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Drosera Rotundifolia - General symptoms

Sundew, Drosera Dros.

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HPUS indication of Drosera Rotundifolia: Cough
Common symptoms: Cough, Hoarseness, Sore throat.

Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Drosera Rotundifolia in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.

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Intolerable stitches while coughing or breathing deeply, in the upper part of the chest near the axilla, only somewhat relieved by pressing the hand upon the painful spot, with purulent expectoration, intimately mixed, with blood and colored red.

the spot was not painful to external touch.

lasting from the morning through the day (after twenty-four hours),.


So weak in the morning on waking that he is scarcely able to open the eyes,

Excessive weariness in the morning; he does not wish to rise from bed,

His whole body feels weak, with sunken eyes and cheeks (after eight hours),

Quotidian fever. in the forenoon, before nine, chilliness, with ice-cold hands and blue nails (he was obliged to lie down), lasting till noon.

after the chilliness, thirst, followed by heaviness of the head, throbbing pain in the occiput, and heat of the face, with usual warmth of the rest of the body, lasting till 3 P.M.

in the evening, feels well.

at night, profuse sweat, especially on the abdomen.

after the heat, nausea,.

Affects markedly the respiratory organs and was pointed out by Hahnemann as the principal remedy for whooping-cough. Drosera Rotundifolia can break down resistance to tubercle and should therefore be capable of raising it (Dr. Tyler). Laryngeal phthisis is benefited by it. Phthisis pulmonum; vomiting of food from coughing with gastric irritation and profuse expectoration. Pains about hip-joint. Tubercular glands.

Spasmodic, catarrhal and haemorrhagic effects

Tuberculosis; of bones

Easily angered

Desire to drown himself

Sensitive to sour odors

Painful sneezing

Putrid taste

PROLONGED, PERIODICAL FITS OF RAPID, INCESSANT, DEEP BARKING OR CHOKING COUGH; as if from abdomen; taking away the breath; compel holding the sides and ending in retching, vomiting (first of ingesta, then of mucus), nosebleed or cold sweat; followed by loquacity

Typical whooping cough

Tickling like a feather or crumb in larynx

Bloody, purulent expectoration

Hoarse, toneless voice Constriction of chest Stitches below axillae

Writers' cramp

Drosera rotundifolia. Round-leaved Sundew. N. O. Droseraceae. Tincture of active fresh plant.

The chief feature of the Drosera effects is a spasmodic cough resembling whooping-cough, in which affection it is one of the leading remedies, as it is also in the spasmodic cough of phthisis. The characteristic cough is Frequent spells of barking cough.

agg. evening and after midnight.

patient holds his side.

vomits if he cannot get up phlegm.

every effort to raise a little phlegm ends in retching and vomiting.

there may be bloody stools. Teste, who places Drosera in his Zincum Metallicum Zincum group of medicines, mentions that it grows in damp prairies, along the border of marshes, and is avoided by animals. Barrich states that when eaten by sheep it gives them a cough which is fatal to them. Curiously enough, it was recommended by German physicians of the eighteenth century as a panacea for hoarseness, chest affections, and even for phthisis. Serrand, of Paris (translated H. R., vi. 153) maintains that Drosera has an important rĂ´le in the prophylaxis of tubercle. He refers to the fact that sheep eating Drosera leaves acquire a nocturnal cough and die, and that the pleurae of cats to which Drosera had been administered were found studded with tubercles. The indications calling for it in the premonitory stage are pallor, weakness, loss of appetite, dry cough, emaciation. Three laryngoscopic indications are ($51$) Anaemia and pallor of larynx.

(2) vocal cords not sufficiently approximated from functional impairment of crico-arytenoid muscles.

(3) redness and swelling of mucous membrane covering and between the arytenoid cartilages. Dr. Serrand commends Dros. in cases of declared phthisis as well. He gives it in the low attenuations. Buchmann of Alvensleben agrees with Hahnemann that Dros. in high attenuation should not be repeated. He cured himself of a bronchial catarrh which used to attack him every spring and fall, characterised by a violent tickling cough, which almost drove him to distraction at night, with Dros. 1x. and Ø. A single dose as soon as the tickling in the larynx commenced sufficed to allay it at once and allowed him to rest, and it was only repeated when the tickling returned. Among the characteristics of Drosera are Spasmodic and constricting pains in abdomen.

larynx. throat. chest.

hypochondria. Crawling in larynx.

feeling as if a soft substance were lodged in larynx, as a feather. Difficult swallowing of solids. Voice fails. Stitching pains in chest and all parts.

lancinations in brain. Stitches from left loin into penis.

itching stitches in glans. Haemorrhages of bright red blood, from nose.

mouth (bloody saliva).

with vomit. with stool.

expectoration. Gnawing stinging pains in joints and long bones. Dros. has many pains about the hip-joints and has cured sciatica with the following characters "Pressing pains, agg. from pressure, from stooping, from lying on painful part, amel. after rising from bed." Eruption like measles.

prickling burning itching.

agg. undressing. amel. by scratching.

bleeding, burning ulcers, cutting pains. Epileptic attacks with rigidity.

with twitching of limbs.

after attack, haemoptysis and sleep. Symptoms are agg. towards evening and after midnight. agg. By warmth.

by warm drinks. amel. in open air. Many symptoms are agg. at rest and when lying in bed. Supporting the part amel. pains in head and chest. Stooping agg.

walking amel. singing and talking agg. Motion of eye agg. head pains. Motion amel. stitching in chest and joints, and shivering. agg. From acids.

