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Baptisia Tinctoria
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Baptisia Tinctoria

Wild Indigo, Indigo Naturalis, Baptis, Baptisia, Baptisa

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HPUS label indication: Flu-like symptoms

Below are the strongest indications of Baptisia Tinctoria in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

The symptoms of this drug are of an asthenic type, simulating low fevers, Septic conditions of the blood, malarial poisoning, and extreme prostration. Indescribable sick feeling. Great muscular soreness and putrid phenomena always are present. All the secretions are offensive - breath, stool, urine, sweat, etc. Epidemic influenza. Chronic intestinal toxaemia of children with fetid stools and eructations.
Baptisia Tinctoria in low dilutions produces a form of anti-bodies to the Bac. typhosus, viz., the agglutinins ( Mellon.) Thus it raises the natural bodily resistance to the invasion of the bacillary intoxication, which produces the typhoid syndrome. Typhoid carriers. After inoculation with anti-typhoid serum. Intermittent pulse, especially in the aged.
Worse; humid heat; fog; indoors.
Compare: Bryonia and Arsenic may be needed to complete the favorable reaction. Ailanthus differs, being more painful. Baptisia Tinctoria more painless. Rhus; Muriat. Acid; Arsenic; Bryon.; Arnica; Echinac. Pyrogen.
Baptisia Tinctoria confusia ( Pain in right jaw and oppression in left hypochondrium, producing dyspnoea and necessity to assume erect position.)

    MIND (click for more)

Thinks he is broken or double, and tosses about the bed trying to get pieces together ( Cajeput.) Delirium, wandering, muttering
Falls asleep while being spoken to
Ideas confused
Illusion of divided personality
Inability to think
Melancholia, with stupor.
Mental confusion

Aversions, dislikes; aversion to mental work
Aversions, dislikes; open air


Delirium; night

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion; as if intoxicated
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish

Restlessness, nervousness

Perfect indifference

Wild, wandering feeling

    VERTIGO, DIZZINESS (click for more)

    HEAD (click for more)

Soreness of eyeballs
Brain feels sore
Confused, swimming feeling
Early deafness in typhoid conditions
Eyelids heavy.
Feels too large, Heavy, numb

Skin of forehead feels tight; seems drawn to back of head

Stupor; falls asleep while spoken to

Vertigo; pressure at root of nose

    NOSE (click for more)

Nose bleed; during fever; typhoid

Sense of fullness

    FACE (click for more)

Dark red

Besotted look

Expression; besotted

Skin; discoloration; bluish
Skin; discoloration; dark
Skin; discoloration; red
Skin; discoloration; red; dark red

Muscles of jaw rigid.

Pain at root of nose

    MOUTH (click for more)

Breath fetid

Can swallow liquids only; least solid food gags.

Dry and brown in center, with dry and glistening edges; surface cracked and sore

Discoloration; gums; redness; dark
Discoloration; tongue; brown

Growths, blisters, swellings; ulcers; tongue

Teeth; deposits on teeth during illness (see mucus)

Thrush (whitish flakes)

Taste flat, bitter

Teeth and gums sore, ulcerated

tongue feels burned; yellowish-brown; edges red and shining

    THROAT (click for more)

Constriction, contraction of oesophagus ( Cajeput.) Great difficulty in swallowing solid food

Contraction at cardiac orifice.

Painless sore throat, and offensive discharge

Dark redness of tonsils and soft palate

Discoloration; redness; dark red
Discoloration; redness; dark red
Discoloration; redness; uvula (lobe at back of mouth)

Inflammation; painless
Inflammation; tonsils; painless

Pain; sore

Spasms, convulsions etc.; closing gullet
Spasms, convulsions etc.; gullet
Spasms, convulsions etc.; gullet; can only swallow liquids
Spasms, convulsions etc.; gullet; on swallowing

Swallowing; difficult; solids

Swelling; tonsils

Ulcers; throat at back of mouth

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Right side markedly affected

Pain in epigastric region

Soreness of abdomen, in region of liver

Sinking feeling at stomach

Pain; sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.

Constant desire for water

Distended and rumbling

Dysentery of old people.

Feeling of hard substance ( Abies Nig.) All symptoms worse from beer ( Kali-bich.) Cardiac orifice contracted convulsively and ulcerative inflammation of stomach and bowels.

Gastric fever

No appetite

Soreness over region of gall-bladder, with diarrhoea

Stomach; Can swallow only liquids, vomiting due to spasm of oesophagus

Stools very Offensive, thin, dark, bloody

    RECTUM (click for more)

Diarrhoea; painless

    STOOL (click for more)


Odour; offensive
Odour; putrid

    URINE (click for more)


Odour; offensive

    GENITALS (click for more)

Female; Threatened miscarriage from mental depression, shock, watching, low fevers

Male; inflammation; testes

Lochia acrid, fetid

Menses too early, too profuse

Puerperal fever.

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Back and Extremities.

Neck tired

Constriction of chest.


Sore and bruised

Fears going to sleep on account of nightmare and Sense of suffocation

Lungs feel compressed, breathing difficult; seeks open window

Pain in sacrum, around hips and legs

Stiffness and pain, aching and drawing in arms and legs

    CHEST (click for more)

Pain; sore, bruised; breast; nipples

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Pain; sore, bruised

    SLEEP (click for more)

Cannot get herself together, feels scattered about bed

Falls asleep while answering a question.

Nightmare and frightful dreams



Falling asleep; when answering

Sleepiness, tiredness

Sleepless and restless

    CHILL (click for more)

In the open air

    FEVER (click for more)

Typhus fever

Adynamic fevers

Chill about 11 a.m

Chill, with rheumatic pains and soreness all over body

Continued fever
Continued fever; dazed from fever
Continued fever; night

Fever without chill; night

Infectious fevers


Septic fever (see infectious, continued, from childbirth, etc.)

Heat all over, with occasional chills

Shipboard fever.

    SKIN (click for more)

Burning and heat in skin ( Arsenic) Putrid ulcers with stupor, low delirium and prostration.

Livid spots all over body and limbs

Abnormal growths; ulcers; discharges; offensive

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

Aversion to open air

Pain; sore, bruised; externally
Pain; sore, bruised; internally

Symptoms not symmetrical; right

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
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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.

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.