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Podophyllum Peltatum
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Podophyllum Peltatum

May-apple, Podophyllum, Pod, Podoph, Podophy, Podophyl, Podophyllinum

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HPUS label indication: Diarrhea

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

Is especially adapted to persons of bilious temperament. It affects chiefly the Duodenum, small intestines, liver, and Rectum. The Podophyllum Peltatum disease is a gastro-enteritis with colicky pain and bilious vomiting. Stool is watery with jelly-like mucus, painless, Profuse. Gushing and offensive. Many troubles during pregnancy; pendulous abdomen after confinement; prolapsus uteri; painless cholera morbus. Torpidity of the liver; portal engorgement with a tendency to hemorrhoids, hypo-gastric pain, fullness of superficial veins, jaundice.
Worse, in early morning, in hot weather, during dentition.
Compare: Mandragora - also called mandrake - (must not be confounded with Podophyllum Peltatum. Great desire for sleep; exaggeration of sounds and enlarged vision. Bowels inactive; stools large, white and hard). Aloe; Chelid.; Merc.; Nux; Sulph. Prunella - Self-heal - (Colitis).
Tincture to sixth potency. The 200th and 1000th seem to do good work in cholera infantum, when indicated.

    MIND (click for more)

Depression of spirits.
Loquacity and delirium from eating acid fruits

    HEAD (click for more)

Child perspires on head during sleep.

Headache, dull pressure, worse morning, with heated face and bitter taste; Alternating with diarrhoea

rolling of head from side to side, with moaning and vomiting and eyelids half closed

Vertigo, with tendency to fall forward

    MOUTH (click for more)

Foul, putrid taste

Burning sensation of tongue.

Tongue broad, large, moist

Grinding the teeth at night; Intense desire to press the gums together ( Phytol.) Difficult dentition

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Distended; heat and emptiness

Can lie comfortably only on stomach

Rumbling and shifting of flatus in ascending colon.

Sensation of weakness or sinking

Anxiety; after stool

Emptiness; after stool

Noises from abdomen; gurgling
Noises from abdomen; gurgling; before stool

Pain; before stool
Pain; behind lower ribs; right
Pain; during diarrhoea (colic)
Pain; liver
Pain; liver; during chill
Pain; liver; rubbing
Pain; pressing; before stool
Pain; spleen; during chill
Pain; with vomiting, blood and mucus in stool (intussusception); pain in region of liver

Sense of weakness; after stool

Stomach; burping, belching; bitter
Stomach; sinking (see emptiness); after stool

Heartburn; gagging or empty retching

Liver region painful, Better rubbing part

Stomach; Hot, sour belching; nausea and vomiting

Thirst for large quantities of cold water ( Bry.) Vomiting of hot, frothy mucus

Vomiting of milk.

    RECTUM (click for more)

Prolapse of rectum before or with stool

Cholera infantum and morbus

Constipation alternating with diarrhoea ( Ant

Constipation; clay-colored, hard, dry, difficult

crud.) Internal and external piles.

Diarrhoea of long standing; Early in morning; during teething, with hot, glowing cheeks while being bathed or washed; in hot weather after acid fruits

Green, water, Fetid, profuse, gushing

Morning, painless diarrhoea when not due to venous stasis or intestinal ulceration

Cholera; with vomiting or diarrhoea

Constipation; alternating with diarrhoea

Diarrhoea; after eating
Diarrhoea; hot weather
Diarrhoea; in children
Diarrhoea; late morning
Diarrhoea; like bile
Diarrhoea; morning
Diarrhoea; night
Diarrhoea; night; 4 a.m.
Diarrhoea; painless

Flatulence; during stool

Haemorrhoids; internal

Heat; during stool

Involuntary stool; during sleep
Involuntary stool; on passing flatulence

Pain; during stool
Pain; pressing (pressure); downward, outward, etc.

Prolapse; after stool
Prolapse; during diarrhoea
Prolapse; during stool
Prolapse; in children

    STOOL (click for more)


Bloody; in streaks


Food appears to be passed undigested (lientery)

Forcible, sudden, gushing




Mucous, slimy; bloody

Odour; offensive
Odour; putrid

Pasty, mushy

Shooting out

Thin, liquid
Thin, liquid; normal consistency
Thin, liquid; pouring out
Thin, liquid; yellow

Watery; morning
Watery; yellow

White; like chalk
White; lumps, like chalk
White; milk like
White; normal consistency

With meal-like sediment

Yellow; normal consistency

    GENITALS (click for more)

Suppressed menses, with pelvic tenesmus

Prolapsed uteri, especially after parturition

Female; Pain in uterus and Right ovary, with shifting noises along ascending colon
Female; inflammation; ovaries
Female; inflammation; ovaries; right
Female; pain; ovaries
Female; pain; ovaries; right
Female; pain; womb (see abdomen, pain)
Female; prolapse; womb; during stool

Hemorrhoids, with prolapsus ani during pregnancy

Prolapsus from overlifting or straining; during pregnancy.

    BACK (click for more)

Pain; aching; before chill
Pain; before chill
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); before chill

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Pain; elbow; during chill

Perspiration; leg

Pain between shoulders, under right scapula, in loins and lumbar region

Pain in right inguinal region; shoots down inner thigh to knees

Paralytic weakness on left side.

    SLEEP (click for more)

Falling asleep; during heat

Sleep between heat of fever

Sleepiness, tiredness
Sleepiness, tiredness; during the heat

While perspiring (see perspiration during sleep)

    CHILL (click for more)

At certain time of day or night; from 7 a.m.


    FEVER (click for more)

Great loquacity during fever

Chills at 7 A.M., with pain in hypochondria, and knees, ankles, wrists

Profuse sweat.

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

Faintness, fainting
Faintness, fainting; after stool

Late morning


Night; after midnight

Pain; pressing; externally

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); after stool
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from diarrhoea
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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.