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Sambucus Nigra

Pink Elder, Sambucus

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HPUS label indication: Profuse sweat
Sambucus Nigra

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

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 (click for more)

Thick; and sticky
Thick; like jelly

    MIND (click for more)

Very easily frightened

Constant fretfulness

Fright followed by suffocative attacks.

Sees images when shutting eyes

    HEAD (click for more)

Skin and scalp; perspiration; scalp; except the head

    NOSE (click for more)

Dryness; inside

Running or blocked nose (coryza); blocked
Running or blocked nose (coryza); dry

Snuffles (see obstruction)
Snuffles (see obstruction); in new-born infants

    FACE (click for more)

Heat and perspiration of face.

Red, burning spots on cheeks

Turns blue with cough

    THROAT (click for more)

Mucus; larynx

Voice; hoarseness; mucus in larynx

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Colic, with nausea and flatulence; frequent watery, slimy stools.

    URINE (click for more)

Acute nephritis; dropsical symptoms, with vomiting.

Frequent micturition, with scanty urine

Profuse urine with dry heat of skin

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Child awakes suddenly, nearly suffocating, sits up, turns blue

Sniffles of infants; nose dry and obstructed

cannot expire ( Meph.) Miller’s asthma.

Chest oppressed with pressure in stomach, and nausea

Dry coryza

Hoarseness with tenacious mucus in larynx

Loose choking cough

Paroxysmal, Suffocative cough, coming on about midnight, with crying and dyspnoea

Asthma attack
Asthma attack; in children
Asthma attack; night; after midnight
Asthma attack; night; after midnight; must spring out of bed

Difficult (dyspnea); breathing in difficult
Difficult (dyspnea); breathing out
Difficult (dyspnea); night
Difficult (dyspnea); night; after midnight
Difficult (dyspnea); night; after midnight; 3 a.m.
Difficult (dyspnea); night; after midnight; frequent attacks until 4 a.m.



Rough; crowing (see croup)

Spasmodic croup

When nursing child must let go of nipple, nose blocked up, cannot breathe

    COUGH (click for more)


Suffocating; night; midnight

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Debilitating night-sweats ( Salvia; Acet-ac.)

Edematous swelling in legs, insteps, and feet

Coldness; lower limbs; foot; with heat elsewhere; with heat of body during sleep
Coldness; upper limbs; hands

Swollen; foot; fluid accumulation
Swollen; leg
Swollen; lower limbs; fluid in tissues

Feet icy cold

Hands turn blue

    SLEEP (click for more)

Falling asleep; during heat

Sleep between heat of fever

Sleepiness, tiredness; during the heat

    FEVER (click for more)

Dry, deep cough precedes the fever paroxysm.

Dreads uncovering

Dry heat while sleeping

Aversion to uncovering

Burning heat; during sleep

Chilliness from uncovering; uncovering during any stage of attack

Dry heat; night; during sleep
Dry heat; night; on going to sleep

Heat comes on during sleep
Heat comes on during sleep; cold feet and sweat on waking

profuse sweat over entire body during waking hours

    PERSPIRATION (click for more)

After waking from sleep
Aversion to uncovering

Daytime; while awake

Dry heat while sleeping, perspiration on waking

During sleep

Evening; 7 p.m.; to 1 a.m.

From coughing

General sweat everywhere except the head


Morning; after waking



On going to sleep

Only while awake

Profuse; debilitating; not offensive smelling
Profuse; evening; 7 p.m., lasting till 1 a.m. dry heat returns on going to sleep
Profuse; on waking

While lying

    SKIN (click for more)

Bloated and swollen; general dropsy; Profuse sweat on waking.

Dry heat of skin during sleep

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

Lying down; after lying down
Lying down; lying down

Movement; continued movement




Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from perspiration
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from perspiration; while awake, dry, burning heat while sleeping
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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.