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 (i.e. symptoms) of Hepatica Triloba in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Hepatica triloba, Chaix.
Natural order, Ranunculaceae. Common name, "Liverwort."
Preparation, Tincture of the full-grown leaves.
Authority. Dr. D. G. Kimball chewed the leaves twice a day "for a chronic irritation in the throat and lungs," N. Am. J. of Hom., 6, p. 526.
Eyes somewhat sensitive to light; itching and smarting; slightly agglutinated in the morning.
Bloody mucus frequently blown from the left nostril for three or four days in succession (after using it three days and continuing it).
Soreness of the end of the nose at the entrance of the nostrils.
Uncommonly free and easy expectoration.
The following disappeared while taking the drug
The rough, scraping, irritative, and tickling sensation in the throat and fauces disappears, as also the sensation about the epiglottis and larynx as of particles of food remaining.
The accustomed accumulation of phlegm, sometimes thick, viscid, and tenacious, inducing frequent hawking and disposition to hawk, disappears.
The customary paroxysms of coughing, and somewhat abundant expectoration, mostly daily about midday, a portion of the expectoration being opaque, yellowish, of the consistency of cream, the rest mucus and frothy, disappear.
Apparently, a much better state of the lungs and throat is induced from its use, much stronger generally, as well as locally, and the irritation of the throat and lungs mostly gone.
Digestion apparently more perfect, and a cessation of most of the remaining dyspeptic symptoms.)≡ more ...