Sambucus NigraElder, Sambucus
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 Sambucus Nigra based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.
Acts especially on the respiratory organs. Dry coryza of infants, snuffles, edematous swellings. Profuse sweat accompanies many affections.
BETTER, sitting up in bed, motion. Relationship.
Compare: Ipec.; Meph.; Opium; Sambucus Nigra Canadensis (great value in dropsies, large doses required - fluid extract, 1/4 to 1 teaspoonful three times daily). Antidotes: Ars.; Camph.
WORSE, sleep, during rest, after eating fruit.
Tincture, to sixth potency.expectoration; thick; and sticky;expectoration; thick; like jelly;Very easily frightenedConstant fretfulnessFright followed by suffocative attacks.Sees images when shutting eyeshead; skin and scalp; perspiration; scalp; except the head;nose; dryness; inside;nose; running or blocked nose (coryza); blocked;nose; running or blocked nose (coryza); dry;nose; snuffles (see obstruction);nose; snuffles (see obstruction); in new-born infants;Heat and perspiration of face.Red, burning spots on cheeksTurns blue with coughthroat; mucus; larynx;throat; voice; hoarseness; mucus in larynx;Colic, with nausea and flatulence; frequent watery, slimy stools.Acute nephritis; dropsical symptoms, with vomiting.Frequent micturition, with scanty urineProfuse urine with dry heat of skinChild awakes suddenly, nearly suffocating, sits up, turns blueSniffles of infants; nose dry and obstructedcannot expire ( Meph.) Miller’s asthma.Chest oppressed with pressure in stomach, and nauseaDry coryzaHoarseness with tenacious mucus in larynxLoose choking coughParoxysmal, Suffocative cough, coming on about midnight, with crying and dyspnoearespiration; asthma attack;respiration; asthma attack; in children;respiration; asthma attack; night; after midnight;respiration; asthma attack; night; after midnight; must spring out of bed;respiration; difficult (dyspnea); breathing in difficult;respiration; difficult (dyspnea); breathing out;respiration; difficult (dyspnea); night;respiration; difficult (dyspnea); night; after midnight;respiration; difficult (dyspnea); night; after midnight; 3 a.m.;respiration; difficult (dyspnea); night; after midnight; frequent attacks until 4 a.m.;respiration; interrupted;respiration; loud;respiration; rough; crowing (see croup);Spasmodic croupWhen nursing child must let go of nipple, nose blocked up, cannot breathecough; croupy;cough; suffocating;cough; suffocating; night; midnight;Debilitating night-sweats ( Salvia; Acet-ac.)Edematous swelling in legs, insteps, and feetextremities, limbs; coldness; lower limbs; foot; with heat elsewhere; with heat of body during sleep;extremities, limbs; coldness; upper limbs; hands;extremities, limbs; swollen; foot; fluid accumulation;extremities, limbs; swollen; leg;extremities, limbs; swollen; lower limbs; fluid in tissues;Feet icy coldHands turn bluesleep; falling asleep; during heat;sleep; sleep between heat of fever;sleep; sleepiness, tiredness; during the heat;Dry, deep cough precedes the fever paroxysm.Dreads uncoveringDry heat while sleepingfever; aversion to uncovering;fever; burning heat; during sleep;fever; chilliness from uncovering; uncovering during any stage of attack;fever; dry heat; night; during sleep;fever; dry heat; night; on going to sleep;fever; heat comes on during sleep;fever; heat comes on during sleep; cold feet and sweat on waking;profuse sweat over entire body during waking hoursperspiration;perspiration; after waking from sleep;perspiration; aversion to uncovering;perspiration; daytime; while awake;perspiration; dry heat while sleeping, perspiration on waking;perspiration; during sleep;perspiration; evening; 7 p.m.; to 1 a.m.;perspiration; from coughing;perspiration; general sweat everywhere except the head;perspiration; long-lasting;perspiration; morning;perspiration; morning; after waking;perspiration; movement;perspiration; night;perspiration; on going to sleep;perspiration; only while awake;perspiration; profuse;perspiration; profuse; debilitating; not offensive smelling;perspiration; profuse; evening; 7 p.m., lasting till 1 a.m. dry heat returns on going to sleep;perspiration; profuse; on waking;perspiration; while lying;Bloated and swollen; general dropsy; Profuse sweat on waking.Dry heat of skin during sleepgeneralities; lying down; after lying down;generalities; lying down; lying down;generalities; movement;generalities; movement; continued movement;generalities; rising;generalities; uncovering;generalities; walking;generalities; weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from perspiration;generalities; weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from perspiration; while awake, dry, burning heat while sleeping;
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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.