged veins in swollen tissue at the fringe of the anus or inside the rectum), and also anal fissures (cracks in the mucous membrane of the anus). Turning to the homeopathic remedy sulfur in such cases not only helps to cure the actual condition, but also provides quick relief from the associated symptoms.
In homeopathy, sulfur is an extremely beneficial remedy for the health conditions endured by women. This homeopathic medication is effective in treating the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), such as tetchiness, headaches, sleeplessness or insomnia and excruciating menstruation. It is also useful in alleviating gynecological problems, such as painful and erratic menstruation periods, dizziness, flushing and profuse perspiration. In addition, homeopathic practitioners also recommend the use of sulfur to treat other bothersome conditions endured by women, such as burning pain, itching in the vaginal region, yellow discharges as well as any other symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) that are difficult to treat with other medications.
Homeopathic physicians often prescribe this medication for people enduring mental tension, suffering from absence of vitality and determination, absentmindedness or lack of memory, tetchiness, depression, troubled sleep accompanied by nightmares, indecisiveness as well as those who wake up early from their sleep in the morning.
The homeopathic remedy sulfur is also a beneficial medication for men, especially who have been suffering from conditions such as impotency and/ or erectile dysfunction. Such conditions generally come together with aches and itching in the penis and adjoining areas. It may be mentioned here that in homeopathy, physicians recommend the use of sulfur for treating the above mentioned health conditions in men as well as any other type of inflammation that may occur in the penis or the prostate gland.
Sulfur is also an appropriate medication for treating breathing problems that are characterized by arid and throbbing throatthat also comprises an almost suffocating sensation. This condition may come together with a cold or cough along with a yellowish or green catarrh as well as distended and painful tonsils. In case the patient does not take medical assistance to cure the condition, it is likely to develop into bronchitis. Hence, most people suffering from this condition turn to the homeopathic remedy sulfur as soon as the initial symptoms begin to appear. In effect, in homeopathy, sulfur is an effective remedy for different types of breathing problems as well as infection of the respiratory tract.
Apart from the health conditions discussed above, the homeopathic medication sulfur is also useful to treating other health conditions, such as headaches, migraines, fevers, coughs accompanied by sneezing, conjunctivitis and redness of the eyes (eye inflammation) as well as aching backs, especially in the lower regions that may be caused by bending or sitting for long, standing for a prolonged period, or menstruation.
Scientific name: Thuja occidentalis.
According to the Natural medicines comprehensive database Thuja has been used by people for:
Orally: Thuja is used for respiratory tract infections such as bronchitis, bacterial skin infections, herpes simplex, osteoarthritis, and trigeminal neuralgia. It is also used as an expectorant, as an immunostimulant, diuretic, and abortifacient.
Topically, thuja is used for joint pain, ostearthritis, and muscle pain. The oil is also used for skin diseases, condyloma (warts), cancer, and as an insect repellent.
In foods and beverages, thuja is used as a flavoring agent.
In manufacturing, thuja is used as a fragrance in cosmetics and soaps.
Thuja is used for respiratory tract infections such as bronchitis, bacterial skin infections, and cold sores. It is also used for painful conditions including osteoarthritis and a nerve disorder that affects the face called trigeminal neuralgia.