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Phytolacca Decandra
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Phytolacca Decandra

Poke-root, Phytolacca Berry, Phytol, Phytolacca, Phytolacca Americana, American Pokeweed

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HPUS label indication: Breast pain

Below are the strongest indications of Phytolacca Decandra in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

Aching, soreness, restlessness, prostration, are general symptoms guiding to Phytolacca Decandra. Pre-eminently a glandular remedy. Glandular swellings with heat and inflammation. Has a powerful effect on fibrous and osseous tissues; fasciae and muscle sheaths; acts on scar tissue. Syphilitic bone pains; chronic rheumatism. Sore throat, quinsy, and diphtheria. Tetanus and opisthotonos. Decrease of weight. Retarded dentition.
BETTER, warmth, dry weather, rest.
WORSE, sensitive to electric changes. Effects of a wetting, when it RAINS, exposure to DAMP, cold weather, night, exposure, motion, right side.
Compare: Tincture of Phytolacca Decandra (sore throats and in the treatment of obesity); Bry.; Rhus; KALI-Hyd.; Merc.; Sang.; Arum Triph.
Inimical: Mercur.
Antidotes: Milk and salt; Bellad.; Mezer.
Tincture, to third potency. Externally for mastitis.

    MIND (click for more)

Indifferent to life.
Loss of personal delicacy, disregard of surrounding objects

Behaviour; habits; clinch teeth together

    VERTIGO, DIZZINESS (click for more)

On rising; from bed

    HEAD (click for more)

Brain feels sore

Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead

Pain from frontal region backward

Pressure in temples and over eyes

Rheumatism of scalp; pains come on every time it rains

Scaly eruption on scalp.

Vertigo on rising

    EYE (click for more)

Feeling of sand under lids


Inflammation; arthritic (gouty and rheumatic)
Inflammation; glandular swellings
Inflammation; syphilitic

Fistula lachrymalis ( Fluor-ac.) Abundant lachrymation, hot.

Tarsal edges feel hot

    VISION (click for more)

Dim; after diphtheria

    EAR (click for more)

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; when swallowing

    NOSE (click for more)

Coryza; flow of mucus from One nostril and from posterior nares.

    MOUTH (click for more)

Teeth clenched; low lip drawn down; lips everted; jaws firmly set; chin drawn down on sternum

Mapped, indented, fissured, with yellow patch down center

Discoloration; tongue; red; tip

Odour (halitosis, bad breath); putrid


Teeth; pain; biting, chewing
Teeth; wants to bite on something hard, which relieves pain of teething

Tongue; movement of tongue; protruded

Much stringy saliva.

Teething children with irresistible desire to Bite the teeth together

Tongue Red tip, feels rough and scalded; bleeding from mouth; blisters on side

    THROAT (click for more)

Much pain at root of tongue; soft palate and tonsils swollen

Pseudo-membranous exudation, grayish-white; thick, tenacious yellowish mucus, difficult to dislodge

Uvula large, dropsical

Cannot swallow anything hot ( Lach.) Tension and pressure in parotid gland

Dark red or bluish red


Quinsy; tonsils and fauces swollen, with burning pain; cannot swallow even water

Shooting pain into ears on swallowing

follicular pharyngitis.

Sensation of a lump in throat ( Bell.; Lach.) Throat feels rough, narrow, hot

Discoloration; dark
Discoloration; redness

Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; grey
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; tonsils
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; uvula (lobe at back of mouth)
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; wash leather
Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.; white

Mucus; clinging

Pain; from warmth; form warm drinks

Swelling; tonsils

tonsils swollen, especially right; dark-red appearance

Ulcerated sore throat and diphtheria; Throat feels very hot; pain at root of tongue extending to ear

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Bleeding from rectum.

Bruised feeling through epigastrium and abdomen

Burning griping pains

Colic at navel

Constipation of the aged and those with weak heart

Rheumatism of abdominal muscles

Sore spot in right hypochondrium

    URINE (click for more)


Scanty, suppressed, With pain in kidney region

    GENITALS (click for more)

Male; Painful induration of testicles

Cracks and small ulcers about nipples

Tumors of the breasts with enlarged axillary glands

Shooting along perineum to penis.

Breast is hard, painful and of purple hue

Cancer of breast

Female; Mastitis; Mammae hard and very sensitive

Galactorrhoea ( Calc.) Menses too copious and frequent

Male; pain; sore; spermatic cords

Irritable breasts, before and during menses

Mammary abscess

Ovarian neuralgia of right side.

When child nurses, Pain goes from nipple all over body

    RESPIRATION (click for more)


Difficult breathing; dry hacking, tickling cough; worse at night ( Mentha; Bellad.) Aching pains in chest, through mid-sternum; with cough

Rheumatism of lower intercostals.

    CHEST (click for more)

Breast; nipples; cracked nipples
Breast; nipples; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)

Inflammation; breast

Lumps; sensitive nodules; in breast

Skin; abscess; breast
Skin; abscess; breast; threatening, on old scars
Skin; ulceration; of breast

Heart; Feeling as if heart leaped into throat ( Pod.) Shock of pain in cardiac region alternating with pain in right arm.

    BACK (click for more)

Aching pains in lumbar region; pains streaking up and down spine into sacrum

Back stiff, especially in morning on rising and during damp weather.

Stiffness; neck; night

Weakness and dull pain in region of kidneys

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Aching of heels; relieved by elevating feet

Pains fly like electric shocks, shooting, lancinating, shifting rapidly ( Puls.; Kali-bich.) Pain in under side of thighs

Pain; lower leg; night
Pain; lower limbs; night
Pain; rheumatic

Feet puffed; pain in ankles and feet

Neuralgia in toes.

Pain in legs, patient dreads to get up

Pains like shocks

Shooting pain in right shoulder, with stiffness and inability to raise arm ( See heart.) Rheumatic pains; worse in morning

Syphilitic sciatica

    FEVER (click for more)

High fever, alternating with chilliness and great prostration.

    SKIN (click for more)

Scarlatina-like rash

Disposition to boils, and when sloughing occurs

Venereal buboes

Itches, becomes dry, shrunken, pale

Most useful in early stages of cutaneous diseases

Papular and pustular lesions

Abnormal growths; ulcers
Abnormal growths; ulcers; coming and going quickly
Abnormal growths; ulcers; syphilitic

Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; rings
Out-breaks on skin; psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales)
Out-breaks on skin; psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales); syphilitic
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scaly
Out-breaks on skin; rash (see granular); scaly; bran-like

Squamous eruptions

Swelling and induration of glands

Syphilitic eruptions

Warts and moles.

    INJURIES AND ACCIDENTS (click for more)

Poisoning; poisoning by mercury

    GENERALITIES (click for more)


Faintness, fainting; on rising; from bed

Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); glands

Pain; sudden, sharp; upward

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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.