Strophanthus is a muscle poison; it increases the contractile power of all striped muscles. Acts on the heart, Increasing the systole and diminishes the rapidity. May be used with advantage to tone the heart, and run off dropsical accumulations. In small doses for weak heart; it feels enlarged. In mitral regurgitation, where oedema and dropsy have supervened ( Digit.) Strophanthus occasions no gastric distress, has no cumulative effects, is a greater diuretic, and is safer for the aged, as it does not affect the vaso-motors. In pneumonia and in severe prostration from hemorrhage after operations and acute diseases. After the long use of stimulants; Irritable heart of tobacco-smokers. Arteriosclerosis; rigid arteries of aged. Restores tone to a BRITTLE tissue, especially of the heart muscle and valves. Especially useful in failing compensation dependent upon fatty heart. HIVES. Anaemia with palpitation and breathlessness. Exophthalmia goitre. Corpulent persons.
Compare: Digit ( but is slower than Strophanthus Hispidus. in its action); Phos-ac ( weak heart, irregular pulse, fluttering sensation in cardiac region, palpitation during sleep, fainting).
Tincture and 6X potency. In more acute cases, five to ten drops of the tincture three times a day.
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Temporal pains with double vision, impaired sight; brilliant eyes, flushed face
▲ ▼ ABDOMEN (click for more)
Increased secretion; scanty and albuminous.
Seven drops of tincture.
Stomach; Nausea with special disgust for Alcohol
and so aids in treatment of dipsomania
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Bronchial and cardiac asthma.
Female; Menorrhagia; uterine hemorrhage; uterus heavily congested
Oedema of lungs
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Heart’s action weak, rapid, irregular, due to muscular Debility; and Insufficiency
Heart; Pulse quickened
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Urticaria, especially more chronic forms.
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Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.