Thuya mother tincture

Thuya mother tincture

There are several species of Thuya, among which the most widespread are the Thuya Occidentalis, which comes from North America and the Tuya Orientalis, native to China, which are cultivated as ornamental garden plants; then there is the Thuya plicata, or giant Thuya, which is native to Alaska and California, whose characteristic is that of being called also "arbor vitae", from the Latin, which means "tree of life", and which it can reach up to 30 meters in height, has a trunk that tapers upwards, a conical crown, reddish bark, flattened branches, small scaly leaves and woody fruits. The Thuya stanishii, on the other hand, has yellow and golden shades.
The name Thuya derives from the Greek and means "to purify with perfumes", since in ancient times its wood was burned during sacrifices for its particular aromatic scent.
Thuja was also used by the ancient Egyptians in embalming processes and was used by the American Indians to treat coughs, malaria, rheumatism and gout. In addition, an ointment was made with the branches and leaves of Thuya boiled in lard to relieve muscle and joint pain.


Thuya is not particularly known in the homeopathic field due to its many beneficial properties, especially with regard to skin diseases. It is also an excellent aid in treatments against warts and can relieve swelling with its highly soothing action.
It is also effective in the treatment of headaches, migraine and nervous states, in fact besides the beneficial effects on the skin, it seems to have the ability to act on the mucous membranes and in general on the nervous system.
Therefore, in the homeopathic context, it is used above all as a dietary supplement and tonic to give the body a sense of general well-being.


The mother tincture of Thuya is prepared through the use of freshly picked branches during the flowering period, at the beginning of summer, including the leaves, which are then chopped, minced, macerated in alcohol and filtered. Once the mother dye is obtained, the dilution and dynamization process is started.
Furthermore, when the tree is pruned and the small branches are cut down, which must occur only if the plant is a deep green color, a sign of good health, the cut branches can be used by florists for make flower and crown compositions.


Among the most important active ingredients of Thuya's mother tincture are thujina, punitannic acid, thujetic acid, quercitrin and resin.
The mother tincture of Thuya is recommended especially for people subjected to nervousness and mood swings, in fact it can perform a calming action in cases of agitation and impatience, perhaps due to particularly stressful periods such as examinations, job interviews, family problems and others. So the mother tincture of Thuya has relaxing and relaxing properties and can be used to cure many disorders related to the nervous system and mood, such as irritability, pessimism, anxiety, headaches and even tension muscle resulting from agitation, without finding the side effect of drowsiness.
It is also indicated in chronic cases, in the elderly, in subjects predisposed to proliferative processes and to mucopurulent secretions, who suffer from cenesthetic disorders, obsessions, phobias, lack of memory and difficulty in expressing themselves.
Thuya tincture can also be useful in cases of poor reactive capacity, obesity and excessive thinness, in the case of edemas and benign and malignant neoplasms, such as polyps, lipomas, fibroids. papillomas.
It can even be indicated for leukemias, chronic sinusitis, delayed teething, muscle cramps, paralysis, stroke, rickets, prostatitis, deforming arthritis, multiple sclerosis, condyloma and burns, snake bites.
Furthermore, the mother tincture of Thuya can be used for external use and has a remarkable soothing effect on irritated skin and in the solution of numerous skin problems. Above all this dye has a decisive action against condyloma and warts that sometimes can form on the skin, especially on the fingers. The dye should be applied for at least two weeks twice a day (morning and evening), regular application causes the detachment of the warts and helps the skin to heal permanently preventing it from re-forming. When dyeing is applied, care must be taken to treat only the wart, without touching the surrounding skin.
The mother tincture of Thulya is also effective against herpes simplex labialis, thanks to the presence of tannins that perform an antiviral, antiseptic, local analgesic and vasoconstrictor action.

Thuya mother tincture: CONTRAINDICATIONS

Taking Tuya for internal use may cause allergic reactions and poisoning due to the presence of thujone, a substance that can generate a neurotoxic action and cause liver degeneration.