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Sanguinaria Canadensis

Blood Root

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Below are the strongest indications of Sanguinaria Canadensis based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.

Is a right-sided remedy pre-eminently, and affects chiefly the mucous membranes, especially of the respiratory tract. It has marked vasomotor disturbances, as seen in the circumscribed redness of the cheeks, flashes of heat, determination of blood to head and chest, distention of temporal veins, burning in palms and soles, and has been found very applicable to climacteric disorders. BURNING sensations, like from hot water. Influenzal coughs. Phthisis. Sudden stopping of catarrh of respiratory tract followed by diarrhoea. burning in various parts is characteristic.
Better, acids, sleep, darkness.
WORSE, sweets, right side, motion, touch.
Complementary: Tart. Em.
Compare: Justicia (bronchial catarrh, coryza, hoarseness; oversensitive). Digitalis (Migraine). Bell.; Iris; Meli.; Lach.; Ferr.; Op.
Tincture in headaches; sixth potency in rheumatism.

    EXPECTORATION (click for more)

expectoration; mucous;
expectoration; noticeable smell; offensive smell;

    VERTIGO, DIZZINESS (click for more)

vertigo, dizziness;

    HEAD (click for more)

Pain better lying down and sleep
Burning in eyes
head; congestion (see pulsation);
head; hot; flashes of heat; after chilliness;
head; pain, headache; back of head (occiput); extending to other parts; eyes;
head; pain, headache; back of head (occiput); extending to other parts; forehead;
head; pain, headache; in forehead; above eyes; above right;
head; pain, headache; recurring headache;
head; pain, headache; sudden pain or sudden increase of pain;
head; pain, headache; with stomach complaints;
head; pulsating;
Headaches return at climacteric; every seventh day ( Sulph.; Sabad.) Pain in small spot over upper left parietal bone
Pain in the back of head "like a flash of lightning."
Periodical sick headache; pain begins in occiput, spreads upwards, and Settles over eyes, especially right
veins and temples are distended
Worse RIGHT side, sun headache

    EYE (click for more)

eye; pain;
eye; pain; daytime only;
eye; pain; right;

    EAR (click for more)

Aural polypus.
Burning in ears
ear; noises in ear;
ear; pain; burning;
Earache with headache
Humming and roaring

    NOSE (click for more)

Coryza, followed by diarrhoea
Nasal polypi
Chronic rhinitis; membrane DRY and congested.
nose; skin or lining of nose; polyp (growth up nose);
nose; sneezing;
Ozaena, with profuse, offensive yellowish discharges

    FACE (click for more)

Fullness and tenderness behind angle of jaws.
Redness and burning of cheeks
face; skin; discoloration; red;
face; skin; discoloration; red; during cough;
hectic flush
Neuralgia; pain extends in all directions from upper jaw

    MOUTH (click for more)

mouth; pain; burning, raw and smarting;

    THROAT (click for more)

Dry and constricted
Swollen; worse, right side
throat; catarrh;
throat; catarrh; larynx;
throat; catarrh; trachea (wind pipe);
throat; dryness;
throat; irritation; larynx;
throat; irritation; throat-pit;
throat; irritation; trachea (wind pipe);
throat; mucus; trachea (wind pipe);
throat; pain; burning;
throat; pain; burning; gullet;
throat; tickling in the air passages;
throat; tickling in the air passages; evening; in bed;
throat; tickling in the air passages; in throat-pit;
throat; tickling in the air passages; in trachea (wind pipe);
throat; tickling in the air passages; larynx;
Tongue white; feels scalded
Ulceration of mouth and fauces, with dry, burning sensation

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Diarrhoea as coryza improves
abdomen; stomach; burping, belching;
abdomen; stomach; burping, belching; after coughing;
abdomen; stomach; burping, belching; empty; after cough;
abdomen; stomach; nausea; during headache;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; bile; with headache;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; bitter;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; during headache;
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; strong and sharp (acrid);
abdomen; stomach; vomiting; worms;
Burning, vomiting
Craving for piquant things
Diarrhoea; bilious, liquid, gushing stool ( Nat-sulph.; Lycop.) Cancer of rectum.
Nausea, with salivation
Pain over region of liver
Sinking, faint all-gone feeling ( Phos.; Sep.) Spitting up of bile; gastroduodenal catarrh.
Stomach; Aversion to butter
Unquenchable thirst

