AnthracinumAnthrax Poison, Anthrac
HPUS label indication: Boils
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 Anthracinum based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.
This nosode has proven a great remedy in epidemic spleen diseases of domestic animals, and in septic inflammation, Carbuncles, and Malignant ulcers. in boils and boil-like eruptions, acne. Terrible burning. Induration of cellular tissue, abscess, bubo, and all inflammation of connective tissue in which there exists a purulent focus.
Similar to Arsenic, which it often follows. Compare: Pyrogen; Lachesis; Crotalus; Hippozoen; Echi.; Silica follows well. In the treatment of carbuncles, remember the prescription of the prophet Isaiah for King Hezekiah’s carbuncle - i.e., the pulp of a fig placed on a poultice and apply.
▲ ▼ HEAD (click for more)
▲ ▼ FACE (click for more)
Lips; out-breaks on lips; pus-filled pimples; black
▲ ▼ BACK (click for more)
Skin; out-breaks on skin; painful boil, shedding skin and tissues (carbuncle)
▲ ▼ EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)
Skin; felon (whitlow, onychia, paronychia, foot rot, etc.); whitlow, foot rot
Skin; felon (whitlow, onychia, paronychia, foot rot, etc.); whitlow, foot rot; burning
Skin; felon (whitlow, onychia, paronychia, foot rot, etc.); with dead skin separated from living tissue
Skin; painful boils, shedding skin and tissues (carbuncle)
Skin; ulcers; leg; burning
Skin; ulcers; leg; gangrenous
Skin; ulcers; leg; painful
Skin; ulcers; lower limbs; burning
▲ ▼ FEVER (click for more)
Septic fever (see infectious, continued, from childbirth, etc.)
▲ ▼ SKIN (click for more)
Abnormal growths; ulcers; black
Abnormal growths; ulcers; burning
Gangrene; from burns or gangrenous sores
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; black
Out-breaks on skin; pus-filled pimples; malignant
▲ ▼ GENERALITIES (click for more)
Succession of boils
Bad effects from inhaling foul odors
Black and blue blisters
Glands swollen, Cellular tissues odematous and indurated
Tissues; Hemorrhages, black, thick, tar-like, rapidly decomposing, from any orifice
Ulceration, sloughing and Intolerable burning
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Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.