Caulophyllum is one of the excellent remedies in homeopathy from the vegetable kingdom. It is commonly known as Blue Cohosh or Squaw root.
It is an invaluable remedy in the treatment of various female disorders, rheumatism, and hemorrhages.
It is a small genus of perineal herb, commonly found in Asia and South America, and belongs to the family Berberidaceae.
Mother Tincture of Caulophyllum is made from the roots of the plant.
Mother Tincture and trituration of the roots of the plant is prepared and subsequent potencies are made.
The process of dynamization arouses the latent curative powers and makes Caulophyllum an invaluable homeopathic medicine to serve a therapeutic purpose when given in dynamic doses.
It has attained a position in therapeutic purpose as a Lady’s remedy, as it is specifically used for diseases of female genitals mostly the uterus and cervix.
Caulophyllum Constitution /Personality
Caulophyllum is a remedy, best suited for patients who have rheumatic and gouty diathesis.
It is suited to women during pregnancy, parturition, and lactation, having moth spots on the face and forehead and drooping of eyelids.
It is adapted to the person with a nervous temperament.
It is suited to people who have broken down the constitution and who are weak and exhausted.
It has been useful in women who have a habitual abortion from uterine debility.
Guiding symptoms of Caulophyllum
Caulophyllum is one of the best remedies for uterine disorders in a female who have a weak uterus.
It has been used clinically mainly in the treatment of recurrent abortions, and ailments related to pregnancy, parturition, and lactation.
The special indication for its use in Abortion is due to weakness, exhaustion, and want of tone in the muscles of the uterus.
It is a wonderful remedy for labor pains when the pains are intermittent, paroxysmal, spasmodic, and erratic, changing place every minute.
It is a wonderful remedy for the treatment of frequent abortions where there is an intermittent contraction of the gravid uterus.
It is used by many homeopaths in the treatment of Leucorrhoea in little girls.
It is a great remedy for eye affection the upper lids are heavy, and swollen and have to be raised with the figures.
It has got a wonderful action on female reproductive organs useful in conditions where there is amenorrhoea, and dysmenorrhoea when there are pains that are spasmodic pains across groins.
It is a great remedy for the passive type of hemorrhages which is a very striking feature of the remedy.
It is a wonderful remedy for treating the reflex symptoms having a uterine origin like headache; vomiting; hoarseness of voice.
It is a great remedy for rheumatism and gouty inflammation occurring in small joints causing pain, soreness, and swelling; there are cramps and spasms in small joints.
It is a wonderful remedy for Bearing-down pains in the uterus during pregnancy, it is also useful in Paraplegia from disorders of the uterus.
It is a wonderful remedy for great nervous excitement; there is tremulous weakness over the whole body, and the person is scarcely able to speak.
It is a wonderful remedy for sleeplessness, restlessness, and nervousness; recalling the effects of coffee, which is incompatible with it.
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
The Caulophyllum patient suffers from great nervousness causing apprehension.
The patient is fretful and irritable.
Caulophyllum is a great remedy for headaches from uterine or spinal troubles.
There is heaviness in the head over the left eye, there is pressure behind the eyes, and aggravation on stooping from light, from noon till night.
It is indicated when there is giddiness sore and fullness in the head with great weakness and debility.
It is a great remedy for eye affection the upper lids are heavy, and swollen and have to be raised with the figures.
The eyes are sleepy and difficult to open, lids are heavy.
Caulophyllum is a wonderful remedy for pain in the ears there is earache with heaviness in the head and hearing is difficult.
Caulophyllum is an important remedy in the treatment of mouth patches in mouth mucus associated with or as a reflex symptom from uterine irregularities.
Caulophyllum is indicated in the appearance of the face as the pale sick appearance of the face with moth spots on the forehead and is usually accompanied by leucorrhoea.
Caulophyllum is indicated in conditions of sore throat with hoarseness and loss of voice. There is difficulty in breathing which causes panting breathing.
It is a great remedy for pharyngitis mostly, due to excessive use of voice.
Caulophyllum can be given in heart complaints when associated with uterine disorders.
