Ilex AquifoliumAmerican Holly
Below are the strongest indications of Ilex Aquifolium in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Intermittent fever. Marked eye symptoms, spleen pain. All symptoms better in winter.
Ilex paraguayensis - Yerba Mate - (Persistent epigastric pain; sense of dryness of mouth and pharynx, anorexia, pyrosis, nervous depression, neurasthenia. Somnolence; incapacity for work, diminution of urinary secretion, headache and pruritus. Hemicrania. Renal colic. Is said to be of use as a prophylactic against sunstroke, being a safe stimulant to the circulation, to diaphoresis and diuresis.) Ilex vomitoria - Yaupon - (Emetic properties - Possesses also tonic and digestive qualities, free from sleepless effects. Has an active principle said to act as a powerful diuretic - employed in nephritis and gout). Ilex cassine - (Christmas berry Tea) - Excellent diuretic and substitute for tea.
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.