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 Senna based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.
Is of much use in infantile colics when the child seems to be Full of wind. Oxaluria, with excess of urea; increased specific gravity. Where the system is broken down, bowels constipated, muscular weakness, and waste of nitrogenous materials, Senna will act as a tonic. Ebullitions of blood at night. Acetonaemia, prostration, fainting, constipation with colic and flatulence. Liver enlarged and tender.
Compare: Kali-carb.; Jalapa.
Antidotes: Nux; Cham.
Third to sixth potency.
▲ ▼ STOOL (click for more)
Constipation, with colic and flatulence
Fluid yellowish, with pinching pains before
Greenish mucus; never-get-done sensation ( Merc
.) Burning in rectum, with strangury of bladder
Liver enlarged and tender, stools hard and dark, with loss of appetite, coated tongue, bad taste, and Weakness.
▲ ▼ URINE (click for more)
Specific gravity and density increased; hyperazoturia, oxaluria, phosphaturia, and acetonuria.
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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.