Thuja occidentalis Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
arborvitae eastern arborvitae northern white-cedar swamp-cedar white-cedar
Thuja occidentalis

Medical use

Economic importance of Thuja occidentalis

Environmental ornamental
Materials esential oils wod
Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Cultivated
    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Korea
  • EUROPE
    Cultivated
    • East Europe: Russian Federation - European part
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    • Western Canada: Canada - Manitoba
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, West Virginia
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia

Biological activities

5-Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Oleic-acid found in Branches
AChE-Inhibitor
Limonene found in Branches
Acaricide
Formic-acid found in Branches
Limonene found in Branches
Acidulant
Acetic-acid found in Branches
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Kaempferol-3-rhamnoside found in Branches
Quercitrin found in Branches
Allelochemic
Limonene found in Branches
Allelopathic
Camphene found in Branches
Camphor found in Branches
Allergenic
Limonene found in Branches
Oleic-acid found in Branches
Alpha-Reductase-Inhibitor
Oleic-acid found in Branches
Analgesic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Camphor found in Branches
Terpineol found in Branches
Androgenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Anemiagenic
Oleic-acid found in Branches
Anesthetic
Camphor found in Branches
Terpineol found in Branches
Angiogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Angiotensin-Receptor-Blocker
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Anorexic
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Anthelmintic
Tannin found in Branches (59000 ppm)
AntiAGE
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
AntiCFS
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
AntiCTS
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
AntiEBV
Beta-eudesmol found in Wood
AntiLyme
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antiacetylcholinesterase
(-)-borneol found in Branches
Limonene found in Branches
Antiacne
Camphor found in Branches
Antiadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Limonene found in Branches
Antiaging
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antiallergenic
Terpineol found in Branches
Antiallergic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antialopecic
Inositol found in Branches
Oleic-acid found in Branches
Antialzheimeran
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antiandrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Oleic-acid found in Branches
Antianoxic
Beta-eudesmol found in Wood
Antiarrhythmic
Quercitrin found in Branches
Antiarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antiasthmatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Limonene found in Branches
Terpineol found in Branches
Antiatherosclerotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antibacterial
Acetic-acid found in Branches
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Bornyl-acetate found in Branches
Limonene found in Branches
Myricetin-3-rhamnoside found in Branches
Quercitrin found in Branches
Sabinene found in Branches
Tannin found in Branches (59000 ppm)
Terpineol found in Branches
Anticancer
Limonene found in Branches
Tannin found in Branches (59000 ppm)
Terpineol found in Branches
Anticariogenic
Tannin found in Branches (59000 ppm)
Anticataract
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Quercitrin found in Branches
Anticervicaldysplasic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Anticirrhotic
Inositol found in Branches
Anticlimacteric
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Anticold
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antidecubitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antidementia
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antidepressant
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antidiabetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Pinitol found in Branches
Antidiarrheic
Camphor found in Branches
Tannin found in Branches (59000 ppm)
Antidysenteric
Camphor found in Branches
Tannin found in Branches (59000 ppm)
Antieczemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antiedemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Quercitrin found in Branches
Antiemetic
Camphor found in Branches
Antiencephalitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antiendometriotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antiesophagitic
Limonene found in Branches
Antiestrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Antifatigue
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antifeedant
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Bornyl-acetate found in Branches
Camphor found in Branches
Limonene found in Branches
Pinitol found in Branches
Quercitrin found in Branches
Antifertility
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Antifibrositic
Camphor found in Branches
Antifibrotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antiflu
Limonene found in Branches
Quercitrin found in Branches
Antigallstone
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antigastritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antigingivitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antiglaucomic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antigonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Antihangover
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antihelicobacter
Sabinene found in Branches
Antihemorrhagic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Quercitrin found in Branches
Antihepatitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antihepatotoxic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Quercitrin found in Branches
Tannin found in Branches (59000 ppm)
Antiherpetic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Quercitrin found in Branches
Antihistaminic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antihyperlipoproteinaemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Antihypertensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Tannin found in Branches (59000 ppm)
Antiinfertility
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antilepric
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antileukemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Antileukotriene-D4
Oleic-acid found in Branches
Antilipolytic
Tannin found in Branches (59000 ppm)
Antilithic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Limonene found in Branches
Antilymphomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Limonene found in Branches
Antimaculitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antimeasles
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antimenopausal
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antimigraine
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antinephritic
Tannin found in Branches (59000 ppm)
Antineuralgic
Camphor found in Branches
Antineuramidase
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antinitrosic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antiobesity
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Limonene found in Branches
Antiophidic
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Tannin found in Branches (59000 ppm)
Antiorchitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antiosteoarthritic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antiosteoporotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antiotitic
Acetic-acid found in Branches
Antiparkinsonian
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antiparotitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antipeptic
Beta-eudesmol found in Wood
Antiperiodontitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antipneumonic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antipodriac
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antipoliomyelitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antiprogestational
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Antiproliferant
Terpineol found in Branches
Antiprostatadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Antiprostatitic
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Antipruritic
Camphor found in Branches
Antipurpuric
Quercitrin found in Branches
Antipyretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Antirenitic
Tannin found in Branches (59000 ppm)
Antiretinotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antirheumatic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antirhinitic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antisalmonella
Acetic-acid found in Branches
Beta-eudesmol found in Wood
Antiscorbutic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antiseptic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Camphor found in Branches
