PHARMCOLOGICAL ACTIVITY OF THUJA ORIENTALIS LINN.Abstract
Thuja orientalis (Commonly- Morpankhi, Family- Cupressaceae) is an evergreen, monoecious trees or shrubs used in various forms of traditional medicines and homeopathy in various ways. In traditional practices, Thuja is used for the treatment of bronchial catarrh, enuresis, cystitis, psoriasis, uterine carcinomas, amenorrhea, and rheumatism. Recent researches in different parts of the world have shown that Thuja orientalis and its active component thujone have the great potential against various health problems. Thuja orientalis preparations can be efficiently used against microbial/worm infection. It can be used as antioxidant, anticancer and anti-inflammatory agent. Instead of these effects, it can also be used as insecticidal, molluscicidal and nematicidal activity against different pests. The present review highlights some important biological properties of Thuja orientalis.
S. Kshirsagar, S. Malode * and S. Bansode
Department of Pharmacognosy, Kasturi Shikshan Sanstha’s College of Pharmacy, Shikrapur, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
05 February 2018
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