Aethusa Cynapium is a wonderful homeopathic medicine possessing a wide range of healing properties to treat a great number of symptoms of various diseases.
The common name of Aethusa Cynapium is Fool’s Parsley. It is prepared from Fool’s Parsely of the Umbelliferae family.
The tincture of the whole flowering plant is used to prepare homeopathic medicine.
The characteristic features of this medicine include the brain and nervous system connected to gastrointestinal disturbances.
Aethusa Cynapium is a very popular medicine for the troubles of children during the dentition period and summer complaints.
The main features consist of anguish and crying with an expression of discontent and uneasiness leads to the frequent use of this medicine for children.
In diarrhea, there is a marked inability to digest milk with poor circulation. The symptoms set in with violence.
The symptoms of Aethusa Cynapium are clearly defined and violence is one of the keynotes (violent vomiting, violent convulsions, violent pains, violent delirium, etc.)
On the other hand, there is prostration and somnolence (a state of being drowsy or sleepy).
Teething children and choleric affections of the old are benefitted from this medicine.
Let’s take a look at all the aspects and range of action of this remedy one by one in detail.
Aethusa Cynapium Constitution/Personality
Aethusa Cynapium as its common name ( Fool’s Parsley ) suggests, is a medicine for people with diminished intellectual faculty.
The great weakness of the mind and body is a marked feature of this medicine.
The patient is unable to think or fix the attention. Another marked feature of Aethusa Cynapium patients is the intolerance of milk in any form.
The patient is weak and prostrated with a lack of common sense. He finds it difficult to concentrate due to his inability to think clearly.
Aethusa Cynapium Uses
This article will cover from head to toe all the organs of the body. And wherever symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
Aethusa Cynapium patient is restless, anxious, and crying. The patient sees imaginary rats, cats, dogs, etc.
The patient is unconscious and delirious (speaking or thinking crazy because of his illness).
There is a marked inability to think, to fix the attention. The idiocy alternates with irritability.
The patient feels difficulty in concentrating, mild forgetfulness, and difficulty maintaining a train of thought.
There is a loss of compression as there is a barrier between the senses and the external objects.
Anxiety and fear are followed by violent pains in the head and the abdomen.
The patient is having bad humor with irritability, especially in the afternoon and in the open air.
The patient sometimes tries to jump out of the window.
The head feels bound up or in a tightly packed space. There is a pain in the back of the head that extends to the backbones.
The headache is better by lying down and under pressure. The head symptoms are relieved by passing flatus or by passing stools.
The patient complains that the hair feels pulled. There is vertigo or dizziness with drowsiness and palpitation.
The patient complains that the head becomes hot after vertigo ceases.
There is confusion with a feeling of head bounded up. There is dizziness with sleepiness, the patient can’t raise his head.
There is a pain in the whole front part of the head. The patient feels heaviness in the forehead.
The patient complains of distressing pain in the nape of the neck that extends down the spinal cord.
The heat rises to the head with the body becoming warmer, the face becomes red.
Aethusa Cynapium is a useful medicine for photophobia. It has proved its efficacy in the treatment of the swelling of the Meibomian glands.
There is a rolling of the eyes when falling asleep. The eyes are drawn downward. The pupils are dilated.
There is downward squinting of the eyes. Looking up causes headache and vertigo.
The pupils are dilated but sensitive to light. The eyes are brilliant and prominent with the sunken cornea.
There are pustules on the cornea, and the edges of the lids are inflamed and agglutinated at the night.
Aethusa Cynapium patient complains that his ears feel obstructed.
There is a sense of something hot coming out of the ears. The patient hears a hissing sound in the ears.
There are stitches in the ears, especially the right ear. There is a yellowish discharge from the ear with stitching pains.
The nose stops with thick mucus. Aethusa Cynapium is good medicine for the treatment of herpetic eruptions on the nose.
The patient complains of frequent ineffectual desire to sneeze.
The mouth remains dry with full of mouth ulcers or aphthous. The patient feels that the tongue is too large.
There are pustules in the throat that causes burning pain. There is difficulty in swallowing.
The face of the Aethusa Cynapium patient is puffed, red-spotted, and seems like collapsed.
There are expressions of anxiousness and the face looks as if full of pain. The linea nasalis is well marked.
There are tearing pains in the face and malar bones. The jaws are spasmodically fixed. The face appears pale and puffed.
