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Lycopodium – Homeopathic Medicine: Its Uses, Indications and Dosage

Lycopodium Clavatum is a homeopathic remedy derived from the spores of the plant known as Clubmoss or Wolf’s Foot. It belongs to the Lycopodiaceae family and is commonly found in the hilly pastures and heaths of Central and Northern Europe, Russian Asia and North America.
Lycopodium is a low creeping perennial plant. It is a spore-bearing, flowerless, vascular, terrestrial, widely branched plant. Its stems are erect and have small, simple needle-like leaves that cover the stem and branches thickly. The leaves contain a single un-branched vascular strand called microphylls. Kidney shaped cases include spores of one kind only and are borne on the upper surface of the leaf blade of specialized leaves. These are arranged in a cone-like strobilus at the end of the upright stems. The club-shaped appearance of these flowering stems gives clubmosses their common name.
The homeopathic remedy is prepared from the freshly crushed spores of the plant. The medicinal properties come into play after a series of trituration and succession of the spores. The remedy is prescribed in both high and low potencies, as the case may be.

The Lycopodium Constitution

In homeopathy, it is believed that every person has a particular constitution. This is the composition, structure, physical makeup and nature of a person.
Lycopodium is best suited to the carbo-nitrogenoid constitution; those who are intellectually keen but physically weak. The upper part of the body is emaciated whereas the lower part of the body is characterized by the collection of an excess of watery fluid. Such people usually have a dry temperament and dark complexion.

It is mostly adopted in cases where ailments develop gradually; functional power weakens, failure of digestive powers occurs, or the function of the liver is seriously disturbed. It works wonderfully in cases of malnutrition. The Lycopodium personality lacks vital heat and has poor circulation and cold extremities. Pain comes and goes suddenly. There is extreme sensitivity to noise and odors.

Lycopodium and its Drug Action

Lycopodium is highly effective on the nervous system, by also has other centers of action.

Mucous Membrane: Lycopodium acts powerfully upon the mucous membranes producing atonic (lack of muscular tone) state, congestion, catarrhal inflammation and copious mucous discharge.

Kidney: Acts upon kidneys and bladder, Lycopodium produces frequent painful micturition with cloudy, sedimentous urine, like brick dust and sometimes mucus and blood in urine.

Digestive Organs: Lycopodium produces slow, irregular digestion, flatulence, and constipation, also congestion of the liver with all of its concomitants, constipation, and flatulence.

Side of the Body: Lycopodium especially acts on the right side of the body. Symptoms run characteristically from right to left side of the body.

Clinical uses of Lycopodium

Lycopodium has proven its efficacy in the treatment of the following disorders:

– acidity
– bloating
– colitis
– corns
– emaciation
– flatulence
– food allergies
– hair loss
– hemorrhoids
– indigestion
– liver-derangements
– malnutrition
– kidney colic
– kidney disorders
– sciatica

Lycopodium and its Action on the Mind

Lycopodium works well in the cases where the mental symptoms are clearly present with the physical ones. The person requiring lycopodium is generally fearful. He has a fear of public speaking, failure, success, new situations, commitments, and responsibility. He has a fear of being alone, and of his shadows.
Such people are usually hypochondriacs which means that they have abnormal anxiety about their health. They typically suffer from panic attacks, have poor confidence and low self-esteem. Forgetfulness is marked with peevishness. With their dictatorial tendencies, they have a love for power and control over others.
Lycopodium works well in cases where one is experiencing failing brain power and confused thoughts. A weakness of memory, inability to remember names and letters, spelling or writing words or syllables incorrectly and experiencing difficulty in speaking during conversations are classic signs. It is also useful for ailments that stem from domineering parents or siblings.

Lycopodium for Ailments of the Head

Lycopodium covers the symptoms of external and internal head issues. Right-sided headaches, pain that begins on one side and goes to the other where it is worse, pain in the head with ravenous hunger which gets better after eating are the classic symptoms indicating towards Lycopodium. If food is not eaten regularly, the headache becomes worse. Premature greying of hair and severe hair fall that leads to premature balding is also noted. The hair fall usually follows abdominal diseases, or after parturition (childbirth). There is burning, scalding, itching of the scalp, especially when the body is warm after exercise. Lycopodium acts very well in cases of hair loss by preventing further loss of hair and initiating hair growth.

Lycopodium for Facial Concerns

The person needing Lycopodium may have freckles that are yellowish, pale, and gray, with blue circles around the eyes. There are herpetic eruptions on the face and corner of the mouth. Small, white, pedunculated warts on the chin may also be present.

The action of Lycopodium on the Kidneys

Lycopodium has a specific action on the kidneys. There are deposits of lithic acid in small quantities in the kidneys which can result in the formation of stones. Kidney stones cause pain in the kidneys as well as the bladder. Conditions associated with Lycopodium are Calculus with hematuria ( blood in urine) from gravel or chronic catarrh and urination of clotted blood with renal colic during the passage of small calculi. The pain is of burning, cutting character. Urine appears dark and fetid. There is a pain in the back before urination, and it ceases after urine is passed. Urine is slow in coming, and the person must strain to pass it. Heavy red sediment may be present in the urine, and the urine has a nauseating smell. Kidney colic with stinging, tearing, digging pain in the right ureter that travels to the bladder as if some small calculus was tearing its way to the bladder is present. An affected child may cry before urinating, and red sand-like substance may be present on the diaper.

