Ampelopsis quinquefoliaAmpelopsis Quin., Ampelopsis
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.
Below are the strongest indications of Ampelopsis quinquefolia in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Ampelopsis quinquefolia, Michx.
Natural order, Vitaceae.
Virginia Creeper or American Ivy.
Mr. Bernay, Pharm. Journ. and Trans., vol vii, 1876, p. 80, two children, aet. two and a half and five years, chewed the leaves, swallowing the juice.
They are quickly seized with violent vomiting and purging, with considerable tenesmus; then collapse, sweating, and faint pulse; followed by deep sleep for two hours, from which they were aroused by a return of the vomiting and purging. Four hours after the commencement of the attack there was still considerable dilatation of the pupil.
. Ampelopsis quinquefolia. Virginia Creeper. American Ivy. N. O. Vitaceae. Tincture of plant. Decoction of chopped inner bark.
Cholera. Dropsy. Hoarseness. Hydrocele.
Our pathogenetic knowledge of Ampelopsis is due to observations on two children poisoned by chewing the leaves. They were quickly seized with violent vomiting and purging, with considerable tenesmus; then collapse, sweating, and faint pulse; then deep sleep for two hours, from which they were aroused by return of vomiting and purging. There was dilatation of pupil for hours after commencement of attack. Hansen gives as an indication "Chronic hoarseness inpatients who were scrofulous in their youth." S. M. Worthington has cured with it renal dropsies that had resisted other treatment and a case of hydrocele. He found the decoction the most efficient preparation.≡ show all authors ...