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 (i.e. symptoms) of Senna in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Is of much use in infantile colics when the child seems to be Full of wind. Oxaluria, with excess of urea; increased specific gravity. Where the system is broken down, bowels constipated, muscular weakness, and waste of nitrogenous materials, Senna will act as a tonic. Ebullitions of blood at night. Acetonaemia, prostration, fainting, constipation with colic and flatulence. Liver enlarged and tender.
Third to sixth potency.≡ show all authors ...
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Behaviour; shrieking; in children
Restlessness, nervousness; tossing about in bed≡ show all authors ...
Heaviness (see pain; pressing); on stooping
Pain, headache; from certain movements; from stooping
extending to other parts; base of brain
pressing (see bursting, pulling); pressing downward≡ show all authors ...
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Fluid yellowish, with pinching pains before
Greenish mucus; never-get-done sensation ( Merc Viv Merc.) Burning in rectum, with strangury of bladder
Constipation, with colic and flatulence
Liver enlarged and tender, stools hard and dark, with loss of appetite, coated tongue, bad taste, and Weakness.≡ show all authors ...
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Specific gravity and density increased; hyperazoturia, oxaluria, phosphaturia, and acetonuria.≡ more ...