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Digitalis Purpurea
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Digitalis Purpurea

Foxglove, Digitalis, Digital, Digit, Digitalinum

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HPUS label indication: Anxiety
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Below are the strongest indications of Digitalis Purpurea based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.

Comes into play in all diseases where the heart is primarily involved, where the pulse is Weak, irregular, intermittent, abnormally slow, and dropsy of external and internal parts. Weakness and dilation of the myocardium. Its greatest indication is in failure of compensation and especially when Auricular fibrillation has set in. Slow pulse in recumbent posture, but irregular and dicrotic on sitting up. Auricular flutter and fibrillation especially when subsequent to rheumatic fever. Heart block, very slow pulse. Other symptoms of organic heart disease, such as great weakness and sinking of strength, faintness, coldness of skin, and irregular respiration; cardiac irritability and ocular troubles after tobacco; jaundice from induration and Hypertrophy of the liver, frequently call for Digitalis Purpurea. Jaundice with heart disease. Faint, as if dying. BLUISH appearance of face. Cardiac muscular failure when asystole is present. Stimulates the heart’s muscles, increases force of systole, increases length. Prostration from slight exertion. Collapse.
BETTER, when stomach is empty; in open air.
WORSE, when sitting erect, after meals and music.
Antidotes; Camph.; Serpentaria. Incompatible: China. Compare: Nerium Odorum (resembles in heart effects Digitalis Purpurea, but also has an action like Strychnia on spinal cord. Spasms appear more in upper part of body. Palpitation; weak heart will be strengthened by it. Lock-jaw). Adonia; Crataegus (a true heart tonic); Kalmia; Spigel; Liatris; Compare also: Digitoxinum (Digitalis dissolved in Chloroform; which has yellow vision very marked, and distressing nausea, Aggravated by champagne and aerated waters.) nitri. sir. Dulc. increases action of Digit. Ichthyotoxin. Eel Serum ( Experiments show great analogy between the serum and the venom of Vipera. Indicated whenever the systole of the heart is insufficient, decompensated valvular disease, irregular pulse due to fibrillation of the auricle. Asystole, feeble, frequent, irregular pulse, dyspnoea and scanty urine. Liver enlarged, dyspnoea, albuminuria. No oedema.) Convallaria (heart disease with vertigo and digestive disturbances). Quinidine - Isomeric methoxyl compound. - (Restores normal rhythm in auricular fibrillation, often supplements the action of Digitalis. Two doses of 3 grains each, three hours apart - if no symptoms of cinchonism develop, 4 doses 6 grs. each daily ( C. Harlan Wells.) Paroxysmal tachycardia. Establishes normal heart rhythm at least temporarily, less in valvular lesions.)

    MIND (click for more)

Despondency; fearful; ANXIOUS about the future

Dullness of sense

Every shock strikes in epigastrium

Melancholia, dull lethargic with SLOW pulse.

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anguish
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; suspicious

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; evening
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; of conscience (as if guilty of a crime)
Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion; as after being intoxicated

    VERTIGO, DIZZINESS (click for more)

    HEAD (click for more)

Blue tongue and lips.
Confusion, fullness and noise in head
Cracking sounds during a nap
Face bluish
Heaviness of head, with sensation as if it would fall backward
Sharp, shooting frontal pain, extending into nose, after drinking cold water or eating ice-cream
Vertigo, when walking and on rising, in cardiac and hepatic affections

    EYE (click for more)

Objects appear green and yellow
Change in acuteness of perception of shades of green
Blueness of eyelids
Dark bodies, like flies, before eyes
Detachment of retina
Dim vision irregular pupils, diplopia.

Mydriasis; lid margins red, swollen, agglutinated in morning

    EAR (click for more)

Noises in ear; hissing

    FACE (click for more)

Pain; pulling

Skin; discoloration; bluish
Skin; discoloration; pale


    MOUTH (click for more)

Discoloration; tongue; blue

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Pain in left side apparently in descending colon and under false ribs

Burning in stomach extending to oesophagus

Copious salivation

Enlarged, sore, painful liver.

Excessive nausea, not relieved by vomiting

Faintness and vomiting from motion

Neuralgic pain in stomach, unconnected with taking food.

