Digitalis Purpurea 30, 200, 1M, Q – Uses & Side Effects

Digitalis Purpurea 30, 200, 1M, Q - Uses and Side Effects

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.

Guiding Symptoms of Digitalis Purpurea

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.

It is one of the top listed remedies in Auricular flutter and fibrillation, especially when after rheumatic fever.

There is a Heart block with, a very slow pulse.

It is a wonderful remedy for symptoms of organic heart disease, such as great weakness and sinking of strength, faintness, coldness of the skin, and irregular respiration.

It is used by many homeopaths in treating cardiac irritability and ocular troubles after tobacco; jaundice from induration and hypertrophy of the liver, frequently respond to Digitalis.

It is a great remedy for Jaundice with heart diseases.

It is indicated when there is the beginning of a heart attack the patient faints as if dying, there is a bluish appearance on the face.

It is a wonderful remedy for Cardiac muscular failure when asystole is present.

It is a wonderful remedy to stimulate the heart’s muscles, increase the force of systole, and increase length during a heart attack. There is Prostration from slight exertion and a state of collapse.

It is indicated when the patient has slow and weak, irregular, intermittent pulse, intermitting every 3rd,5th, and 7th beat

It is a wonderful remedy for enlarged, sore, and painful liver, there is blueness of the skin, with cyanosis of the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, and nails, the face is cold and pale, is covered with cold sweat.

It is a wonderful remedy for ailments from alcohol, tobacco, high living, and sexual excess.

Digitalis Purpurea Uses

This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-

Mind symptoms 

The Digitalis Purpurea patient suffers from great anxiety and apprehension, the patient is very much despondent and fearful.

It is a wonderful 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.

Head symptoms 

Digitalis Purpurea is a great remedy for Vertigo, when walking and on rising, associated with cardiac and hepatic affections.

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.

Eyes symptoms

Digitalis Purpurea is a wonderful remedy for the blueness of eyelids.

There is a hallucination of, as if dark bodies, like flies, before the eyes. It is a wonderful remedy for visual complaints when there is a change in acuteness of perception of shades of green.

The objects, appear green and yellow.

It is a wonderful remedy for Mydriasis; the lid margins are red, swollen, and agglutinated in the morning.

It is a wonderful remedy for detachment of the retina with dim vision, irregular dilatation of pupils, and also diplopia.

Ears symptoms

Digitalis Purpurea is a wonderful remedy for inflammation of the ear canal, there is a cracking sound in the ear during a nap.

It is a great remedy when the patient is sensitive to music, all the symptoms are aggravated by music.

Mouth symptoms 

Digitalis Purpurea is a great remedy 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.

Face symptom

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.

Throat symptom

Digitalis Purpurea Indicates indicated in conditions of sore throat as an ill effect of excess tobacco and there is a sensation as if the throat is choked.

Chest symptom

Digitalis Purpurea is a wonderful remedy in the treatment of asthma, there is a desire to take a deep breath. Breathing irregular, difficult; deep sighing.

It is a wonderful remedy for Cough, with a raw, sore feeling in the chest the expectoration is sweetish.

It is a wonderful remedy for Senile pneumonia, with great weakness in the chest.

It is a great remedy for Dyspnoea, a constant desire to breathe deeply, lungs feel as if compressed.

It is used by many homeopaths to treat Chronic bronchitis with passive congestion of the lungs, giving bloody sputum due to failing myocardium the patient cannot bear to talk.

It is a wonderful remedy for Haemoptysis with weak hearts in the end stages of angina Pectoris.

Heart symptoms

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.

It is a wonderful remedy for Pericarditis, with copious serous exudation, there is dilatation of the heart, it is tired, irregular, with a slow and feeble pulse.

It is a great remedy for Hypertrophy with dilatation. It is indicated in Cardiac failure following fevers, there is cardiac dropsy.

Stomach symptoms

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. It is a wonderful remedy for neuralgic pain and tenderness of epigastrium, with copious salivation unconnected with taking food.

Abdomen and Rectum symptoms

Digitalis Purpurea is a wonderful remedy for abdomen complaints when there is pain in the left side apparently in descending colon and under false ribs.

