Carduus Marianus is one of the excellent remedies in homeopathy from the vegetable kingdom, mostly indicated in Liver and Spleen diseases. It belongs to the family Compositae.
It is commonly known as Silybum.
Trituration and solutions of the alkaloid of the seeds are used for the preparation of the mother tincture.
Tincture and trituration of the seeds are prepared and subsequent potencies are made.
It is the alkaloid content of Carduus Marianus seeds that possesses the medicinal effect when given in a crude form and is of great homeopathic therapeutic purpose when given in dynamic doses. It is the most important remedy that has an action on the liver and Spleen disorders.
Carduus Marianus Constitution /Personality
Carduus Marianus is a remedy, best suited for patients with an earthy complexion, eyes dim, and hardness of hearing.
It is suited to a person of the bilious constitution and melancholic temperament, there is a mucous coating on the tongue, and a loss of appetite even for his favorite food and tobacco.
It is suited to people with tobacco eating habits, who have, great dyspnoea and palpitation on going uphill.
The skin is dry as if withered, with great weakness, the pulse is slow and weak.
It has been useful in people who get especially have the disposition of being formerly cheerful, and he is now joyless and apathetic.
Guiding symptoms of Carduus Marianus
Carduus Marianus is one of the best remedies for the liver enlargement of Carduus m. is in the transverse direction
It is useful in conditions of liver and spleen enlargement where the patient has had attacks of vomiting for three months, with pains in the abdomen.
The vomiting and pains in the abdomen associated with vomiting are relieved by Carduus Marianus.
It is indicated when the liver and spleen both are very much enlarged so that they seem to fill the abdomen.
It is a wonderful remedy for varicose ulcers in people who are addicted to tobacco.
It is a wonderful remedy for gastrointestinal catarrh, epistaxis, metrorrhagia, and haemorrhoidal flux, dependent on portal congestion.
It is a wonderful remedy for tenderness of the liver, bilious fever, symptoms resembling peritonitis, and stitching pain in the sides of the abdomen.
It is a wonderful remedy for Hepatitis that is inflammation of the Liver with spasms of the stomach, the pains are contractive with vomiting, cold rising from precordium to the throat, feeling of spasmodic constriction in the throat, there is pressive, shooting pain right side of abdomen spreading to back or shoulder.
It is a wonderful remedy for treating inflammation of the spleen along with its pains in hepatic and splenic regions that are usually accompanied by hemoptysis, or expectoration of viscid, lumpy mucus, and evening fever.
It is used by many homeopaths to treat Local muscular rheumatisms dependent on liver diseases.
It is indicated when there is liver congestion, swollen veins of legs, piles, and headaches.
It is a wonderful remedy for giddiness with an inclination to fall forward and sudden and profuse epistaxis followed by great relief.
It is a wonderful remedy for Miner’s Disease, with chief symptoms, like, eyes becoming dim, there is hardness of hearing, mucous coating on the tongue, with loss of appetite even for his favorite food and tobacco
It is indicated in conditions with great dyspnoea and palpitation on going up-hill;
The spleen and stomach are distended with much wind eructation, constant borborygmus sound from the stomach, the constipation is alternating with diarrhea, but the latter is more frequent,
It is a wonderful remedy for urinary complaints where there is evacuation of grey, scanty and pale urine.
The skin is dry as if withered, with great weakness, and the pulse is slow and weak.
It is one of the top listed remedies for treating the bad effects of alcohol on the body, in form of affections of the liver, spleen, and kidneys caused by abuse of alcoholic beverages and especially beer.
It is a wonderful remedy for symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver and general dropsy which make the features unrecognizable.
It is indicated where there is a relaxed state of the mucous membrane of the stomach causing much flatulence and diarrhea, especially when the stools are clay-colored.
It is a wonderful remedy for the relaxed condition of the body making it much fatigued, there is more weakness and lethargy after eating; when riding; on awaking; frequently accompanied by yawning.
It is a wonderful remedy for fever with chilliness that is prominent, on awaking; at night, and aggravated by uncovering.
There is the coldness of the knees, the head is very sensitive to cold. There is Sweating of the forehead and back after meals.
It is usually indicated when the pains are of stitching type, there is a drawing pressure type of sensations, also radiating pains and constriction, along with a band like-sensation and cramps in the abdomen.