    RECTUM (click for more)

rectum; flatulence;

    GENITALS (click for more)

Before menses, itching of axillae
Climacteric disorders.
Female; Leucorrhoea fetid, corrosive
Menses offensive, profuse
Soreness of breasts
Uterine polypi

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Cough returns with every fresh cold
Cough of gastric origin; relieved by eructation
Severe dyspnoea and constriction of chest
Asthma with stomach disorders ( Nux.) Valvular disease with lung development, phosphates in urine and loss of flesh
Burning in chest as of hot steam from chest to abdomen
Burning soreness in right chest, through to right shoulder
Cough, with burning pain in chest; worse, right side
Fibroid phthisis
Heat and tension behind the sternum
Hemoptysis from suppressed menses
Must sit up in bed
Oedema of larynx
Offensive breath and purulent expectoration
Pneumonia; better, lying on back
Severe soreness under right nipple
Spasmodic cough after influenza and After whooping-cough
Sputum tough, Rust-colored, offensive, almost impossible to raise
Sudden stoppage of catarrh of air passages brings on diarrhoea.
Tickling behind sternum, causes a constant hacking cough; worse at night on lying down
Trachea sore

    COUGH (click for more)

cough; burping, belching;
cough; dry cough; evening; lying down;
cough; dry cough; flatulence;
cough; dry cough; must sit up;
cough; flatulence;
cough; hacking cough;
cough; hacking cough; afternoon;
cough; hacking cough; evening;
cough; hacking cough; evening; after lying down;
cough; hacking cough; from dryness in larynx;
cough; hacking cough; while lying down;
cough; intermittent; after whooping cough;
cough; sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); dryness from coughing; larynx;
cough; sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); from irritation in air passages; in throat-pit;
cough; sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); sensation of crawling; throat-pit;
cough; sensations in throat and air passages (either from coughing, or causing coughing); sensation of foreign body in throat; in wind pipe;
cough; tickling;
cough; tickling; in throat-pit;
cough; tickling; in wind pipe;
cough; while lying down;
cough; while lying down; evening;
cough; while lying down; evening; must sit up;
cough; while lying down; night;

    CHEST (click for more)

chest; catarrh;
chest; inflammation; bronchial tubes (bronchitis);
chest; lungs; tuberculosis; full of mucus;
chest; lungs; tuberculosis; last stage;
chest; pain; breast bone; behind;

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Rheumatic pains in places least covered by flesh; not in joints
Burning in soles and palms
extremities, limbs; movements and positions; lameness; upper limbs; right;
extremities, limbs; pain; rheumatic;
extremities, limbs; pain; shoulder;
extremities, limbs; pain; shoulder; night;
extremities, limbs; pain; shoulder; night; turning in bed;
extremities, limbs; pain; shoulder; raising the arm;
extremities, limbs; pain; shoulder; right;
extremities, limbs; pain; upper arm; deltoid region (by top muscle of arm);
extremities, limbs; pain; upper arm; rheumatic;
extremities, limbs; pain; upper limbs; night;
extremities, limbs; pain; upper limbs; rheumatic;
extremities, limbs; pain; upper limbs; right;
Rheumatism of right shoulder, left hip-joint and nape of neck
Right-sided neuritis; better touching the part.
Toes and soles of feet burn

    FEVER (click for more)

fever; hectic fever;
fever; stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill followed by heat;

    SKIN (click for more)

Red, blotchy eruptions; worse in spring
Acne, with scanty menses
Antidotes: Rhus Poisoning
Burning and itching; worse by heat
Circumscribed red spots over malar bones.

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

generalities; formication (like insects crawling around); internally;
generalities; lethargic, tired;
generalities; lying down; lying down;
generalities; lying down; lying in bed;
generalities; pain; burning externally; internally;
generalities; pain; pressing; internally;
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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.

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