Baptisia TinctoriaWild Indigo, Indigo Naturalis, Baptis, Baptisia, Baptisa
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HPUS label indication: Flu-like symptoms
Below are the strongest indications of Baptisia Tinctoria in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
The symptoms of this drug are of an asthenic type, simulating low fevers, Septic conditions of the blood, malarial poisoning, and extreme prostration. Indescribable sick feeling. Great muscular soreness and putrid phenomena always are present. All the secretions are offensive - breath, stool, urine, sweat, etc. Epidemic influenza. Chronic intestinal toxaemia of children with fetid stools and eructations.
Baptisia Tinctoria in low dilutions produces a form of anti-bodies to the Bac. typhosus, viz., the agglutinins ( Mellon.) Thus it raises the natural bodily resistance to the invasion of the bacillary intoxication, which produces the typhoid syndrome. Typhoid carriers. After inoculation with anti-typhoid serum. Intermittent pulse, especially in the aged.
Worse; humid heat; fog; indoors.
Compare: Bryonia and Arsenic may be needed to complete the favorable reaction. Ailanthus differs, being more painful. Baptisia Tinctoria more painless. Rhus; Muriat. Acid; Arsenic; Bryon.; Arnica; Echinac. Pyrogen.
Baptisia Tinctoria confusia ( Pain in right jaw and oppression in left hypochondrium, producing dyspnoea and necessity to assume erect position.)
▲ ▼ MIND (click for more)
Thinks he is broken or double, and tosses about the bed trying to get pieces together ( Cajeput.) Delirium, wandering, muttering
Falls asleep while being spoken to
Illusion of divided personality
Inability to think
Melancholia, with stupor.
Aversions, dislikes; aversion to mental work
Aversions, dislikes; open air
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion; as if intoxicated
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish
Wild, wandering feeling
▲ ▼ VERTIGO, DIZZINESS (click for more)
▲ ▼ HEAD (click for more)
Soreness of eyeballs
Brain feels sore
Confused, swimming feeling
Early deafness in typhoid conditions
Feels too large, Heavy, numb
Skin of forehead feels tight; seems drawn to back of head
Stupor; falls asleep while spoken to
Vertigo; pressure at root of nose
▲ ▼ NOSE (click for more)
Nose bleed; during fever; typhoid
Sense of fullness
▲ ▼ FACE (click for more)
Skin; discoloration; bluish
Skin; discoloration; dark
Skin; discoloration; red
Skin; discoloration; red; dark red
Muscles of jaw rigid.
Pain at root of nose
▲ ▼ MOUTH (click for more)
Can swallow liquids only; least solid food gags.
Dry and brown in center, with dry and glistening edges; surface cracked and sore
Discoloration; gums; redness; dark
Discoloration; tongue; brown
Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; tongue
Teeth; deposits on teeth during illness (see mucus)
Thrush (whitish flakes)
Taste flat, bitter
Teeth and gums sore, ulcerated
tongue feels burned; yellowish-brown; edges red and shining
▲ ▼ THROAT (click for more)
Constriction, contraction of oesophagus ( Cajeput.) Great difficulty in swallowing solid food
Contraction at cardiac orifice.
Painless sore throat, and offensive discharge
Dark redness of tonsils and soft palate
Discoloration; redness; dark red
Discoloration; redness; dark red
Discoloration; redness; uvula (lobe at back of mouth)
Inflammation; tonsils; painless
Spasms, convulsions etc.; closing gullet
Spasms, convulsions etc.; gullet
Spasms, convulsions etc.; gullet; can only swallow liquids
Spasms, convulsions etc.; gullet; on swallowing
Swallowing; difficult; solids
Ulcers; throat at back of mouth
▲ ▼ ABDOMEN (click for more)
Right side markedly affected
Pain in epigastric region
Soreness of abdomen, in region of liver
Sinking feeling at stomach
Pain; sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.
Constant desire for water
Distended and rumbling
Dysentery of old people.
Feeling of hard substance ( Abies Nig
.) All symptoms worse from beer ( Kali-bich
.) Cardiac orifice contracted convulsively and ulcerative inflammation of stomach and bowels.
Soreness over region of gall-bladder, with diarrhoea
Stomach; Can swallow only liquids, vomiting due to spasm of oesophagus
Stools very Offensive, thin, dark, bloody
▲ ▼ RECTUM (click for more)
▲ ▼ STOOL (click for more)
▲ ▼ URINE (click for more)
▲ ▼ GENITALS (click for more)
Female; Threatened miscarriage from mental depression, shock, watching, low fevers
Male; inflammation; testes
Lochia acrid, fetid
Menses too early, too profuse
▲ ▼ RESPIRATION (click for more)
Back and Extremities.
Constriction of chest.
Sore and bruised
Fears going to sleep on account of nightmare and Sense of suffocation
Lungs feel compressed, breathing difficult; seeks open window
Pain in sacrum, around hips and legs
Stiffness and pain, aching and drawing in arms and legs
▲ ▼ CHEST (click for more)
Pain; sore, bruised; breast; nipples
▲ ▼ EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)
Pain; sore, bruised
▲ ▼ SLEEP (click for more)
Cannot get herself together, feels scattered about bed
Falls asleep while answering a question.
Nightmare and frightful dreams
Falling asleep; when answering
Sleepless and restless
▲ ▼ CHILL (click for more)
In the open air
▲ ▼ FEVER (click for more)
Chill about 11 a.m
Chill, with rheumatic pains and soreness all over body
Continued fever; dazed from fever
Continued fever; night
Fever without chill; night
Septic fever (see infectious, continued, from childbirth, etc.)
Heat all over, with occasional chills
▲ ▼ SKIN (click for more)
Burning and heat in skin ( Arsenic
) Putrid ulcers with stupor, low delirium and prostration.
Livid spots all over body and limbs
Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; offensive
▲ ▼ GENERALITIES (click for more)
Aversion to open air
Pain; sore, bruised; externally
Pain; sore, bruised; internally
Symptoms not symmetrical; right
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
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Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.