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Abrotanum - General symptoms - Kent Lectures

Southern Wood, Abrot.

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HPUS indication of Abrotanum: Wrist pain

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Abrotanum in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.



Rheumatic conditions with heart irritation; epistaxis; bloody urine; anxiety and trembling, when there has been a history of diarrhoea. A suddenly checked diarrhoea will be followed by violent cardiac symptoms; it is much like Ledum Palustre Ledum, Aurum and Kalmia Latifolia Kalmia.

Marasmus In marasmus of children it is a very useful remedy and not unfrequently indicated. The emaciation begins in the lower limbs and gradually spreads upward, so that the face is the last affected.

that is the opposite of Lycopodium Lycopodium, Nat Mur Natrum mur. and Psorinum Psorinum..

It was learned that she had suffered for many months with a rheumatism in one knee, that she had used crutches to get about the house, and that she had recently been speedily cured (?) by a strong liniment only a few days before this attack. Abrot restored her to health promptly.

It has caused and cured burning ulcerative pains in the stomach with suspicious vomiting.

Metastasis Metastasis is a marked feature in Abrot The changing of one so called disease into another always calls attention to Abrotanum. Inflammation of the parotid (mumps) changing to tests or mammae is generally cured by Carbo v. or Pulsatilla Pulsatilla, but Abrot, has cured when these remedies have failed.

Suppression A suddenly checked diarrhea followed by piles and acute rheumatism, with bleedings, as mentioned above, is further argument in favor of this idea.

The Abrot. patient is sensitive to cold air and cold damp weather. He suffers much from backaches, and his symptoms are worse during the night.

In boys it cures hydrocele.

In infants it cures bleeding from the navel.


Abrotanum a very valuable remedy should be more frequently used. It is indicated in such conditions as are cured by Bryonia Bryonia and Rhus Tox Rhus tox, but its symptoms mark out its own individual cases.