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HPUS label indication: Cracks in skin

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

BETTER, in the dark, from wrapping up.
WORSE, warmth, at night, during and after menstruation.
Complementary: Argent. Nit ( follows well in gastric derangements); Caustic.; Hep.; Lycop.; Ars.; Tuberc.
Compare: Petrol.; Sep.; Sulph.; Fluor-ac. The associated constipation with mucus-covered stools and gastric flatulency should be taken into consideration and differentiate it from such remedies as PETOL. and Lycop ( Raue.)
Antidote: Nux.; Acon.; Ars.


After sleep
After travelling

Anaemia; as from iron deficiency - greenish yellow skin

At beginning of sleep


Aversion to movement

Aversion to open air


Before sleep

Blood vessels; congestion of blood
Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow
Blood vessels; excited, rapid blood flow; morning in sleep; on waking
Blood vessels; varicose veins
Blood vessels; varicose veins; covered with pimples
Blood vessels; varicose veins; itching
Blood vessels; varicose veins; soreness
Blood vessels; veins and arteries swollen from inner pressure

Bones; decay of bone

Cancers; hard
Cancers; ulcer like lesions, leaving scars, spread over body

Catalepsy (dazed, allows others to position limbs)

Change of temperature

Change of weather

Constriction; bones
Constriction; externally
Constriction; internally
Constriction; of orifices
Constriction; sensation of a band

Convulsions; continuous contraction
Convulsions; internal
Convulsions; laughing
Convulsions; left side of body
Convulsions; movement
Convulsions; one-sided
Convulsions; rapid muscle spasm
Convulsions; yawning


Desire for open air


During sleep

Eating and food; after breakfast
Eating and food; after eating
Eating and food; after eating
Eating and food; before eating
Eating and food; cold drinks
Eating and food; cold food
Eating and food; eating
Eating and food; from hunger
Eating and food; hot
Eating and food; sweets
Eating and food; symptoms while fasting
Eating and food; warm drinks
Eating and food; while eating

Electric-like shocks
Electric-like shocks; movement or when resting

Emaciated (extremely thin)
Emaciated (extremely thin); certain parts
Emaciated (extremely thin); parts affected with disease
Emaciated (extremely thin); with insanity


Faintness, fainting
Faintness, fainting; on waking

Flabby feeling

Fluid build up; excess of blood, or other fluids
Fluid build up; external

Formication (like insects crawling around); external parts
Formication (like insects crawling around); internally

From sun; from exposure to sun

From wind

Full feeling; internally


Heaviness; externally
Heaviness; internally

Hypnosis, trance

Illusions of touch

In summer

In women; symptoms after period
In women; symptoms at beginning of period
In women; symptoms before period
In women; symptoms during period
In women; symptoms when breast feeding children

Inflammation; externally
Inflammation; hair follicles
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation)
Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); glands
Inflammation; internally

Jar, stepping

Jerking; muscles

Lack of irritability

Lack of reaction

Lethargic, tired
Lethargic, tired; evening

Lying down; after lying down
Lying down; after lying down
Lying down; inclination to lie down
Lying down; lying down
Lying down; lying down
Lying down; lying in bed
Lying down; lying in bed
Lying down; lying on side; on painful side
Lying down; lying on side; on painless side


Movement; at beginning of movement

Mucous secretions increased


Night; after midnight
Night; before midnight

Numbness; externally
Numbness; internally
Numbness; internally; in single parts
Numbness; internally; of suffering parts
Numbness; internally; parts lain on


