A critical study on the efficacy of Thuja in warts

Dr Tripti Shukla 

Warts are small circumscribed, epidermal papillary elevations of skin. Various forms of warts are described as per their shape and their predominant characteristics. Pathogen responsible for the warts is known as Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). There are different types in warts namely, flat warts, Filiform warts, Common warts, Plantar warts etc. Warts are very predominant and currently there are many remedies available in various systems of medicines. In homoeopathy itself, there are several remedies available for treatment of warts. One such remedy is Thuja Occidentalis which I had focussed in detail. 

The work done by me in this dissertation was mainly literature based and it had two main objectives. First was to study the miasmetic background and its implication in warts. Second was to assess the efficacy of homoeopathic remedies, particularly Thuja in the treatment of warts. Both the objectives were to be met by studying the available literature on this topic. 

The methodology implemented by me was to survey the available literature on warts as well as homoeopathic treatment of warts and to compare the efficacy of Thuja with other remedies using the studies conducted in the past. I provide a comprehensive picture of effectiveness of Thuja in warts along various spectrums of age, sex, past history etc. Two case studies are provided to draw a comparison and assert conclusions on efficacy of Thuja with respect to other remedies. 

Key words: Warts, Thuja Occidentalis, Verruca, Homoeopathic treatment. 

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