Oriental arborvitae is used for male-pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia), pain, hemorrhoids, abnormally heavy bleeding during menstrual periods (menorrhagia), and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. Oriental arborvitae might also be unsafe when taken by mouth in large amounts.
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Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Abnormally heavy bleeding during menstrual periods (menorrhagia).
- Bleeding in the stomach or intestines.
- Early orgasm in men (premature ejaculation).
- Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).
- Infection of the intestines by parasites.
- Male-pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia).
- Menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea).
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
- Seizure disorder (epilepsy).
- Short-term swelling (inflammation) of the airways in the lungs (acute bronchitis).
- Other conditions.
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if oriental arborvitae is safe or what the side effects might be when applied to the skin.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if oriental arborvitae is safe or what the side effects might be when applied to the skin. Pregnancy: Taking oriental arborvitae by mouth is POSSIBLY UNSAFE if you are pregnant. It contains a chemical called thujone, which might cause the uterus to contract. Don't use oriental arborvitae if you are pregnant. There isn't enough reliable information to know if oriental arborvitae is safe to apply to the skin while pregnant. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Breast-feeding. There isn't enough reliable information to know if oriental arborvitae is safe to take by mouth or apply to the skin while breastfeeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Porphyria, an inherited condition. Oriental arborvitae might make porphyria worse.
Kidney problems: Oriental arborvitae might make kidney disease worse.
We currently have no information for ORIENTAL ARBORVITAE overview.
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