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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. Can hydrastis be used in amoebiasis

  2. gauranga jati says:

    I am suffering from loose motion at morning 3 to 4 times

  3. durgia de says:

    hi, i am suffring adema on my left leg also have some time hi bloodpraser and sinesproblame from dust , i am 59years old pl give some suggation.i check all my test ok

  4. Sir, I used chew tobacco for a long and suddenly thaught to give up. But I couldn’t do the same.Now I have decreased the frequency. I also have acidity and irregular smelly bowl with headache and iritation. Visited the doctor and prescribed this along with few others. Sir ,will it be helpfull for me to give up the addition of chewing tobacco?

  5. Sir
    My 4yrs old daughter had adenoids cough is coming and breathing with her mouth what is best medicine now I am using LEMNA MINOR

  6. Farzana masoud says:

    I m a mother iof 17 years old biy who has been operated for colon perferation n now is with ilostomy bag , his weight was 50 kg but now is 28 kg . He has history if Hodgkin’s disease in 2010 which has cured , multiple episodes of meningits n hipper IgE levels . much immuno compromised , develops high grade fever even if has a single insect bite especially mosquito bite . He had first laprotomy in Dec 2016 n second in april 2017 . He is on antibiotics n antifungal drugs continusly , he has much weight loss so has been started TPN (diet through IV) his wound stil has pussy discharge off n on . Today his father gave him hydrastis tincher 10 drops on some homeopaths advice .he was already with fever ,his nausea got worsen n he developed some swelling below the blader n upward penus . Should i continue his medicine , he was also advised acchnicia. He has pain n discharg in ear .

  7. A 2 year old baby had underwent Medulloblastoma(Brain tumer) surgery 2 months before. Whether, Hydrastis help to prevent from the recurrence of Tumer??

  8. Anupam Ghosh says:

    Dr. if i have grastric problem,constipation,pain in verious place in belly,can i take hydrastis..?

  9. Sudarshan Veepuri says:

    Formerly i was a duodanal ulcer patient it was cured by all kinds of medicines. Now it’s chronic gastritis. Empty or full stumouch i feel pain in right side top of umbilical. One doctor said it’s not curable by allopathic medicines.
    Every 15 days i wash my stomach by drinking 1.5 ltrs warm water and vomiting after 10 minutes of that whole come out like gum.i will get free up to 10 days again skolu full within 5 days.
    On the advice a local homoeopathic doctor suggested me to take Hydrastice canadytis 39x 10 drops morning and evening.
    Is it rela bent to take me are not
    Please give advise.

  10. Sampuran Singh tanwar says:

    Sir I am suffering from constipation pl suggest homoeopathy medicine for smooth stool passing every morning

  11. Puloma Ray choudhury says:

    The patient is 81years age &after her operation of ovarian tumer,cancer was detected. An homeopathy dr. Suggested for hydrastis mothertincher twice daily 1.25ml each time. Now the Dr. is no more. So i request you for suggestion. Meanwhile her bodyweight is decreasing.

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  13. 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 .

  14. Amena Mayet says:


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