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Scrophularia Nodosa - General symptoms

Knotted Fig Wort & Scrophularia, Scrofularia Nodosa, Scrophularia, Scro-n.

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HPUS indication of Scrophularia Nodosa: Colic

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



A powerful medicine whenever Enlarged glands are present. Hodgkin’s disease.

A valuable skin remedy. Has a specific affinity for the breast; very useful in the dissipation of breast tumors. Eczema of the ear. Pruritus vaginae. Lupoid ulceration. Scrofulous swellings ( Cistus.) Painful hemorrhoids. Tubercular testis. Epithelioma. Nodosities in the breasts ( Scirrhinum.) Pain in all flexor muscles.

Scrophularia nodosa (and S. Marilandica, the American variety introduced from Europe and Asia). Fig-wort. N. O. Scrophulariaceae. Tincture of whole fresh plant.

The plants of the genus Scrophularia "have generally an unpleasant smell. The generic name is derived from the property which the roots were supposed to have of curing scrofula. A decoction of one of the common British species, S. nodosa, is sometimes used by farmers to cure the scab in swine" (Treas. of Bot.). Scrph. was proved by Franz, and later in America by W. H. Blakeley, who took from 10 to 60 drops of the tincture several times a day. Pareira Brava Pareira gives the analysis of the drug, which shows it to be very complex. It contains much oxalate and Calc Carb carbonate of lime, as well as Magnesia and Silicea Silica. The most remarkable of Franz's symptoms were Excessive drowsiness.

in forenoon, in afternoon, and before and after eating.

vertigo when in upright position.

accumulation of sweetish water in several parts of the tongue.

sensation of a soft body in the gullet.

constriction of chest.

oppression of chest with trembling as after much weeping. Most of these symptoms were confirmed by Blakeley. The chief clinical authority for Scrph is Cooper, who has used it on some old indications. Gerarde mentions "hard kernels" and painful and swollen piles as indicating it. Cooper gave it to a patient who had been poisoned by an Indian Curare arrow-poison which produced inflammation and suppuration of the glands.

Scrph. relieved a most painful condition of the rectum and purulent discharge that had kept up years afterwards. Cooper has reduced strumous glands with it.

and cured deafness in a "bullnecked" patient.

and also cured a case of sycosis menti, using Scrph. externally as well as giving it internally. "Nodosities in the breast" is another indication of Cooper's. It has produced, according to Cooper, a sickly, giddy feeling, with a sense of weakness and sinking at pit of chest, too weak to speak.

along with pain from forehead to back of head. The provings brought out several symptoms in the lower abdomen. Cooper has seen Scrph. in the form of a poultice relieve peritonitis affecting the lower abdomen. Colic from slight vexation occurred in Franz's proving. Blakeley had pain in sigmoid flexure. Both had pains in the liver. The symptoms are agg. In morning.

by study. in cold air.

breathing cold air. deep breathing.

lying on right side. by rest.

after food. by pressure. amel. In warm room.


Appendicitis. Breast, tumours of. Colic. Deafness. Dyspepsia. Enuresis. Eyes, scrofulous affections of. Glands, enlarged. Liver, pains in. Palms, cramp in. Pemphigus. Rheumatism. Sigmoid flexure, pain in. Sleepiness. Stiff-neck. Ureter, pain in.