- What other names is Oriental Arborvitae known by?
- What is Oriental Arborvitae?
- How does Oriental Arborvitae work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Oriental Arborvitae.
Oriental arborvitae is used for pain, including headache and muscle and joint pain (rheumatism); sleep problems (insomnia); anxiety; and ongoing depression and fatigue (neurasthenia). It is also used for digestive tract problems including constipation, nausea, and narrowing of the intestine. Other uses include treatment of cancer, seizures, fever, parasite infections, excessive perspiration, and water retention.
Some people take oriental arborvitae for excessive bleeding (hemorrhage) and blood in vomit, stools, and urine.
Women take oriental arborvitae for menstrual problems including cramps, heavy flow, and irregular periods.
Some men take it for ejaculation problems.
Oriental arborvitae is applied directly to the affected area for nosebleed, hemorrhoids, burns, and scalds. It is also applied to the scalp as a hair tonic and to the skin as an antiperspirant.
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- Muscle and join pain (rheumatism).
- Trouble sleeping (insomnia).
- Ongoing depression and fatigue (neurasthenia).
- Parasite infections.
- Menstrual problems.
- Ejaculation problems.
- Excessive bleeding (hemorrhage).
- Excessive perspiration, when taken by mouth or applied to the skin.
- Burns, when applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
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vomiting, dizziness, tremors, kidney damage, seizures and other side effects, especially when taken long-term or in large amounts.
There isn't enough information to know whether oriental arborvitae can be safely applied to the skin.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It might be UNSAFE to use oriental arborvitae 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.
Porphyria, an inherited condition. Oriental arborvitae might make porphyria worse.
Kidney problems: Oriental arborvitae might make kidney disease worse.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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