- Features of the use of thuja western in homeopathy
- How does thuja affect the body?
- Characteristics of the homeopathic preparation Thuja occidentalis in granules
- Indications for the use of thuja
- Neurology and psychiatry
- Side effects
- Interaction with other components
- Instructions for use, dosages
- For adults
- For children
- Precautions and special instructions
- Shelf life and storage conditions
- Other dosage forms
- Video about the medicinal properties of Tui
Thuja - plantwhich is well known as a medicine used by homeopathic physicians. Indications for the use of preparations based on this plant were first investigated in 1818. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann. In his writings, it was presented as a plant that helps with 634 clinical symptoms.
Features of the use of thuja western in homeopathy
Homeopathy is a treatment first proposed by the German physician and researcher Samuel Hahnemann, who in 1796 discovered and formulated one of the laws of medicine: the law of similarity. It says that diseases can be cured only by those drugs that are capable of causing similar artificial diseases in a healthy body.
Thuja is a plant that is applicable in homeopathy, since when ingested in large quantities into the body of a healthy person, it can cause such disorders as:
- irritation of the kidneys;
- nervous disorders;
- severe headaches;
- insomnia, dizziness and many other painful conditions.
At the same time, in homeopathic doses, thuja preparations are able to successfully cope with diseases that cause such disorders.
In homeopathy, thuja preparations are constitutional remedies. Therefore, people of the Thuja type respond best to the homeopathic remedy from this plant. Therefore, it is important to correctly determine the constitutional characteristics of the person to whom the doctor plans to prescribe the drug Thuja occidentalis.
For representatives of the Thuja type, the following signs are characteristic:
- lively character;
- hasty movements, over trifles often fall into anger;
- impatient and emotional, often depressed, although there may be a rapid mood swings;
- are constantly freezing, especially in wet weather;
- there are sleep disorders, they can wake up in the morning at 3-4 hours. and torment the rest of the night from obsessive thoughts.
External signs can also give out a person of the Thuja type. Such people have oily waxy skin with signs of seborrhea, on which pigmentation spots, various rashes, and warts are noticeable. Low body resistance to infections, tendency to genitourinary, skin, gouty diseases and delusional thoughts are those characteristics that complement the constitutional characteristics of people of the type Thuja.
How does thuja affect the body?
Thuja occidentalis L. (Cupressaceae) is native to eastern North America. The tree has a pyramidal crown, reddish-brown bark and reaches a height of 38 m. Cultivated in Europe and Brazil as a decorative, it is known under the names "tree of life" "White cedar".
The indigenous people of Canada have long known about the medicinal properties of the tree and used pine needles to make herbal tea. This drink has been found to contain 50 mg of vitamin C in every 100 grams and is very effective in treating scurvy. Phytochemical analysis of the bark of Thuja occidentalis revealed 22 volatile compounds, including fenhenes, camphene, camphor, carvacrol, paracymene.
The American Indians also used thuja to treat other conditions:
- menstrual irregularities;
- pain in muscles and joints.
In the world of homeopathy, thuja is a remedy that is recommended for all practicing physicians to have in their arsenal.
Thuja has many medicinal properties:
- antipyretic, and also regulates lipid metabolism.
In alternative medicine, various parts of the plant are used, and the scope of application is quite wide.
Most actively homeopaths use thuja preparations for skin diseases:
- for oily, dry and sensitive skin;
- polyps, warts, warts and papillomas;
- itchy rashes;
- fungal diseases;
Thuja in homeopathy (indications for use should be considered individually) is often used as a drug for menstrual irregularities, fever, cough, excessive sweating, swelling limbs.
Thuja in homeopathy (indications for use may be based on the manifestation of some signs of diseases) is also prescribed as a symptomatic medicine for:
- headaches resulting from stressful situations or excitement;
- nausea, excessive flatulence and constipation;
- pain after eating, colic, morning diarrhea;
- infections of the urethra, vagina;
- excessive sweating, tooth decay, and swollen gums.
Studies carried out in 2006 and 2011 revealed anticarcinogenic and apoptosis-inducing properties of the plant. Therefore, now there is growing interest in thuja as a plant, in the composition of which the presence of active antiblastoma substances, which indicates the possibility of creating effective anti-cancer drugs.
