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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 4
First page : (73) Last page : (83)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2976

Ethanobotany, Phytochemical and Pharmacological Aspects of Thuja orientalis : A Review

Neetu Jain* and Meenakshi Sharma
Laboratory of Microbiology, Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur
*Corresponding Author E-mail: neetugodika@yahoo.co.in
Received: 13.05.2017  |  Revised: 24.05.2017   |  Accepted: 25.05.2017  


Thuja orientalis commonly known as white cedar belonging to family Cupressacae is an monoecious small tree or shrub.  It is also known as Tree of life and Orientale Arbor-Vitae in English. T. orientalis has an effective natural origin that has a tremendous future for research as the novelty and applicability are still hidden. Thuja is used for treatment of bronchial catarrh, enuresis, cystitis, psoriasis, uterine carcinomas, amenorrhea, rheumatism, asthma, skin infections, mumps, bacterial dysentery, arthritic pains and premature blandness. Different parts of plant are exhibited extensively biological activities like hair growth-promoting, antiviral, anti-allergic, anti-epileptic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant, and antifungal activities. Apart  of these effects, it can be used as nematicidal, insecticidal and molluscicidal activity against various pests. The present review article give comprehensive information about various medicinal and traditional  utility of the chemical composition and pharmacological activity of the plant and its constituents.

Key words: Thuja orientalis, Biological Activities, Bioactive Constituents, Ethanomedicinal use.

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Cite this article: Jain, N. and Sharma, M., Ethanobotany, Phytochemical and Pharmacological Aspects of Thuja orientalis : A Review, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(4): 73-83 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2976