In the world of homeopathy, numerous remedies are known for their healing properties. One such remedy is Ambra Grisea, an intriguing homeopathic medicine that has gained recognition for its effectiveness in addressing anxiety and mental health issues.
Ambra Grisea, also known as Gray Amber, is a substance obtained from the intestines of a sperm whale. It is primarily composed of ambrein, a unique compound with various therapeutic properties.
The use of Ambra grisea dates back to the 8th century, when it was mentioned in the Greek medical literature. In ancient times, it a primarily used a as fragrance and aphrodisiac; however, its therapeutic properties were soon recognized.
Like all homeopathic medicine, Ambra grisea is prepared using a process of potentization, which involves dilution and succussion. It is typically available in the form of pellets or liquid tinctures.
Ambra Grisea is primarily indicated for individuals who struggle with anxiety, nervousness, and extreme sensitivity to external stimuli.
Patients of Ambra grisea are often thin, suffering from spinal problems, aged or old patients who are weakened by age or overwork. The main characteristic of this medicine is the bashful state of the patients.
Ambra grisea can be beneficial for individuals who experience anxiety due to social situations, performance anxiety, or anticipation. It helps in reducing anxious thoughts and promoting a sense of calm.
The sphere of action of this medicine is chiefly on the mind, respiratory, genitourinary, spinal, and skin affections. It is also very effective in treating problems related to male and female reproductive organs.
The main indication of this remedy is patient is nervous and hypertensive with timidity and bashfulness prominent. There is forgetfulness and dullness of thoughts.
Ambra grisea is mostly indicated medicine for individuals who are prematurely old, lean, thin, emaciated, and marasmus. Individuals who get tired easily and suffer from hypertension with vertigo and headache are highly benefitted by this medicine.
Ambra grisea has also been used to relieve gastric ailments. In the case of gastric ulcer, gastritis, sour eructation, and waterbrash or acidity this medicine offers a marvelous cure.
This medicine is also very valuable in treating constipation. Old people feel constipated in case they cannot be left alone in the house to have a stool. This medicine helps in relieving chronic complaints of constipation.
Patients are too shy that they cannot pass urine in front of others, this is one of the keynotes of Ambra grisea. This medicine is effective in male and female sexual health problems such as excess masturbation in males with guilt feeling and nymphomania in females.
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. Wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
Ambra grisea can be prescribed to the patient when there is great restlessness of mind, the patient is anxious, nervous, and excited when talking. The main indications of this medicine are bashfulness and timidity.
On the mental plane, the patient is melancholic, sad, and despondent. There is a loss of memory, difficulty in conception, and, forgetfulness also with inconsolable sadness.
They are the people who get easily excited and easily depressed.
When a patient is despairing and disgusted with life, especially old people then this medicine can be prescribed. Also, there is slow comprehension, patient reads a sentence repeatedly and does not understand it.
When a patient loses his confidence instantly due to some embarrassment in their work and develops tremendous bashfulness and timidity in the presence of others. This medicine will help to cure the mental problems of such patients.
Ambra grisea is a very effective homeopathic medicine for treating morning headaches and vertigo due to congestion of blood in the head.
This medicine can be prescribed in case of vertigo when the patient is compelled to lie down with a sensation of weakness in the stomach. There is also a sensation of weakness in the head with external shivering
When a patient complains of pressive pain in the head as if someone is squeezing it every alternate day or two days with heat in the head and burning in the then Ambra grisea can be given.
The patient can tolerate loud music during headaches it makes his trouble worse.
This medicine is also effective in treating scalp-related complaints when a patient feels soreness of the scalp in the morning after waking, followed by a sensation of numbness.
It also cures the problem of hair fall when prescribed based on the constitution of the patient.
Ambra grisea effectively works on treating eye complaints such as sore smarting in the eyes, flickering, and burning of the eye due to lachrymation.
This medicine can be indicated when the patient feels pressure in the orbit of the eye with tearing pain, and headache extending downward from for head to ear or occiput.
There is itching in the eyelids with severe burning pain resembling style. This medicine is often indicated to treat eye infections such as conjunctiva, style, and profuse lachrymation.
Clinically it is indicated for old people having turbid sight, as through a mist, dim vision, and double vision.
Ambra grisea is effectively indicated in treating ear complaints such as ear infections, tickling and buzzing before the ears, tinnitus, acute sensation of drawing in ears, itching, and pain in the ears.
The patients of Ambra grisea complain about pain in the ear when there is a change in atmosphere or after taking a cold. There is tension in the ear with mild headaches and increasing deafness in old people.
This medicine can also be indicated when a patient says there is a sensation of crawling and tickling in the interiors of the ears.
Ambra grisea has marked affection in treating nose complaints such as epistaxis or nasal bleeding, especially during the morning, frequent sneezing, coryza, dryness as well as a runny nose.
There is also spasm in the alae nasi, in which this medicine is indicated to treat the condition completely. The patient complains about dryness and stoppage of the nose with pain as if excoriation.