The fungistatic properties of thuja essential oil are significantly higher than those of other related coniferous species. For example, chinokithiol (a substance that is part of thuja oil) is active against Trichophyton, Achorition, Epidermophyton at a dilution of 156 (7.8) μg / ml, and at a dilution of 125 (62.5) μg / ml, it can inhibit growth pathogenic fungi.
Thuja western, common turkey and echinacea purpurea are plants that are considered the most powerful immunostimulants during a period of rapid environmental degradation.
Characteristics of the homeopathic preparation Thuja occidentalis in granules
Thuja in homeopathy (indications for use should be determined by a homeopathic doctor) is used in the form of tea, infusion, decoction, ointment. In pharmacies, it is more often sold in the form of homeopathic granules, which are in a pencil case with a dispenser.
Thuja occidentalis contains a number of important active ingredients:
- alpha pinene;
- thujic and formic acids;
- fenchon, essential oil, tannins and some others.
Indications for the use of thuja
Thuja in homeopathy (indications for use should be determined based on the constitutional type of a person) is prescribed in the presence of clinical symptoms:
- worsening in wet weather;
- neurological manifestations that may be accompanied by myoclonus;
- the appearance inside or on the surface of the body of various unpleasant sensations (senestopathies), such as, for example, a feeling of fragility, fear of getting limb fractures, and the like.
In otorhinolaryngology, Thuja occidentalis is used for:
- recurrent sore throat;
- otitis media (serous-mucous).
Important. For these diseases, thuyu is prescribed only after various types of therapy have been applied.
The most suitable drug for children with pronounced hypertrophy of the tonsils, as well as adenoid vegetation.
The drug is prescribed for the treatment of asthma and bronchitis (chronic, recurrent) if the patient's condition worsens in cold and humid weather.
Thuja in homeopathy, despite the fact that the indications for use are quite wide, is more often used for skin diseases:
- warts (the thuja drug in this case is prescribed as a basic one, which is used in combination with other drugs), as well as condylomas and papillomas;
- seborrhea, acne (youthful, pink);
- chronic eczema;
- with lesions of hair follicles and sebaceous glands (hydradenitis, boils);
- when the structure, shape, color of the nail plate changes (for example, onychorexis - increased fragility of the nails, onychoshisis - the stratification of the nail across without signs of inflammation);
- sweating, in which the sweat smells like a garlic.
In urology, the drug is used for:
- recurrent and chronic infectious diseases of the urinary tract, as well as as a prophylaxis for non-infectious cystitis;
- prostatic hypertrophy:
- as a therapeutic and prophylactic agent for chronic prostatitis;
- with discharge after treatment of specific urethritis;
- in addition, the drug is prescribed to avoid the reappearance of bladder polyps.
In gynecology, Thuja occidentalis is used in such cases:
- with fibroids;
- papillomavirus infections;
- as a drug that prevents the occurrence of uterine polyps and slows down their growth;
- with chronic metritis;
- cyclical pain.
In gastroenterology, the drug is prescribed for dyspepsia, which is accompanied by rumbling sounds.
Thuja-based drug helps with eye diseases such as chalazion, conjunctivitis.
Neurology and psychiatry
The drug based on western thuja finds its application in these areas of medicine.
He is appointed:
- with different types of senestopathy, but only if there is no suspicion that the patient has neurotic or psychotic disorders;
- various obsessive states;
- neuralgia, in which there is muscle contraction in the painful area.
Reception of western thuja also has a therapeutic effect in disorders that occur after vaccination, antibiotics, antipsychotics, long-term therapy with corticosteroids and the like, as well as in rheumatology with arthralgia, especially aggravated by cold and wet weather.
In the instructions, the manufacturer indicates only 2 contraindications:
- lactose intolerance;
- individual intolerance.
Cases in which side effects or overdose have occurred are not known.
Interaction with other components
Thuja occidentalis can be taken in combination with other drugs.
However, thuja drugs should be combined with great care with drugs prescribed for autoimmune diseases, drugs that increase the likelihood the occurrence of seizures (thuja can increase this likelihood), as well as when taking anticonvulsants, the effectiveness of which can reduce funds for thuja-based.
Instructions for use, dosages
It is recommended to take the drug sublingually, that is, the granule should be placed under the tongue. In this case, the drug is rapidly absorbed into the epithelium lining the bottom of the tongue. The abundance of blood vessels in this part of the mouth allows the drug to enter the bloodstream in a short time and spread throughout the body.
