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Hydrastis Canadensis – Homeopathic Medicine – Indications for its use

Homeopathic medicine Hydrastis Canadensis (Hydrastis) is prepared from fresh roots of plant named golden seal/orange root belonging to family Ranunculaceae.The main action of homeopathic medicine Hydrastis is seen on mucous membranes where it produces stringy, tenacious, ropy secretions.The mucous membranes affected are of throat, nose, stomach, vagina. It is also a high-grade remedy for cancerous conditions of stomach, liver, skin, cervix, uterus to reduce the pains but must be taken only after homeopathic physician’s advice. Following are the clinical indications for using homeopathic medicine Hydrastis.

Clinical Indications for the use of Hydrastis Canadensis

It is indicated in Posterior nasal drip, Eustachian tube catarrh (excessive discharge or build-up of mucus in the nose or throat, associated with inflammation of the mucous membrane), Sinusitis, Pharyngitis, Constipation, Leucorrhoea, Rectal fistula, Prolapse of the rectum, Gastric ulcers.

Clinical Details 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.


Dose: Homeopathic medicine Hydrastis is recommended in 30C potency. It can be repeated depending on the severity of symptoms.

Caution: Homeopathic medicine Hydrastis must be taken after consulting homeopathic physician and self-medication be avoided.

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  1. Sohail Ansari says:

    Dr. Sharma, How are you, I have severe constipation since last 4 years, I am 66 years old, Allopathic Doctors have done all tests and could not find the cause of constipation. In last 2 years I have lost 10 KG. My weight is 63 KG. It seems that stool gets stuck in rectum and can not be expelled. Please advice .

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