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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 52-58

Pharmacognostic studies of Thuja occidentalis Linn. - A good remedy for warts & tumours, used in Homeopathy


Homoeopathi Pharmacopoeia Laboratory, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Central Govt. Office Building No.I, Kamla Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad 201 002 (U.P.), India

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Thuja occidentalis Linn. (Family cupressaceae), commonly known as American Arbore Vitae, is an evergreen tree and native of North America. Leaves & twigs, which contains essential oil, condylomatous growth, spongy tumours, warts, ill effects of vaccination etc. Twigs fan-shaped; leaves ovate, obtuse, having resin ducts & parenchymatous mesophyll; stem shows resins ducts in parenchymatous cortex and alternate bands of phloem parenchyma & phloem fibres. TLC of alcoholic extract in chloroform: Methanol (9:1) shows 8 spots under UV light, and UV absorbance shows peak at 260nm.


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