Aspidosperma is one of the excellent remedies in homeopathy from the vegetable kingdom, mostly indicated in lung diseases. It belongs to the family Apocynaceae.
Aspidosperma plants are referred to in pharmacopeia as remedies for the treatment of malaria
Aspidosperma is also a medicinal plant and is used as a natural anti-inflammatory.
It is commonly known as Aspidosperma quebracho and White Quebracho.
The homeopathic remedy in form of tincture is prepared from the bark of an evergreen tree native to South America that grows up to 30 meters in height.
Tincture and trituration of the bark are prepared and subsequent potencies are made.
It is the Aspidospermine alkaloid and its salts content of Aspidosperma which possess the medicinal effect when given in a crude form and is of great homeopathic therapeutic purpose when given in dynamic doses. It is one of the most important remedies that has an action on the lungs and respiratory tract.
Aspedosperma Constitution /Personality
It is suitable for children with fair complexion, who get breathless on getting a slight cold, and people of old age having weak hearts, but with valvular complications.
It is best suitable for people who are with blueness of the skin, they get cyanosis of eyelids, lips, tongue, and nails on getting a mild cold also.
Aspidosperma is one of the best remedies for respiratory paralysis, causing breathlessness, this remedy helps in improving the oxygen levels in the blood and saves the patient from going into a coma.
It is an indicated remedy for slowed heart, due to Mitral incompetence and stenosis with severe dyspnea that occurs mostly at night and paralysis of extremities.
It relieves dyspnea in phthisis and pleurisy, but no reduction in the fever.
Aspidosperma is a remarkable remedy for relieving asthma symptoms characterized by a livid face, difficulty breathing, and bluish discoloration of the lips, face, and fingertips. It proves particularly effective in cases of fatty heart with edema in the extremities.
In young individuals with heart issues, especially enlargement on the right side of the chest, along with significant difficulty breathing and a mild mitral murmur, Aspidosperma is a valuable remedy. It is also beneficial in conditions displaying signs of emphysema and severe asthma attacks.
One of its distinctive indications is the presence of a rippling sound in the chest due to narrowed alveolar sacs, accompanied by the expectoration of round, pearl-like gelatinous masses. Aspidosperma is particularly useful in cases of lung failure, where the patient may experience dullness, dizziness, and a near-unconscious state.
Many homeopaths use Aspidosperma to relieve congestion-related chest pain and promote improved breathing. It acts on the air exchange process in the alveolar sacs, reducing carbonic acid in the blood and increasing oxygen levels.
As a remedy for organic heart disease, Aspidosperma addresses cardiac irritability, stimulates respiratory centers, and enhances oxygen levels in the blood. It is also utilized for fluid retention in the body and lungs.
Aspidosperma plays a crucial role in removing temporary obstructions to blood oxidation, making it beneficial for individuals with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), a chronic lung inflammatory condition. It is often considered a lung tonic due to its ability to stimulate respiratory centers and promote optimal blood oxygenation.
In cases of cardiac asthma, characterized by a feeling of breathlessness, Aspidosperma is among the top-listed remedies. It is administered in small doses until the sensation of breathlessness is alleviated, making it an essential option for those experiencing exertion-related breathing difficulties.
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
The Aspidosperma patient suffers from great dullness and confusion of the mind.
It is a useful for treating Melancholia, the patient is dull, and thinks is going to die now, with loss of consciousness due to breathlessness.
The patient is very much forgetful, there is the confusion of thoughts.
Aspidosperma is indicated for Vertigo, when walking and on rising with a sensation of getting choked.
There is a Heaviness of the head, with sharp shooting pain in the head, frontal headache with a livid face, and cyanosis of lips.
Aspidosperma is a beneficial remedy for iritis, a condition characterized by redness, irritation, and a burning sensation in the eyes. Individuals experiencing this condition may also encounter blurred vision, leading to frequent rubbing of the eyes.
This remedy is particularly effective for dilatation of pupils in elderly individuals who simultaneously struggle with breathing difficulties, requiring effort to draw a breath.
Aspidosperma is a notable remedy for inflammation of the middle ear, a condition where individuals may experience difficulty hearing clearly.
This hearing impairment is often accompanied by challenges in breathing, making Aspidosperma a valuable option for addressing these concurrent symptoms.
