Phytolacca DecandraPoke-root, Phytolacca Berry, Phytol, Phytolacca, Phytolacca Americana, American Pokeweed
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 Phytolacca Decandra in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Aching, soreness, restlessness, prostration, are general symptoms guiding to Phytolacca Decandra. Pre-eminently a glandular remedy. Glandular swellings with heat and inflammation. Has a powerful effect on fibrous and osseous tissues; fasciae and muscle sheaths; acts on scar tissue. Syphilitic bone pains; chronic rheumatism. Sore throat, quinsy, and diphtheria. Tetanus and opisthotonos. Decrease of weight. Retarded dentition.
Tincture, to third potency. Externally for mastitis.
WORSE, sensitive to electric changes. Effects of a wetting, when it RAINS, exposure to DAMP, cold weather, night, exposure, motion, right side.
BETTER, warmth, dry weather, rest.
Loss of personal delicacy, disregard of surrounding objects
Indifferent to life.
Behaviour; habits; clinch teeth together≡ more ...
Vertigo on rising
Brain feels sore
Pain from frontal region backward
Pressure in temples and over eyes
Rheumatism of scalp; pains come on every time it rains
Scaly eruption on scalp.
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead≡ more ...
Feeling of sand under lids
Tarsal edges feel hot
Fistula lachrymalis ( Fluor-ac.) Abundant lachrymation, hot.
Inflammation; arthritic (gouty and rheumatic)
Inflammation; glandular swellings
Dim; after diphtheria≡ more ...
Teething children with irresistible desire to Bite the teeth together
Teeth clenched; low lip drawn down; lips everted; jaws firmly set; chin drawn down on sternum
Tongue Red tip, feels rough and scalded; bleeding from mouth; blisters on side
Mapped, indented, fissured, with yellow patch down center
Much stringy saliva.
Discoloration; tongue; red; tip
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); putrid
Tongue; movement of tongue; protruded
Teeth; wants to bite on something hard, which relieves pain of teething
Teeth; pain; biting, chewing≡ more ...
Itches, becomes dry, shrunken, pale
Papular and pustular lesions
Most useful in early stages of cutaneous diseases
Disposition to boils, and when sloughing occurs
Swelling and induration of glands
Warts and moles.
Abnormal growths; ulcers
Abnormal growths; ulcers; coming and going quickly
Abnormal growths; ulcers; syphilitic
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; rings
Out-breaks on skin; psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales)
Out-breaks on skin; psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales); syphilitic
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scaly
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scaly; bran-like≡ more ...
Dark red or bluish red
Much pain at root of tongue; soft palate and tonsils swollen
tonsils swollen, especially right; dark-red appearance
Shooting pain into ears on swallowing
Pseudo-membranous exudation, grayish-white; thick, tenacious yellowish mucus, difficult to dislodge
Cannot swallow anything hot ( Lach.) Tension and pressure in parotid gland
Ulcerated sore throat and diphtheria; Throat feels very hot; pain at root of tongue extending to ear
Uvula large, dropsical
Quinsy; tonsils and fauces swollen, with burning pain; cannot swallow even water
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; grey
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; wash leather
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; white
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; tonsils
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; uvula (lobe at back of mouth)
Pain; from warmth; form warm drinks
Swelling; tonsils≡ more ...
Heart; Feeling as if heart leaped into throat ( Pod.) Shock of pain in cardiac region alternating with pain in right arm.
Breast; nipples; cracked nipples
Breast; nipples; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
Lumps; sensitive nodules; in breast
Skin; abscess; breast
Skin; abscess; breast; threatening, on old scars
Skin; ulceration; of breast≡ more ...
Rheumatism of lower intercostals.≡ more ...
Aching pains in lumbar region; pains streaking up and down spine into sacrum
Weakness and dull pain in region of kidneys
Back stiff, especially in morning on rising and during damp weather.
Stiffness; neck; night≡ more ...
Sore spot in right hypochondrium
Rheumatism of abdominal muscles
Colic at navel
Burning griping pains
Bruised feeling through epigastrium and abdomen
Constipation of the aged and those with weak heart
Bleeding from rectum.≡ more ...
Female; Mastitis; Mammae hard and very sensitive
Tumors of the breasts with enlarged axillary glands
Breast is hard, painful and of purple hue
When child nurses, Pain goes from nipple all over body
Cracks and small ulcers about nipples
Irritable breasts, before and during menses
Galactorrhoea ( Calc.) Menses too copious and frequent
Ovarian neuralgia of right side.
Male; Painful induration of testicles
Shooting along perineum to penis.
Male; pain; sore; spermatic cords≡ more ...
Shooting pain in right shoulder, with stiffness and inability to raise arm ( See heart.) Rheumatic pains; worse in morning
Aching of heels; relieved by elevating feet
Pains like shocks
Pain in legs, patient dreads to get up
Feet puffed; pain in ankles and feet
Neuralgia in toes.
Pain; lower limbs; night
Pain; lower leg; night≡ more ...
Fever and chill
High fever, alternating with chilliness and great prostration.≡ more ...
Faintness, fainting; on rising; from bed
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); glands
Pain; sudden, sharp; upward≡ more ...
Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.