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Berberis Vulgaris

Barberry, Berberis, Berber


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Below are the strongest indications of Berberis Vulgaris based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.

Rapid changes of symptoms - pains change in regard to place and character - thirst alternates with thirstlessness, hunger, and loss of appetite, etc. Acts forcibly on the venous system, producing pelvic engorgements and hemorrhoids.
Hepatic, and rheumatic affections, particularly with urinary, hemorrhoidal and menstrual complaints.
Old gouty constitutions. Pain in region of kidneys is most marked; hence its use in renal and vesical troubles, gall-stones, and vesical catarrh. It causes inflammation of kidneys with haematuria. Pains may be felt all over body, emanating from small of back. It has also marked action on the liver, promoting the flow of bile. Often called for in arthritic affections with urinary disturbances. Wandering, Radiating pains. Acts well in fleshy persons, good livers, but with little endurance. Spinal irritation. All Berberis Vulgaris pains radiate, are not worse by pressure, but worse in various attitudes, especially standing and active exercise.
WORSE, motion, Standing. It brings on, or increases, urinary complaints.
Relationships
Compare: Ipomea - Convolvulus Duartinus - Morning Glory. - (Pain in left lumbar muscles on stooping. Kidney disorders with pain in back. Much abdominal flatulence. Aching in top of right shoulder renal colic; aching in small of back and extremities), Aloe; Lycopod.; Nux.; Sarsap. Xanthorrhoea arborea (severe pain in kidneys, cystitis and gravel. Pain from ureter to bladder and testicles; pain in small of back returns from least chill or damp). Xanthorrhiza apifolia - Shrub Yellow Root - Contains Berberine. Dilatation of stomach and intestines, atony, enlarged spleen.
Antidotes: Camphor; Bell.

    HEAD (click for more)

Sensation of a tight cap pressing upon the whole scalp.
Chilliness in back and occiput
Frontal headache
Listless, apathetic, indifferent
Puffy sensation, feeling as if becoming larger
Tearing pain in auricle, and gouty concretions
Vertigo with attacks of fainting

    NOSE (click for more)

Crawling in nostrils.
Dry; obstinate catarrh of left nostril

    FACE (click for more)

face; skin; discoloration; bluish; circles around eyes;
face; skin; discoloration; pale;
face; sunken;
Pale, sticky
Sunken cheeks and eyes, with bluish circles.

    MOUTH (click for more)

Diminished saliva
Sticky sensation
Sticky, frothy saliva, like cotton ( Nux Mosch.) Tongue feels scalded; vesicles on tongue.

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Stitches in region of gall-bladder; worse, pressure, extending to stomach
Heartburn.
abdomen; bladder; gall stones;
abdomen; bladder; pain; burning;
abdomen; bladder; pain; on moving;
abdomen; bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire);
abdomen; kidneys; numbness, region of kidneys;
abdomen; kidneys; pain;
abdomen; kidneys; pain; aching; region of kidneys;
abdomen; kidneys; pain; cutting; ureters (tubes between kidneys and bladder);
abdomen; kidneys; pain; digging; region of kidney, aggravated by pressure;
abdomen; kidneys; pain; region of; extending to other parts; thighs;
abdomen; kidneys; pain; shooting (see sudden, sharp); region of kidneys;
abdomen; kidneys; pain; shooting (see sudden, sharp); sore, bruised;
abdomen; kidneys; pain; sudden, sharp, stinging, sticking;
abdomen; kidneys; pain; sudden, sharp, stinging, sticking;
abdomen; kidneys; pain; sudden, sharp, stinging, sticking; extending to other parts; bladder;
abdomen; kidneys; pain; sudden, sharp, stinging, sticking; extending to other parts; down ureters (tubes between kidneys and bladder);
abdomen; kidneys; pain; sudden, sharp, stinging, sticking; radiating;
abdomen; kidneys; pain; tearing;
abdomen; kidneys; pain; tearing; radiating;
abdomen; kidneys; pain; ureters (tubes between kidneys and bladder); extending to other parts; into urethra (urinary part of genitals);
abdomen; kidneys; pain; ureters (tubes between kidneys and bladder); radiating from kidney region;
abdomen; pain; groin region;
abdomen; pain; liver; colic, gall-stones;
abdomen; pain; sudden, sharp (sticking, etc.); liver;
abdomen; pain; with vomiting, blood and mucus in stool (intussusception); pain in region of liver;
Catarrh of the gall-bladder with constipation and yellow complexion
Sticking deep in ilium.
Stitching pain in front of kidneys extending to liver, spleen, stomach, groins, Poupart’s ligament
Stomach; Nausea before breakfast

