Podophyllum PeltatumMay-apple, Podophyllum, Pod, Podoph, Podophy, Podophyl, Podophyllinum
HPUS label indication: Diarrhea
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.
Below are the strongest indications of Podophyllum Peltatum based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.
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; 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; night; 4 a.m.
Flatulence; during stool
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
Thin, liquid; normal consistency
Thin, liquid; pouring out
Thin, liquid; 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
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; 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
▲ ▼ GENERALITIES (click for more)
Faintness, fainting; after stool
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.