Carduus Marianus Uses
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
The Carduus Marianus patient suffers from great dullness and weakness of memory leading to forgetfulness of things he had just intended to do.
There is a disposition to become angry.
It is indicated in the case of depression and melancholy with liver affections.
There is Joylessness and apathetic condition in the patient.
Carduus Marianus is a great remedy for Vertigo, there is great giddiness, with a tendency to fall forward, reduced by epistaxis.
It is a wonderful remedy for headaches, there is fulness in the head with a dull headache, especially in the forehead or temples, with confusion, and vertigo.
There is severe pressure on the forehead, over the eye, in the occiput with constriction around the skull; over the eyebrows with severe pain in the left parietal bone.
Carduus Marianus is a wonderful remedy for congestion and redness of the eyes with burning and pressure on eyeballs and lids. There is pressure as if eyeballs were pressed against the side of orbits.
Carduus Marianus is a wonderful remedy for inflammation of nasal mucosa as occurs in cold, there is tickling first in the right and then in the left nostril with watery discharge from same.
It is a wonderful remedy for epistaxis, there is burning in nostrils, with bleeding and epistaxis in young persons.
It is indicated when there is sudden profuse epistaxis that will relieve vertigo.
Carduus Marianus is a great remedy for the loss of sensation of taste there is a yellow mucous coating on the tongue, due to lack of adequate air to breath the tongue is cold blue.
The tongue is white with a white center and red tip and edges at times there is a white-coated tongue on the side.
There is a collection of water in the mouth with a smooth sensation of the mucous membrane of the palate as though covered with fat.
Carduus Marianus is indicated when there is heat in the face with an earthy complexion, due to underlying liver illness the face is yellowish-grey, dirty, or florid complexion.
Carduus Marianus is indicated in conditions of sore throat with a bitter taste in the mouth.
Repeated eructations of air with burning in the esophagus, and cold bile risings in the throat with a bitter taste.
It is a wonderful remedy for laryngitis with Irritation in the posterior part of the larynx causing cough and expectoration of pure blood and mucus mixed with blood.
It is a wonderful remedy for Cough, Doctors also recommend it to loosen chest congestion and as a respiratory tract stimulant
Carduus Marianus is one of the wonderful remedies for chest pains with drawing pain along the margin of the left rib, with pain during breathing.
It is a wonderful remedy for cough with stitches on the sides of the chest and bloody sputa.
It is a wonderful remedy for splenic or hepatic cough there are pains in the chest, going to the front part, to shoulders, back, loins, and abdomen combined with urging to urinate.
There are drawing pains through the left pectoral and left intercostal muscles below the axillae.
It is a wonderful remedy for stitches in the chest, from left nipple to right downward, the pains extend over the entire front of the chest, the motion almost impossible.
It is mainly useful when chest complaints are due to enlargement of the liver and spleen.
Carduus Marianus can be given to the patient when there is pain pressure and stitches in the region of the heart; oppression of deep breathing is usually associated with enlargement and inflammation of the liver and spleen.
Carduus Marianus is a great remedy for gastritis there is intense nausea, with painful retching and vomiting of some greenish fluid.
It is a wonderful remedy for acidity the contents of the stomach and intestines are sour.
There is pressure in the stomach with eructation of air at night on awakening and it will last all day; the eructations are coming and disappearing during the day.
It is indicated when there is the sensation of emptiness with a headache before dinner, the headache goes off after dinner.-There is burning in the stomach as of acidity with transient pressure and stitches in the left stomach aggravation on inspiration.
Abdomen and Rectum symptoms
Carduus Marianus is a wonderful remedy for Hepatitis, the Liver region is sensitive to pressure, there is pressure in the liver region, with tension, and stitches in the liver on lying on the left side.
There are stitches in spleen aggravation on inspiration and on stooping.
There is swelling, sensitiveness, and induration of the left lobe of the liver, which leads to compression respiratory embarrassment, and cough with thick expectoration.
It is a wonderful remedy for Liver diseases like cirrhosis of the liver affecting the lungs cause hemoptysis, there is drawing pain between the umbilicus and pit of the stomach, coming and going, in the peritoneum of the abdominal wall, from right to left side followed by pain and sensation of heat in spots as large as a hen’s egg between the umbilicus and inguinal region to left.