Aspidosperma is a powerful remedy for addressing the blueness of the tongue, a condition that arises when there is insufficient air for breathing. In such cases, the tongue becomes cold, blue, and cyanosed, displaying imprints of teeth.
In the stage of respiratory failure, individuals may experience confused speech, and the tongue can become paralyzed. Aspidosperma proves effective in managing these symptoms associated with respiratory distress.
Aspidosperma is indicated when there is a livid face, cyanosis of lips, and a dusky appearance to the face, the patient has a confused look on the face, with the struggle to breathe.
Aspidosperma is indicated in conditions of sore throat as an ill effect of frequent struggle to breathe as the patient always falls short to breathe enough air and there is frequent loud sound during breathing.
The throat is dry, and the patient has to drink water frequently to keep the throat moist.
Aspidosperma is a valuable remedy for cough, recommended by doctors to ease chest congestion and stimulate the respiratory tract.
It proves effective in managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a chronic inflammatory lung condition.
For young individuals with heart issues, especially enlargement on the right side of the chest, Aspidosperma helps relieve symptoms like significant difficulty breathing and a slight mitral murmur.
In cases displaying signs of emphysema and severe asthma attacks, Aspidosperma is a beneficial remedy.
It is indicated when there is a distinctive rippling sound in the chest due to the narrowing of alveolar sacs, often accompanied by the expectoration of round, pearl-like gelatinous masses.
Aspidosperma is particularly useful in cases of lung failure, where the patient may experience dullness, dizziness, and a near-unconscious state.
Many homeopaths use Aspidosperma to provide relief from congestion-related chest pain and improve overall breathing.
Aspidosperma has a notable impact on the air exchange process in the alveolar sacs, reducing carbonic acid in the blood and increasing oxygen levels.
It is effective in addressing symptoms of organic heart disease, managing cardiac irritability, and stimulating respiratory centers to enhance oxygen levels in the blood.
Aspedosperma can be given to the patient when there is a weakness of heart attack, with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases.
There is frequent stitching in the heart the pulse is very slow intermits and weak. There is cyanosis and inequality of respiration and expiration, causing loud breathing sounds during inhalation and exhalation.
Aspidosperma is a remarkable remedy for addressing a slowed heart rate, often associated with mitral incompetence and stenosis. This condition is characterized by severe dyspnea, especially prominent at night.
Additionally, Aspidosperma proves effective in cases of hypertension combined with asthma. In such situations, it helps alleviate the reduction in oxygen levels in the blood, which can lead to syncope (fainting).
Aspidosperma is a beneficial remedy for gastritis, where individuals experience excessive nausea that is not relieved by vomiting. Patients may feel weak, and there is a noticeable loss of interest in food.
It is particularly indicated in cases of stomach ulcers, where inadequate blood supply to the stomach contributes to the condition. Aspidosperma can provide relief in such instances.
Aspidosperma is a valuable remedy for abdominal complaints, including irritable bowel syndrome. In cases where there is an accumulation of gas in the stomach, causing discomfort and difficulty passing, Aspidosperma proves beneficial.
For individuals experiencing severe abdominal pains and intense pulsations, Aspidosperma provides relief. Restlessness is a common symptom, and the patient often finds some comfort by lying down.
Aspidosperma exhibits significant effects on the urinary organs. It is particularly useful in addressing the paralysis of the muscles of the urethra, leading to involuntary dribbling of urine from the bladder.
Individuals may experience a sensation of something pricking during urination, and there is a tendency for urine to pass out involuntarily during sneezing and coughing.
For conditions like urethritis, characterized by a full feeling after urination and difficulty breathing, Aspidosperma proves to be a beneficial remedy.
Aspidosperma is effective in addressing sexual issues in men, often characterized by nightly emissions and a lack of motivation to engage in sexual activity.
It proves valuable in treating impotence, specifically in cases where there is a noticeable lack of interest in sexual activities. Overall, Aspidosperma is a beneficial remedy for improving the sexual drive-in men.
Aspidosperma is effective in addressing sexual concerns in women, particularly when there is a need to improve the sexual drive. It is a beneficial remedy for infertility in women who experience a decreased drive or a loss of interest in sexual life.
Additionally, Aspidosperma is valuable in cases of excess uterine hemorrhage, where bright red blood flow during menstruation persists for an extended period, leading to exhaustion.
Alongside uterine issues, the patient may also struggle with severe difficulty in breathing, making it challenging to take in air.
