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 Prunus Spinosa in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Special action on the urinary organs and head. Very valuable in certain neuralgias, anasarca, and especially oedema pedum. Ankle and foot feel sprained. Ciliary neuralgia ( Spig.)
Third to sixth potency.≡ show all authors ...
Compare: Lauroc.; Prunus Padus - Bird-cherry - (sore throat, pressure behind sternum and sticking pain in rectum); Prunus Virginiana - Wild Cherry - (Heart tonic; relieves the flagging and distended ventricle; irritable heart; dilatation of right heart; Cough, worse at night on lying down; weak digestion, especially in elderly people; chronic bronchitis; increases muscular tone); Pyrus - Mountain Ash - (irritation of eyes; constriction around waist; spasmodic pains in uterus, bladder, heart, cold-water sensation in stomach, coldness extends up oesophagus; neuralgic and gouty pains).≡ show all authors ...
Pressing-asunder pain beneath skull
Shooting from right frontal bone through brain to occiput
pain in right eyeball, as if it would burst
Piercing toothache, as if teeth were pulled out; worse, taking anything warm.
Pain, headache; extending to other parts; back of head (occiput)
extending to other parts; back of head (occiput); right side
in forehead; right side
extending through the head, to back of head (occiput)
in forehead; extending to other parts; backward
in forehead; extending to other parts; back of head (occiput)
shooting (see cutting, piercing, stabbing, shocks, stitches, etc.); forehead
extending to back of head (occiput)
over eyes; right
over eyes; right; extending back of head (occiput)≡ more ...
Bursting pain in right eyeball shooting like lightning through the brain to occiput
Sudden pain in left eye as if it would burst, better by lachrymation
Opacity of vitreous humor
Eyes feel as if bursting.
on movement of eyes
sore, bruised, tender
stitching, sudden, sharp
extending inward≡ more ...
behind ear; extending to eye
stitching, sudden, sharp; behind the ear; extending to eye≡ more ...
Wheezing when walking
Oppression of chest; anxious, short respiration
Furious beating of heart; worse, slightest motion.≡ more ...
Cramp-like pain in bladder region; worse, walking.
Bladder; urge to urinate, but producing nothing≡ more ...
Hard, nodular stool, with rectal pain, as if angular body were pressed inward
Burning in anus after slimy diarrhoea.≡ more ...
Tenesmus of bladder
Ineffectual effort to urinate
Hurriedly impelled to urinate; the urine seems to pass as far as glans, and then returns and causes pain in urethra
Must press a long time before urine appears.≡ more ...
Pain; burning externally; internally
sudden, sharp; outward
tearing; outward≡ more ...