Tenderness of epigastrium

Bladder; fullness
Bladder; fullness; after urinating
Bladder; retention of urine (see urination delayed); from enlarged prostate
Bladder; urge to urinate, but producing nothing
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); anxious
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); constant
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); constant; night
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); ineffectual
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); night
Bladder; urging to urinate (unhealthy desire); violent

Hard; liver

Pain; sore, bruised, tenderness, etc.; behind lower ribs; right

Stomach; sinking (see emptiness)

After cold water or ice-cream, sharp pain in forehead, extending to nose

Discomfort, even after a small quantity of food, or from mere sight or smell

Faintness, Great weakness in stomach

Severe abdominal pains, pulsation in abdominal aorta, and epigastric constriction

Stomach; Sweet taste with constant ptyalism

    STOOL (click for more)

Diarrhoea during jaundice.

White, chalk-like, ashy, pasty stool


White; milk like

    URINE (click for more)

Urethritis, phimosis, strangury

Ammoniacal, and turbid

Brick-dust sediment.

Constriction and burning, as if urethra was too small

Continued urging, in drops, dark, hot, burning, with sharp cutting or Throbbing pain at neck of bladder, As if a straw was being thrust back and forth; worse at night

Full feeling after urination



Sediment; sand; red (brick-dust)

    GENITALS (click for more)

Male; Nightly emission (Digitalin), with great weakness of genitals after coitus

Dropsical swelling of genitals ( Sulph.) Enlarged prostate.

Female; Labor-like pains in abdomen and back before menses

Male; prostate gland; enlargement
Male; prostate gland; enlargement; in aged persons
Male; thick emission from penis

Urethra (urinary part of genitals); discharge; gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea, balanitis (Merc.), with oedema of prepuce

Hydrocele; scrotum enlarged like a bladder

Uterine hemorrhage.

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Hemoptysis with weak heart.

Cannot bear to talk

Dyspnoea, constant desire to breathe deeply, lungs feel compressed

Breathing irregular, difficult; deep sighing

Chronic bronchitis; passive congestion of the lungs, giving bloody sputum due to failing myocardium

Cough, with raw, sore feeling in chest

Desire to take a deep breath



    CHEST (click for more)


Pericarditis, copious serous exudation

Irregular heart especially of mitral disease

Sudden sensation as if heart stood still

Cardiac dropsy.

Cardiac failure following fevers


Heart; fluid build up around heart
Heart; palpitations
Heart; palpitations; anxiety
Heart; palpitations; from exertion
Heart; palpitations; on movement
Heart; palpitations; tumultuous, violent, intense
Heart; sensation as if heart had ceased


Dilated heart, tired, irregular, with slow and feeble pulse

Heart; The least movement causes violent palpitation, and sensation as if it would cease beating, if he moves ( Opposite: Gels.) Frequent stitches in heart

Hypertrophy with dilatation

Inequality of pulse; it varies

intermits; weak

pulse weak; and quickened by least movement

very slow pulse

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Coldness of hands and feet

Coldness; lower limbs; foot
Coldness; lower limbs; leg

Numbness (see tingling); fingers

Paralysis; upper limbs; left

Weakness; upper limbs

Fingers go to sleep easily

Muscular debility

Nocturnal swelling of fingers

Rheumatic pain in joints

Sensation in legs as If a red hot wire suddenly darted through them (Dudgeon).

Shining, white swelling of joints

Swelling of the feet

    SLEEP (click for more)

Starts from sleep in alarm that he is falling from a height

Continuous sleepiness.

    CHILL (click for more)


    FEVER (click for more)


Sudden flushes of heat, followed by great nervous weakness.

    SKIN (click for more)

Blue distended veins on lids, ears, lips and tongue


Erythema, deep red, worse on back, like measles

Itching and jaundiced.


Discoloration; bluish

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

Blood vessels; blue discoloration (from lack of oxygen in blood)
Blood vessels; blue discoloration (from lack of oxygen in blood); in infants

Faintness, fainting

Fluid build up; external
Fluid build up; internal

General physical anxiety

Physical exertion

Pulse; abnormal
Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid
Pulse; full
Pulse; heavy; and slow
Pulse; intermittent
Pulse; irregular
Pulse; slow
Pulse; small
Pulse; soft


Swelling; puffy

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
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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.

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