Lycopodium for Gastric Disorders

Lycopodium covers many symptoms of the complaints which are gastric in origin. There is constriction of the throat that is always induced by regurgitation of food. An excessive appetite that gets satiated easily, eating a small amount of food that creates fullness are characteristic features. The person suffers from chronic constipation and hard stools. There is flatulent colic present in children and young girls. Emaciation and debility occur from loss of fluids in the morning.
It works wonderfully in cases of gastralgia (neuralgic pain in the stomach) and gastritis (inflammation of stomach lining). Derangement of stomach occurs from consumption of sweets and pastries. Belchings tend to rise only up to pharynx. The patient feels hungry immediately after eating, though the stomach and abdomen are full and tense. Cramps in the stomach, which is distended, digestion that proceeds very slowly, with flatulence and acidity and rumbling of flatulence particularly in the left upper part of the stomach are some other symptoms. Enteritis (inflammation of the intestine) occurs in infants, which is caused by indigestion. There is excessive flatulence before and after passing of stool. Tympanitic distension of abdomen is present. Flatulence presses outwardly on the rectum and bladder, and there is a sensation as if something is moving up and down in the bowels.

Lycopodium and Relation to Food

People who need Lycopodium have a strong desire for sweets. Different food allergies are present, and complaints arise after intake of wheat, bread, and fermented foods. Complaints usually aggravate after consumption of flatulent foods like cabbage, beans, and onions.

Lycopodium and Rectal Disorders

Lycopodium is indicated in cases where there are sharp, aching pains and pressure in the rectum which gets worse at night. Burning in the rectum is present during and after passing stool. Rawness and skin abrasions around the anus that bleed easily and feels itchy and moist is a common symptom. Aching and painful hemorrhoids, which are sore to touch, marked inactivity of bowels, cramps in the rectum and small of the back, unsatisfactory stools, alternating diarrhea, and constipation are other symptoms. Diarrhea occurs after the suppression of skin diseases.
Marked constipation may be present since puberty, when away from home, in infants, with ineffectual urging. Rectum contracts and protrudes during stool and can lead to the development of piles.

The stools are hard, small and are not expelled completely. The first part of the stool is difficult to expel, while the last part is thin and gushing. Stools are pale, putrid, thin and brown, usually mixed with hard lumps. Spasmodic constriction of the anus prevents stool to be expelled. There is aching and pressure in the rectum which is worse during the nights with bleeding piles.

Lycopodium for the Liver

Lycopodium is of great value in chronic hepatic congestions, where the liver is very tender on pressure. The person cannot eat to satiety as it produces a distressing feeling in the hepatic (liver) region. There may be violent gallstone colic, pain in the back and right hypochondria due to congestion of the liver.

The action of Lycopodium on the Limbs

Lycopodium has always proven its efficacy in treating the cases of sciatica. There is numbness, drawing and tearing pain in limbs, along with stiffness of joints. There may be a tendency for chronic gout and chalk deposits in the joints. Right-sided sciatica, painful corns, and callosities on soles, toes, and fingers, a feeling where one foot feels hot and one foot feels cold are other symptoms. The sciatica is so severe that the person cannot bear to lie on the painful side. Heaviness in the arm, contraction of tendons, especially hamstrings is also treated with Lycopodium.

Lycopodium for Women

Lycopodium shows good action in cases of female problems. It works well in cases where the menses are delayed, with undeveloped breasts at puberty. Extreme sadness and irritability, depressed mood and indigestion before menses is noted. The menses may be suppressed for months. Dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain) is so violent that it leads to fainting. Pains in the right ovary traveling to the left, ovarian tumors and vaginitis are treated well with this remedy. It is also used to treat a dry, burning sensation in the vagina which gets worse during and after sexual intercourse. Intercourse is extremely painful, and there may be profuse leucorrhoea (white discharge) with cutting pains across the right side to left with flatulence. Discharge of wind from the vagina may also be present.

Lycopodium for Males

Lycopodium acts wonderfully in cases of male impotence. It is used in instances where there is a discharge of prostatic fluid without an erection. Other symptoms include enlargement of the prostate, marked performance anxiety during intercourse, premature seminal emissions and sexual exhaustion and weakness. Impotence from masturbation, sexual excess or advancing age may occur. Lack of erectile power, a small, cold and relaxed penis, marked loss of sexual desire after gonorrhea or cystitis and premature ejaculation may also be present.

Lycopodium and Other Homeopathic Remedies

Lycopodium is antidoted by homeopathic remedies Camphor, Pulsatilla, Causticum, Aconite, Coffea, and Graphites.

