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Millefolium: Homeopathic Medicine – Its Use, Indications And Dosage

The remedy Millefolium is derived from the plant Millefolium Achillea which is also known as ‘yarrow’ belonging to family ‘Composite.’

This whole fresh plant undergoes potentization (a process of preparing homeopathic medicines that arouses medicinal properties from a crude substance). Once it goes through this process, it is converted into a very useful homeopathic medicine Millefolium. It is one of the best homeopathic medicines to control bleeding from various body parts, especially when it is of bright red colour.

The ‘Millefolium’ Constitution

This medicine suits children and the elderly quite well. It is also suitable for women suffering from anemia.

Drug Action

The principal action of this medicine is to control bleeding (hemorrhage) from different body parts (eg: from nose, rectum, stomach, lungs, uterus, skin). The bleeding is of bright red color in all such cases. Its action is marked on nose, rectum, and female genitals. It is also administered in case of problems on the skin, limbs, head, and respiratory system.

Clinical Indications

Haemorrhages (bleeding), nose bleeding, bleeding piles, dysentery, heavy menses, dysmenorrhoea, suppressed menses, leucorrhoea, bruises, wounds, varicose veins, headache, hemoptysis, tuberculosis

 Scope As A Homeopathic Remedy

1. Nasal Complaints (Nasal Bleeding)

Millefolium controls bleeding from various body parts including the nose medically known as epistaxis. It is accompanied by congestion in the head and chest. It can also be used in case one has stuffy nose. Lastly, it is helpful in managing a sort of piercing pain from eyes to the root of the nose.

Key Indicating Features

Nasal bleeding with congestion to head and chest

Piercing pain from eyes to root of the nose

2. Rectal Problems (Bleeding Piles, Dysentery, Warts)

‘Millefolium’ has a wonderful action on the rectum. The most important complaint where it proves highly effective is bleeding piles (swollen, enlarged veins in or around anus or in lower rectum). It is administered when there is profuse bleeding from piles. It is also very useful in managing dysentery (infection of intestines that causes loose stool which contains blood and mucus). This medicine is considered when there is dysentery with marked blood and tenesmus (frequent, ineffectual urge to pass stool even when bowels are already empty). If someone has bleeding from warts in the anus area, this medicine can help settle it down as well.

Key Indicating Features

Profuse bleeding from piles

Dysentery with marked blood and tenesmus (frequent, ineffectual urge to pass stool even when bowels are already empty

Bleeding from warts of anus

Bleeding from intestine following much exertion

3. Female Problems (Heavy Menses, Suppressed Menses, Leucorrhoea)

This medicine has shown great clinical improvements in various women-related problems. To begin with, it is extensively used to manage heavy periods when bleeding is of bright red colour. The periods last for prolonged duration. An accompanying factor during the periods is colic pain. Tendency for early periods is also there. Bleeding from uterus after excessive exertion is also suggestive of its use. For heavy menses and intermenstrual bleeding attended with congestive headache, Millefolium is highly recommended. Another significant indication is infertility among women with heavy menses. Women who have suppressed menses accompanied with colicky abdominal pain can highly benefit from this medicine.  It is also well indicated in managing vaginal discharge (leucorrhoea) among girls.

Key Indicating Features

Heavy periods with bright red blood lasting for prolonged duration

Bleeding from uterus after excessive exertion

Heavy menses & intermenstrual bleeding with congestive headache

Suppressed menses accompanied with colicky abdominal pain

Vaginal discharges in children

4. Skin Issues (Bruises, Wounds, Vesicles)

Millefolium acts really well on the skin. It is a highly recommended medicine in managing bruises (blackish or bluish discoloration on the skin due to injured blood vessels near the skin). It is also capable of managing bleeding from wounds. Its use is preferred in treating several vesicles (fluid-filled bumps) on skin that are pea-sized of brown colour that discharge offensive fluid. Lastly, it can deal with wounds that occur after operation of stones in the bladder.

Key Indicating Features

Bruises

Bleeding from wounds

Several pea-sized vesicles on skin of brown color discharging offensive fluid

Wounds after operation of stones in bladder

5. Action On Limbs (Varicose Veins, Sprains, Achilles Tendon Pain)

Millefolium really acts well on the veins of the limbs. Its use is highly recommended in managing varicose veins (swollen, enlarged, twisted veins most commonly in legs), particularly that occur during pregnancy. These may bleed as well. These may be painful or painless. It is suitable in dealing with cases of sprains (overstretching or tearing of ligaments means the fibrous tissue which connects two bones together) and effects from falls. Besides these, its action is to manage Achilles tendon (this tendon is a tough fibrous band that connects calf muscle in the back of leg to the heel bone) pain. It is more prominent to help cases of pain in right sided Achilles tendon as if occurring from blow or sprain.

Key Indicating Features

Varicose veins during pregnancy

Pain in right-sided Achilles tendon as if occurring from blow or sprain

6. Head (Headache)

It really helps manage headache. It is successfully used for headache that gets worse from taking coffee. Headache is dull type. It also gets worse from stooping. Sometimes throbbing is felt in head and face. Along with pain in head, twitches may occur in the eyelids. In some cases, the headache is very violent and the sufferer strikes the head against the wall.

Key Indicating Features

Headache worse from taking coffee

Headache with twitching in eyelids

Violent headache with striking of the head against the wall

7. Respiratory Problems (Coughing Of Blood)

Lastly, some respiratory concerns can be dealt with successfully with this medicine. The foremost indication to use it is in case of lung complaints with coughing of blood (hemoptysis) that is bright red in color. This serves as the most prominent marker for use of Millefolium. It gives substantial relief in cases of cough accompanied by frequent spitting of blood. It may be accompanied by palpitations and oppression of the chest. Blood spitting in tuberculosis or coughing blood after an injury is also indicative of its use.

Key Indicating Features

Lung complaints with coughing of blood which is bright red in color

Modalities

Worsening factors: Complaints get worse from exertion, lifting, stooping, suppressed discharges, in the evening, at night, and from lying down

Relieving factors: Complaints get better from bleeding, heavy exercise

Dosage

It can be used from low to high potencies and also in mother tincture form. Its duration of action is just between one to three days, so it can be repeated frequently if it is being used in low potencies. But in high potencies, one should avoid frequent doses.

Relationship with Other Remedies

Antidoted by: Arsenic Iodatum and Arum Maculatum

It can be compared with homeopathic medicines Hamamelis and Ipecac (in its action of controlling bleeding)

 

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Comments

  1. Rohit Kumar says:

    Disease – Hemophilia A
    Can I take this in medicine or not?

  2. Anjani sinha says:

    Hi dr dristhi
    My son suffering from nose bleeding I gave him millefolium Q it’s ok

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