Overview

Thuja is a tree. The leaves and leaf oil have been traditionally used as medicine. Thuja is used as a flavoring agent in foods and beverages and as a fragrance in the manufacturing of cosmetics and soaps.

People use thuja for various conditions, including respiratory tract infections, cold sores (herpes labialis), osteoarthritis, and many others, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

Thuja contains chemicals that might affect the immune system. It also contains a chemical called thujone that can cause brain problems.

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