It antidotes the action of homeopathic remedy Cinchona Officinalis.

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Hydrastis Canadensis – Homeopathic Medicine – Indications for its use

Hydrastis Canadensis is commonly known by the names Goldenseal, Orange Root and Yellow Root . It belongs to the family Ranunculaceae. The thick, yellow rhizome (stem of a plant with nodes) of the herb is used to extract the medicine. It is indigenous to the United States and Canada and was introduced in Europe in the 18th century. It is also widely grown in India.

As a homeopathic remedy, it is primarily used for ailments related to the respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, ears, and female organs.

Hydrastis Canadensis: Preparation

The homeopathic remedy Hydrastis Canadensis is prepared from the rhizome of the herb called Goldenseal. For the preparation of the medicine, first, the rhizome is freshly cut, which further undergoes the process of cleaning and chopping. The chopped fragments are then soaked in distilled alcohol for some time, after which it is strained and diluted to the desired degree. It is then subjected to the homeopathic process of Succussion, which is a type of oscillatory process done to obtain the desired potency of the medicine.

The ‘Hydrastis’ Constitution

It is well suited to people who have a feeble constitution and who get easily tired. It also works well for chronic alcoholics who have broken down their system by excess use of alcohol. The skin is generally pale, and the patient is susceptible to contracting jaundice.

Hydrastis Canadensis: Drug Action

The herb has a chemical in it called Berberine, which is known to work against many harmful bacteria and fungi, making it a natural antibiotic medicine.

The drug is known to have its action on the mucous surfaces, mucous glandular surfaces, the nutritive system and the circulatory system.

It is used by herbalists today as an anti-catarrhal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, bitter tonic, laxative, anti-diabetic and muscular stimulant oxytocic (a medication that accelerates childbirth) and emmenagogue (a medicine that promotes menstrual flow).

Scope of Hydrastis Canadensis as a Homeopathic Remedy

Effect on the Respiratory System

Hydrastis is one of the most effective remedies used in cases of respiratory troubles. It effectively manages problems of Sinusitis, with Post nasal Dripping (PND), inflammation of the mucous passages of the respiratory tract, cough with loose expectoration (expulsion of phlegm), swollen turbinates. When it comes to the nasal passages and sinuses, the mucous membranes are hyperactive and hence secrete more mucus than usual, thereby blocking the nostrils and increasing the discharges.

Hydrastis acts on these membranes and helps in subsiding the inflammation and regulating the mucous secretions. Usually, the main symptom is blocked nostrils, which leads to a discharge of mucus from the back of the nose to the throat (called as PND or post nasal dripping). This discharge is ropey and stringy, thick, yellow or white mucus.

The nostrils are blocked with mucous (especially the posterior part of the nose). Hydrastis can be of help in cases of nasal discharges, where the discharge feels like it is burning and makes the parts sore. Such secretions are scanty when the person is indoors but is excreted when the person steps out.

The crusting forms quickly inside the nose in such cases. A frontal headache accompanies the nasal discharge. There is a swelling of turbinate bones (soft bones in the nasal cavity), so much so that the patient has to breathe through the mouth and there is constant loud snoring at night. A characteristic feature of this medicine is tickling in the nose, especially the right nostril. The patient has recurrent episodes of sneezing, with fullness over the eyes and a dull headache in the frontal region, which descends to the arms.

Hydrastis can be given for bronchitis as well. Bronchitis refers to the inflammation of the bronchial tubes that primarily carry air to the lungs. After the inflammation, there is a constriction of the passage and hence breathing difficulties, which this homeopathic medication can very effectively manage. Such bronchitis attacks, when they occur in elderly people, can be accompanied by a loss of appetite. Hydrastis helps in taking care of that, minimizing the weakness and improving respiration. The characteristic ‘Old Man’s Cough’ calls for this remedy.

In all age groups, when there is tickling in the throat with a dry and harsh cough or when there is a loose cough, which worsens as the day progresses, with a thick, yellow and stringy mucous, Hydrastis can help.

Hydrastis for Ears

In cases where there is a dysfunction of the Eustachian tube, inflammation of the middle ear, with a thick and tenacious discharge (which is more like pus), blockage of the ear with a postnasal discharge, Hydrastis can work well to treat all these symptoms. With these symptoms, there is also a difficulty in hearing, deafness in some; and tinnitus (abnormal noises in the ear), usually a roaring sound. It can be given for perforation of the tympanic membrane, i.e., the eardrum as well.

Effect on the Gastro-Intestinal System

When it comes to gastric ailments, Hydrastis is used in cases where there is a heaviness in the upper left side of the abdomen. The appetite is negligible with an inability to digest food properly.
Hydrastis is a renowned remedy when it comes to carcinoma of the stomach. It acts wonderfully as an intercurrent remedy in such cases, and can effectively manage symptoms when given with conventional medicine. In such cases of cancer of the stomach, the condition initially is generally asymptomatic. Before the disease is diagnosed, usually in the ‘pre-cancerous stage,’ patients typically complain of chronic intermittent pain. They then slowly start losing their strength, the epigastric region becomes sensitive, the appetite decreases with frequent episodes of vomiting. There is indigestion of the food eaten; it feels as if the food simply lies in the abdomen. Constant production of the acid, with sour acidic vomiting and a coated tongue, are some other symptoms.

