Xanthoxylum FraxineumPrickly Ash, Xanthox, Xanthoxyl, Xanthoxylon fraxineum
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 Xanthoxylum Fraxineum based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.
Its specific action is on the nervous system and mucous membranes. Paralysis, especially Hemiplegia. Painful hemorrhages, after-pains, Neuralgic dysmenorrhoea, and rheumatic affections, offer a therapeutic field for this remedy, especially in patients of spare habit and nervous, delicate organization. Indigestion from over-eating or from too much fluid. Sluggish capillary circulation. Neurasthenia, poor assimilation, insomnia, occipital headache. Increases mucous secretion of mouth and stimulates the secretion from all glands with ducts opening in the mouth.
Compare: Gnaph.; Cimicif.; Staph.; Mezer.; Piscidia - White dogwood - (a nerve sedative. Insomnia due to worry, nervous excitement, spasmodic coughs; pains of irregular menstruation; regulates the flow. Neuralgic and spasmodic affections. Use tincture in rather material doses.)
First to sixth potency.Mental depression.Nervous, frightenedFeels fullOccipital headachePain over eyes, throbbing pressure over nose, pressure in forehead; head seems divided; ringing in earsSick headache with dizziness and flatulence.Weight and pain on vertexDryness of mouth and faucesface; skin; discoloration; red; during painful menstruation;Neuralgia of lower jawPharyngitis ( Wyethia.)Dysentery, with Tympanites, tenesmus; inodorous discharges.Griping and diarrhoeaMenses thick, almost blackNeuralgic dysmenorrhoea, with neuralgic headaches; pain in Back and down legsFemale; Menses too early and painfulNeurasthenic patients who are thin, emaciated; poor assimilation with insomnia and occipital headache.Ovarian neuralgia, with pain in loins and lower abdomen; worse, Left side, extending down the thigh, along genitocrural nervesAphoniaConstant desire to take a long breath; oppression of chestDry cough, day and night.Anterior, crural neuralgia ( Staph.) Left arm numbHemiplegiaNeuralgic shooting pain, as from electricity, all over limbs.Numbness of left side; impairment of nerve of motionPain in nape, extending down backParalysis of left side following spinal disordersSciatica; worse, hot weatherHard and unrefreshing; dreams of flyingSleeplessness in neurasthenics.
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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.