Phytolacca Decandra

Poke-root, Phytolacca Berry, Phytol, Phytolacca, Phytolacca Americana, American Pokeweed

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HPUS indication of Phytolacca Decandra: Breast pain
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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Phytolacca Decandra may help, unprocessed Phytolacca Decandra may be best avoided.

Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Phytolacca Decandra in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

  GENERAL - Phytolacca Decandra


Aching, soreness, restlessness, prostration, are general symptoms guiding to Phytolacca Decandra. Pre-eminently a glandular remedy. Glandular swellings with heat and inflammation. Has a powerful effect on fibrous and osseous tissues; fasciae and muscle sheaths; acts on scar tissue. Syphilitic bone pains; chronic rheumatism. Sore throat, quinsy, and diphtheria. Tetanus and opisthotonos. Decrease of weight. Retarded dentition.


Tincture, to third potency. Externally for mastitis.

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  MODALITIES ETC - Phytolacca Decandra


WORSE, sensitive to electric changes. Effects of a wetting, when it RAINS, exposure to DAMP, cold weather, night, exposure, motion, right side.


BETTER, warmth, dry weather, rest.

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  RELATIONSHIPS - Phytolacca Decandra


Compare: Tincture of Phytolacca Decandra (sore throats and in the treatment of obesity); Bryonia Bry.; Rhus Tox Rhus; KALI-Hydrangea Arborescens Hyd.; Merc Viv Merc.; Sanguinaria Canadensis Sang.; Arum Triphyllum Arum Triph.


Antidotes: Milk and salt; Belladonna Bellad.; Mezereum Mezer.


Inimical: Merc Viv Mercur.

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  MIND - Phytolacca Decandra


Loss of personal delicacy, disregard of surrounding objects

Indifferent to life.

Behaviour; habits; clinch teeth together

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  VERTIGO, DIZZINESS - Phytolacca Decandra


Vertigo on rising

On rising; from bed

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  HEAD - Phytolacca Decandra

Brain feels sore

Pressure in temples and over eyes


Pain from frontal region backward

Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); forehead


Rheumatism of scalp; pains come on every time it rains

Scaly eruption on scalp.

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  EYES - Phytolacca Decandra



Feeling of sand under lids

Tarsal edges feel hot

Fistula lachrymalis ( Hydrofluoricum Acidum Fluor-ac.) Abundant lachrymation, hot.

Inflammation; arthritic (gouty and rheumatic)

glandular swellings



Dim; after diphtheria

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  EARS - Phytolacca Decandra


Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp; when swallowing

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  NOSE - Phytolacca Decandra


Coryza; flow of mucus from One nostril and from posterior nares.

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  MOUTH - Phytolacca Decandra


Mapped, indented, fissured, with yellow patch down center

Odour (halitosis, bad breath); putrid



Teeth clenched; low lip drawn down; lips everted; jaws firmly set; chin drawn down on sternum

Gums and teeth

Teething children with irresistible desire to Bite the teeth together

Teeth; wants to bite on something hard, which relieves pain of teething

pain; biting, chewing


Much stringy saliva.


Tongue Red tip, feels rough and scalded; bleeding from mouth; blisters on side

Discoloration; tongue; red; tip

Tongue; movement of tongue; protruded

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  THROAT - Phytolacca Decandra


Dark red or bluish red

Much pain at root of tongue; soft palate and tonsils swollen

Sensation of a lump in throat ( Belladonna Bell.; Lachesis Lach.) Throat feels rough, narrow, hot

tonsils swollen, especially right; dark-red appearance

Shooting pain into ears on swallowing

Pseudo-membranous exudation, grayish-white; thick, tenacious yellowish mucus, difficult to dislodge

Cannot swallow anything hot ( Lachnanthes Tinctoria Lach.) Tension and pressure in parotid gland

Ulcerated sore throat and diphtheria; Throat feels very hot; pain at root of tongue extending to ear

Uvula large, dropsical

Quinsy; tonsils and fauces swollen, with burning pain; cannot swallow even water


follicular pharyngitis.

Discoloration; dark


Membrane, exudation, diphtheria, etc.


wash leather



uvula (lobe at back of mouth)

Mucus; clinging

Pain; from warmth; form warm drinks



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  CHEST - Phytolacca Decandra


Heart; Feeling as if heart leaped into throat ( Podophyllum Peltatum Pod.) Shock of pain in cardiac region alternating with pain in right arm.

Breast; nipples; cracked nipples

nipples; excoriated (as if grazed, chaffed)

Inflammation; breast

Lumps; sensitive nodules; in breast

Skin; abscess; breast

abscess; breast; threatening, on old scars

ulceration; of breast



Difficult breathing; dry hacking, tickling cough; worse at night ( Mentha Pulegium Mentha; Belladonna Bellad.) Aching pains in chest, through mid-sternum; with cough

Rheumatism of lower intercostals.

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  SKIN - Phytolacca Decandra


Itches, becomes dry, shrunken, pale

Papular and pustular lesions

Most useful in early stages of cutaneous diseases

Disposition to boils, and when sloughing occurs

Squamous eruptions

Syphilitic eruptions

Swelling and induration of glands

Venereal buboes

Scarlatina-like rash

Warts and moles.

Abnormal growths; ulcers

ulcers; coming and going quickly

ulcers; syphilitic

Out-breaks on skin; herpetic; rings

psoriasis (red patches with silvery scales)


rash (see granular); scaly


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  BACK AND NECK - Phytolacca Decandra


Stiffness; neck; night


Aching pains in lumbar region; pains streaking up and down spine into sacrum

Weakness and dull pain in region of kidneys

Back stiff, especially in morning on rising and during damp weather.

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  ABDOMEN - Phytolacca Decandra


Sore spot in right hypochondrium

Rheumatism of abdominal muscles

Colic at navel

Burning griping pains

Bruised feeling through epigastrium and abdomen

Constipation of the aged and those with weak heart

Bleeding from rectum.

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  GENITALS ETC - Phytolacca Decandra


Scanty, suppressed, With pain in kidney region



Male; Painful induration of testicles

Shooting along perineum to penis.


Female; Mastitis; Mammae hard and very sensitive

Tumors of the breasts with enlarged axillary glands

Breast is hard, painful and of purple hue

Mammary abscess

When child nurses, Pain goes from nipple all over body

Cracks and small ulcers about nipples

Ovarian neuralgia of right side.

Male; pain; sore; spermatic cords


Irritable breasts, before and during menses

Galactorrhoea ( Calc Carb Calc.) Menses too copious and frequent

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  EXTREMITIES, LIMBS - Phytolacca Decandra

Extremities, limbs

Shooting pain in right shoulder, with stiffness and inability to raise arm ( See heart.) Rheumatic pains; worse in morning

Pains fly like electric shocks, shooting, lancinating, shifting rapidly ( Pulsatilla Puls.; Kali Bich Kali-bich.) Pain in under side of thighs

Syphilitic sciatica

Aching of heels; relieved by elevating feet

Pains like shocks

Pain in legs, patient dreads to get up

Feet puffed; pain in ankles and feet

Neuralgia in toes.



lower limbs; night

lower leg; night

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  FEVER AND CHILL - Phytolacca Decandra

Fever and chill

High fever, alternating with chilliness and great prostration.

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  INJURIES AND ACCIDENTS - Phytolacca Decandra

Injuries and accidents

Poisoning; poisoning by mercury

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  GENERALITIES - Phytolacca Decandra


Faintness, fainting; on rising; from bed

Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation); glands

Pain; sudden, sharp; upward