The patient complains of burning pains in the throat. The throat is full of small pustules.
There is difficulty in swallowing anything, solid or liquid.
The respiration is difficult, anxious, and oppressed. The patient experiences a crampy constriction in the chest region.
The chest suffering renders the patient speechless. There is a sensation as if the chest is encircled by a band.
The patient experiences violent palpitations of the heart with headaches, vertigo, and restlessness.
The pulse is full, rapid, hard, small, frequent, irregular, and imperceptible.
Aethusa Cynapium patient has an intolerance for milk. Milk is vomited ( in large curd-like form) as soon as it is taken or swallowed.
The patient becomes hungry after vomiting. The taste of food keeps coming back to the mouth via the food pipe (esophagus).
This happens about an hour after eating. There is violent vomiting of a white frothy matter.
The patient gets nauseous at the sight of the food. There are painful contractions of the stomach.
Vomiting occurs with sweat and great weakness accompanied by anguish and distress, followed by sleepiness.
The patient complains that his stomach feels turned upside down with burning up to the chest.
There are tearing pains in the stomach extending to the esophagus (food pipe).
The abdomen feels cold both internally and externally with aching pains in the bowels.
There is colic followed by vomiting, vertigo, and great weakness.
The patient complains that his stomach feels as if it is tense, full, and sensitive.
There are bubbling sensations felt around the navel.
The stools are undigested, thin, and greenish. Stools are preceded by colic with tenesmus and are followed by exhaustion and drowsiness.
Aethusa Cynapium is good medicine for the treatment of cholera infantum.
The child becomes cold, clammy, and stupid. The eyes of the child are staring and the pupils are dilated.
The patient complains of obstinate constipation and feels as if the bowel movements are lost.
Aethusa Cynapium is useful for treating choleric affections occurring in old-age patients.
There are cutting pains felt in the region of the bladder. The complaints of frequent urging to urinate.
There are pains in the region of kidneys i.e., flanks and the lower abdomen.
Aethusa Cynapium is a very useful medicine for male patients who experience lancinating pains in their sexual organs.
There are cutting pains in the male organs with frequent urging to urinate.
The female patients experience lancinating pains in the sexual organs.
Some pimples itch which gets worsened with warmth. The menses are watery.
There is swelling in the mammary glands with lancinating pains.
The axillary glands are swollen with the stiffness of the elbow joint. There is swelling in the forearm and hands.
The thumb and fingers are bent inwards. The patient complains of weakness in the extremities with numbness of hands.
The fingers and thumbs are clenched.
There is a want of power to stand up and hold the head up. There is a weakness in the lower extremities.
The patient complains of numbness in the feet. There are violent spasms in the legs.
The patient lacks the strength to hold his head up. The back feels tightly packed.
The patient feels aching in the small back. There is distressing pain in the nape of the neck extending down the spine.
Excoriation of the thighs when walking is a characteristic symptom of this medicine.
There is a tendency for easy perspiration. The surface of the body is cold with clammy sweat.
Aethusa Cynapium is a useful medicine for swollen lymphatic glands.
There are itching eruptions around the joints. The skin of the hands is dry and sunken.
It is good medicine for bruises, ecchymosis, and swelling of the body, anasarca. Some eruptions bleed easily.
The fever comes with great heat and no thirst. There is a profuse and cold sweat.
The patient must be covered during the sweating stage. A complete absence of thirst is a great indication of the use of Aethusa Cynapium.
Sweat appears even on the least exertion.
Modalities are the factors that, increase or decrease the complaints in a patient.
They are categorized as aggravating factors and amelioration factors.
Aggravating factors make the condition of the illness worst, while the amelioration factor makes the condition of the disease better.
It can be time, any part of the day, season, position, or any applications, etc.
The symptoms of Aethusa Cynapium patient is worse from 3 to 4 am, evenings, warmth, and summer.
The symptoms of Aethusa Cyanium patients are better in the open air and a company.
Relationship with Other Medicine
Aethusa Cynapium is similar to the action with the following medicines.
Aethusa Cynapium is complementary to Calcarea Carb.
Aethusa Cynapium is antidoted by vegetable acids.
Aethusa Cynapium antidotes Opium.
Aethusa Cynapium Dosage & Potencies
Aethusa Cynapium 30 Uses-
Aethusa Cynapium 30 is considered a mild potency. It is safe to be given to patients of any age and sex including small children, young adults, and older age groups people.
