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Gratiola Officinalis - General symptoms

Hedge Hyssop, Gratiola Off, Gratiola, Grat.

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



An indescribable aching in the throat which causes constant swallowing, which however is difficult, as from constriction of the throat.

food and drinks are swallowed without this sensation, indeed, almost without difficulty.

after eructations, especially if thereby a bitter fluid is evacuated, this sensation disappears, but returns after several hours,.

Gratiola Officinalis acts especially on gastro-intestinal tract. Chronic catarrhal conditions, leucorrhoea and gonorrhoea. Obstinate ulcers. Useful in mental troubles from overweening pride. Especially useful in females. Nux Vomica Nux symptoms in females often met by Gratiola Officinalis.


Paralytic pains


Weak will


Emptiness after eating

As of cold water or a loose, heavy load in stomach Profuse, gushing, watery or frothy, yellow-green, exhausting stools, then relief (Gamb)

Nightly emissions, then erections


Coccygeal pain

Limb gives way, with sciatic pain

Gratiola officinalis. Hedge Hyssop. "The Ruta Graveolens Herb of Grace." N. O. Scrophulariaceae (grows in moist places). Tincture of fresh plant before flowering.

and should be carefully studied with these.

A large proportion of the effects of Gratiola are expended on the gastro-intestinal tract.

Symptoms of a fully developed, rapid attack of Asiatic cholera are produced.

On the other hand, the mind is strongly affected.

Peevishness, ill-humour; irresolute; hysterical; cerebral affections without fever.

It is useful in mental troubles from overweening pride.

Teste considers Gratiola the Chamomilla Chamom. of chronic diseases.

There is agg. during and after eating vertigo during and after a meal.

Hunger after a meal with feeling of emptiness.

The diarrhoea is yellowish, gushing, watery, as though rushing from a hydrant.

There is also vomiting of yellowish fluid.

Summer diarrhoea from excessive drinking of water whether cold or hot.

Soreness, burning or irritation of anus follows the stools.

Two excellent cures with Gratiola have been recorded by C. W. Sonnenschmidt (H. R., xi. 547). ($51$) Mrs.

C., 53, attacked in June with diarrhoea; yellow, watery, frothy stools gushing out with force.

Severe cutting pains in abdomen; rumbling of flatulence.

Occasional nausea and vomiting. Colocynthis Coloc. and Ipecacuanha Ipec. failed to relieve; then on close inquiry it was elicited that "a cold feeling in the abdomen" had been a feature throughout.

Grat. off. 3, cured promptly. (2) A three-weeks' old infant was attacked with diarrhoea and colic.

There were two or three passages in quick succession, and then an interval of an hour or two.

Passages green or yellow, watery, frothy, expelled suddenly; nausea, vomiting, severe pain before stools, relieved after, for a short time. Chamomilla Cham., Colocynthis Coloc., Veratrum Album Verat. failed and Grat. rapidly cured.

It also removed in this case "redness around anus, and on one side an abrasion of half an inch in extent, which caused some oozing of blood." E. E. Case (Med. Adv., xxix. 343) cured a woman, aet. 50, of haemorrhoids with the following symptoms ($51$) Constipation, difficult stools. (2) External piles from any exertion and after stool. (3) Biting, stinging tension in tumours. (4) During stool, a sensation as if the rectal membrane was torn. (5) After stool, all the nerves of the pelvis seem in a high state of tension.

the flesh on the perineum feels as if torn from the bone.

Sleepless before midnight; peevish; melancholy.

He regards it as "the vegetable antacid." It is said to have formed the basis for a once famous nostrum for gout, "Eau M├ędicinale." Indications are Constant sinking but cannot eat; bitter taste.

The affection of the solar plexus is very marked; cramps beginning at pit of stomach, and pains radiating therefrom; anxiety; gnawing; empty feeling; rolling about in epigastric region.

Urine is diminished, reddish, turbid.

Buvier, says Teste, saw four cases of nymphomania in females to whom herb-doctors had given injections of a decoction of freshly gathered Gratiola.

Burnett considers it specific in female masturbation and nymphomania.

A number of pains are experienced in the coccyx.

Chilly; shuddering on entering a warm room.

Heat ascending to face, with redness and increased external warmth.

Constant vaporous exhalation from body.

Sensations as if brain contracted; as if head grew smaller; as if brain would fall forward; as if sand in eyes; as if throat contracted; as if a stone rolling from side to side in stomach.

The left side is more affected than the right.

The head and eye symptoms are of the first importance.

Rush of blood to head with vanishing of sight I consider a keynote.

With Grat. 30. I cured this symptom in a patient "Sometimes everything seems to assume a yellowish tint, and occasionally, when I have been taking notes, a rush of blood to my head seems to shut the book from my sight and for the moment I have been unable to follow the speaker by writing although I could by thought." Motion agg.

rest amel. amel.

