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 Dulcamara in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Hot days and cold nights toward the close of summer are especially favorable to the action of Dulcamara, and is one of the remedies that correspond in their symptoms to the conditions found as effects of damp weather, colds after exposure to wet, especially diarrhoea. It has a specific relation also to the Skin, glands, and digestive organs, Mucous membranes secreting more profusely while the skin is inactive. The Rheumatic troubles induced by damp cold are aggravated by every cold change and somewhat relieved by moving about. Results from sitting on cold, damp ground. Icy coldness. One-sided spasms with speechlessness. Paralysis of single parts. Congestive headache, with neuralgia and dry nose. Patients living or working in damp, cold basements ( Nat-sulph.) Eruptions on hands, arms or face around the menstrual period.≡ show all authors ...
WORSE, at night; from COLD in general, Damp, rainy weather.
BETTER, from moving about, external warmth.≡ show all authors ...
Antidotes: Camph.; Cupr.
Complementary: Baryta Carb.
Incompatible: Bellad.; Laches.
Compare: Pimpinella - (Bibernell). - Respiratory mucous membrane sensitive to drafts, pain and coldness in occiput and nape. Whole body weak; heavy head and drowsiness; lumbago and stiff neck; pain from nape to shoulder; chilliness. Rhus; Cimicif.; Calc.; Puls.; Bry.; Nat-sulph.
Occipital pain ascending from nape of neck
Headache relieved by conversation
Rejects things asked for
Back part of head chill, heavy, aching, during cold weather
Ringworm of scalp
Scaldhead, thick brown crusts, bleeding when scratched
Buzzing in head.
Pain, headache; with catarrh
Pain, headache; from cold (including cold parts); becoming cold
Pain, headache; from cold (including cold parts); from cold air
Pain, headache; rheumatic
Pain, headache; cold weather
Pain, headache; cold weather; damp
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); damp weather
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; crusts, scabs
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; crusts, scabs; brown
Skin and scalp; out-break on skin; herpes; dermatitis≡ more ...
Every time he takes cold it settles in eyes
Thick, yellow discharge; granular lids
Hay-fever; profuse, watery discharge, worse in open air.
Inflammation; of catarrh from cold
Inflammation; cold; wet weather
Pain; when using eyes; when reading
Pain; aching; while reading
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; movement≡ more ...
Earache, buzzing, stitches, and swelling of parotids
Middle-ear catarrh (Merc
Noises in ear; buzzing; night
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp≡ more ...
Complete stoppage of nose
Stuffs up when there is a cold rain
Thick, yellow mucus, bloody crusts
Wants nose kept warm, least cold air stops the nose
Coryza of the newborn.≡ more ...
Tearing in cheek extending to ear, orbit, and jaw, Preceded by coldness of parts, and attended by canine hunger
Humid eruption on cheeks and face generally.
Skin; out-breaks on skin
Skin; out-breaks on skin; crusty, scabby
Skin; out-breaks on skin; crusty, scabby; yellow
Skin; out-breaks on skin; crusty, scabby; chin
Skin; out-breaks on skin; eczema
Skin; out-breaks on skin; moist
Skin; warts≡ more ...
Saliva tenacious, soapy
Dry, rough tongue, rough scraping in throat, after taking cold in damp weather
Cold-sores on lips
Facial neuralgia; worse, Slightest exposure to cold.
Speech; difficult; from swelling of tongue
Taste; sweetish≡ more ...
pruritus, always worse in cold, wet weather
Herpes zoster, pemphigus
Swelling and indurated glands from cold
Sensitive bleeding ulcers
Red spots, Urticaria, brought on by exposure, or sour stomach
Humid eruptions on face, genitals, hands etc
WARTS, large, smooth, on face and palmar surface of hands
Thick, brown-yellow crusts, bleeding when scratched.
Abnormal growths; warts
Abnormal growths; warts; flat
Abnormal growths; warts; large
Abnormal growths; warts; smooth
Out-breaks on skin; crusty
Out-breaks on skin; crusty; over whole body
Out-breaks on skin; discharging, moist
Out-breaks on skin; eczema
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic
Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; moist
Out-breaks on skin; suppressed
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; from catching cold
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; nodular
Out-breaks on skin; like nettle rash; after scratching≡ more ...