There is variation in blood pressure with great uterine debility the pulse is hard, irregular, and causes great debility.
Caulophyllum is a great remedy for stomach acidity and reflux disorders.
There is frequent gulping of sour, bitter fluid with vertigo; and a tendency to spasmodic vomiting.
There are frequent spasms of the stomach from uterine irritations.
Abdomen and Rectum symptoms
Caulophyllum is a wonderful remedy for irritable bowel syndrome. It is indicated when the stool, is soft white.
At times there are watery stools, in great quantity, they run a perfect stream from the bowels, but no pain; and mostly at 1 a.m.
Caulophyllum has got wonderful action on the urinary organs, where there is gonorrhea, with severe congestion in the lower abdomen, and itching in the urinary tract.
It is a great remedy for cystitis with severe, spasmodic pains in the bladder.
Caulophyllum has got a wonderful action on male Sexual Organs, their impotence due to weakness and debility and tone in the muscles of the spermatic cord.
It is useful in the treatment of gonorrhea there is dull aching pain in the organs and body making the person weak debilitated and exhausted.
There is albuminous gleet discharge from the penis and offensive sweating and itching in the genitals.
Caulophyllum has got a wonderful action on the female sexual system, it is an invaluable remedy in pre-menstrual syndrome there is tension and fulness in hypogastrium; and sensation as if the uterus is congested.
It is a wonderful remedy in PMS and gives excellent results when before menses there is pain in the small of the back; great aching and soreness of lower limbs; bad breath; bitter taste and vertigo
During the first few days of menses to appear there is chilliness; the flow is very scanty and blood is very light; with intense nausea and vomiting of a yellow bitter taste in the mouth; pain unremitting for several hours making the patient irritable and nervous.
It is a great remedy for amenorrhoea there are spasmodic pains in the uterus and scanty flow. In cases of Amenorrhoea, there are spasms, cramps of uterine muscles, or great atony of the uterus.
It is used by many homeopaths in treating dysmenorrhoea there is painful menstruation; spasmodic cramps in the lower abdomen.
It is very useful in cases where there are Hysteric convulsions during dysmenorrhoea.
There are intermittent pains in the bladder, stomach, groins, and even chest and limbs along with congestion and irritability of the uterus.
It is a wonderful remedy for Leucorrhoea with sharp pains, the discharge is acrid, and very weakening along with heavy eyelids.
The discharge in leucorrhoea is of profuse bland mucus common in little girls it is accompanied by forcing-down pains and frequent leucorrhoea usually leads to sterility.
The leucorrhoea is very much acrid and exhausting. This is due to congestion of the uterus and is associated with bearing down pain with moth spots on the forehead and ptosis of the upper lids.
It is a wonderful remedy for Threatened abortion there is spasmodic bearing-down pain in the abdomen; along with severe pain in the back and loins, but uterine contractions are feeble.
It is a great remedy for habitual abortion from uterine atony.
It is a top-listed remedy in labor pains where there is Spasmodic rigidity of os and there are pains like pricking needles in the cervix.
It is useful in conditions where the Labour-pains are short, irregular, spasmodic, the patient is very weak and irritable.
The patient has weak labor pains passing off with a shiver.
It is a wonderful remedy for after-pains that occur in the lower abdomen following childbirth, it aids in the expulsion of the placenta.
It is a great remedy for False conception in cases of infertility treatment.
It is a wonderful remedy for Haemorrhage after hasty labor, a passive type of hemorrhage, the blood oozes out with want of tonicity.
It is suited to hemorrhages in case of habitual abortion,, from uterine debility, there are passive hemorrhages where the blood oozes out with want of tonicity.
There is severe spasmodic paroxysmal pain in the abdomen which flies in all directions.
Hand and Leg symptoms
Caulophyllum is a wonderful remedy for rheumatism with violent rheumatic pains but it has an affinity to small joints.
It is a great remedy for Rheumatic pains along with swelling in small joints like the figures and toes.
It is a wonderful remedy for rheumatism of the neck, and swelling of the figure joints, there are severe drawing and tearing pains in the figures.