It has been mentioned in the homeopathic literature that Hydrastis can help a lot in cases of inflammation of the lining of the liver and cases of cancer of the liver as well. Even though there is no clinical evidence of a cure, the homeopathic medication Hydrastis can help in managing a few symptoms. The presence of these symptoms is not indicative of cancer. In the region of the liver (that is the upper right abdominal area), there may be a feeling of fullness with a constant, dull pain. There is the development of jaundice, with yellow skin, dark yellow urine and pale stools. The appetite is diminished, breathing is difficult, and it hurts to touch the area of the liver. Along with this, there could be an inflammation of the lining of the gallbladder and bile duct as well.

Hydrastis can take care of chronic constipation as well when the movements of the bowels are sluggish, and hence the stool formation is delayed. The patient skips days when it comes to clearing the bowels, and can only pass the stool after taking laxatives. The stool, when passed, could be in the form of small pellets. There is straining while passing stool, so much so that the rectum starts to burn and ache because of the continuous efforts to empty out the bowels. Sometimes, there is a feeling as if the stool would pass, but when tried, only gas escapes.
Other than this, Hydrastis can be given for cases of hemorrhoids (piles), where the underlying cause could be chronic constipation as discussed or pregnancy. There could be bleeding piles, with significant weakness. There could be offensive haemorrhoidal discharge from the anus, with a burning pain in the anus, during and after each stool.
Hydrastis Canadensis can also be helpful in cases of a fissure in the anal region, with constipation and continuous discharge. Some physicians have also noted excellent results with this remedy in cases of colorectal cancer.

Effect on Female Organs

Hydrastis Canadensis has shown remarkable results in various clinical conditions in females. This remedy can be useful in cases of leucorrhoea, uterine prolapse, uterine fibroids, congestive dysmenorrhoea (pain with menses), pelvic inflammatory disease, endometritis (Inflammation of the endometrium), menopausal syndrome, etc.
The remedy has also proven to be beneficial in cases of cancer of the cervix, uterine cancer, and breast cancer. Herein, the epithelium of the cervix and the vagina is eroded, and there is ulcer formation.
When microscopically seen, the membranes are swollen and hardened. Hydrastis can help in maintaining the normal lining of the mucosa, by healing the eroded and ulcerated areas.

Other than this, there is a pain in the lower back along with the uterine complaints. There are hemorrhages from the uterus, menses last too long, and the patient, as a result, becomes weak and anemic. There are sharp pains in the right iliac region (lower right side of the abdomen).
The leucorrhoea, i.e., abnormal vaginal discharge, in such patients is generally very tenacious and thick, yellow in color, and ropey in nature. There is intense itching with the leucorrhoea.

When given for cancer of the breast as an intercurrent (while the disease is progressing) remedy, the pains are very intense and extend up to the shoulders and down the arms. It is given in the scirrhous tumor of the breast, which is a slowly growing, solid, malignant tumor. The breast becomes hard, and adherent to the skin and the nipple is retracted. Along with this, the lymph nodes in the axilla (armpits) are enlarged. In open cancers of the breasts, Hydrastis can help in relieving the constant burning pain, and can also promote healing.

Keynote Indications for the use of Homeopathic medicine Hydrastis

1.Posterior nasal drip: Thick, tenacious from posterior nares to the throat. It si very effective in chronic cases of posterior nasal discharge

2.Eustachian tube catarrh: Eustachian tube catarrh with deafness.

3.Sinusitis: Frontal sinusitis with dull frontal headache; Sinusitis with thick, viscid nasal discharges.

4.Pharyngitis: Follicular pharyngitis with hawking of yellow, viscid mucus.

5.Constipation: Constipation with fissure anus/ prolapse of rectum/headache.

6.Leucorrhoea: Vaginal discharges of acid, tenacious, corroding nature.

7.Rectal fistula: Fistula of rectum associated with rectum prolapse/ constipation.

8.Prolapse of the rectum: Rectal prolapse with chronic constipation.

9.Gastric ulcers: Gastric ulcers with a sore feeling in stomach, weak digestion, and dyspepsia.

Hydrastis: Dosage

Homeopathic medicine Hydrastis Canadensis is recommended in low potencies for respiratory troubles and can frequently be repeated.
It can be given in the form of mother tincture as well.
For malignant tumors and other chronic ailments, it should always be taken under the guidance of a homeopathic physician.

Hydrastis Canadensis and Other Homeopathic Remedies

Hydrastis is antidoted by Sulphur, and Merc Sol is its antidote.