On first sitting down

On first sitting down

On waking

Open air

Open air

Pain; around the bone
Pain; benumbing
Pain; bones
Pain; burning externally
Pain; burning externally; glands
Pain; burning externally; internally
Pain; constricting; externally
Pain; constricting; internally
Pain; cutting; externally
Pain; cutting; glands
Pain; cutting; internally
Pain; digging up (burrowing, rooting sensation)
Pain; glands
Pain; gnawing, biting
Pain; gnawing, biting; bones
Pain; gnawing, biting; externally
Pain; jerking; glands
Pain; jerking; internally
Pain; paralytic
Pain; pinching; internally
Pain; pressing; as from load
Pain; pressing; bones
Pain; pressing; externally
Pain; pressing; from within outward
Pain; pressing; internally
Pain; pressing; muscles
Pain; pressing; together
Pain; pulling
Pain; pulling; morning; after rising
Pain; sore, bruised; bones
Pain; sore, bruised; externally
Pain; sore, bruised; glands
Pain; sore, bruised; internally
Pain; sudden, sharp; bones
Pain; sudden, sharp; externally
Pain; sudden, sharp; glands
Pain; sudden, sharp; internally
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles
Pain; tearing; as if tearing apart
Pain; tearing; bones
Pain; tearing; downward
Pain; tearing; externally
Pain; tearing; glands
Pain; tearing; internally
Pain; tearing; muscles
Pain; tearing; muscles; cramp-like in muscles
Pain; tearing; muscles; paralytic in muscles
Pain; ulcerative; bones
Pain; ulcerative; externally
Pain; ulcerative; glands

Paralysis; internally
Paralysis; of organs
Paralysis; one-sided
Paralysis; one-sided; right
Paralysis; one-sided; with coldness of the paralysed part
Paralysis; painless

Periodic, recurring

Perspiration gives no relief

Perspiration; after perspiration

Physical exertion

Polyp (growth on mucus lining)


Pulsation; externally; movement
Pulsation; internally

Pulse; abnormal
Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid; morning
Pulse; frequent, accelerated, elevated, exalted, fast, innumerable, rapid; movement
Pulse; slow; evening

Relaxation of muscles



Sensation of air; as if fanned

Sensation of ball internally (compare knotted sensation)

Sensation of plug; internally

Sensation of wind

Sensitive; bed feels hard
Sensitive; excessive physical irritability
Sensitive; glands
Sensitive; internally
Sensitive; intolerance of clothing
Sensitive; to pain




Straining of muscles and tendons, from lifting

Stretching; evening
Stretching; unsatisfactory

Swelling; glands
Swelling; glands; hard
Swelling; in general
Swelling; inflammatory
Swelling; of affected parts
Swelling; puffy

Symptoms after sexual intercourse
Symptoms after sexual intercourse; symptoms after sexual excesses

Symptoms during sexual intercourse

Symptoms from suppression of perspiration

Symptoms not symmetrical; crosswise, left lower and right upper
Symptoms not symmetrical; left
Symptoms not symmetrical; symptoms on one side

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); after becoming cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold air
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, wet weather
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); entering a cold place
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); from becoming cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); heat and cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; flushes of heat
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; flushes of heat; upwards
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; sensation of heat
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); hot feeling; sensation of heat; on waking
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); tendency to catch cold
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warm bed
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; becoming warm in open air
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm bed
Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); warmth; warm room

Tension; externally
Tension; glands
Tension; internally
Tension; muscles


Trembling; during period
Trembling; externally
Trembling; from anxiety
Trembling; internally
Trembling; morning

Tumours; cystic (see bony growth (exostosis), polyp)




Walking up stairs or hill



Walking; beginning of walk
Walking; in open air
Walking; in the wind

Warm bed

Warmth; becoming warm in open air
Warmth; warm bed
Warmth; warm room

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after dinner
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after sexual intercourse
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after stool
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); daytime
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); during period
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); evening
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from diarrhoea
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from perspiration
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); late morning
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); morning
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); morning; 7 a.m.
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); morning; on waking
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); nervous weakness
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); on stooping
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); sitting
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); sudden
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); sudden; afternoon; after walking
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); walking; in open air

Weariness (see weakness)

When asleep long

While sitting

Windy and stormy weather

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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.