In open air; agg. in warm room (some headaches, and vertigo have the opposite modality).

Coffee = neuralgia.

It is a great remedy for nervous prostration.

marked lassitude, with mental and bodily weakness. It is closely related to Coffea Tosta Coffea and Nux Vomica Nux vomica and especially useful for the weakness of the will and neuralgic pains in coffee drinkers. In hypochondria and in the female it has melancholia and nymphomania. Convulsive conditions without loss of consciousness.

Complaints are better in the open air, but he is chilly in a warm room (like Pulsatilla Pulsatilla); complaints predominate on the left side; constant vaporous exhalations from the body. Catarrhal conditions of the stomach and intestines with spasmodic ailments.

There is a lack of will power and aversion to work; mental depression and capriciousness; he is very irritable and hypochondriacal; fear of the future. Complaints from pride. Bad effects from coffee and alcohol; nervous complaints associated with stomach and bowel troubles.

The head symptoms are better in the open air and worse or come on in warm room. Pain in the occiput in the morning on waking, better rising or lying on the face. Sick headaches, nausea, vomiting or disgust for food, with vertigo, better in the open air.

Pain in occiput from sneezing. The head feels cold and is sensitive, to cold air. Cold sensation of vertex. Corrugated forehead during the headache. Itching of the scalp; itching of the eyes and ears. Mist before the eyes while reading and green objects appear white.

Pain in eyes as from sand; itching in the nose. There is a sensation of burning heat in the face, but it feels cold to the hand.

Swelling of the upper lip in the morning. There is a sensation of tension of the face and tingling and it feels swollen. The face is red; the teeth ache from cold things taken in the mouth. Grinding of teeth in brain affections.

Pain in the throat, compelling constant swallowing; much mucus in the throat, which he cannot eject. Violent thirst;emptiness in the stomach after eating; emptiness when he does not need or desire food. Craves nothing but bread.

Nausea better after eating and by eructations. Vomiting of bitter, sour water and mucus. A feeling of anxiety in the stomach. Cramping in the stomach after food and a heavy load that seems to go from side to side as he turns from side to side, with nausea and eructation. Distension after eating. Pressure in stomach, after eating. Marked coldness in stomach Cramp and hard aching in stomach, pain grows rapidly worse and seems to extend to back and kidneys.

Cold feeling in abdomen Cramping like colic with nausea. Rumbling in abdomen with distension in afternoon and evening. Swelling of mesenteric glands. Pinching in abdomen, better by passing flatus. Diarrhoea, with copious gushing, yellow or yellowish-green, frothy, watery stools.

copious watery vomiting and purging, like. cholera morbus.

copious green watery stools. The diarrhoea is brought on. from drinking large quantities of water, due to the violent thirst.

During the diarrhoea he is often sensitive to draft and open air which give him urging to stool. It has cured fully developed, rapid, Asiatic cholera Green stools and green vomiting, unconscious stools.

Before stool, nausea; rumbling, cutting; tenesmus. During stool, nausea; burning in rectum straining. After stool, burning in rectum; tenesmus; pain in coccyx creeping chills; pain in abdomen.

Protrusion of stinging, burning hemorrhoids. Tearing and pricking in anus. Constriction in anus; itching anus. Ascarides. Burning in the urethra during and after urination; scanty urine becomes turbid on standing; unconscious discharge of urine. Stitching in left spermatic cord to abdomen and chest.

It is a most useful remedy in the female when there is marked irritability of the sexual organs, if the sexual desire is great excited.

it is one of our best remedies for nymphomania. When the desire is so violent that it drives her to secret vice the remedies are Gelsemium Sempervirens Gelsemium, Gratiola, Origanum Majorana Origanum, Nux Vomica Nux vomica, Phosphorus Phosphorus, Platinum Metallicum Platina and Zincum Metallicum Zincum.

The menses are too early and profuse; darting pain in right mamma when stooping and during menses worse on rising; leucorrhea with pains in sacrum.

Violent palpitation after stool (Conium Mac Conium) with oppression of chest heat in chest, head, hands, with red face.

Rheumatic pains in upper limbs; sore bruised pains in lower limbs, after walking, tearing in the tibia while sitting, better while walking.


Second to third potency.


Cholera. Coccygodynia. Constipation. Cramps. Diarrhoea. Dropsy. Eyes, affections of. Gastralgia. Gout. Haemorrhoids. Headache. Hydrocephalus. Hypochondriasis. Hysteria. Mania. Masturbation. Mesenteric glands, affections of. Neuralgia. Nymphomania. Tetanus. Vision, disordered.


Gastro-intestinal tract


Sexual organs


Gratiola is one of the most important members of the great Scrophularian group

Digitalis Purpurea Digit., Euphras., Tabacum Tabac., Scroph.