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Silicea – Homeopathic medicine its uses indications and dosage

Homeopathic medicine Silicea is a deep acting medicine with a wide sphere of action. After potentisation, the pure silica is turned into a wonderful healing agent and is used in homeopathy to treat a number of diseases. Homeopathic medicine Silicea is mainly indicated in skin diseases whenever pus collection is there. It stands among the top grade homeopathic remedies in treating pus containing eruptions including pustules, abscess, boils, carbuncles where it hastens the maturation and healing process in an entirely safe way. In such cases, if used in proper time it usually prevents the need from being under the surgeon’s knife. Apart from skin diseases Homeopathic medicine Silicea serves great help in treating fistula and cystic growths.

Clinical Indications for the use of homeopathic medicine Silicea

Abscess, Boils, Carbuncles, Acne, Anal Fistula, Tooth affections, Keloid, Felon, Styes, Pilonidal cyst, Ear infection, Headache, Constipation, Offensive sweat, Bone affections, Vaccination effects, Sleepwalking, Writer’s cramp, Bunion, Foreign body expulsion, Blocked nose, Sinusitis, Anal fissures, Nail fungus, Ingrowing toenails.

Clinical Details for the use of Homeopathic medicine Silicea

1.Abscess: Collection of pus in any body part.

2.Boils: Eruption on the skin with pus.

3.Carbuncles: Cluster of boils.

4.Acne: Pimples on face containing pus (pustular acne).

5.Anal Fistula: Anal fistula with pus discharges.

6.Tooth affections: Gum boil, Dental abscess, Pyorrhea.

7.Keloid: Dissolves the overgrown scar tissue.

8.Felons: helpful in treating Painful abscess(pus) formed on the distal end of a finger.


10.Pilonidal cyst: Quitre effective in treating Pilonidal cyst /Pilonidal abscess/ Pilonidal sinus-(Cyst or abscess on tail bone near natal cleft of buttocks)

11.Ear infection: Ear infection with offensive pus discharges (otorrhea) are effectively treated with silicea

12.Headache: Right sided headache.

13.Constipation: Difficult stool needing much strain to expel; excessive efforts to pass stool with stool receding back after being partly expelled suggest the use of silicea.

14.Offensive sweat: Offensive sweat on feet, hands, armpits (axillae) is also indicative for the use of silicea.

15.Bone affections: Caries of bones, Rickets.

16.Vaccination effects: An antidote to ill effects of vaccination.

17.Sleep walking: Silicea is cery effective for Walking in sleep (Somnambulism).

18.Bunion: Bony bump on the base of big toe with swelling of bursa.

19.Foreign body expulsion: Silicea Helps in the expulsion of foreign bodies from body tissues including bone splinters, wood splinters.

20.Blocked nose: Nasal blockage with hard, dry, bleeding crusts in nose can be treated with silicea.

21.Sinusitis: Sinusitis- Polysinusitis; Nasal blockage and right sided sinus headache.

22.Anal fissures: Anal fissures with constricted anal sphinter and stinging pains, constipation accompanies.

23.Nail affections : Nail fungus, Ingrowing toe nails, Crippled nails, white spots on nails.

Guiding Features for the use of Silicea

1.Homeopathic medicine Silicea is one of the top grade remedies for suppurative
(pus) conditions. It must be considered whenever it is required to hasten the maturation of boils, abscess, and carbuncles. Here it helps in proper drainage of pus in an entirely safe way. Apart from skin conditions, it is also best for ear discharges, styes, pyorrhoea whenever pus-like discharges predominate.

2.Silicea is one of the best homeopathic medicine for Anal fistula and pilonidal cyst. Here it gives wonderful results with zero side effects.

3.Offensive sweat from hand, feet, and armpits can be very well treated with homeopathic medicine Silicea where it is a highly ranked medicine.

4.Homeopathic medicine Silicea must never be missed in Sinus cases. It affects all the sinuses hence used in polysinusitis. Right sinus headache, blocked nose, worsening of cold and nasal blockage on cold air exposure demands Homeopathic medicine Silicea.

Dose: Homeopathic medicine Silicea may be used in 6X potency or 30C potency. When used in 6X potency it can be repeated often. While when used in 30C potency frequent repetitions are not needed.

Caution: Homeopathic medicine should be used only after consulting a homeopathic doctor and self-medication be avoided.

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Agnus Castus – Homeopathic medicine its uses indications and dosage

Agnus Castus is a homeopathic remedy derived from the Chaste tree, which belongs to the family Verbenaceae. The medicine is derived from the ripened berries of the tree commonly found in the Mediterranean region and Asia. It is used to treat a plethora of issues related to sexual organs of both the sexes. Agnus Castus was commonly used in the ancient times by both men and women to suppress their sexual desire. It lowers sexual vitality with corresponding mental depression and nervous energy. According to homeopathy, Agnus Castus is counted among other powerful remedies for sexual problems. The medicine shows a high affinity towards sexual concerns and often works better than any other remedy for impotency, prostatorrhoea in males, and sterility, leucorrhoea, and agalactia in women.Agnus castus in homeopathy is associated with people who have a ‘lymphatic’ constitution. Such persons tend to produce excessive lymph fluid (physiologically) and are prone to health issues like lymphadenitis, allergies, lung and skin disease and vaginal discharges. It is also known as chaste berry or vitex.