Aspidosperma is a valuable remedy for rheumatism, especially when the heart is involved in the condition.
Individuals may experience coldness in the extremities along with paralysis of the hands and legs. This can result in a loss of strength in the muscles, making it difficult to hold onto objects, leading to a tendency to drop things easily.
For those suffering from pains and aches in the muscles of the calf, along with cramps in the extremities and chronic respiratory problems, Aspidosperma provides effective relief. Joint pains are often accompanied by paralysis and a noticeable loss of strength in the hands and legs.
Aspidosperma is indicated to treat backache with stiffness and tension in the back, lameness, and paralysis of the back muscles, with pain in the back.
The patient feels better by lying down and resting.
Aspidosperma proves to be a valuable remedy for fever, where individuals experience chilliness accompanied by a high-grade fever and oppressed respiration, making breathing difficult.
During intermittent fever episodes, there is noticeable cyanosis of the skin on the lips and fingertips, along with symptoms like headache and loss of appetite.
In the sweating stage of the fever, Aspidosperma is characterized by severe sweating throughout the body, with marked sweat on the head, palms, and lower legs.
Notably, there is an absence of thirst, and individuals may experience dryness of the throat, making swallowing food and water difficult. The struggle to breathe intensifies in this stage.
Alongside these symptoms, there is a significant sense of intense sleepiness.
Aspidosperma is highly effective for addressing cyanosis, a condition characterized by a bluish skin color due to insufficient circulating oxygen in the blood.
In cases of skin ulcers, Aspidosperma is indicated when the skin takes on a blackish or bluish appearance, accompanied by severe itching.
This remedy is valuable for managing skin rashes and itching caused by fungal infections, often associated with inadequate blood supply to the skin surface.
Over time, Aspidosperma is known to restore the normal skin condition after a few months of treatment, bringing back its natural glow.
Individuals experiencing bluish spots on the skin, along with a tendency to swelling and severe pain on the affected parts, can find relief with Aspidosperma.
Aspidosperma is also indicated in the patient to treat extreme sleepiness day and night, the patient feels drowsy on waking and again wants to sleep, along with difficulty in respiration.
The patient is almost in deep comatose sleep very difficult to wake him up.
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 improves the condition of the disease.
It can be time, any part of the day, season, position, or any applications, etc.
The condition of Aspidosperma gets aggravated when moving around, quick walking, in a closed room.
The conditions of Aspidosperma get better when the stomach is empty, on drinking water, on going out in open air, all complaints are better by resting sitting at one place.
This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
These remedies have many similarities in action but are different in origin, which means the source from which the medicine is prepared is another.
Remedies similar to Aspidosperma are Blatta orientalis, Coca, Arsenicum album, and Coffee
Aspedosperma antidotes the ill effects of salbutamol puff used by patients who have asthma and bronchitis.
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 the medicine and help the doctor only to diagnose the disease condition.
This potency requires frequent repetition, 3-4 times a day, till the expected result is seen.
Aspidosperma 200 Uses
This is considered as higher potency; they are given when the majority of mental symptoms and physical symptoms of Aspidosperma match.
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 very high potency. One should give it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of Aspidosperma and that 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.
The mother tincture of Aspidosperma is used by many homeopaths to relieve the symptoms associated with chronic respiratory failure.
It is mainly used to relieve asthma and chronic respiratory affections in patients and should only be given when all the symptoms of Aspidosperma are matched with the patient’s symptoms.
Take 10 drops of mother tincture in half a cup of water three times a day till the improvement occurs.
This lower potency of Aspidosperma works well to treat the conditions like Cardiac asthma and has a therapeutic effect on patients suffering.
Take 2-3 drops of dilution directly on the tongue thrice a day for 3 months.
- Paralysis of extremities
- Cardiac Asthma
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Weak lungs
- High Fever
Aspidosperma Side Effects
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 Aspedosperma are seen mostly like a decreasing capacity to breathe or may cause dizziness and vomiting, then it can be antidoted by Camphor.
Remember that homeopathic remedies are prescribed based on individual symptoms and characteristics. It’s crucial to consult with a qualified homeopath for proper evaluation and personalized treatment. Homeopathy focuses on treating the whole person, so a detailed case study is necessary to select the most appropriate remedy.
Homeopathic medicines should be taken only when prescribed by a homeopathic physician. Self-medication may aggravate the original conditions.