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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2019, Volume : 12, Issue : 9
First page : ( 4523) Last page : ( 4530)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2019.00779.0

Extensive review on the analytical methods for the estimation of Thuja occidentalis homeopathic mother tincture

Shrivastava Suman, Daharwal S. J.*

University Institute of Pharmacy, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India-492010

*Corresponding Author E-mail: sjdaharwal@gmail.com

Online published on 24 December, 2019.

Abstract

Thuja occidentalis, known as western red-cedar or arbor vitae, belongs to the family Cupressaceae. It is also known as ornamental tree. It is used in homeopathic medication and it was procured from plants. The active constituents or marker present having both as major constituents α-thujone, beyerene, sabinene and camphor. It is used in the treatment of various diseases as a folk medicine such as rheumatism, gout, dermatitis, and diarrhoea. The plant has been exhibited extensively biological activities including antiepileptic, antiinflammatory, hair growth-promoting, antiviral, antiallergic, antibacterial, antioxidant, molluscicidal and antifungal activities. A very few literatures describe chromatographic and spectrometric methods for thuja in homeopathy medicine were reported. In this review, the analytical methods for estimation of Thuja occidentalis in homeopathic mother tincture are presented. Since the application of thuja in homeopathy is very broad according to the activity.

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Keywords

Thuja occidentalis, Cupressaceae, homeopathic mother tincture.

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