Saccharum OfficinaleSucrose, Cane-sugar, Saccharum Album, Saccharum officinalis, SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM
Below are the strongest indications of Saccharum Officinale in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
According to the treat Dr. Hering, a large proportion of chronic diseases of women and children are developed by using too much sugar.
Sugar is an antiseptic. Combats infection and putrefaction; has a solvent action on fibrin and stimulates secretion by the intense osmotic changes induced, thus rinsing out the wound with serum from within outward, favoring healing. Leg ulcers.
Sugar must be considered a sustainer and developer of the musculature of the heart and hence useful in failure of compensation and a variety of cardiovascular troubles. Acts as a nutrient and tonic, in wasting disorders, anaemia, neurasthenia, etc., increasing weight and power.
Opacity of cornea. Dim sight. Acidity and anal itching. Cold expectoration. Myocardial degeneration.
Fat, bloated, large-limbed children, who are Cross, peevish, whining; capricious; want dainty things, tidbits, and refuse substantial food. Oedema of feet. Headache every seven days.
Compare: Saccharum Lactis - Sugar of milk - lactose - (diuresis; amblyopia; Cold pains, as if produced by fine, icy cold needle with tingling, as if frost bitten; great physical exhaustion. Sugar of milk in large doses to develop the Bacillus acidophilus to correct putrefactive intestinal conditions and also constipation.)
Thirtieth potency and higher. Locally in gangrene. One ounce of lump sugar morning and evening valuable adjunct in the treatment of obstinate cases of heart failure due to deficient heart muscle without valvular lesion. Epilepsy; blood with reduced sugar
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.