Digitalis PurpureaFoxglove, Digitalis, Digital, Digit, Digitalinum
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 Digitalis Purpurea in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Comes into play in all diseases where the heart is primarily involved, where the pulse is Weak, irregular, intermittent, abnormally slow, and dropsy of external and internal parts. Weakness and dilation of the myocardium. Its greatest indication is in failure of compensation and especially when Auricular fibrillation has set in. Slow pulse in recumbent posture, but irregular and dicrotic on sitting up. Auricular flutter and fibrillation especially when subsequent to rheumatic fever. Heart block, very slow pulse. Other symptoms of organic heart disease, such as great weakness and sinking of strength, faintness, coldness of skin, and irregular respiration; cardiac irritability and ocular troubles after tobacco; jaundice from induration and Hypertrophy of the liver, frequently call for Digitalis Purpurea. Jaundice with heart disease. Faint, as if dying. BLUISH appearance of face. Cardiac muscular failure when asystole is present. Stimulates the heart’s muscles, increases force of systole, increases length. Prostration from slight exertion. Collapse.
WORSE, when sitting erect, after meals and music.
BETTER, when stomach is empty; in open air.
Antidotes; Camph.; Serpentaria. Incompatible: China. Compare: Nerium Odorum (resembles in heart effects Digitalis Purpurea, but also has an action like Strychnia on spinal cord. Spasms appear more in upper part of body. Palpitation; weak heart will be strengthened by it. Lock-jaw). Adonia; Crataegus (a true heart tonic); Kalmia; Spigel; Liatris; Compare also: Digitoxinum (Digitalis dissolved in Chloroform; which has yellow vision very marked, and distressing nausea, Aggravated by champagne and aerated waters.) nitri. sir. Dulc. increases action of Digit. Ichthyotoxin. Eel Serum ( Experiments show great analogy between the serum and the venom of Vipera. Indicated whenever the systole of the heart is insufficient, decompensated valvular disease, irregular pulse due to fibrillation of the auricle. Asystole, feeble, frequent, irregular pulse, dyspnoea and scanty urine. Liver enlarged, dyspnoea, albuminuria. No oedema.) Convallaria (heart disease with vertigo and digestive disturbances). Quinidine - Isomeric methoxyl compound. - (Restores normal rhythm in auricular fibrillation, often supplements the action of Digitalis. Two doses of 3 grains each, three hours apart - if no symptoms of cinchonism develop, 4 doses 6 grs. each daily ( C. Harlan Wells.) Paroxysmal tachycardia. Establishes normal heart rhythm at least temporarily, less in valvular lesions.)
Despondency; fearful; ANXIOUS about the future
Dullness of sense
Every shock strikes in epigastrium
Melancholia, dull lethargic with SLOW pulse.
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anguish
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; suspicious
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion; as after being intoxicated
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; evening
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; of conscience (as if guilty of a crime)
Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear≡ more ...
Vertigo, when walking and on rising, in cardiac and hepatic affections
Sharp, shooting frontal pain, extending into nose, after drinking cold water or eating ice-cream
Heaviness of head, with sensation as if it would fall backward
Confusion, fullness and noise in head
Cracking sounds during a nap
Blue tongue and lips.≡ more ...
Blueness of eyelids
Dark bodies, like flies, before eyes
Change in acuteness of perception of shades of green
Objects appear green and yellow
Mydriasis; lid margins red, swollen, agglutinated in morning
Detachment of retina
Dim vision irregular pupils, diplopia.≡ more ...
Erythema, deep red, worse on back, like measles
Blue distended veins on lids, ears, lips and tongue
Itching and jaundiced.
Discoloration; bluish≡ more ...
Heart; The least movement causes violent palpitation, and sensation as if it would cease beating, if he moves ( Opposite: Gels.) Frequent stitches in heart
Irregular heart especially of mitral disease
very slow pulse
Inequality of pulse; it varies
Sudden sensation as if heart stood still
pulse weak; and quickened by least movement
Pericarditis, copious serous exudation
Dilated heart, tired, irregular, with slow and feeble pulse
Hypertrophy with dilatation
Cardiac failure following fevers
Heart; sensation as if heart had ceased
Heart; fluid build up around heart
Heart; palpitations; anxiety
Heart; palpitations; from exertion
Heart; palpitations; on movement
Heart; palpitations; tumultuous, violent, intense
Murmurs≡ more ...
Desire to take a deep breath
Breathing irregular, difficult; deep sighing
Cough, with raw, sore feeling in chest
Dyspnoea, constant desire to breathe deeply, lungs feel compressed
Chronic bronchitis; passive congestion of the lungs, giving bloody sputum due to failing myocardium
Cannot bear to talk
Hemoptysis with weak heart.
Sighing≡ more ...
Stomach; Sweet taste with constant ptyalism
Excessive nausea, not relieved by vomiting
Faintness, Great weakness in stomach
Burning in stomach extending to oesophagus
After cold water or ice-cream, sharp pain in forehead, extending to nose
Faintness and vomiting from motion
Discomfort, even after a small quantity of food, or from mere sight or smell
Tenderness of epigastrium
Neuralgic pain in stomach, unconnected with taking food.
Pain in left side apparently in descending colon and under false ribs
Severe abdominal pains, pulsation in abdominal aorta, and epigastric constriction
Enlarged, sore, painful liver.
Pain; sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.; behind lower ribs; right
Bladder; fullness; after urinating
Bladder; retention of urine (see urination delayed); from enlarged prostate
Bladder; urge to urinate, but producing nothing
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); night
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); anxious
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); constant
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); constant; night
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); ineffectual
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); violent
Stomach; sinking (see emptiness)≡ more ...
White, chalk-like, ashy, pasty stool
Diarrhoea during jaundice.
White; milk like≡ more ...
Continued urging, in drops, dark, hot, burning, with sharp cutting or Throbbing pain at neck of bladder, As if a straw was being thrust back and forth; worse at night
Ammoniacal, and turbid
Urethritis, phimosis, strangury
Full feeling after urination
Constriction and burning, as if urethra was too small
Sediment; sand; red (brick-dust)≡ more ...
Female; Labor-like pains in abdomen and back before menses
Male; Nightly emission (Digitalin), with great weakness of genitals after coitus
Hydrocele; scrotum enlarged like a bladder
Gonorrhoea, balanitis (Merc.), with oedema of prepuce
Dropsical swelling of genitals ( Sulph.) Enlarged prostate.
Male; thick emission from penis
Male; prostate gland; enlargement
Male; prostate gland; enlargement; in aged persons
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); discharge; gonorrhoea≡ more ...
Swelling of the feet
Fingers go to sleep easily
Coldness of hands and feet
Rheumatic pain in joints
Shining, white swelling of joints
Nocturnal swelling of fingers
Sensation in legs as If a red hot wire suddenly darted through them (Dudgeon).
Coldness; lower limbs; leg
Coldness; lower limbs; foot
Numbness (see tingling); fingers
Paralysis; upper limbs; left
Weakness; upper limbs≡ more ...
Sleep and dreams
Starts from sleep in alarm that he is falling from a height
Continuous sleepiness.≡ more ...
Fever and chill
Sudden flushes of heat, followed by great nervous weakness.
One-sided≡ more ...
General physical anxiety
Blood vessels; blue discoloration (from lack of oxygen in blood)
Blood vessels; blue discoloration (from lack of oxygen in blood); in infants
Fluid build up; external
Fluid build up; internal
Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid
Pulse; heavy; and slow
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)≡ more ...
Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.