Aethusa Cynapium 30 should be used when the symptoms are mild and few.
It can be used for Head complaints, eyes complaints, ear complaints, nose complaints, and skin complaints.
Aethusa Cynapium 30 can be used in liquid form or it can be mixed with globules.
The ideal dose of Aethusa Cynapium 30 is four pills or drops thrice daily till improvement occurs.
Aethusa Cynapium 200 Uses-
Aethusa Cynapium 200 is considered a moderate potency. It is safe to be given to adolescent age groups, adult age groups, and older age groups people.
Aethusa Cynapium 200 should be used when the symptoms are moderate in intensity.
It can be used for mouth complaints, face complaints, throat complaints, chest complaints, and Heart complaints.
Aethusa Cynapium 200 can be used in liquid form or it can be mixed with globules.
The ideal dose of Aethusa Cynapium 200 is four pills or drops twice daily till improvement occurs.
Aethusa Cynapium 1M Uses-
Aethusa Cynapium 1M is considered a high potency. It is safe to be given to adults and older age groups people.
Aethusa Cynapium 1M should be used when there are man symptoms and the intensity of symptoms are severe.
It can be used for stomach complaints, abdomen complaints, rectum complaints, urinary complaints, and mental complaints.
Aethusa Cynapium 1M can be used in liquid form or it can be mixed with globules.
The ideal dose of Aethusa Cynapium 1M is four pills or drops once a week for two to three months.
Aethusa Cynapium Q (Mother Tincture) Uses-
Aethusa Cynapium Q (Mother Tincture is considered a physiological dose. It is safe to be given to patients of any age and sex including small children, young adults, and older age groups people.
Aethusa Cynapium Q (Mother Tincture) should be used when the symptoms cause changes in physiology i.e. when there is a structural change in the body.
Aethusa Cynapium is used in the Q ( Mother Tincture ) form when there is a requirement for physiological change.
It can be used for urinary complaints, male complaints, female complaints, hands complaints, and leg complaints.
Aethusa Ctnapium Q (MotherTincture) can be used in liquid form.
The ideal dose of Aethusa Cynapium Q (Mother Tincture) is ten drops in half a cup of water twice daily till improvement occurs.
Aethusa Cynapium 3X/6X Uses-
Aethusa Cynapium 3X/6X is considered a low potency. It is safe to be given to young adults and older age groups people.
Aethusa Cynapium 3X/6X should be used when the symptoms are mild and few.
It can be used for urinary complaints, back complaints, skin complaints, fever complaints, and chest complaints.
Aethusa Cynapium 3X/6X can be used in tablet form.
The ideal dose of Aethusa Cynapium 3X/6X is two tablets thrice daily for two to three months.
Aethusa Cynapium Side Effects
A Homeopathically prepared Aethusa Cynapium has no known side effects.
It is a very safe medicine to be given to patients of every age and sex.
It can be given to infants, young, adults, and older age group people.
However, the dosage and potency should be selected carefully after matching both the physical and mental symptoms.
Overdosing and taking unnecessarily high doses of Aethusa Cynapium can cause skin eruptions or diarrhea-like symptoms.
Lower potencies are generally safe but the higher potencies should be used with caution.
Homeopathic medicines are prepared in such a way that the harmful effects of the herbs or natural medicinal substances are converted into beneficial powers through the process of dynamization via potentisation.
Some people notice a slight intensification of the already existing symptoms when taking homeopathic medicines.
This occurs due to a process of homeopathic aggravation. It is a process through which cure takes place in homeopathy.
The medicine cures the patients by the law of similars and Nature’s law which explain that a similar and stronger force in nature can eliminate the similar weaker affection.
The homeopathic medicines enter the body and cause a similar artificial disease which is stronger in intensity than the existing natural disease, thus eliminating the natural disease.
And the artificial medicinal disease gets resolved on its own owing to the excessively minute doses and potencies.
This process explains why there is no side effect of the homeopathic medicines provided the medicine is selected carefully after matching the symptoms of the patient to the symptoms of the patient.
Aethusa Cynapium in crude form can cause serious side effects and one should avoid using it.
The side effects of Fool’s parsley in true form may include nausea, vomiting, stomach, and abdominal discomfort, muscle spasms, etc.