PenthorumVirginia Stone Crop, Penthorum Sedoides, Penicillium caseicolum
Below are the strongest indications of Penthorum in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
A remedy for coryza, with rawness and wet feeling in nose. Throat feels raw. Chronic disorders of mucous membranes, with irritability. Chronic post-nasal catarrh; chronic pharyngitis, mucous membrane purple and relaxed. Posterior nares feel moist and raw; nose and ears feel full. Aphonia, hoarseness, relaxed vocal cords. Hypersecretion of mucous membranes. Itching of anus and burning in rectum. Trouble in pharyngeal vault and Eustachian tube.
Compare: Penthorum often follows Pulsat. Sang.; Hydr.
Not very active, and better adapted to chronic affections; its use should be persisted in for some time. Lower potencies.
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.