Formic-acid found in Branches
Limonene found in Branches
Sabinene found in Branches
Terpineol found in Branches
Antishingles
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antispasmodic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Bornyl-acetate found in Branches
Camphor found in Branches
Limonene found in Branches
Quercitrin found in Branches
Terpineol found in Branches
Valerianic-acid found in Branches
Antistaphylococcic
Quercitrin found in Branches
Antistress
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antisyncopic
Formic-acid found in Branches
Antisyndrome-X
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Antithrombogenic
Quercitrin found in Branches
Antitumor-Promoter
Tannin found in Branches (59000 ppm)
Antitumor
Alpha-thujaplicin found in Wood
Limonene found in Branches
Quercitrin found in Branches
Tannin found in Branches (59000 ppm)
Antitussive
Terpineol found in Branches
Antivaginitic
Acetic-acid found in Branches
Antiviral
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Bornyl-acetate found in Branches
Limonene found in Branches
Quercitrin found in Branches
Tannin found in Branches (59000 ppm)
Apoptotic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Limonene found in Branches
Artemicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Asthma-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Astringent
Formic-acid found in Branches
Beta-Glucuronidase-Inhibitor
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Bronchoprotectant
Limonene found in Branches
CNS-Depressant
Quercitrin found in Branches
CNS-Inhibitor
Beta-eudesmol found in Wood
CNS-Stimulant
Camphor found in Branches
Calcium-Antagonist
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Beta-eudesmol found in Wood
Candidicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Candidistat
Limonene found in Branches
Carcinogenic
Tannin found in Branches (59000 ppm)
Cardioprotective
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Carminative
Camphor found in Branches
Caspase-8-Inducer
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Chelator
Tannin found in Branches (59000 ppm)
Chemopreventive
Limonene found in Branches
Cholagogue
Terpineol found in Branches
Choleretic
Oleic-acid found in Branches
Quercitrin found in Branches
Cholesterolytic
Inositol found in Branches
Limonene found in Branches
Cold-preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Collagenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Colorant
Rhodoxanthin found in Leaf
Convulsant
Camphor found in Branches
Corrosive
Formic-acid found in Branches
Cosmetic
Camphor found in Branches
Counterirritant
Camphor found in Branches
Formic-acid found in Branches
Culicide
Terpineol found in Branches
Cyclooxygenase-Activator
Quercitrin found in Branches
Decongestant
Camphor found in Branches
Deliriant
Camphor found in Branches
Demulcent
Mucilage found in Branches
Detoxicant
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Limonene found in Branches
Quercitrin found in Branches
Diuretic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Myricetin-3-rhamnoside found in Branches
Quercitrin found in Branches
Dye
Quercitrin found in Branches
Ecbolic
Camphor found in Branches
Emetic
Camphor found in Branches
Enterocontractant
Limonene found in Branches
Epileptigenic
Camphor found in Branches
Estrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Expectorant
Acetic-acid found in Branches
Bornyl-acetate found in Branches
Camphene found in Branches
Camphor found in Branches
Limonene found in Branches
Pinitol found in Branches
Terpineol found in Branches
FLavor
Bornyl-acetate found in Branches
Camphene found in Branches
Formic-acid found in Branches
Isovaleric-acid found in Branches
Limonene found in Branches
Oleic-acid found in Branches
Febrifuge
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Fistula-Preventive
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Fungicide
Acetic-acid found in Branches
Camphor found in Branches
Fungiphilic
Limonene found in Branches
Fungistat
Formic-acid found in Branches
Limonene found in Branches
Fungitoxic
Formic-acid found in Branches
GST-Inducer
Limonene found in Branches
Glucosyl-Transferase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Branches (59000 ppm)
Gonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Hepatotonic
Quercitrin found in Branches
Herbicide
Camphor found in Branches
Limonene found in Branches
Histaminic
Limonene found in Branches
Hypocholesterolemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Mucilage found in Branches
Oleic-acid found in Branches
Hypoglycemic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Quercitrin found in Branches
Hypolipidemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Hypotensive
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Quercitrin found in Branches
Immunomodulator
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Limonene found in Branches
Immunosuppressant
Tannin found in Branches (59000 ppm)
Insect-Repellent
(-)-borneol found in Branches
Camphor found in Branches
Insecticide
Limonene found in Branches
Terpineol found in Branches
Insectifuge
Bornyl-acetate found in Branches
Camphene found in Branches
Camphor found in Branches
Limonene found in Branches
Oleic-acid found in Branches
Pinitol found in Branches
Terpineol found in Branches
Insectiphile
Quercitrin found in Branches
Interferonogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Interleukin-6-Inhibitor
Limonene found in Branches
Irritant
Camphor found in Branches
Formic-acid found in Branches
Isovaleric-acid found in Branches
Limonene found in Branches
Oleic-acid found in Branches
Keratitigenic
Acetic-acid found in Branches
Larvicide
Terpineol found in Branches
Lipolytic
Limonene found in Branches
Lipotropic
Inositol found in Branches
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Branches (59000 ppm)
Lithogenic
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
MAO-A-Inhibitor
Quercitrin found in Branches
MAO-Inhibitor
Quercitrin found in Branches
Tannin found in Branches (59000 ppm)
Mucolytic
Acetic-acid found in Branches
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Myorelaxant
Bornyl-acetate found in Branches
Limonene found in Branches
NO-Genic
Limonene found in Branches
Nematicide
Camphor found in Branches
Limonene found in Branches
Neurogenic
Beta-eudesmol found in Wood
Occuloirritant
Camphor found in Branches
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Limonene found in Branches
Tannin found in Branches (59000 ppm)
Osteolytic
Acetic-acid found in Branches
Ozone-Scavenger
Limonene found in Branches
P450-2B1-Inhibitor
Camphor found in Branches
P450-Inducer
Limonene found in Branches
Paralytic
Quercitrin found in Branches
Percutaneostimulant
Oleic-acid found in Branches
Perfumery
Acetic-acid found in Branches
Isovaleric-acid found in Branches
Oleic-acid found in Branches
Sabinene found in Branches
Terpineol found in Branches
Peristaltic
Limonene found in Branches
Pesticide
(-)-borneol found in Branches
Acetic-acid found in Branches
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Beta-eudesmol found in Wood
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Bornyl-acetate found in Branches
Camphene found in Branches
Camphor found in Branches
Formic-acid found in Branches
Limonene found in Branches
Myricetin-3-rhamnoside found in Branches
Pinitol found in Branches
Quercitrin found in Branches
Tannin found in Branches (59000 ppm)
Terpineol found in Branches
Photosensitizer
Limonene found in Branches
Preservative
Formic-acid found in Branches
Propecic
Oleic-acid found in Branches
Protisticide
Acetic-acid found in Branches
Myricetin-3-rhamnoside found in Branches
Psychotropic
Tannin found in Branches (59000 ppm)
Respirainhibitor
Camphor found in Branches
Respirastimulant
Camphor found in Branches
Rubefacient
Camphor found in Branches
Sedative
Beta-eudesmol found in Wood
Bornyl-acetate found in Branches
Isovaleric-acid found in Branches
Limonene found in Branches
Spasmogenic
Camphene found in Branches
Spermicide
Acetic-acid found in Branches
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Myricetin-3-rhamnoside found in Branches
Stimulant
Camphor found in Branches
Sweetener
Inositol found in Branches
Toxic
Formic-acid found in Branches
Tranquilizer
Isovaleric-acid found in Branches
Transdermal
Camphor found in Branches
Limonene found in Branches
Ubiquiot
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Inositol found in Branches
Ulcerogenic
Acetic-acid found in Branches
Beta-sitosterol found in Branches
Uricosuric
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Urinary-Acidulant
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Vasodilator
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches
Vasopressor
Quercitrin found in Branches
Verrucolytic
Acetic-acid found in Branches
Camphor found in Branches
Vibriocide
Camphor found in Branches
Vulnerary
Ascorbic-acid found in Branches

