Podophyllum Peltatum

May-apple, Podophyllum, Pod, Podoph, Podophy, Podophyl, Podophyllinum

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

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

  GENERAL - Podophyllum Peltatum


Is especially adapted to persons of bilious temperament. It affects chiefly the Duodenum, small intestines, liver, and Rectum. The Podophyllum Peltatum disease is a gastro-enteritis with colicky pain and bilious vomiting. Stool is watery with jelly-like mucus, painless, Profuse. Gushing and offensive. Many troubles during pregnancy; pendulous abdomen after confinement; prolapsus uteri; painless cholera morbus. Torpidity of the liver; portal engorgement with a tendency to hemorrhoids, hypo-gastric pain, fullness of superficial veins, jaundice.


Tincture to sixth potency. The 200th and 1000th seem to do good work in cholera infantum, when indicated.

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  MODALITIES ETC - Podophyllum Peltatum


Worse, in early morning, in hot weather, during dentition.

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  RELATIONSHIPS - Podophyllum Peltatum


Compare: Mandragora Officinarium Mandragora - also called mandrake - (must not be confounded with Podophyllum Peltatum. Great desire for sleep; exaggeration of sounds and enlarged vision. Bowels inactive; stools large, white and hard). Aloe Socotrina Aloe; Chelidonium Majus Chelid.; Merc Viv Merc.; Nux Vomica Nux; Sulphur Sulph. Prunella - Self-heal - (Colitis).

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  MIND - Podophyllum Peltatum


Loquacity and delirium from eating acid fruits

Depression of spirits.

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  VERTIGO, DIZZINESS - Podophyllum Peltatum


Vertigo, with tendency to fall forward

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  HEAD - Podophyllum Peltatum

rolling of head from side to side, with moaning and vomiting and eyelids half closed

Child perspires on head during sleep.


Headache, dull pressure, worse morning, with heated face and bitter taste; Alternating with diarrhoea

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  MOUTH - Podophyllum Peltatum

Gums and teeth

Grinding the teeth at night; Intense desire to press the gums together ( Phytolacca Decandra Phytol.) Difficult dentition


Tongue broad, large, moist

Burning sensation of tongue.


Foul, putrid taste

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  BACK AND NECK - Podophyllum Peltatum


Pain; before chill

lumbar (lower half of back); before chill

aching; before chill

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  ABDOMEN - Podophyllum Peltatum


Heartburn; gagging or empty retching

Distended; heat and emptiness

Sensation of weakness or sinking

Can lie comfortably only on stomach

Liver region painful, Better rubbing part

Anxiety; after stool


after stool

Noises from abdomen; gurgling

gurgling; before stool

Pain; during diarrhoea (colic)

before stool

behind lower ribs; right


during chill


spleen; during chill

pressing; before stool

Sense of weakness; after stool

Stomach; burping, belching; bitter

sinking (see emptiness); after stool


Rumbling and shifting of flatus in ascending colon.


Stomach; Hot, sour belching; nausea and vomiting

Thirst for large quantities of cold water ( Bryonia Bry.) Vomiting of hot, frothy mucus

Vomiting of milk.

Pain; with vomiting, blood and mucus in stool (intussusception); pain in region of liver

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  RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL - Podophyllum Peltatum


Cholera infantum and morbus

Diarrhoea of long standing; Early in morning; during teething, with hot, glowing cheeks while being bathed or washed; in hot weather after acid fruits

Morning, painless diarrhoea when not due to venous stasis or intestinal ulceration

Green, water, Fetid, profuse, gushing

Prolapse of rectum before or with stool

Constipation; clay-colored, hard, dry, difficult

Constipation alternating with diarrhoea ( Ant)

crud.) Internal and external piles.

Cholera; with vomiting or diarrhoea

Constipation; alternating with diarrhoea

Diarrhoea; morning

late morning


4 a.m.

like bile

in children

after eating

hot weather


Flatulence; during stool

Haemorrhoids; internal

Heat; during stool

Involuntary stool; on passing flatulence

during sleep

Pain; during stool

pressing (pressure); downward, outward, etc.


in children

during diarrhoea

during stool

after stool



Bloody; in streaks


Forcible, sudden, gushing




Food appears to be passed undigested (lientery)

With meal-like sediment

Mucous, slimy; bloody

Odour; offensive


Pasty, mushy

Shooting out

Thin, liquid

normal consistency

pouring out





White; like chalk

normal consistency

lumps, like chalk

milk like


normal consistency

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  GENITALS ETC - Podophyllum Peltatum


Female; Pain in uterus and Right ovary, with shifting noises along ascending colon

pain; womb (see abdomen, pain)

prolapse; womb; during stool


Prolapsed uteri, especially after parturition

Hemorrhoids, with prolapsus ani during pregnancy

Prolapsus from overlifting or straining; during pregnancy.

Female; inflammation; ovaries

inflammation; ovaries; right

pain; ovaries



Suppressed menses, with pelvic tenesmus

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  EXTREMITIES, LIMBS - Podophyllum Peltatum

Extremities, limbs

Pain between shoulders, under right scapula, in loins and lumbar region

Pain in right inguinal region; shoots down inner thigh to knees

Paralytic weakness on left side.

Pain; elbow; during chill

Perspiration; leg

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  FEVER AND CHILL - Podophyllum Peltatum

Fever and chill

Chills at 7 A.M., with pain in hypochondria, and knees, ankles, wrists

Great loquacity during fever

Profuse sweat.


At certain time of day or night; from 7 a.m.

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  GENERALITIES - Podophyllum Peltatum

Sleep and dreams

Falling asleep; during heat

Sleep between heat of fever

While perspiring (see perspiration during sleep)

Sleepiness, tiredness

during the heat



Late morning

Night; after midnight

Faintness, fainting

after stool

Pain; pressing; externally

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from diarrhoea

after stool