How does Agnus Castus work?

Agnus castus as a remedy works to treat health problems that arise as a result of sexual overindulgence, repeated gonorrheal attacks, and over straining of muscles due to lifting of heavy weights. Cold air and warm food and drinks can hinder the action of this remedy.

Agnus Castus Dosage

Agnus castus has a short course of action and can be safely repeated at a potency of 30C.

Top Uses of Agnus Castus

Agnus Castus is the foremost homeopathic remedy indicated for complete impotency. It can be used in cases Impotency is caused by abuse of sexual powers and repeated gonorrhea (  a sexually transmitted disease ). It is considered to be a remedy for those who have aged prematurely.
It is also indicated in cases where there is a yellow, gleety (gonorrhoeal fluid containing mucus and pus discharged from the urethra ) discharge from the male urethra. Other symptoms include cold, swollen and hard testicles.
Agnus castus for females is indicated in cases where there is a deficiency or suppression of breast milk, along with melancholy. It is also used to treat leucorrhoea, which is an egg white, copious discharge from the relaxed parts of female genitalia.

Agnus Castus for Impotency in Males

The main symptoms of impotency where Agnus Castus is recommended as a remedy are:

  • complete impotency with flaccidity and coldness of the genitals.
  • a lack of sexual energy that leads to extreme flaccidity of the penis.
  • impotence that occurs after repeated or suppressed incidents of gonorrhea.

Agnus Castus works well in both elderly as well as prematurely aged males with melancholy and apathy arising from the abuse of sexual indulgence and seminal losses.

Agnus Castus for Prostatorrhoea

Prostatorrhoea refers to the abnormal discharge of the prostatic fluid. Agnus works as an effective remedy for the passage of gleety discharge with urination, or while straining during stools in people who experience frequent attacks of gonorrhea and loss of erection.

Agnus Castus for Gonorrhoea

Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacterium N. gonorrhoeae. It spreads from one person to another through vaginal, oral and anal sexual contact. Men afflicted with it may experience burning during urination, penile discharge, or testicular pain. Gonorrhoea in women can cause burning during urination, vaginal discharge, vaginal bleeding between menstruation, or pelvic pain.
Agnus as a remedy is well-indicated for impotency caused due to frequent attacks of this disease.

Agnus Castus for Sterility in Women

Agnus Castus is a well-indicated remedy for sterility in females that occurs due to excessive sexual indulgence. This can result in absolute loss of desire, aversion to sexual intercourse and suppressed menstruation.

Agnus Castus for Leucorrhoea

Leucorrhoea is the abnormal mucus discharge from the vagina that looks like a transparent ‘white of an egg.’ The discharge is copious and is secreted from the female genitalia (often with uterine prolapse), staining the undergarments yellow. Uterine prolapse is a condition where the pelvic floor muscles stretch or weaken and are unable to provide enough support to the uterus. The uterus, as a result, may slip down into the vagina.

Agnus Castus for Agalactia

Agalactia refers to the condition where there is suppression of milk in lactating females. Agnus works well in either deficient or suppressed lactation, with mental symptoms like sadness and brooding.

Agnus Castus for Menstruation

Agnus castus is used to treat cases where the menses either last from ten to eighteen days, or are suppressed, with drawing pains in the abdomen. The medicine is indicated for women prone to hysterical episodes, occasional metrorrhagia (abnormal uterine bleeding) and uterine prolapse.
Some other symptoms that point towards this remedy include vertigo, headache, the dim sight before menses, and pain in pelvic region and loins during menses. It is also used in cases where the placenta has been retained, and there is an inflammation of the uterus.

Agnus Castus for Mental Issues

Agnus is a well-indicated remedy for absent-mindedness and reduced power of insight and an inability to recollect things. It is used to treat symptoms like difficulty in reading due to lack of concentration, low-spirits with fears of approaching death, melancholy, and a hypochondriac mood with anxiety, fear, and weakness. It is also used for:

  • Peevish individuals who tend to get angry easily.
  • Lack of courage with nervous depression and mental forbidding.
  • Lack of attention with difficulty in keeping up the train of thought.

Other Spheres of Action of Agnus Castus

Apart from treating issues related to the sexual sphere, Agnus also shows good medicinal properties for the following:

  • Tachycardia (accelerated heart rate) in the neurotic young men after tobacco use.
  • Tearing pains in the head that feel as if it is filled with thick smoke.
  • Noisy flatus discharge of urinous odour that remains on the clothes.
  • Formication (sensation of insects crawling) of the skin with itching.
  • Dilatation of the pupils with itching in the eyes.
  • Illusion of smell – of herring or musk.
  • Ulcers in the mouth and gums with pain in the teeth when there is contact with warm food or drink.
  • Nausea with a sensation as if the intestines were being pressed downwards.
  • Joints that twist easily with pains that feel like they are dislocated.
  • Rheumatic and gouty nodosities in the bones with cold extremities.
  • Burning in the eyes and headache from reading in the evening.
  • Ringing and roaring sound in the ears with hardness of hearing.
  • Decreased appetite with lack of thirst, abdominal distension after meals.
  • Pains in the urinary bladder with increased frequency at night.
  • Weakness from anguish or depression of spirit.