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
(+)-catechin Branches
(-)-borneol Branches
10-nonacosanol Branches
Acetic-acid Branches
Alpha-eudesmol Wood
Alpha-thujaplicin Wood
Ascorbic-acid Branches
Beta-eudesmol Wood
Beta-sitosterol Branches
Beta-thujaplicin Wood
Bornyl-acetate Branches
Camphene Branches
Camphor Branches
D-alpha-pinene Branches
D-alpha-thujone Branches
D-chiro-inositol Branches
Eo Branches 6,000 10,000
Fat Seed 150,000
Formic-acid Branches
Gamma-eudesmol Wood
Inositol Branches
Isothujone Branches
Isovaleric-acid Branches
Juniperic-acid Branches
Kaempferol-3-rhamnoside Branches
L-alpha-fenchene Branches
L-alpha-thujene Branches
L-fenchone Branches
L-leukanthelmitol Branches
Limonene Branches
Mucilage Branches
Myo-inositol Branches
Myricetin-3-glycoside Branches
Myricetin-3-rhamnoside Branches
Occidentalol Wood
Occidion Wood
Occidol Branches
Oleic-acid Branches
Pentahydroxyflavone-3'-beta-glycoside Plant
Pinitol Branches
Pinopicrin Branches
Pinotannic-acid Branches
Quercitrin Branches
Quinovigec-acid Plant
Resin Branches
Resinic-acid Branches
Rhodoxanthin Leaf
Sabinene Branches
Sabinic-acid Branches
Sequoyitol Branches
Tannin Branches 59,000
Terpineol Branches
Thapsic-acid Branches
Valerianic-acid Branches
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]