An excellent compilation of symptoms of homeopathic medicine Thuja from the book Pearls of Homeopathy by M.E. Douglass, published in 1903….

Thuja bears the same relation to the sycosis of Hahnemann- figwarts, condylomata, and wart-like excrescences upon mucous and cutaneous substances-that Sulphur does to psora or Mercury to syphilis.

Acts well in lymphatic temperament, not very fleshy, dark complexion, black hair, unhealthy skin.

Bad effects of vaccination. (Silicea.)

Vertigo, when closing the eyes.

Music causes weeping.

Headache: as if a nail had been driven into parietal bone (Coffea, Ignatia); as if a convex button pressed on the part; from sexual excesses; from tea (Selenium).

Teeth decay at the roots, the crowns remaining sound.

Abdomen: as if an animal were crying; motion, as of something alive; protrudes here and there like the arm of a foetus.

Tongue swollen, clean or red, the tip painfully sore to the touch.

Diarrhoea: pale yellow, watery; in early morning; expelled forcibly, with much flatus; gurgling, as water from a bung-hole.

Anxious palpitation of the heart.

Involuntary urination.

Menses too early and too profuse.

Profuse perspiration.

Terrible distressing pain in the left iliac region.


Excessively tired all the time.

Swelling of the labia.

Skin: looks dirty; brown or brownish-white spots here and there; warts, seedy, pediculated; eruptions, only on covered parts, burn after scratching.

The flesh as if beaten off the bones (as if scraped. Rhus).

Chill beginning in the thighs.

Shivering through and through, from the slightest uncovering of the body in warm air.

Sweat only on uncovered parts; or all over, except the head.

Sweat when he sleeps, stops when he awakens.

Profuse night-sweat, staining the clothes yellow, as f saturated with oil.

Follows well after Nitric acid.

Melford Eugene Douglass
M.E.Douglass, MD, was a Lecturer of Dermatology in the Southern Homeopathic Medical College of Baltimore. He was the author of - Skin Diseases: Their Description, Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatment; Repertory of Tongue Symptoms; Characteristics of the Homoeopathic Materia Medica.