Berberis VulgarisBarberry, Berberis, Berber
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.
Below are the strongest indications of Berberis Vulgaris in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Rapid changes of symptoms - pains change in regard to place and character - thirst alternates with thirstlessness, hunger, and loss of appetite, etc. Acts forcibly on the venous system, producing pelvic engorgements and hemorrhoids.
Hepatic, and rheumatic affections, particularly with urinary, hemorrhoidal and menstrual complaints.
Old gouty constitutions. Pain in region of kidneys is most marked; hence its use in renal and vesical troubles, gall-stones, and vesical catarrh. It causes inflammation of kidneys with haematuria. Pains may be felt all over body, emanating from small of back. It has also marked action on the liver, promoting the flow of bile. Often called for in arthritic affections with urinary disturbances. Wandering, Radiating pains. Acts well in fleshy persons, good livers, but with little endurance. Spinal irritation. All Berberis Vulgaris pains radiate, are not worse by pressure, but worse in various attitudes, especially standing and active exercise.
WORSE, motion, Standing. It brings on, or increases, urinary complaints.≡ show all authors ...
Compare: Ipomea - Convolvulus Duartinus - Morning Glory. - (Pain in left lumbar muscles on stooping. Kidney disorders with pain in back. Much abdominal flatulence. Aching in top of right shoulder renal colic; aching in small of back and extremities), Aloe; Lycopod.; Nux.; Sarsap. Xanthorrhoea arborea (severe pain in kidneys, cystitis and gravel. Pain from ureter to bladder and testicles; pain in small of back returns from least chill or damp). Xanthorrhiza apifolia - Shrub Yellow Root - Contains Berberine. Dilatation of stomach and intestines, atony, enlarged spleen.
Antidotes: Camphor; Bell.
Listless, apathetic, indifferent
Puffy sensation, feeling as if becoming larger
Vertigo with attacks of fainting
Chilliness in back and occiput
Tearing pain in auricle, and gouty concretions
Sensation of a tight cap pressing upon the whole scalp.≡ more ...
Sunken cheeks and eyes, with bluish circles.
Skin; discoloration; bluish; circles around eyes
Sunken≡ more ...
Sticky, frothy saliva, like cotton ( Nux Mosch.) Tongue feels scalded; vesicles on tongue.≡ more ...
Itching, burning and smarting; Worse, scratching; better, cold applications
Small pustules over whole body
Eczema of ANUS and Hands
circumscribed pigmentation following eczematous inflammation.≡ more ...
Hoarseness; polypus of larynx
Tearing stitches in chest and region of heart.
Difficult (dyspnea); raising arms≡ more ...
Stitches in neck and back; worse, respiration
Sticking pain in region of kidneys radiating thence around abdomen, to hips and groins
Numb, bruised sensation
Stitches from kidneys into bladder
Tearing, sticking with stiffness, making rising difficult, involving hips, nates, limbs, with numbness
Em.) Metatarsus and metacarpus feel sprained
Post-operative pain in lumbar region; soreness with sharp pain following course of circumflex iliac nerve to bladder with frequent urination.
Numbness; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; rising from sitting
lumbar (lower half of back)
while lying down
on rising from a seat
extending to other parts; to front; around abdomen
extending to other parts; pelvis; back of pelvis and thighs
extending to other parts; thighs
extending to other parts; thighs; back of thighs
sacrum (base of spine)
while lying down
spine; extending to other parts; down
aching; lumbar (lower half of back)
as though crushed; lumbar (lower half of back)
sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back)
stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting
lumbar (lower half of back)
lumbar (lower half of back); radiating
lumbar (lower half of back); extending to other parts; outward around abdomen
spine; extending down small of back to region of bladder
Tension; lumbar (lower half of back)≡ more ...
Stomach; Nausea before breakfast
Stitches in region of gall-bladder; worse, pressure, extending to stomach
Catarrh of the gall-bladder with constipation and yellow complexion
Stitching pain in front of kidneys extending to liver, spleen, stomach, groins, Poupart’s ligament
Sticking deep in ilium.
Pain; with vomiting, blood and mucus in stool (intussusception); pain in region of liver
liver; colic, gall-stones
sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); liver
Bladder; gall stones
pain; on moving
urging to urinate (unhealthy desire)
Kidneys; numbness, region of kidneys
region of; extending to other parts; thighs
ureters (tubes between kidneys and bladder); radiating from kidney region
ureters (tubes between kidneys and bladder); extending to other parts; into urethra (urinary part of genitals)
aching; region of kidneys
cutting; ureters (tubes between kidneys and bladder)
digging; region of kidney, aggravated by pressure
shooting (see sudden, sharp); sore, bruised
shooting (see sudden, sharp); region of kidneys
sudden, sharp, stinging, sticking
sudden, sharp, stinging, sticking; radiating
sudden, sharp, stinging, sticking; extending to other parts; bladder
sudden, sharp, stinging, sticking; extending to other parts; down ureters (tubes between kidneys and bladder)
tearing; radiating≡ more ...
Constant urging to stool
Diarrhoea painless, clay-colored, burning, and smarting in anus and perineum
Tearing around anus
Fistula in ano.
Sensation as if some urine remained after urinating
Urine with thick Mucus and bright-red, mealy sediment
Bubbling, sore sensation in kidneys
Pain in bladder region
Pain in the thighs and loins on urinating
Frequent urination; urethra burns when not urinating.≡ more ...
soon after passing
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Male; Neuralgia of spermatic cord and testicles
Smarting, burning, stitching in testicles, in prepuce and scrotum.
Female; Pinching constriction in mons veneries, vaginismus, contraction and tenderness of vagina
Burning and soreness in vagina
Desire diminished, cutting pain during coition
Menses scanty, gray mucus, with pain in kidneys and chilliness, pain down thighs
Leucorrhoea, grayish mucus, with painful urinary symptoms
Neuralgia of ovaries and vagina.
Female; pain; burning; vagina
pain; sore, tenderness; vagina
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); pain; burning≡ more ...
Rheumatic paralytic pain in shoulders, arms, hands and fingers, legs and feet
Neuralgia under finger-nails, with swelling of finger-joints
Sensation of cold on outside of thighs
Heels pain, as if ulcerated
Stitching between metatarsal bones as from a nail when standing
Pain in balls of feet on stepping
Intense weariness and lameness of legs after walking a short distance.
Heaviness; lower limbs
lower limbs; while walking
Stiffness; lower limbs
lower limbs; after walking; in open air
Swollen; knee≡ more ...
Fever and chill
Cold sensation in various parts, as if spattered with cold water
Warmth in lower part of back, hips, and thighs.≡ more ...
Pain; burning externally; internally
sudden, sharp; internally
Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid
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