Digitalis Purpurea is one of the excellent remedies in homeopathy from the vegetable kingdom, mostly indicated in heart diseases proved by Dr.Hahnemann and is commonly known as Foxglove.
The homeopathic remedy in form of tincture is prepared from the wild plant which grows in abundance in siliceous soil in bushy grounds and empty places of Europe.
Fresh leaves of the uncultivated plant are gathered and from this, the mother tincture is prepared and subsequent potencies are made.
It is the Digitalin alkaloid content of Digitalis Purpurea is which possess the medicinal effect when given in a crude form and is of great homeopathic therapeutic purpose when given in dynamic doses.
It belongs to the family Scrophulariaceae, from the vegetable kingdom.
Digitalis Purpurea Constitution /Personality
Digitalis Purpurea is a remedy, best suited for patients with light-hair, scrofulous constitution.
It is suitable for children with fair complexion and people of climacteric age having weak hearts, but with valvular complications.
It is best suitable for people who are with blueness of the skin, with cyanosis of eyelids, lips, tongue, and nails.
Digitalis Purpurea is one of the best remedies for weakness and prostration from slight exertion.
Its greatest indication is in heart failure where there is a sensation as if the heart would stop beating if she moved. Slow pulse is one of the important indications of digitalis.
Digitalis purpurea is highly recommended for Auricular flutter and fibrillation, particularly following rheumatic fever.
In cases of Heart block with an exceptionally slow pulse, Digitalis purpurea is beneficial.
This remedy is excellent for addressing symptoms of organic heart disease, including profound weakness, a sensation of strength fading away, faintness, skin coldness, and irregular breathing.
Additionally, jaundice caused by liver induration and hypertrophy often responds positively to Digitalis.
It is particularly effective for Jaundice associated with heart diseases.
Digitalis purpurea is indicated when a heart attack is beginning, and the patient appears to faint as if facing death, accompanied by a bluish tint on the face.
This remedy is valuable for treating Cardiac muscular failure when asystole is present.
It serves as an excellent stimulant for the heart’s muscles, enhancing systolic force and length during a heart attack. Symptoms include prostration from minimal exertion and a collapsed state.
Digitalis purpurea is recommended when the patient has a slow, weak, irregular, and intermittent pulse, skipping every 3rd, 5th, and 7th beat.
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
The Digitalis Purpurea patient suffers from great anxiety and apprehension, the patient is very much despondent and fearful.
It is a useful remedy for Melancholia, the patient is dull lethargic with a slow pulse, and the music is unbearable it aggravates all the troubles.
The patient is very much forgetful, memory is weak and thinking is difficult.
The patient has despondency; is fearful, and is anxious about the future, there is a dullness of sense.
There is Sharp, shooting frontal pain, extending into the nose, after drinking cold water or eating ice cream.
There is a Heaviness of the head, with a sensation as if it would fall backward, the face is bluish, and there is blueness of tongue and lips.
The patient experiences confusion, fullness, and noise in the head, and there are typical cracking sounds during a nap.
Digitalis purpurea is highly effective for addressing the blueness of eyelids.
For hallucinations, particularly the perception of dark bodies resembling flies before the eyes, Digitalis purpurea is a remarkable remedy.
It is especially beneficial for visual complaints marked by changes in the acuteness of perception of shades of green.
When objects appear green and yellow, Digitalis purpurea is a valuable remedy.
In cases of Mydriasis, where the pupil is excessively dilated, and the lid margins are red, swollen, and agglutinated in the morning, Digitalis purpurea proves to be a wonderful remedy.
For detachment of the retina accompanied by dim vision, irregular dilatation of pupils, and diplopia (double vision), Digitalis purpurea is a highly effective remedy.
Digitalis purpurea is an excellent remedy for inflammation of the ear canal, especially when there is a cracking sound in the ear during a nap.
It proves to be highly effective when the patient is sensitive to music, and all symptoms worsen with exposure to music.
Digitalis Purpurea is indicated for the blueness of the tongue, the tongue is tremulous, and the breath is deep and oppressed with blueness of lips during heart block.