Fatiguing cough like whooping-cough (attacks, every one to three hours, with barking or dull-sounding coughs, choking the breathing, caused by tickling or dryness of the throat; yellow and bitter expectoration; has to swallow this mucus down) with bluish face, wheezing respiration, attacks of suffocation, bleeding from the nose and mouth, and anxiety.

Roundleaved Sundew. Hahnemann. Droseraceae.

The use of this medicine has been mostly limited to whooping cough, but it has a more extensive use.

When we examine its spasmodic nature, its exhaustion, its cramps, which extend through a large number of complaints, we must realize that it is a more extensive remedy. Epileptiform spasms, prolonged sleeplessness, copious sweat on waking from sleep, restlessness and anxiety. imagines that he is constantly persecuted. Flashes of heat, dread of the night. Many complaints come on in the night. Anxiety, sleeplessness, and fear of ghosts. Spasmodic cough. Fear of being alone and suspicious of his most intimate friends.

Confusion of mind and much dizziness. Lancinating pains in various parts of the body, especially in the head, and must support the head with the hands.

Must support the chest when coughing. Must press upon the abdomen. Pressive, congestive headaches. Corrosive itching in various parts of the body with measles -like eruptions. The eyeballs become prominent and congested from coughing during measles and in convulsions. Stitching pain in the eyes. Noises in the ears, roaring, bumming and drumming. Earache in children. Stitching in the ears. Bleeding from various orifices, especially from the nose, throat, larynx, and chest when coughing, in connection with the spasmodic coughs.

Putrid taste in the mouth is a common symptom when it is found in phtisical conditions of the lungs, larynx, and also in whooping cough. Bloody saliva and hemorrhage from the mouth. Difficulty in swallowing solid foods.

Constriction of the throat and of the larynx and constriction of the oesophagus preventing swallowing. Cramping constriction runs all through the remedy. Cramping of the hands upon undertaking to hold on to something. When grasping the broom handle.

In the throat there is burning and scraping. Stitching pains in the throat. The throat is dark red or purple. I believe that Drosera has a clinical symptom of great value. Scraping hi the larynx and cough after eating. In its proving it has cough after drinking. It has especially cough after eating and drinking cold things. This cough comes from tickling in the larynx and constrictions in the larynx. Nausea and vomiting. Vomiting of blood and bile in the morning and vomiting of mucus, and food when coughing. Coughing until he retches and vomits.

Constricting pains in the pit of the stomach. Constricting pains in the sides of the abdomen. Colic after sour food. Perhaps the most troublesome irritation found in Drosera Rotundifolia is in the larynx, where there will be found clutching, cramping, constricting, and burning.

Violent tickling in the larynx brings on cough, rousing him from sleep, coming on every few hours with increasing intensity making the remedy resemble whooping cough, in which it has been very useful. Sensation in the larynx like a feather. Spasms of the larynx. Spasms of the extremities when coughing. The cough is brought on from tickling, from accumulation of mucus in the larynx. These conditions are found in phthisis of the larynx, in whooping cough, in laryngitis, and in catarrh of the larynx.

Spasmodic difficulties of the chest and larynx cause difficult breathing and suffocation. Sensation as of something in the chest preventing breathing when talking or coughing. Difficult breathing and cough coming after midnight.

Difficult breathing especially on waking. Not able to utter a sound. Difficult breathing and suffocating sensation. The face becomes purple from spasms in the larynx. Compression of the chest. These attacks of suffocation come on with the cough or come upon lying down.

Asthmatic breathing from talking and constriction in the larynx. Deep sounding, hoarse cough, rough scraping cough, loud whooping cough, spasmodic whooping cough. Violent constriction of the chest and muscles of the throat and larynx with whooping cough. Whooping cough coming in paroxysms of two or three hours, but violently worse after lying down at night and toward 3 o'clock in the morning. Most tormenting tickling in the larynx urging to cough.

Paroxysmal dry cough from tickling in the larynx. Spasmodic cough, sympathetic cough from spinal irritation. Violent spasmodic cough in young girls going into consumption. Cough with expectoration of bright red or black clotted blood. Bloody expectoration.

Severe attacks of stitching in the chest when sneezing or coughing. He must press on the chest with the hand for relief. Makes an effort to hold chest with the hand when coughing, the cough is so violent. Compression of the chest, burning sensation in the chest, stitching pains in the chest. It is a very useful remedy in chronic bronchitis with spasmodic cough. It is a great palliative for the spasmodic cough that occurs in consumption and all along the course of tuberculosis of the lungs. In these chest complaints, pains between the shoulders, pains in the back as if bruised from coughing.

Coldness in the bands and feet and blueness of the extremities. Cramps in the extremities with the cough. The cough becomes so violent that the patient goes into convulsions. Along with these spasmodic coughs especially in phtisical conditions there are febrile attacks. Chill and chilliness and one-sided chill. Chill and fever with whooping cough. Chill and fever with inflammation of the larynx. The heat as well as the cough is worse after midnight. Cold sweat on the forehead and on the extremities.


First to twelfth attenuation.


Amblyopia. Asthma. Bronchitis. Catarrh. Consumption. Cough. Coxalgia. Epilepsy. Haemorrhage. Headache. Laryngitis. Measles. Nausea. Phthisis. Sciatica. Vomiting. Whooping-cough.



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