Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Abrotanum may help, unprocessed Abrotanum is often best avoided.
Below are the strongest indications (i.e. symptoms) of Abrotanum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
A very useful remedy in Marasmus, especially of lower extremities only, yet with good appetite. Metastasis. Rheumatism following checked diarrhoea. Ill effects of suppressed conditions especially in gouty subjects. Tuberculous peritonitis. Exudative pleurisy and other exudative processes. After operation upon the chest for hydrothorax or empyema, a pressing sensation remains. worse of hemorrhoids when rheumatism improves. Nosebleed and hydrocele in boys.
Great weakness after influenza (Kali Phosphoricum Kali-p.)≡ show all authors ...
▲ MODALITIES ETC
WORSE, cold air, checked secretions.
BETTER, motion.≡ show all authors ...
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Cross, irritable, anxious, depressed.
Aversions, dislikes; indolence, aversion to work
Behaviour; cruelty (see moral feeling, malicious)
Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; hears sounds; voices
hears sounds; voices; in bed, ceases when listening intently
about self; body; health, hypochondria; has softening brain
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; cheerful, happy
mood; agreeable, good mood
rage, fury (see insanity, mania, delirium); violent, intense feeling
unhappy; sadness, mental depression
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish
impaired thinking; weakness of mind
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety
fear; of softening of brain
frightened easily; starting, startled; during sleep; starting from sleep
weakness of memory
Talking, conversation; dislike of talking, desire to be silent, taciturn
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Congestion (see pulsation); fullness
alternating with other symptoms; haemorrhoids
sore bruised, sensitive to pressure
Skin and scalp; itching≡ show all authors ...
Lids; unable to open eyes
eyes closed; unable to open eyes
Dullness≡ show all authors ...
Sensation of air; wind; passing out of ears
Noises in ear; buzzing
sound of wind≡ show all authors ...
Wrinkled, cold, dry, pale
Blue rings around dull-looking eyes
Comedones, with emaciation
Angioma of the face.
Expression; old looking
Skin; discoloration; bluish; circles around eyes
out-breaks on skin; black head
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Gums and teeth
Teeth; decay, hollow
Pain; sore; tongue
sour≡ show all authors ...
Voice; hoarseness; sudden
External throat; pain; sides≡ show all authors ...
Inflammation; heart; endocardium
burning; sides; right
cutting (sudden sharp pain); heart
stitching, sudden, sharp; sides; right
stitching, sudden, sharp; heart
Dry cough following diarrhoea
Pain in lumbar region extending along spermatic cord
Pain in sacrum, with hemorrhoids.
rheumatic pain of heart
Impeded, obstructed≡ show all authors ...
Eruptions come out on face; are suppressed, and the skin becomes purplish
Skin flabby and loose
Falling out of hair
Out-breaks on skin; boils≡ show all authors ...
▲ BACK AND NECK
lumbar (lower half of back); extending to other parts; testes
sacrum (base of spine)
Weakness (tired feeling, in spine)≡ show all authors ...
Stomach; Slimy taste
Appetite good, but emaciation progresses
Pain in stomach; worse at night; cutting, gnawing pain
Stomach feels as if swimming in water; feels cold
Gnawing hunger and whining
Hard lumps in abdomen
Alternate diarrhoea and constipation
Hemorrhoids; frequent urging; bloody stools; worse as rheumatic pains abate
Oozing from umbilicus
Sensation as if bowels were sinking down.
Abdominal muscles; twitching and jerking; groin region
twitching and jerking; groin region; extending to back
Navel; discharge from navel
behind lower ribs
Retraction; sensation of
Complaints of spleen
Skin; discharge from navel
urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); after stool
urination; incomplete (see unsatisfactory); bladder full, urging to urinate but scanty urine
Kidneys; pain; region of
pain; shooting (see sudden, sharp); region of kidneys
Stomach; appetite; gnawing, biting
appetite; increased (hunger in general)
appetite; ravenous, excessive
yet becoming extremely thin
appetite; lacking, no appetite
desires, cravings; bread
boiled in milk
desires, cravings; milk; boiled
distended (swollen from inner pressure)
emptiness, weak feeling, faintness, hungry feeling
burping, belching; evening
burping, belching; empty; evening
burping, belching; sour
sensation of stomach hanging down, relaxed
cramping, griping, constricting
cramping, griping, constricting; night
gnawing, biting; night
sore, bruised, beaten (tenderness); evening
sinking (see emptiness)
Food passes undigested
Stomach; appetite; ravenous, excessive; with severe wasting (food not absorbed)
Indigestion, with vomiting of large quantities of offensive fluid.
Pain; with vomiting, blood and mucus in stool (intussusception); pain in region of liver≡ show all authors ...
▲ RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL
alternating with diarrhoea
after rheumatism decreases
as soon as the rheumatism is better
Urging, desire to stool (see pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing)
urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing); frequent
urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing); during stool
Food appears to be passed undigested (lientery)≡ show all authors ...
▲ GENITALS ETC
Urethra (urinary part of genitals); ulceration; passage
Male; pain; testes
swelling; testes; from mumps
testes and scrotum (balls); scrotum swollen by fluid accumulation
after suppressed out-break on skin
spread of malignant tumour (see swelling)
Female; pain; ovaries; left
pain; ovaries; extending to other parts; back
pain; burning; ovaries
pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; ovaries
pain; tearing; ovaries
period; painful; and difficult (dysmenorrhea)
period; suppressed≡ show all authors ...
▲ EXTREMITIES, LIMBS
Pain in shoulders, arms, WRISTS, and Ankles
Pricking and coldness in fingers and feet
LEGS greatly emaciated
Joints stiff and lame
Painful contraction of limbs ( Ammonium Muriaticum Am-m.)
Awkwardness; hands; drops things
hands; drops things; small, light things
Coldness; upper limbs; fingers; tips
lower limbs; foot
Constriction; upper limbs; sensation as if upper limbs were tied
Emaciated, extremely thin; lower limbs
Hands and feet; chilblains
Movements and positions; lameness
lameness; morning, on waking
lameness; joints (see rheumatic pain)
lameness; upper limbs
morning; on waking
morning, on waking
lameness; upper arm
Numbness (see tingling)
alternating with haemorrhoids
from suppressed haemorrhoids
extending to other parts; elbow
extending to elbow
aching; upper arm
joints; morning; on waking
shoulder; morning; on waking
hip; extending to knees
stitching, sudden, sharp
fingers; tips of fingers
sensation of paralysis
upper limbs; sensation of paralysis
Restlessness; upper limbs; night; during sleep
ankle≡ show all authors ...
▲ FEVER AND CHILL
Fever and chill
Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature)
Intense heat≡ show all authors ...
Sleep and dreams
Dreams; animals, insects, beasts; dogs
animals, insects, beasts; dogs; mad dog
Change of weather
Emaciated (extremely thin)
Spread of malignant tumour
of affected part
Pain; pressing; externally
sudden, sharp; externally
sudden, sharp; internally
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold air
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)≡ more ...