The Speech is confused as it is difficult for the patient to think, on account of the weakness of memory.
Digitalis Purpurea is indicated when there is a sudden flush of heat to the face, the face is pale, of death-like appearance, and bluish red with cyanosed skin eyelids, lips, and tongue.
Digitalis purpurea is a remarkable remedy for asthma, particularly when there is a strong desire to take a deep breath and breathing becomes irregular and difficult, often accompanied by deep sighing.
In cases of cough with a raw, sore feeling in the chest and sweetish expectoration, Digitalis purpurea is highly effective.
For senile pneumonia, characterized by significant weakness in the chest, Digitalis purpurea is a valuable remedy.
It proves to be a great remedy for dyspnea, where there is a constant desire to breathe deeply, and the lungs feel compressed.
Many homeopaths use Digitalis purpurea to treat chronic bronchitis with passive congestion of the lungs, leading to bloody sputum due to a failing myocardium, and the patient finds it difficult to talk.
In cases of hemoptysis (coughing up blood) with weak hearts in the end stages of angina pectoris, Digitalis purpurea is a wonderful remedy.
Digitalis Purpurea can be given to the patient when there is a heart attack, the least movement causes violent palpitation in the heart, and a sensation as if it would cease beating if he moves.
There is frequent stitching in the heart with irregular heart, especially of mitral disease.
The pulse is very slow intermits and weak. There is cyanosis and inequality of pulse; it varies.
There is a sudden sensation as if the heart stood still, the pulse is weak and quickened by the least movement.
Digitalis purpurea is a wonderful remedy for pericarditis, especially when there is a large amount of watery fluid accumulation around the heart. In such cases, the heart may be tired, irregular, and have a slow and feeble pulse.
It is also effective for hypertrophy (enlargement) with dilatation of the heart.
This remedy is recommended for cardiac failure that occurs after fevers, and it is associated with the development of fluid retention in the body, a condition known as cardiac dropsy.
Digitalis Purpurea is a great remedy for nausea with a sweet taste with constant ptyalism.
There is excessive nausea, not relieved by vomiting.
It is indicated in faintness, with great weakness in the stomach.
There is burning in the stomach extending to the esophagus, after cold water or ice cream, and sharp pain in the forehead, extending to the nose.
Faintness and vomiting from motion, there is discomfort, even after a small quantity of food, or from mere sight or smell.
Digitalis purpurea is an excellent remedy for neuralgic pain and tenderness in the upper middle part of the abdomen (epigastrium).
This pain is often accompanied by excessive salivation, and interestingly, it occurs without any direct connection to eating.
Digitalis purpurea is highly effective for addressing abdominal complaints, especially when there is pain on the left side, seemingly in the descending colon and under the false ribs.
This remedy proves beneficial for severe abdominal pains, accompanied by pulsation in the abdominal aorta and a feeling of constriction in the upper middle part of the abdomen (epigastrium).
Digitalis purpurea is recommended for the enlarged, sore, and painful condition of the liver.
In cases of liver inflammation, it is associated with distinctive stool characteristics, including white, chalk-like, ashy, and pasty stools.
For diarrhea during jaundice, Digitalis purpurea is a valuable remedy.
Digitalis purpurea has a remarkable effect on the urinary system.
It is particularly useful when there is a constant urge to urinate in small amounts, and the urine is dark, hot, and accompanied by a burning pain.
This pain can manifest as sharp cutting or throbbing sensations at the neck of the bladder.
In addition, there is a peculiar sensation as if a straw is being thrust back and forth in the urethra, and this discomfort tends to worsen at night.
Digitalis purpurea is also indicated when the urine is suppressed and appears ammoniacal and turbid.
For conditions such as urethritis, phimosis, and strangury, where there is a full feeling after urination, Digitalis purpurea is a valuable remedy.
The person may experience constriction and a burning sensation, as if the urethra is too small, and there may be a brick-dust sediment in the urine.
