Phytolacca DecandraPoke-root, Phytolacca Berry, Phytol, Phytolacca, Phytolacca Americana, American Pokeweed
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Phytolacca Decandra may help, unprocessed Phytolacca Decandra may be best avoided.
Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Phytolacca Decandra in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Aching, soreness, restlessness, prostration, are general symptoms guiding to Phytolacca Decandra. Pre-eminently a glandular remedy. Glandular swellings with heat and inflammation. Has a powerful effect on fibrous and osseous tissues; fasciae and muscle sheaths; acts on scar tissue. Syphilitic bone pains; chronic rheumatism. Sore throat, quinsy, and diphtheria. Tetanus and opisthotonos. Decrease of weight. Retarded dentition.
Tincture, to third potency. Externally for mastitis.
WORSE, sensitive to electric changes. Effects of a wetting, when it RAINS, exposure to DAMP, cold weather, night, exposure, motion, right side.
BETTER, warmth, dry weather, rest.
Compare: Tincture of Phytolacca Decandra (sore throats and in the treatment of obesity); Bryonia Bry.; Rhus Tox Rhus; KALI-Hydrangea Arborescens Hyd.; Merc Viv Merc.; Sanguinaria Canadensis Sang.; Arum Triphyllum Arum Triph.
Inimical: Merc Viv Mercur.
Loss of personal delicacy, disregard of surrounding objects
Indifferent to life.
Behaviour; habits; clinch teeth together
Brain feels sore
Pressure in temples and over eyes
Pain from frontal region backward
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead
Rheumatism of scalp; pains come on every time it rains
Scaly eruption on scalp.
Feeling of sand under lids
Tarsal edges feel hot
Fistula lachrymalis ( Hydrofluoricum Acidum Fluor-ac.) Abundant lachrymation, hot.
Inflammation; arthritic (gouty and rheumatic)
Dim; after diphtheria
Coryza; flow of mucus from One nostril and from posterior nares.
Mapped, indented, fissured, with yellow patch down center
Odour (halitosis, bad breath); putrid
Teeth clenched; low lip drawn down; lips everted; jaws firmly set; chin drawn down on sternum
Gums and teeth
Teething children with irresistible desire to Bite the teeth together
Teeth; wants to bite on something hard, which relieves pain of teething
pain; biting, chewing
Much stringy saliva.
Tongue Red tip, feels rough and scalded; bleeding from mouth; blisters on side
Discoloration; tongue; red; tip
Tongue; movement of tongue; protruded
Dark red or bluish red
Much pain at root of tongue; soft palate and tonsils swollen
tonsils swollen, especially right; dark-red appearance
Shooting pain into ears on swallowing
Pseudo-membranous exudation, grayish-white; thick, tenacious yellowish mucus, difficult to dislodge
Cannot swallow anything hot ( Lachnanthes Tinctoria Lach.) Tension and pressure in parotid gland
Ulcerated sore throat and diphtheria; Throat feels very hot; pain at root of tongue extending to ear
Uvula large, dropsical
Quinsy; tonsils and fauces swollen, with burning pain; cannot swallow even water
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.
uvula (lobe at back of mouth)
Pain; from warmth; form warm drinks
Heart; Feeling as if heart leaped into throat ( Podophyllum Peltatum Pod.) Shock of pain in cardiac region alternating with pain in right arm.
Breast; nipples; cracked nipples
nipples; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)
Lumps; sensitive nodules; in breast
Skin; abscess; breast
abscess; breast; threatening, on old scars
ulceration; of breast
Rheumatism of lower intercostals.
Itches, becomes dry, shrunken, pale
Papular and pustular lesions
Most useful in early stages of cutaneous diseases
Disposition to boils, and when sloughing occurs
Swelling and induration of glands
Warts and moles.
Abnormal growths; ulcers
ulcers; coming and going quickly
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; rings
psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales)
rash (see granular); scaly
Stiffness; neck; night
Aching pains in lumbar region; pains streaking up and down spine into sacrum
Weakness and dull pain in region of kidneys
Back stiff, especially in morning on rising and during damp weather.
Sore spot in right hypochondrium
Rheumatism of abdominal muscles
Colic at navel
Burning griping pains
Bruised feeling through epigastrium and abdomen
Constipation of the aged and those with weak heart
Bleeding from rectum.
Scanty, suppressed, With pain in kidney region
Male; Painful induration of testicles
Shooting along perineum to penis.
Female; Mastitis; Mammae hard and very sensitive
Tumors of the breasts with enlarged axillary glands
Breast is hard, painful and of purple hue
When child nurses, Pain goes from nipple all over body
Cracks and small ulcers about nipples
Ovarian neuralgia of right side.
Male; pain; sore; spermatic cords
Irritable breasts, before and during menses
Galactorrhoea ( Calc Carb Calc.) Menses too copious and frequent
Shooting pain in right shoulder, with stiffness and inability to raise arm ( See heart.) Rheumatic pains; worse in morning
Aching of heels; relieved by elevating feet
Pains like shocks
Pain in legs, patient dreads to get up
Feet puffed; pain in ankles and feet
Neuralgia in toes.
lower limbs; night
lower leg; night
Fever and chill
High fever, alternating with chilliness and great prostration.
Faintness, fainting; on rising; from bed
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); glands
Pain; sudden, sharp; upward