Hydrastis CanadensisGolden Seal, Hydras, Hydrast, Hydrastis
HPUS label indication: Sinuses
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 Hydrastis Canadensis based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.
Acts especially on mucous membranes, relaxing them and producing a Thick, yellowish, ropy secretion. The catarrh may be anywhere, - throat, stomach, uterus, urethra, - it is always characterized by this peculiar mucous discharge. Hydrastis Canadensis is especially active in old, easily-tired people, cachetic individuals, with great debility. Cerebral effects prominent, feels his wits sharpened, head cleared, facile expression. Weak muscular power, poor digestion and obstinate constipation. Lumbago. Emaciation and prostration. Its action on the liver is marked. Cancer and cancerous state, before ulceration, when pain in principal symptom. GOITRE of puberty and pregnancy. Smallpox internally and locally. The power of Hydrastis over smallpox seen in modifying the disease, abolishing its distressing symptoms, shortening its course, lessening its danger and greatly mitigating its consequences ( J.J. Garth Wilkinson.)
Useful after too much Chlorate of Potash for sore throat.
Compare: Xanthorrhiza apifolia; Kali-bich.; Conium; Ars. Iod.; Phytol.; Galium (cancer - nodulated tumor of the tongue); Asterias; Stann.; Puls. Also Manzanita (diarrhoea, gonorrhoea, gleet, leucorrhoea, catarrhal conditions). Hydrastinum Muriaticum - Muriate of Hydrastis Canadensis ( Locally, in aphthous sore mouth, ulcers, ulcerated sore throat, ozaena, etc. Internally, third Dec. trit. Is a uterine hemostatic and vasoconstrictor; metrorrhagia, especially from fibroid tumors; hemorrhages, In dilatation of the stomach, and chronic digestive disorders). Hydrastin Sulph 1x (hemorrhage of bowels in typhoid).
Marrubium - Hoar hound - (a stimulant to mucous membranes, especially laryngeal and bronchial; chronic bronchitis, dyspepsia, and hepatic disorders; colds and coughs).
Tincture, to thirtieth attenuation. Locally colorless Hydrastis Canadensis, mother tincture, or fluid extract.
▲ ▼ EXPECTORATION (click for more)
Thick; and sticky
▲ ▼ MIND (click for more)
Depressed; sure of death, and desires it.
▲ ▼ HEAD (click for more)
Sinusitis, after coryza.
Dull, pressing frontal pain, especially connected with constipation
Myalgic pain in scalp and muscles of neck ( Cimicif
.) Eczema on forehead along line of hair
▲ ▼ EAR (click for more)
Eustachian catarrh, with high-pitched voice.
Discharges from ear; thick
▲ ▼ NOSE (click for more)
Thick, tenacious secretion from posterior nares to throat
Discharge from nose; thick and sticky, tough
Discharge from nose; thick
Discharge from nose; yellow
Discharge from nose; yellow; from behind nostrils
Discharge from nose; yellowish-green
Ozaena, with ulceration of septum
Tends to blow nose all the time.
Watery, Excoriating discharge
▲ ▼ MOUTH (click for more)
Tongue white, swollen, large, flabby, slimy; Shows imprint of teeth (Merc
.); as if scalded; stomatitis
Ulceration of tongue, fissures toward the edges.
▲ ▼ THROAT (click for more)
Goitre of puberty and pregnancy.
Hawking of yellow, tenacious mucus ( Kali-bich
.) Child is aroused suddenly from sleep by this tenacious post-nasal dropping
Raw, smarting, excoriating sensation
▲ ▼ ABDOMEN (click for more)
Pain as from a hard-cornered substance
Anxiety; after stool
Noises from abdomen; rumbling; as if diarrhoea would come on
Pain; as if diarrhoea would come on
Sensation as if diarrhoea would come on
Cannot eat bread or vegetables
Dull dragging in right groin with cutting sensation into right testicle.
Liver torpid, tender
Pulsation in epigastrium
Stomach; Sore feeling in stomach more or less constant
Ulcers and cancer
▲ ▼ RECTUM (click for more)
Constipation, with sinking feeling in stomach, and dull headache
After stool, long-lasting pain ( Nit-ac
.) Hemorrhoids; even a light flow exhausts
Contraction and spasm.
During stool, smarting pain in rectum
Prolapsed; anus fissured
Constipation; inactivity of rectum
▲ ▼ URINE (click for more)
Urine smells decomposed.
▲ ▼ GENITALS (click for more)
Female; Erosion and excoriation of cervix
C.); acrid and corroding, shreddy, tenacious
Female; cancer; womb
Female; vaginal discharge; ropy, stringy, clinging
Female; vaginal discharge; thick
Female; vaginal discharge; yellow
Leucorrhoea, worse after menses (Bov
Male; Gonorrhoea, second stage; discharge thick and yellow.
Pruritus vulvae, with profuse leucorrhoea ( Calc
Tumor of breast; nipple retracted.
▲ ▼ RESPIRATION (click for more)
Frequent fainty spells, with cold sweat all over
Bronchial catarrh, later stages
Bronchitis in old, exhausted persons, With thick, yellow, tenacious expectoration
Chest raw, sore, burning
Dry, harsh cough
Feels suffocating when lying on left side
Pain from chest to left shoulder.
▲ ▼ BACK (click for more)
Dull, heavy, dragging pain and stiffness, particularly Across lumbar region, must use arms in raising himself from seat.
▲ ▼ SKIN (click for more)
Eruption like variola
General tendency to profuse perspiration and unhealthy skin ( Hepar
Lupus; ULCERS, cancerous formations
▲ ▼ GENERALITIES (click for more)
Mucous secretions increased
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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.