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Strophanthus Hispidus

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HPUS label indication: Hives

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

Strophanthus is a muscle poison; it increases the contractile power of all striped muscles. Acts on the heart, Increasing the systole and diminishes the rapidity. May be used with advantage to tone the heart, and run off dropsical accumulations. In small doses for weak heart; it feels enlarged. In mitral regurgitation, where oedema and dropsy have supervened ( Digit.) Strophanthus occasions no gastric distress, has no cumulative effects, is a greater diuretic, and is safer for the aged, as it does not affect the vaso-motors. In pneumonia and in severe prostration from hemorrhage after operations and acute diseases. After the long use of stimulants; Irritable heart of tobacco-smokers. Arteriosclerosis; rigid arteries of aged. Restores tone to a BRITTLE tissue, especially of the heart muscle and valves. Especially useful in failing compensation dependent upon fatty heart. HIVES. Anaemia with palpitation and breathlessness. Exophthalmia goitre. Corpulent persons.
Compare: Digit ( but is slower than Strophanthus Hispidus. in its action); Phos-ac ( weak heart, irregular pulse, fluttering sensation in cardiac region, palpitation during sleep, fainting).
Tincture and 6X potency. In more acute cases, five to ten drops of the tincture three times a day.

    HEAD (click for more)

Senile vertigo.

Temporal pains with double vision, impaired sight; brilliant eyes, flushed face

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Increased secretion; scanty and albuminous.

Urinary Organs.

Seven drops of tincture.

Stomach; Nausea with special disgust for Alcohol and so aids in treatment of dipsomania

    GENITALS (click for more)

Bronchial and cardiac asthma.

Female; Menorrhagia; uterine hemorrhage; uterus heavily congested

Oedema of lungs

    CHEST (click for more)

Cardiac pain.

Heart’s action weak, rapid, irregular, due to muscular Debility; and Insufficiency

Heart; Pulse quickened

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)


Swollen, dropsical

    SKIN (click for more)

Urticaria, especially more chronic forms.
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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.