Agnus Castus with Relation to other Homeopathic Remedies

  • Agnus is anti-doted by Camphor, Natrum Muraticum and strong solutions of table salt.
  • Agnus is followed well by Arsenic Album, Bryonia, Ignitia, Lycopodium and Selenium and Caladium to treat weakness of sexual organs or impotence.
  • The remedy can be compared with other remedies related to the sexual sphere like Lycopodium and Selenium in males and Platina, Natrum Carbonicum, Sepia and Borax in females.


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Sepia – Homeopathic medicine its uses indications and dosage

Sepia is pre-eminently a female remedy used in treating a number of female disorders. Use of Sepia is rare in males as compared to females where its use is much frequent. Sepia is prepared from the inky juice of Cuttlefish.

Clinical Indications for the use of Homeopathic Medicine Sepia

Bedwetting, Chloasma, Depression, Hairfall, Dyspareunia, Decreased libido in females, Leucorrhoea, Menstrual headache, Menstrual irregularities, Menopausal syndrome, Premenstrual syndrome, Pregnancy disorders, Prolapse of the uterus, Psoriasis, Ringworm, Urinary incontinence.

Clinical Details:

1.Bedwetting: Involuntary urination at night  (especially during first sleep), urine offensive.

2.Chloasma: Brownish discoloration across the nose and cheeks.

3.Depression: At menopause; after delivery; indifferent behavior to loved ones with sadness, anger, irritability and weeping spells.

4.Hairfall: Hairfall with chronic headache; hair fall at menopause.

 5.Dyspareunia: Painful coition in females due to  dryness in the vagina.

6.Decreased libido in females: Low sex drive or aversion to coition in females.

7.Leucorrhoea: Yellow-green vaginal discharge with itching.

8.Menstrual headache: Headache during menses; headache with scanty periods.

9.Menstrual irregularities: Early/late, copious/scanty or suppressed menses.

10.Menopausal syndrome: Various symptoms at menopause including hot flushes, bearing down pains, anxiety, irritability, indifferent behavior, depression, mood swings.

11.Premenstrual syndrome: Symptoms experienced by women few days prior to the onset of menses including anger, irritability, mood swings, headache, abdominal discomfort.

12.Pregnancy disorders: Complaints during pregnancy including constipation, piles and morning sickness.

13.Prolapse of the uterus: Lack of tonicity of uterine muscles; constant bearing down sensations in the uterus.

 14.Ringworm: Ringworm in isolated spots; ringworm in the bend of knees or elbows.

15.Urinary incontinence: Involuntary urination on sneezing, coughing or laughing.

Guiding Features for use of Sepia:

1.Sepia is prominently indicated medicine for various complaints women during pregnancy and menopause.

2.Persons needing Sepia are extremely sensitive to cold air.

3.Marked indifference towards family and loved ones is highlighting symptom.

4.Sepia forms the best choice of medicine in prolapse of uterus where constant bearing down feeling in uterus is present. Crossing limbs while sitting becomes important to lessen the dragging sensation.

5.Heat flushes with marked sweating calls for use of Sepia mainly at menopausal age.

6.Sepia has the ability to regularise a variety of menstrual disorders ranging scanty, copious, late, early, suppressed periods.

7.Headche during periods can also be corrected with use of Sepia. The headache is worse from motion, mental labour and better from pressure.

8.Sepia helps in relieving constipation during pregnancy. Stool is hard and passed with much difficulty in small balls.

  1. In skin complaints including ringworm, chloasma and psoriasis Sepia brings very wonderful results.

Dose: Sepia can be used from low potencies (30) to high potencies (1M) depending upon the case presentation.

Caution: Sepia should be used only after a physicians consultation. Self medication should be avoided.

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Ignatia Amara – Homeopathic medicine its Use Indications and Dosage

Homeopathic medicine Ignatia Amara is one of the best antidepressant medicine in homeopathy. It has zero side effects. It is commonly called by name Ignatia and is derived from seeds of St. Ignatius Bean plant. It works wonders in treating depression and runs no risk of dependency. The chief action of Homeopathic medicine Ignatia revolves around mental symptoms. It serves its best purpose in depression cases with sadness, desire for loneliness and weeping spells. Apart from depression it also helps persons who are easily disturbed by little things occurring in the day to day lives. Such a state is noted in highly sensitive and emotional people. In such persons, it helps in providing mental stability and stamina to cope up the stress levels. Stress, worries, and frustrations of daily routine can be easily dealt with homeopathic medicine Ignatia. For grief cases, homeopathic medicine Ignatia is the best bet to get excellent results.