When swallowed, the effectiveness of the drug decreases, since, passing through the intestines, it undergoes the initial stage of metabolism before it is dispersed throughout the body.
The granule should be absorbed half an hour before meals or one hour after the end of a meal. It is recommended to take up to 5 granules at a time.
Children from 0 to 3 years old should first dissolve the granule in 10-15 ml of water, and then give to drink.
Important. Due to the fact that the list of clinical cases requiring the administration of this drug is quite large, the doctor determines the dilution, duration and frequency individually.
Precautions and special instructions
You should pay special attention to the fact that in the absence of a visible therapeutic effect in the first 3 days of taking or the appearance of any undesirable reactions of the body to the drug, you should contact your doctor for consultation.
Shelf life and storage conditions
This occidentalis should be stored at a temperature of 15-25 ° C for 5 years. No prescription is required to purchase the drug.
The drug "Tuya occidentalis" can be purchased in pharmacies, homeopathic centers, in online stores.
Prices for a medicine in pharmacies in Moscow:
|Name||Breeding||Gram per package||Price||Manufacturer|
|Thuja occidentalis (in granules)||C30||10||195 RUB||‘OLLO’, Moscow|
|Thuja occidentalis (in granules)||C30||5||RUB 97||Doctor N, LLC, Russia|
|Thuja occidentalis (in granules)||C 5||4||RUB 1,115.47||BOIRON AG, France|
Thuja occidentalis can be purchased in the Cyberis online store at a price of 95 rubles. up to RUB 1780 (65 forms of the drug are available). Delivery is carried out throughout Russia.
- Verbena (Pyatigorsk);
- PharmaRus (Moscow);
- PiK-Crimea (Sevastopol);
- Fitasintex (Moscow);
- Health PRO (Moscow).
Other dosage forms
Also, on the basis of this plant, pharmacological enterprises produce oil, drops, ointment. They have a narrower scope.
It is a topical homeopathic medicine. Oil is prescribed as one of the components of complex therapy aimed at treating purulent rhinitis. The drug is instilled 3 times a day, 2 drops in each nasal passage.
The oil has a number of contraindications:
- acute rhinitis;
- allergic reactions;
- pregnancy, as well as the lactation period;
- age up to 18 years.
The oil is produced by different manufacturers in dropper bottles with a volume of 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 ml. The price of oil "Tuya DN" (LLC "DOCTOR N") 180-225 rubles. (20 ml).
Homeopathic drops "Thuja comp" on the basis of western thuja for internal use in its composition more contain Aurum metallicum (metallic gold), Mercurius solubilis Hahnemanni (Hahnemann's soluble mercury) and ethanol.
Taking drops is prescribed for chronic prostatitis (non-bacterial) and prostate adenoma (stages 1-2).
In addition to age restrictions and individual sensitivity, an open form of tuberculosis (pulmonary) is added to the contraindications.
The medicine should be taken 3 times a day before (30 minutes) or after (after 30-60 minutes) meals, 10 drops diluted in 60 ml of water. The solution must be drunk in small sips (in this case, each sip must be held in the mouth for a longer time). Every 5 days, prima take a break.
Produces drops "Tuya Comp" TALION-A, LLC (Russia) in dropper bottles on average at a price of 200-250 rubles.
Tuya DN ointment is intended for local use. The preparation contains two auxiliary substances: petroleum jelly and lanolin. The ointment is used in the same cases as thuja oil (that is, for chronic purulent rhinitis as a symptomatic remedy).
- acute form of rhinitis;
- age up to 18 years.
It is also highly undesirable to use the ointment for women during periods of pregnancy and lactation.
The drug is applied topically 2-3 times a day. For this, the drug is applied to the nasal mucosa with cotton swabs. The course lasts 1 week.
LLC "DOCTOR N" (Russia) produces ointment in tubes. The price of the drug is 270-300 rubles. (70 g) and 200-250 rubles. (25 g).
Thuja occidentalis ointment is also available from other manufacturers.
Homeopathy is a branch of medicine, the effectiveness of which is highly controversial in scientific circles. However, thuja western is a plant, the use of which in many cases is advisable, and further study its composition and effect on the body can soon significantly expand the list of indications for application.
Author: Irina Zhuravka
Video about the medicinal properties of Tui
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