This medicine works wonderfully in treating epistaxis principally in the morning and also when there are some clots of blood left in the nose that hinders breathing. This medicine is also indicated in chronic suppression of the nasal mucus.
Ambra grisea is an effective remedy for treating oral complaints. It is highly indicated in treating dental problems such as carries in the teeth, sensitivity of the teeth, bleeding gums, and swelling of the gums.
This medicine can be prescribed when a patient complains offensive smell from the mouth especially in the morning and there is a thick white coating on the tongue which is difficult to remove.
This medicine is very effective in treating ranula, nodosites with pain like excoriation, below the tongue, and vesicles in the mouth with burning pain.
Ambra grisea can be prescribed in case of acne, pimples, whiteheads, facial neuralgia, and redness of the face. There is a spasmodic tingling sensation on the face, beard, forehead, and above the eyebrows.
There old old-looking expressions on the faces of the patients, sometimes pale and jaundiced or yellow colored. This medicine is also effective in treating pustular eruptions on cheeks and forehead with hot redness.
This medicine can be given to the patient when his throat complaints become worse in the morning or after having anything warm especially warm milk.
There is dryness and accumulation of mucus in the throat which is difficult to remove. The patient tries to expel it and constantly coughs which makes him vomit and gags.
There is a plug-like sensation in the throat due to mucus and the mucus is difficult to detach. There is also itching in the internal throat while coughing.
Ambra grisea is well known for its marked action in treating respiratory complaints. It has cured many cases related to chronic dry cough, asthmatic respiration, and soreness in the chest.
This medicine is indicated when the cough aggravates in front of people or when in company, at night after lifting heavy weights, and when talking loudly. Patient expectorates sometimes cram like yellowish mucus while coughing.
Clinically, this medicine is indicated in barking cough, asthmatic respiration, paroxysmal cough, and congestion in the chest.
Many complaints related to the cardiovascular system have been cured by this remedy Ambra grisea. It is highly effective in treating palpitation which gets aggravated after the slightest exertion of body and mind.
Patients are prone to developing palpitations and other cardiovascular disease due to weak physical and mental state. There is pain in the chest which gets ameliorated by lying on the painful side.
Clinically this medicine is indicated for angina, arteriosclerosis, palpitation of the heart, and dizziness with high blood pressure. The patient perceives the pulse of the body; it feels like a tick of a watch.
Ambra grisea can be indicated in relieving gastrointestinal complaints especially when there is frequent empty eructation with violent convulsive cough. The patients of Ambra grisea also get hiccoughs after tobacco smoking.
Patients complain about continuous hiccoughs and acrid eructation in the evening or after having food. There is a feeling as if food didn’t get inside the stomach and stuck in the food pipe.
Patients also complain about indigestion and heartburn after having warm milk. There is a nauseous feeling after taking anything warm liquid. And becomes better after taking a sip of cold milk.
Clinically this medicine is highly indicated to treat initial symptoms of gastritis and duodenal ulcers. When a patient complaints about irritable bowel movements and sometimes blood in the stool then medicine can be given
Ambra grisea is a highly indicated medicine in treating abdominal fullness with heaviness or distended abdomen.
When there is a lot of flatulence which gets relived passing the gas from the anus or mouth then this medicine can be prescribed.
This medicine is also useful in treating violent colic around the umbilicus. When there are abdominal complaints that get aggravated in the middle of the night rousing the patient with rumbling and cutting in the abdomen.
There is aching dull pain in the right hypochondria which gets better when lying on the painful side. Also, there is cramping pain in the umbilical region before passing the stool.
It is indicated in relieving constipation in old patients when they cannot pass stool when there are people present around them. There is no urging, no desire to pass stool if people are present.
Ambra grisea can be indicated in treating urinary complaints such as in the case of urinary tract infection when there is a burning sensation in the urethra along with increased frequency to urinate in the middle of the night.
It is also indicated in the case of urine retention when there is no desire to pass urine in the presence of others. This is most commonly seen in children.
This medicine can be prescribed when patients especially old ones complain about burning smarting itching and titillation in the urethra and vulva while urination.
Ambra grisea can also be indicated in treating and curing male sexual complaints such as increased sexual desire, frequent erection with intense masturbation and guilty feelings, nocturnal emission, erectile dysfunction, and impotency.
This medicine can be prescribed when the patient complains about voluptuous itching of the scrotum and glans and numbness of the penis with violent morning erections.
Ambra grisea is a very effective homeopathic medicine in treating female sexual-related problems such as irregular menses, heavy menses or metrorrhagia, uterine prolapse, and leukorrhea.
This medicine works wonderfully in curing metrorrhagia that occurs between menses, after every hard stool, due to exertion, or after a little accident.
When patients complain about offensive leucorrhoea and watery vaginal discharge that sometimes causes itching and severe back pain then this medicine can be prescribed.
There are small bluish-colored spots on the leg between the thighs and back of the knees before and during the menses.