    RECTUM (click for more)

rectum; pain; burning;
rectum; pain; soreness;
rectum; skin and lining; fistula (additional hole);

    STOOL (click for more)

Burning pains
Urinary Organs.
Frequent urination; urethra burns when not urinating.
Pain in the thighs and loins on urinating
Bubbling, sore sensation in kidneys
Constant urging to stool
Diarrhoea painless, clay-colored, burning, and smarting in anus and perineum
Fistula in ano.
Pain in bladder region
Sensation as if some urine remained after urinating
Tearing around anus
Urine with thick Mucus and bright-red, mealy sediment

    URINE (click for more)

urine; cloudy;
urine; cloudy; soon after passing;
urine; sediment; clay-coloured;
urine; sediment; cloudy;
urine; sediment; copious;
urine; sediment; fluffy, woolly;
urine; sediment; grey; whitish-grey;
urine; sediment; like jelly;
urine; sediment; mealy;
urine; sediment; mucous;
urine; sediment; red; bright;
urine; sediment; thick;
urine; sediment; white;

    GENITALS (click for more)

Female; Pinching constriction in mons veneries, vaginismus, contraction and tenderness of vagina
Burning and soreness in vagina
Desire diminished, cutting pain during coition
genitals; female; pain; burning; vagina;
genitals; female; pain; sore, tenderness; vagina;
genitals; urethra (urinary part of genitals); pain; burning;
Leucorrhoea, grayish mucus, with painful urinary symptoms
Male; Neuralgia of spermatic cord and testicles
Menses scanty, gray mucus, with pain in kidneys and chilliness, pain down thighs
Neuralgia of ovaries and vagina.
Smarting, burning, stitching in testicles, in prepuce and scrotum.

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Hoarseness; polypus of larynx
respiration; difficult (dyspnea); raising arms;
Tearing stitches in chest and region of heart.

    BACK (click for more)

back; numbness; lumbar (lower half of back);
back; pain; aching; lumbar (lower half of back);
back; pain; as though crushed; lumbar (lower half of back);
back; pain; lumbar (lower half of back);
back; pain; lumbar (lower half of back); extending to other parts; pelvis; back of pelvis and thighs;
back; pain; lumbar (lower half of back); extending to other parts; thighs;
back; pain; lumbar (lower half of back); extending to other parts; thighs; back of thighs;
back; pain; lumbar (lower half of back); extending to other parts; to front; around abdomen;
back; pain; lumbar (lower half of back); on rising from a seat;
back; pain; lumbar (lower half of back); rheumatic pains;
back; pain; lumbar (lower half of back); while lying down;
back; pain; lumbar (lower half of back); while sitting;
back; pain; rising from sitting;
back; pain; sacrum (base of spine);
back; pain; sacrum (base of spine); while lying down;
back; pain; sacrum (base of spine); while sitting;
back; pain; sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back);
back; pain; spine; extending to other parts; down;
back; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting;
back; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; lumbar (lower half of back);
back; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; lumbar (lower half of back); extending to other parts; outward around abdomen;
back; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; lumbar (lower half of back); radiating;
back; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; spine;
back; pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; spine; extending down small of back to region of bladder;
back; pain; with rigidness;
back; stiffness;
back; tension; lumbar (lower half of back);
Em.) Metatarsus and metacarpus feel sprained
Lumbago ( Rhus; Tart

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Neuralgia under finger-nails, with swelling of finger-joints
extremities, limbs; heaviness; lower limbs;
extremities, limbs; heaviness; lower limbs; while walking;
extremities, limbs; stiffness; lower limbs;
extremities, limbs; stiffness; lower limbs; after walking; in open air;
extremities, limbs; swollen; knee;
Heels pain, as if ulcerated
Intense weariness and lameness of legs after walking a short distance.
Pain in balls of feet on stepping
Rheumatic paralytic pain in shoulders, arms, hands and fingers, legs and feet
Sensation of cold on outside of thighs
Stitching between metatarsal bones as from a nail when standing

    FEVER (click for more)

Cold sensation in various parts, as if spattered with cold water
Warmth in lower part of back, hips, and thighs.

    SKIN (click for more)

Itching, burning and smarting; Worse, scratching; better, cold applications
circumscribed pigmentation following eczematous inflammation.
Eczema of ANUS and Hands
Flat warts
Small pustules over whole body

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

generalities; numbness; externally;
generalities; pain; burning externally; internally;
generalities; pain; sudden, sharp; internally;
generalities; pain; tearing; externally;
generalities; pain; tearing; internally;
generalities; pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid;
generalities; pulse; full;
generalities; pulse; hard;
generalities; pulse; hard;
generalities; pulse; slow;
generalities; pulse; weak;
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Sources
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.

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