Eupatorium Perfoliatum is a very beneficial homeopathic medicine capable of treating a wide range of medical disorders.
Botanically it belongs to the “Thoroughwort” plant under the Compositae family.
It is also commonly known as “Bone-set” because of its ability to ease pain in bony parts of the body, especially in diseases, for example, dengue, malaria and influenza.
Eupatorium is a very useful medicine for people living in marshy areas and alongside rivers i.e., where there are many complaints of bone pain.
The action of this medicine is primarily focused on complaints related to the stomach or liver including mucous membranes of the body.
One of the characteristic features of this remedy is that the complaints are periodic means they recur at certain fixed intervals.
Eupatorium Perfoliatum is suited to people who are sorrowful and miserable. They sometimes have overwhelming sadness.
The Eupatorium people at mostly sad at night and they can’t help the situation even if they want.
Anxiety and helpless feeling are profoundly found in these people. They suffer from prolonged illness that makes their body weak. It works well in old and worn-out constitutions.
This article will cover from head to toe all the organs of the body.
And wherever symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used.
The minds of Eupatorium Perfoliatum people are irritable and agonised. They are mentally exhausted with their illness and body aches.
They live in marshy habitats and occasionally get infected with fevers such as dengue or malaria.
They do not feel refreshed mentally on the account of the severe bone pains. The patient feels confused and irritable during fevers. He does not have clarity of thoughts during severe illness.
There is a beating sensation in the head, a constant throbbing or pulsating pain. The patient may complain of dizziness or vertigo and he feels like he is falling to the left side.
The headache sometimes leads to vomiting of a yellowish liquid i.e., bile. The pain is characteristically presented at the top and back of the head with sore pain in the eyeballs.
As mentioned above the patient experiences a periodic headache that returns every third or seventh day. When lying down a heavy pain is felt at the back portion with a sense of weight.
The eyes of the Eupatorium Perfoliatum patient appears yellowish when they are ill.
During fever, the eyeballs may become sore are painful. The eyes are sensitive to bright light and shiny objects.
The pain in the eye socket returns periodically after certain fixed intervals.
This remedy can help to treat earaches that occur in feeble, worn-out people who suffer from severe bone pains.
The patients may feel irritable and agonised due to the ear complaints that occur during fevers.
Ear discharge or pain occurring in people living around marshy lands or alongside the rivers can be very effectively relieved by this remedy.
Nose complaints associated with fevers with bone pains can be easily relieved by Eupatorium Perfoliatum such as sneezing, runny nose or nasal blockage.
Pain in the nasal bones that are deep in character and severe in character can be treated by this remedy.
The tongue of the patient has a yellow coating. In some people, a white coat resembling fur can be seen.
Painful cracks occurring at the corners of the mouth can be treated by this remedy very efficiently.
The mouth becomes sore and painful due to the cracks in the corners of the mouth. In severe cases, a watery discharge or pus may ooze out from the angles of the mouth.
The cracks make the corners dry which compels the patient to lick the area around the mouth angels. This alternate drying and moisture cause infection eventually the patient complains of pain and discharge from the affected areas.
The patient may complain of an altered or bitter taste in the mouth usually due to fevers.
Severe aching pains in the bones of the face. The face may appear slightly yellow due to liver troubles.
Eupatorium Perfoliatum can be used efficiently to treat sudden and severe intensity pain that sometimes occurs in the right cheeks of the patient.
The patient complaints of a tickling sensation in the throat are usually associated with fevers that cause muscle aches.
The throat remains sore due to the vomiting and cough.
Eupatorium Perfoliatum is an excellent remedy for chest complaints.
Hoarseness, cough, pain and soreness compels the patient to support the chest with the help of hands to provide relief.
A Long-standing, chronic loose cough that aggravates or becomes worse at night can be relieved by this remedy.
The face becomes flushed and the eyes become teary during the attack of cough which is only better by getting on the hands and knees.
This remedy is known to treat cases of influenza with muscle and body aches. One of the characteristic features of the Eupatorium Perfoliatum chest complaints is that the cough gets worse from 2 to 4 am.
The patient complains of tightness and itchy sensations that make him sweaty, anxious and restless at night. These are some characteristic features to remember while selecting Eupatorium Perfoliatum for chest complaints.
When careful selection is done all the respiratory complaints are completely relieved.
A feeling of congestion is present in the chest of Eupatorium Perfoliatum patients. The patient complains of pain and soreness in the left side of the chest.
The back of the chest shakes and it feels very anxious during the fevers.
A characteristic symptom that helps in the selection of this remedy for chest complaints is that the heart troubles increase by the slightest motion or by turning the body.
Nausea occurring due to the smell of cooking food can be effectively treated by this remedy.
Old people who have ruined their digestive system functions due to excess alcohol intake can be benefitted from Eupatorium Perfoliatum.
A characteristic feature of this remedy is that the patient has thirst for a large quantity of cold water. He wants to drink cold water but it is followed by vomiting which is again followed by thirst.
The becomes irritated and exhausted on the account of bilious vomiting i.e., vomit consisting of a yellowish liquid.
The patient has a craving for acidic drinks and icecreams. He may complain of hiccups.
Too tight clothing is not tolerated by the patient. It feels congested and oppressive.
Abdominal problems associated with fevers, muscle and body aches can be treated by Eupatorium Perfoliatum.
The patient experiences pain in the right upper portion of his abdomen i.e., the liver region. The pain is colicky.
The abdomen remains tight and painful. Sometimes the abdominal complaints are associated with pain in the head.
The patient becomes anxious and irritable.
Large quantity, profuse, greenish watery stools occurring with severe body aches are very well treated by this remedy.
The condition of the patient deteriorates with every stool. He becomes weak after each stool.