The pain is flying and migrates from one place to another, there are severe drawing pains in fingers and toes and wrist and there is stiffness of fingers and toes.
The rheumatic pains are aggravated in the open air and by coffee drinking.
Caulophyllum is indicated to treat cervical spondylitis, there is severe pain in the neck, back, and limbs.
It is a wonderful remedy for Rheumatic stiffness of the nape of the neck There is a Severe drawing in Sterno-cleido-mastoid drawing head to left.
It is a wonderful remedy for rheumatism of the back with dull pains in the lumbar region.
There is Rheumatic pain and, drawing pain in muscles, pains flying pains in limbs; in hands; thighs, knees, ankles, feet, and toes.
It is indicated in case of severe drawing pain in wrists and fingers there is cutting in joints when closing hands.
It is a great remedy for rheumatism of fingers they are very stiff.
It is a great remedy for joints cracking on attempting to walk or turn.
It is one of the top-listed remedies for the treatment of Paraplegia.
There is sharp shooting pain in the back, along with the typical sensation of weight and heaviness in the pelvis.
There is a pain in the back that is aggravated by the least motion, in the open air, and by coffee drinking.
Caulophyllum is a wonderful remedy for fever mostly puerperal fever, which comes after childbirth, with great atony of the uterus.
There is shivering and cold sweat all over the body making the patient completely exhausted and weak, there is cold sweat on the hands and legs.
It is a great remedy in the treatment of low-grade fevers that occur in cases of gonorrhea
It is a great remedy for chloasma, the skin is pale with brown spots on it, oily and dirty looking, indicative of underlying uterine disorders.
The skin on the face is dull and with moth spots on the forehead, cheeks, and back.
The skin around the genitals is red swollen and itching with aggravation in the open air and on drinking coffee.
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 the Caulophyllum gets aggravated when in the open air.
The rheumatic and gouty pains are all aggravated in the cold and open air.
The joint complaints are aggravated by on movement of figures.
The conditions of the Caulophyllum get better when passing the flatus.
Relationship with Other Medicine
This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
The remedies complementary to Caulophyllum are
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 Caulophyllum are Actea racemose ,Belladonna,Lilium tigrinum,Pulsatilla,Secale cornutum.
Caulophyllum antidotes the ill effects of coffee.
The bad effects of Caulophyllum are antidoted by Camphor.
Gnaphalium Dosage & Potencies
The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.
Caulophyllum 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.
It is of great value in the treatment of pregnancy-related problems, PMS, amenorrhea, and labor pains.
This potency requires frequent repetition, 3-4 times a day, till the expected result is seen.
Caulophyllum 200 Uses
This is considered as higher potency; they are given when the majority of mental symptoms and physical symptoms of Caulophyllum 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.
Caulophyllum 1M Uses
This is very high potency. One should give it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of the Caulophyllum and that given by the patient match perfectly.
One should not repeat 1 M potencies. It is given 30 days once and waiting for symptoms to disappear.
Caulophyllum Q (Mother Tincture) Uses
The mother tincture of the Caulophyllum is used by many homeopaths to relieve the symptoms associated with chronic respiratory failure.
It is mainly used to relieve Rheumatism and mostly small joint affections, as well as backaches in patients, and should only be given when all the symptoms of Caulophyllum 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.
Caulophyllum 3X/6X Uses
This lower potency of Caulophyllum works well to treat the conditions like threatened abortion and chloasma and has a therapeutic effect on patients suffering from such conditions.
Take 2-3 drops of dilution directly on the tongue thrice a day for 3 months.
Clinical Indication of Caulophyllum
- Abortion threatened
- Bearing-down pains
- Cholera morbus
- False conception
- Feet, affections of
- Hands, affections of
- Inframammary pain
- Labour, abnormal;
- false pains of
- Menstruation, disorders of
- Ovarian neuralgia
- Pregnancy, disorders of
- Rheumatic gout
- Uterine spasm
- Uterine atony
Caulophyllum 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 Caulophyllum are seen mostly like vomiting or skin rash, then it can be antidoted by Camphor.