Below are the strongest indications of Mentholum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
The stearopten from the essential oil of Mentha. Mucous membrane of nasopharynx and spinal nerve plexus, producing neuritic pains and paresthesia. Menthol has proved curative in acute nasal catarrh; in acute eustachian catarrh; pharyngitis; laryngitis; neuralgias, etc. (W. B. Griggs, M.D.) Itching, especially PRURITUS vulvae.
Frontal headache, pain over frontal sinus, descends to eyeballs. Mental confusion. Supra orbital pain over left eye. Pain in face above zygoma with numbness. Pain in eyeballs. Coryza with post-nasal dripping. Cold sensation in nose. Eustachian tubes feel blocked and some deafness.
Tickling in the fauces. Stabbing pains in the precordia, radiating over entire chest. Short, dry cough, worse smoking. Asthmatic breathing, with congestive headache.
Muscular pain in cervical region. Soreness of lumbar muscles.
Compare: KALI-BICH.; SPIGEL.
Sixth potency. Externally for itching, use 1 per cent. solution or ointment.
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.