Digitalis purpurea is often recommended for male patients experiencing nightly emissions with significant weakness of the genitals after sexual activity.
It is also a valuable remedy for hydrocele, a condition where the scrotum becomes enlarged like a bladder.
In cases of gonorrhea and balanitis, especially when there is swelling of the foreskin (edema of the prepuce), Digitalis purpurea is an effective remedy.
Many homeopaths use Digitalis purpurea to address dropsical swelling of the genitals.
For an enlarged prostate associated with frequent nocturnal urges to urinate, Digitalis purpurea is a wonderful remedy.
Digitalis purpurea has a beneficial effect on the female reproductive system.
It is recommended for dysmenorrhea, where individuals experience labor-like pains in the abdomen and back before the onset of menstruation.
This remedy proves effective for uterine hemorrhage characterized by bright red blood during menstrual periods.
Additionally, it addresses issues of frequent spotting and bleeding between two menstrual cycles.
Digitalis Purpurea is indicated for Rheumatism with swelling of the feet the fingers go to sleep easily.
There is the coldness of hands and feet with rheumatic pain in joints.
There is shining, white swelling of joints and is accompanied by muscular debility.
It is a wonderful remedy for nocturnal swelling of fingers there is a sensation in the legs as if a red hot wire suddenly darting through the legs.
Digitalis Purpurea is indicated to treat backache with stiffness and tension of the muscles of the neck and the nape of the neck.
Digitalis purpurea is an effective remedy for backache, especially when there are drawing pains in the back and loins, resembling the sensations experienced after a chill.
It is also valuable for addressing paralytic pain in the small of the back.
Digitalis purpurea is a beneficial remedy for fever, especially when there is a combination of chilliness with heat and redness of the face, accompanied by an overall coldness of the body.
Cold sweats, particularly on the forehead or on one side of the body, are common.
Additionally, there may be coldness in the hands and feet along with cold perspiration.
During intermittent fever, distinct patterns emerge, such as heat on one hand and coldness on the other.
Frequent and sudden flushes of heat are observed, followed by weakness.
Copious nocturnal perspiration is a characteristic symptom, sometimes preceded by shivering and shuddering, with internal heat experienced during the day.
Perspiration is predominantly at night, and the skin tends to be cold and clammy.
The pulse in individuals needing Digitalis purpurea is typically small, weak, and exceptionally slow but may accelerate with even the slightest movement.
It is a great remedy for erythema, which is deep red, and worse on the back like it occurs in measles.
There is blue distension of veins on lids, ears, lips, and tongue.
It is a wonderful remedy for Dropsical swelling of the skin.
There is itching of the skin and a jaundiced appearance of the skin.
Digitalis purpurea is indicated in cases where there is persistent sleepiness.
Additionally, it is suitable for individuals who experience sudden awakenings from sleep with a sensation of falling from a height, causing them to startle in alarm.
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 Digitalis Purpurea gets aggravated when sitting erect, after meals, and music.
The conditions of Digitalis Purpurea get better when the stomach is empty, and moving about in the open air.
This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
The remedies complementary to Digitalis Purpurea are Eel serum.
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 Digitalis Purpurea are Crataegus.
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.
This is considered as higher potency; they are given when the majority of mental symptoms and physical symptoms of Digitalis Purpurea 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 Digitalis Purpurea 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 Digitalis Purpurea is used by many homeopaths to relieve the symptoms associated with angina Pectoris.
It is mainly used to relieve heart affections in patients and should only be given when all the symptoms of Digitalis Purpurea 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 Digitalis Purpurea works well to treat the conditions like jaundice and has a therapeutic effect on patients suffering.
Take 2-3 drops of dilution directly on the tongue thrice a day for 3 months.
- Angina pectoris
- Bright’s disease
- Delirium tremens
- Heart affections
- Lungs congestion
- Memory loss
- Noises in head
- Prostate, enlarged
- Urinary disorders
- Vision disorders
Digitalis Purpurea 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 Digitalis Purpurea are seen mostly like a decreasing pulse or bursting type of pain in the chest 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.