It is a wonderful remedy for severe abdominal pains, pulsation in the abdominal aorta, and there is epigastric constriction.

It is a wonderful remedy for the enlarged, sore, painful condition of the liver.

During liver inflammation, the stool is white, chalk-like, ashy, and pasty stools.

It is a wonderful remedy for diarrhea during jaundice.

Urinary symptoms

Digitalis Purpurea has got a wonderful action on the urinary system There is continued urging, in drops, the urine is dark, hot, with burning pain, with sharp cutting or throbbing pain at the neck of the bladder

There is a sensation as if a straw was being thrust back and forth in the urethra; worse at night.

The urine is suppressed with ammoniacal, and turbid.

It is a wonderful remedy for Urethritis, phimosis, and strangury with full feeling after urination. There is constriction and burning as if the urethra was too small and there is brick-dust sediment in the urine.

Male symptoms

The male patients of Digitalis Purpurea usually suffer from nightly emission with great weakness of the genitals after coitus. It is a great remedy for Hydrocele in which the scrotum is enlarged like a bladder.

It is a great remedy for Gonorrhoea, balanitis, with edema of the prepuce.

It is a remedy used by many homeopaths to treat dropsical swelling of the genitals.

It is a wonderful remedy for enlarged prostate in which there is frequent urging to urinate at night.

Female symptoms 

Digitalis Purpurea has got a wonderful action on the female genitalia, it is indicated in Dysmenorrhoea with labor-like pains in the abdomen and back before menses.


It is a wonderful remedy for Uterine hemorrhage there is bright red blood during menses, frequent spotting, and bleeding between two menstrual cycles.

Hand and Leg symptoms

Digitalis Purpurea is a wonderful remedy 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.

Back symptoms

Digitalis Purpurea is indicated to treat backache with stiffness and tension of the muscles of the neck and the nape of the neck.

It is a wonderful remedy for a backache when there are drawing pains in the back and the loins, as after a chill. It is a wonderful remedy for paralytic pain in the small of the back.

Fever symptoms

Digitalis Purpurea is a wonderful remedy for fever there is chilliness with heat and redness of the face, with the coldness of the body, often with cold sweat, especially on the forehead or one side of the body only. There is a coldness in the hands and feet with cold perspiration.

During intermittent fever, there is heat on one hand and coldness on the other, there are frequent and sudden flushes of heat, followed by weakness.

There is copious nocturnal perspiration, preceded sometimes by shivering and shuddering, with internal heat during the day.

The perspiration is generally at night; the skin is cold and clammy. The pulse is small, weak, and excessively slow but accelerated by the slightest movement.

Skin symptoms

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.

Sleep symptoms

Digitalis Purpurea is also indicated in the patient to treat continuous sleepiness.

The patient starts from sleep in alarm that he is falling from a height.


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.

Aggravated By

The condition of Digitalis Purpurea gets aggravated when sitting erect, after meals, and music.

Amelioration By

The conditions of Digitalis Purpurea get better when the stomach is empty, and moving about in the open air.

Relationship with Other Medicine

Digitalis Purpurea Complementary Medicines

This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.

The remedies complementary to Digitalis Purpurea are Eel serum.

Digitalis Purpurea Similar Medicines

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.

Antidoted by 

The bad effects of Digitalis Purpurea are antidoted by Camphor, Serpentaria.

Digitalis Purpurea Dosage & Potencies

The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.

Digitalis Purpurea 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. 

Digitalis Purpurea 200 Uses

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.

Digitalis Purpurea 1M Uses

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.

Digitalis Purpurea Q (Mother Tincture) Uses

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. 

Digitalis Purpurea 3X/6X Uses

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.

Clinical Indication of Digitalis Purpurea

  • Amaurosis
  • Angina pectoris
  • Asthma
  • Bright’s disease
  • Cyanosis
  • Delirium tremens
  • Dropsy
  • Fever
  • Gonorrhea
  • Headache
  • Heart affections
  • Hydrocele
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Impotence
  • Jaundice
  • Lungs congestion
  • Memory loss
  • Meningitis
  • Noises in head
  • Paraphimosis
  • Prostate, enlarged
  • Ptyalism
  • Spermatorrhoea
  • Toothache
  • 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.

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