Ambra grisea has been used very wonderfully in cases of rheumatic pains in joints and muscles of the extremities. There are lot of numbness and soreness in the muscles and joints of the extremities hence is used in cases of rheumatism and rheumatoid arthritis.
There is heaviness and paralytic weakness in the limbs. Pain like spraining, twitching, and tearing in the joints. Numbness of the upper extremities when carrying anything.
There is a visible contraction of the skin and muscle of the lower extremities. The patient complains about sudden jerking movement of the lower limbs at night. Also, there is a sensation as if the lower limbs are short.
This medicine is highly recommended to females who complain about aching pain in their calves during menses. The legs become blue due to distended veins during or before menses.
There is heaviness, numbness, and sprain-like pain in the thighs as well as calves so this medicine can be effective. There is more sensation of coldness in the legs than perceptible coldness.
This medicine can also be helpful to treat the itching inside of the soles of the feet, which can not be relieved by scratching. Also helpful in curing the itching of malleoli which become sore after scratching.
Ambra grisea can be given to the patient when there is itching, soreness, and stiffness of the bend of the knees. The legs from the knee down, especially the feet, are very much swollen.
Neck and Back symptoms
Ambra grisea is indicated in neck and back complaints when there is aching pain in the nape, burning pain and soreness in the scapula, and stitching pain on the back when sitting
This remedy is indicated to treat the rheumatic pain in the back as if the intestines were being compressed, with a heaviness in the back. There are single, violent, sharp stitches in the small of the back, increased by the slightest motion.
Ambra grisea is the most valuable remedy which is clinically indicated in treating pimples, painful blisters, warts, dryness of the skin, and corn on the soles.
It is indicated when a patient complains about burning the skin with severe itching, especially on the fold of the skin, abdomen, and around the anus. This medicine will help to cure the symptoms.
Patients who suffer from red pimples on the face, especially on the forehead near the hair line which feel sore when touched can be cured by this medicine Ambra grisea.
Ambra grisea is effective in fever when there is internal chilliness at night, which prevents the patient from falling asleep. There is chilliness, sleepiness, and heaviness in the head, with a dull headache during fever.
It is indicated when there is cold skin over the whole body except the face, neck, and genital organs. Heat in the face and over the whole body every quarter of an hour. There is profuse moisture, every night almost like sweat.
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 worse, 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 complaints of Ambra grisea are worse by the presence of others, music, embarrassment, agitation, worry, and thinking of it. For old age people, their symptoms get worse in the evening. Gastrointestinal symptoms get worse or aggravated by drinking warm milk.
Almost all the conditions of Ambra grise get better when they are left alone, by lying down or gently rubbing on affected parts, by drinking cold milk, and by walking in the open air.
This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
The bad effects of Ambra grisea are antidoted by Camphor, Coffea, Nux vomica, and Staphisagria
The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.
Lower potency is given when very few symptoms of the patient match with Ambra grisea and helps the doctor only to diagnose the disease condition.
This potency requires frequent repetition, 3-4 times a day, till the expected result is seen.
This is considered as higher potency; they are given when most mental symptoms and physical symptoms of Ambra grisea are matched with the disease individuals.
Higher potencies are advisable to be not repeated very often; they act for a long duration of days, so the second dose is repeated every 7 days or every 15 days once.
This is a very high potency of Ambra grisea medicine. One should give it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of Ambra and those given by the patient match perfectly.
One should not repeat 1 M potency. It is given 30 days once and waiting for symptoms to disappear or until any new symptoms appear.
The mother tincture of Ambra is used to treat conditions like anxiety disorders, stress, gut problems, and urinary complaints.
It is also very effective in treating rheumatism and muscular pain. There is rheumatic pain in the shoulder which extends to the arm which is relieved by this medicine.
It is also very effective in treating menstrual disturbances like metrorrhagia, amenorrhea, and dysmenorrhea that is painful menses, and helps to relieve the cramps during menses.
Take 10 drops of tincture in half a cup of water thrice a day for 15 days and repeat only if new symptoms appear.
This lower potency of Ambra works well in conditions like rheumatic pain, indigestion, constipation, respiratory troubles, menstrual complaints, and urinary disorders.
It is also effective in treating skin complaints such as painful pimples, burning sensation on the skin, fever blisters, warts, and corns on the soles.
Take 10 drops of dilution directly on the tongue one time a day till the symptoms disappear.
- Anxiety disorder
- Psychological disorders
- Rheumatic pain
- Anal itching
- Watery eyes
- Blurred vision
- Varicose vein
- Tingling sensation in limbs
- Corns on the sole
- Warts on the skin
Homeopathic medicines are prepared by potentization where the dynamic curative power of the medication is aroused, so homeopathic medicines produce negligible side effects.
If any side effects of such as nausea, vomiting, eruptions on the skin, stomach ache, loose motion, etc of Ambra are seen then it can be antidoted by Camphor medicine.