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Dioscorea Villosa
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Dioscorea Villosa

Wild Yam, Dioscor

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HPUS label indication: Colic

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

As a remedy for many kinds of PAIN, especially colic, and in severe, painful affections of abdominal and pelvic viscera; it ranks with the polychrests of the Materia Medica. Persons of feeble digestive powers; tea-drinkers, with much flatulence. Gall stone colic.
BETTER, standing erect, motion in open air; pressure.
WORSE, evening and night; Lying down, and Doubling up.
Antidotes: Chamom.; Camph.
Compare: Coloc ( differs in modalities); Nux; Cham.; Bry.
Tincture, to third potency.

    MIND (click for more)

Calls things by the wrong name.

    HEAD (click for more)

Buzzing in head.

Dull pain in both temples; better pressure, but worse afterwards

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Pains suddenly shift to different parts; Appear in remote localities, as fingers and toes

Eructations of sour, bitter wind, With hiccough

Pain from gall-bladder to chest, back, and arms

Rumbling, with emission of much flatus

Sharp pain in epigastrium, relieved by standing erect.

Pain along sternum and extending into arms

Sharp pains from liver, shooting upward to right nipple

Sinking at the pit of the stomach; pyrosis

Pain; cramping, griping; late morning
Pain; cramping, griping; morning
Pain; cutting; navel; around navel
Pain; during diarrhoea (colic)
Pain; navel; region of navel
Pain; pressing; region of navel
Pain; wandering pain; shift suddenly to distant parts of body

Stomach; pain; cutting

Belching of large quantities of offensive gas

Colic; better walking about; pains radiate from abdomen to back, chest, arms; worse, bending forwards and while lying

Griping, cutting in hypogastric region, with intermittent cutting in stomach and small intestines

Hurried desire for stool.

Neuralgia of stomach

Renal colic, with pain in extremities

Stomach; Mouth dry and bitter in morning, tongue coated, no thirst

    RECTUM (click for more)

Diarrhoea (worse in morning), yellowish, followed by exhaustion, as if flatus and feces were hot.

Hemorrhoids, with darting pains to liver; look like bunches of grapes or red cherries; protrude after stool, with pain in anus

Haemorrhoids; morning

    GENITALS (click for more)

Female; Uterine colic; pains radiate from uterus

Pains shoot into testicles from region of kidneys

Emissions in sleep, or from sexual atony, With weak knees.

Strong-smelling sweat on scrotum and pubes

Male; thick emission from penis
Male; thick emission from penis; without dreams
Male; thick emission from penis; without erections
Male; Relaxation and coldness of organs

Vivid dreams.

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Chest does not seem to expand on breathing


Tight feeling all along sternum

    CHEST (click for more)

Especially with flatulence and pain through chest and tightness across.

Heart; Angina pectoris; pain back of sternum into arms; labored breathing; Feeble action of heart

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Aching and stiffness in joints

Cramps in flexors of fingers and toes.

Cramps; fingers; during childbirth

Skin; felon (whitlow, onychia, paronychia, foot rot, etc.); whitlow, foot rot

FELONS in beginning, when pricking is first felt

Lameness in back; worse, stooping

Nails brittle

Sciatica; pains shoot down thigh; worse, right side; better, when perfectly still

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

Pain; cutting; internally
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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.