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 Gaultheria in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
. Gaultheria procumbens. Wintergreen. N. O. Ericaceae. Tincture of fresh leaves. Oil obtained from leaves. An evergreen trailing vine found in cool, damp woods. The oil contains methyl salicylate, and is one of the sources of Salicin.
Gaultheria procumbens, Linn.
Natural order, Ericaceae.
Common names, Wintergreen, Checkerberry, etc.
Preparation, Tincture of leaves.
Gastritis. Neuralgia. Pleurodynia. Rheumatism. Sciatica.
Several cases of poisoning with the oil have been recorded in which symptoms of acute gastritis appeared prolonged vomiting, set up afresh by the least thing taken, as a cup of water; severe pain in epigastrium, slow, laborious breathing, insensibility and hot skin. Inhalation of Ammonia aroused the patients from stupor. B. F. Lang (H. R., ix. 214, 340) has related his experience with material doses in
ciliary neuralgia; facial neuralgia; gastric, ovarian, uterine, and menstrual neuralgias; sciatica; and inflammatory rheumatism.≡ show all authors ...
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Eyes slightly injected with blood, though this is presumed to be owing to his constant cries for something to eat (second morning),≡ more ...
Speech rather indistinct, in consequence of the swollen condition of the tongue (second morning),
Marked dulness of hearing.≡ more ...
Slight increase in the intenseness of the beat of the carotid arteries (second morning),
Tongue dry, smooth, and slightly swollen; speech rather indistinct from the swelling.≡ more ...
Very slow, laborious, prolonged, and peculiarly loud respiration, but not stertorous (second morning),
Pulse 125 (second morning),≡ more ...
Inordinate, uncontrollable appetite for food, notwithstanding irritability of the stomach,
Severe and very nearly fatal attack of gastritis,
Inordinate, uncontrollable appetite for food, notwithstanding irritability of stomach; everything taken, even cold water, is immediately rejected.
Very severe pain in epigastrium and inferior part of the hypochondria, greatly agg. by pressure of finger.≡ more ...