Win the War on Warts with Thuja

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Revised on July 13th, 2022

Blog: Win the War on Warts with Thuja

Witches and goblins are not the only people who get warts. Although usually benign, they can be embarrassing and, in some cases, painful. But you don’t need to brew a cauldron of ingredients to make warts disappear. For more than 200 years, people have employed the help of Thuja occidentalis, a plant-powered homeopathic medicine, to get rid of these unsightly bumps.

A Life-Saving Tree

Thuja occidentalis is the homeopathic preparation of the leafy twigs of the white cedar tree or Thuja occidentalis L. as it’s known scientifically. If you’re a gardener, you might be more familiar with its other name, arborvitae, which means “tree of life” in Latin. White cedars are evergreens native to North America. Hardy and fast-growing, they’re good for making privacy hedges.

As it turns out, these trees were also great for medicine. Indigenous peoples in Canada first used white cedar to treat scurvy before anyone knew what the mysterious disease was or its source.

In the winter of 1535, French explorer Jacques Cartier witnessed the healing effects of this plant on his crew, who like countless sailors before, suffered and succumbed to scurvy because of poor nutrition. We now know that evergreen needles, such as those on white cedar, are chock-full of vitamin C.

Today, Thuja is mainly used in homeopathic medicines and phytotherapy.

Nature’s Wart Treatment

In homeopathy, Thuja occidentalis is primarily used for chronic conditions, but another common use is wart removal.* You’ll find it as one of the active ingredients in Boiron WartCalm Tablets, but it’s also available as a single medicine.

Choose the 30C dilution for warts that are flat and translucent; hard and calloused; around or under the nails, or a single large plantar wart. Thuja occidentalis 6C relieves skin lesions that tend to protrude, such as thick warts and thick scars.* For best results, daily use for one month is recommended.

For more on the homeopathic uses of Boiron Thuja occidentalis, click here to watch this video featuring Dr. Gary Kracoff, NMD, RPh.

*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.

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Comments (6)

Akiko Iriyamasays:

I have 3-4 calluses on the bottom of my ball of the feet, and very painful. I am wondering the Warts Treatments help my condition or please recommend applicable medicine.


Hi Akiko, we do not recommend using WartCalm for calluses. Since calluses form from friction or pressure, you should make sure to wear proper-fitting shoes and socks, and use bandages on places where your shoe rubs to prevent them from forming. Applying a moisturizer will help soften the skin and heal the calluses. We suggest using Boiron Calendula Ointment on rough and cracked skin and leaving it on overnight.


Does this Boiron Thuja Occidentalis 30ck pellets have thujone in it? I’ve read it’s dangerous. Was hoping to use this for cuticle warts but worried about thujone.


Hi Karen, thujone is present in large amounts in Thuja essential oil which is a concentrated, herbal product. Boiron Thuja occidentalis 30C pellets are homeopathic medicine and prepared by a dilution process, which removes these toxic properties. Hope that helps or call us at 1-800-BOIRON-1 if you have any more questions!

Nani Casillassays:

Is this the same as a Thuja tincture? If so, will this also heal toe fungus?

Thank you!


Hello Nani, homeopathic Thuja is made with the same active ingredient in Thuja tincture. It is sometimes used to treat fungal infections. Call us at 1-800-BOIRON-1 for any more questions, thanks!

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