Bloody, spitting of blood (see chest haemorrhage); bright-red
Mucous≡ more ...
Cough worse cold, wet weather, with free expectoration, tickling in larynx
Cough, hoarse, spasmodic
Whooping-cough, with excessive secretion of mucus
Winter coughs, dry, teasing
Asthma with dyspnoea
Loose, rattling cough; worse wet weather
Must cough a long time to expel phlegm
Cough After physical exertion.
Asthma attack; cold, damp weather
Rattling≡ more ...
Pain in small of back, as after long stooping
Stiffness and lameness across neck and shoulders, after getting cold and wet.
Pain; in cold weather; change to cold weather
Pain; damp weather
Pain; on movement
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); from catching cold
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); as after long stooping
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); in wet weather
Pain; aching; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; with rigidness; from catching cold
Pain; with rigidness; lumbar (lower half of back); from catching cold
Pain; with rigidness; lumbar (lower half of back); after getting wet
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back); from catching cold≡ more ...
Stomach; Vomiting of white, tenacious mucus
Aversion to food
burning thirst for cold drinks
Nausea accompanies the desire for stool
Chilliness during vomiting.
Colic from cold
Acts prominently on umbilical region
Cutting pain about navel
Swelling of inguinal glands ( Merc.)
Sensation as if diarrhoea would come on
Pain; from catching cold
Pain; as if diarrhoea would come on
Pain; cutting; before stool
Swelling; groin region; glands
Bladder; catarrh mucous-pus (see urine, sediment containing pus)
Bladder; inflammation; from catching cold
Bladder; paralysis≡ more ...
Diarrhoea; after catching cold
Diarrhoea; from cold weather
Diarrhoea; cold, damp weather
Diarrhoea; while teething
Diarrhoea; cold food
Diarrhoea; after standing on damp ground
Sensation as before diarrhoea
Prolapse; during diarrhoea≡ more ...
Green, watery, slimy, bloody, MUCUS, especially in summer, when the weather suddenly becomes cold; From damp, cold weather and repelled eruptions.
Thin, liquid; yellow
Yellow≡ more ...
Must urinate When getting chilled
Strangury, painful micturition
Catarrh of bladder from taking cold
Urine has thick, MUCOUS, purulent sediment
Ischuria from wading with bare feet in cold water.
Copious; with perspiration
Odour; offensive≡ more ...
Female; Suppression of menses from cold or dampness
Before appearance of menses, a Rash appears on skin, or sexual excitement
Dysmenorrhoea, with blotches all over; mammae engorged and sore, delicate, sensitive to cold.
Male; out-breaks on skin; scrotum; herpetic
Female; period; amenorrhoea (suppression or absence of period)
Female; period; bright-red
Female; period; late
Female; period; scanty
Female; period; suppressed≡ more ...
Paralysis: paralyzed limbs, Feet icy cold
Warts on hands
Perspiration on palms of hands
Pain in shin-bones
Rheumatism alternates with diarrhoea
Rheumatic symptoms after acute skin eruptions.
Pain; during chill
Pain; joints; after exposure to cold
Pain; joints; in cold weather
Pain; shoulder; damp weather
Perspiration; hand; palm
Skin; out-break on skin; hand; herpes
Skin; warts; hand
Skin; warts; hand; flat≡ more ...
Fever and chill
Dry burning heat all over
Chilliness towards evening, mostly in back
Icy coldness, with pains
Dry hat and burning of skin
Chilliness with thirst.
Beginning in particular area; back
Periodic, recurring; every fourth day; double
Dry heat≡ more ...
Change of weather
Eating and food; cold food
Lying down; after lying down
Movement; of affected part
Mucous secretions increased
Pain; digging up (burrowing, rooting sensation)
Paralysis; of organs
Symptoms from suppression of perspiration
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold feeling; lack of vital heat
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold in general
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold air
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); after becoming cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); tendency to catch cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold, wet weather
Wet weather≡ more ...