RaphanusBlack Garden Radish, Raphanus Sativus, Raphanus Sativus Niger, Raphanus niger
Below are the strongest indications of Raphanus in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Produces pain and stitches in liver and spleen. Increases of bile and salivary secretion. Symptoms will not appear if salt is used with the Radish. Great accumulation and incarceration of flatulence. "Globus" symptoms. Seborrhoea, with greasy skin. Pemphigus. Hysteria; chilliness in back and arms. Sexual insomnia ( Kali-brom.) Nymphomania. Post-operative gas pains.
Compare: Momordica (worse, near splenic flexure); Carbo; Anac.; Arg. Nit.; Brassica.
Third to thirtieth potency.
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.