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Phytolacca Decandra

Poke-root, Phytolacca Berry, Phytol, Phytolacca, Phytolacca Americana, American Pokeweed


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HPUS label indication: Breast pain

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.

Materia Medica Sources
 
H.C. Allen - no Phytolacca Decandra
T.F. AllenBoenninghausenBoerickeBogerClarke  
Hahnemann - no Phytolacca Decandra
HeringKent Lectures  
Kent New remedies - no Phytolacca Decandra
Reversed & reworded Kent repertory  
Morrel - no Phytolacca Decandra
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  GENERAL

General

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.

Dose

Tincture, to third potency. Externally for mastitis.

  MODALITIES ETC

Worse

WORSE, sensitive to electric changes. Effects of a wetting, when it RAINS, exposure to DAMP, cold weather, night, exposure, motion, right side.

Better

BETTER, warmth, dry weather, rest.

  RELATIONSHIPS

Relations

Compare: Tincture of Phytolacca Decandra (sore throats and in the treatment of obesity); Bry.; Rhus; KALI-Hyd.; Merc.; Sang.; Arum Triph.
Inimical: Mercur.
Antidotes: Milk and salt; Bellad.; Mezer.

  MIND

Mind

Loss of personal delicacy, disregard of surrounding objects

Indifferent to life.

Behaviour; habits; clinch teeth together

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  VERTIGO, DIZZINESS

Vertigo, dizziness

On rising; from bed

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  HEAD

Head

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

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  EYE

Eye

Smarting

Feeling of sand under lids

Tarsal edges feel hot

Fistula lachrymalis ( Fluor-ac.) Abundant lachrymation, hot.

Inflammation; arthritic (gouty and rheumatic)

Inflammation; glandular swellings

Inflammation; syphilitic

Vision

Dim; after diphtheria

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  EAR

Ear

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; when swallowing

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  NOSE

Nose

Coryza; flow of mucus from One nostril and from posterior nares.

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  MOUTH

Mouth

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

Sensitive

Tongue; movement of tongue; protruded

Teeth; wants to bite on something hard, which relieves pain of teething

Teeth; pain; biting, chewing

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  SKIN

Skin

Itches, becomes dry, shrunken, pale

Papular and pustular lesions

Most useful in early stages of cutaneous diseases

Disposition to boils, and when sloughing occurs

Squamous eruptions

Syphilitic eruptions

Swelling and induration of glands

Venereal buboes

Scarlatina-like rash

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

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  THROAT

Throat

Dark red or bluish red

Much pain at root of tongue; soft palate and tonsils swollen

Sensation of a lump in throat ( Bell.; Lach.) Throat feels rough, narrow, hot

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

Mumps

follicular pharyngitis.

Discoloration; dark

Discoloration; redness

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)

Mucus; clinging

Pain; from warmth; form warm drinks

Swelling

Swelling; tonsils

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  CHEST

Chest

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)

Inflammation; breast

Lumps; sensitive nodules; in breast

Skin; abscess; breast

Skin; abscess; breast; threatening, on old scars

Skin; ulceration; of breast

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  RESPIRATION

Respiration

Aphonia

Difficult breathing; dry hacking, tickling cough; worse at night ( Mentha; Bellad.) Aching pains in chest, through mid-sternum; with cough

Rheumatism of lower intercostals.

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  BACK

Back

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

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  ABDOMEN

Abdomen

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.

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  URINE

Urine

Scanty, suppressed, With pain in kidney region

Nephritis.

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  GENITALS

Genitals

Female; Mastitis; Mammae hard and very sensitive

Tumors of the breasts with enlarged axillary glands

Breast is hard, painful and of purple hue

Mammary abscess

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

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  EXTREMITIES, LIMBS

Extremities, limbs

Shooting pain in right shoulder, with stiffness and inability to raise arm ( See heart.) Rheumatic pains; worse in morning

Pains fly like electric shocks, shooting, lancinating, shifting rapidly ( Puls.; Kali-bich.) Pain in under side of thighs

Syphilitic sciatica

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

Pain; rheumatic

Pain; lower limbs; night

Pain; lower leg; night

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  FEVER AND CHILL

Fever and chill

High fever, alternating with chilliness and great prostration.

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  INJURIES AND ACCIDENTS

Injuries and accidents

Poisoning; poisoning by mercury

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  GENERALITIES

Generalities

Faintness, fainting; on rising; from bed

Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); glands

Pain; sudden, sharp; upward

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Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.