The sensation of motion in the intestines on expiration, and extending the breadth of a hand around the umbilicus. There is gaseous distension; rumbling; cutting in the abdomen.
It is a wonderful remedy for constipation where the stools are very hard and knotty; insufficient they are like paste, clayey stool.
It is a great remedy for itching at the anus with hemorrhoids, there is burning pain in the rectum and anus that interferes with sitting, and the hemorrhoids are with the acidity of the stomach and distension of the bowels.
Carduus Marianus has got a wonderful action on the urinary organs there is an urging to urinate, without the necessity of passing water.
It is a wonderful remedy for cystitis where there is pressure on the bladder, producing dribbling of urine after an unavailing urging to stool.
There is burning at the meatus, in the urethra, where the urine is turbid, golden yellow, and acid.
It is a great remedy used by many homeopaths for strangury and calculi as well.
The male patients of Carduus Marianus usually suffer from impotence in men due to excess alcohol consumption.
It is a wonderful remedy when sexual complaints, are associated with liver and spleen disorders.
Carduus Marianus has got a wonderful action on female sexual organs.
It is a wonderful remedy for the treatment of catamenia with too profuse or suppressed menstrual blood flow.
It is indicated for the treatment of Chronic uterine hemorrhage with portal derangement.
Hand and Leg symptoms
Carduus Marianus is a wonderful remedy for Rheumatism with violent rheumatic pains in the right deltoid; in the right arm.
There is drawing pain in muscles covering the left radius, alternating with pain in muscles of the right side.
It is indicated when there is cramp-like pain in the muscles of the arms, hands, fingers, calves, and feet.
There is pain in hip joints through the buttocks, causing difficulty in rising, and increases from stooping.
It is a wonderful remedy for Rheumatism and spasms of the extremities.
There is a pain in the left tibia and dorsum of the foot with pain in the muscles of the sole right foot and; the lower part of the right heel.
It is a wonderful remedy for varicose ulcers with severe burning and cramps in the muscles of the legs.
Carduus Marianus is indicated to treat backache with the stiffness of the neck and back, there is sensitiveness in dorsal and cervical vertebrae.
There is a drawing type of pain in the back; sometimes tearing; burning in the left shoulder blade.
The patient feels better by lying down and resting.
Carduus Marianus is a wonderful remedy for fever there is chilliness on awakening with strong urging to urinate, and there is chilliness at night aggravation on uncovering. During the sweating stage, there is sweat on the forehead and back after meals.
It is a great remedy for Varicose ulcers on legs with severe itching, burning, and cramps in the legs.
It is indicated in ulcers on the skin with itching lying down at night.
Carduus Marianus is also indicated in the patient to treat the restless sleep with frequent awakening and many dreams indicative of a disturbed mind.
It is a wonderful remedy for nightmares from lying on the back, there is fatigue from yawning, and at times there is uncontrollable yawning.
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 Carduus Marianus gets aggravated when after eating; when riding; on awaking; frequently accompanied by yawning.
The conditions of Carduus Marianus get better when in motion or moving around.
The complaints of chilliness are prominent, on awaking; at night; amelioration on uncovering, and Coldness of knees.
Relationship with Other Medicine
This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
The remedies complementary to Carduus Marianus are Bryonia Alba.
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 Carduus Marianus are Merc solubilis
Carduus Marianus antidotes the ill effects of excess alcohol.
The bad effects of Carduus Marianus is antidoted by Camphor.
Carduus Marianus Dosage & Potencies
The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.
Carduus Marianus 30 Uses
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.
Carduus Marianus 200 Uses
This is considered as higher potency; they are given when the majority of mental symptoms and physical symptoms of Carduus Marianus 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.
Carduus Marianus 1M Uses
This is very high potency. One should give it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of Carduus Marianus 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.
Carduus Marianus Q (Mother Tincture) Uses
The mother tincture of Carduus Marianus 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 Carduus Marianus 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.
Carduus Marianus 3X/6X Uses
This lower potency of Carduus Marianus 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.
Clinical Indication of Carduus Marianus
- Liver affections
- Spleen affections
- Varicose veins
Carduus Marianus 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 Carduus Marianus are seen mostly like vomiting or skin rash, then it can be antidoted by Camphor.