Clinical Indications:

Depression, Disappointment in love, Grief, Sadness, weeping spells, Worries/stress, Mental shocks, Mood swings, Insomnia, Amenorrhea, Headaches, Piles.

Clinical Details:

1.Depression: Sadness, weeping spells, desire for loneliness.

2.Disappointment in love: Ailments following disappointed love affections.

3.Grief: Homeopathic medicine Ignatia is best for Grief effects like from loss/death of near and dear ones.

4.Sadness: Sadness, melancholia, weeping, preferring loneliness.

5.Weeping spells: Weeping tendency in depressive persons, sobbing and sighing may accompany.

 6.Worries/stress: Worries/stress in day to day occurrences of life.

 7.Mental shocks: Ailments from mental shocks like sudden bad news, or fear.

 8.Mood swings: Sudden mood swings from happiness to sadness; laughing to weeping.

 9.Insomnia: Sleeplessness from grief, sadness, cares, worries all come within sphere for using homeopathic medicine Ignatia.

10.Amenorrhea: Suppressed menses due to grief.

11.Headaches: From grief, tobacco smoking, alcohol, coffee.

12.Piles: Prolapsed piles with every stool needing manual replacement, sharp pain or itching rectum accompanies.

 Guiding Symptoms :

1.Homeopathic medicine Ignatia is a highly useful medicine in treating depressed patients. Sadness, sighing, sobbing, weeping, loneliness and brooding all accompanies.

2.Ailments following sudden shocks like fears, sudden bad news point towards the use of homeopathic medicine Ignatia.

3.Cares, worries, tensions, stress, frustrations of daily life activities can be easily dealt with homeopathic medicine Ignatia.

4.Grief struck individuals definitely need homeopathic medicine Ignatia in first place for complete recovery.

Dose: Homeopathic medicine Ignatia can be used in 30C potency frequently. But while using high potencies 200 and 1 M repetition should not made frequently.

Caution: Self-medication of Ignatia should be avoided and a homeopathic physician should be consulted advice before use of Homeopathic medicine Ignatia.

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Rhus Tox – Homeopathic medicine its uses indications and dosage

Rhus Toxicodendron is a top grade homeopathic medicine very often for varying types of pains. Also called as Rhus Tox, finds its usage in pains including joint pains, muscle pain, backache and general body aches. Homeopathic medicine Rhus Tox is a highly effective medicine for getting quick relief in general body aches. It also has marked action on ligaments and tendons. It is very useful in all cases of over-stretching, overexertion and overstraining.

Clinical Indications for the use of Rhus Tox:

Rheumatoid Arthritis , Body aches, Backache, Joint Pains, Muscle pains, Sprains, Injuries, Ligaments and tendons complaints, Over lifting, Fever blisters, Herpes zoster, Drenching in rain complaints, fever.

1.Body aches: General body aches, Body aches during fever, Body aches with restlessness, muscle pains.

2. backache: a Backache with stiffness.

3.Joint Pains: Joint pains as in rheumatism, gout, frozen shoulder.

4.Muscle pains: Pain in muscles, muscle pull, overstretched muscles, muscle pains following exertion.

5.Sprains: Stretching or tearing of ligaments due to falling or twisting.

6.Injuries: Injuries to muscle, tendons, and ligaments.

7.Ligaments and tendons complaints: Ruptured, torn, overstretched ligaments; Tendonitis.

8.Over lifting: Complaints due to over lifting, overstraining and overexertion.

9.Fever blisters: Fever blisters around mouth and chin.

10.Herpes zoster: Herpetic eruptions with much burning and intense nerve pain.

11.Drenching in rain complaints: Complaints from getting wet in rain including fever, cough, cold, body aches.

12.fever: Fever with chills and shivering, Body aches with fever.


Guiding Features for the use of Rhus tox:

1.Homeopathic medicine Rhus Tox must be considered in any or every kind of body aches including general body aches, joint pains and back pain. It has great power to relieve the body aches quickly.

2.In cases of injuries to tendons, ligaments, and muscles Homeopathic medicine Rhus Tox should be considered as the first line of treatment without a second thought for prompt and speedy recovery.

3.Homeopathic medicine Rhus Tox must be used in all cases of sprains, strains, overstretching and over lifting to get excellent results.

4.Rhus Tox should be considered as the first homeopathic prescription in complaints after getting wet in rain including cold, cough, fever, body aches.

5.In most persons needing Homeopathic medicine, Rhus Tox restlessness accompanies the majority of complaints and continued motion seems to give relief. First motion is painful. 

6. Rhus tox leads the homeopathic table for treating Rheumatoid Arthritis, especially when morning stiffness and pain are the most predominant symptoms


Dose: Homeopathic medicine Rhus Tox can be used in 30C to 1M potency depending upon the severity of the disease and can be repeated frequently.

Caution: Although Homeopathic medicine Rhus Tox is safe to use without any side effects but advice from homeopathic physician must be considered and self prescription be avoided.

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