The patient has to rush in the morning to pass stools. It is of great use for the cases of morning diarrhoea.
The anus burns and smarts due to the repeated stools.
Eupatorium Perfoliatum is also known to treat constipation with cramps and pains in the right upper portion of the abdomen.
Itching in the urinary passage and organs associated with severe body aches and fever can be treated by this remedy.
The urine is clear and dark coloured. Sometimes the patient may pass urine in low quantity than normal and it can be dark brownish.
The quantity of urine is alternatively profuse and scanty. The patient sometimes notices white clay-like sediment deposited in the urine.
Eupatorium Perfoliatum should be thought of when symptoms like these are found.
The body of the patient becomes weak and exhausted.
Old men who have become feeble due to intoxicating their bodies with alcohol can be treated by this remedy.
This remedy works well for men living around marshy areas and alongside rivers. Mentally anxious men may get better by this remedy.
Physically and mentally exhausted ladies are very well treated by this remedy.
They experience severe body aches and pains during fevers. The patient may complain of headaches associated with pain behind the eyes.
Soreness of flesh in the hands associated with deep pains in the bones is a characteristic feature for the selection of this remedy.
The pain is mainly centred in the arms and the wrists. It is also helpful to treat gouty hard nodules in the small joints of hands with aching pains in the bony part.
People who suffer from gouty toes can be benefitted from Eupatorium Perfoliatum. The most commonly involved site in the left great toe.
It can be given to patients who get complaints similar to gout and rheumatism after dengue, malaria or influenza.
Gout which is accompanied by headaches in weak and exhausted people is very well treated with this remedy. It can also relieve swollen legs with deep bone pains.
Eupatorium Perfoliatum is one of the best remedies for treating severe pains in the neck and back.
The patient explains that the neck and back feel like beaten as if bruised. Shaking and trembling sensations in the back during fevers are a characteristic feature of this remedy.
Red pinpointed rashes due to dengue can be treated by Eupatorium Perfoliatum.
It can also be used for treating the skin that becomes yellow due to jaundice in people living in marshy habitats. The patient may complain of skin swelling especially in the legs and great toe.
Eupatorium Perfoliatum is one of the most popularly used fever remedies in Homoeopathy. It is known for efficiently curing fevers fastly.
When the symptoms match this remedy is capable of curing fevers in every age.
The main indications that can be given more importance while the selection of Eupatorium Perfoliatum for fevers is that the character of fever is periodic ( repeated at certain fixed intervals).
When sweating occurs in fevers it relieves all the discomfort except the headache. The patient becomes cold and chilly between 7 am and 9 am.
This chill stage is accompanied by great aching and bone pains. The patient shivers and shakes with agonising pain in the head and eyes.
The patient demands a great quantity of cold water before and after the fever.
He will cover up his whole body in the chill stage of fever which is usually followed by vomiting of a yellowish fluid.
The character of pain is bruised and the patient feels as if beaten. When these symptoms are found Eupatorium should be considered.
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 worst, while the amelioration factor makes the condition of the disease better.
It can be time, any part of the day, season, position, or any applications, etc.
The symptoms of a Eupatorium Perfoliatum patient get worsen during the night. The symptoms aggravate at a fixed interval i.e., in a periodic manner.
The Eupatorium Perfoliatum patient becomes better by talking to someone or by sharing his thoughts. Getting on their hands and knees also relieves his symptoms.
Relationship with Other Medicine
Sepia, Bryonia, Natrum Muriaticum.
Followed well by-
Natrum Mur, Sepia
Bryonia is the nearest analogue.
Compare: Chelidonium, Lyc. Podophyllum.
Eupatorium Perfoliatum Dosage & Potencies
Eupatorium Perfoliatum 30 Uses-
Eupatorium Perfoliatum can be used in 30C potency for mild cases of fevers and other complaints.
It can be repeated as frequently as thrice to four times a day.
It can also be given to children under 12 years of age. Eupatorium perfoliatum in 30C potency can be used for skin symptoms, mouth symptoms and respiratory symptoms.
The dose should be four grains or drops thrice daily till improvement occurs.
Eupatorium Perfoliatum 200 Uses-
Eupatorium Perfoliatum in 200C potency can be used for severe intensity of fevers and other complaints.
It can be given to patients above 12 years of age and older age groups. It can relieve fevers, hands, legs and bone pains.
It can also be given for stomach and abdomen related complaints.
The dose should be four grains or drops twice daily till improvement occurs.
Eupatorium Perfoliatum 1M Uses-
Eupatorium Perfoliatum in 1M potency should be only used when the symptoms match.
The intensity of symptoms is high and the patient is suffering severely. It should not be given to small children under 12 age.
The dose should be four grains or drops once daily or once every two to three days up to improvement.
Use only after careful matching of the disease symptoms with the symptoms of the patient.
Eupatorium Perfoliatum Q (Mother Tincture) Uses-
Eupatorium Perfoliatum in potency or the mother tincture form is widely used to treat fevers.
It can be mixed with other popular mother tinctures in Homoeopathy for fever. Mother tinctures or Q potencies are known for their quick action.
It can be repeated hourly when the results are needed faster. It can be given to every age group.
The dose is between 10 to 20 drops in half a cup of normal or boiling water.
Eupatorium Perfoliatum in mother tincture form can be used to treat severe body aches, deep bone pains, fevers and headaches.
Eupatorium Perfoliatum 3X/6X Uses-
Eupatorium Perfoliatum in 3X or 6X potency i.e., biochemic potency is not very popularly used as compared to other potencies.
Although it can be given after careful matching of the symptoms.
It can be used to treat patients above 12 years of age.
The dose should be 2 tablets thrice daily for 10-15 days.
Eupatorium Perfoliatum Side Effects
Homoeopathically prepared Eupatorium Perfoliatum do not produce side effects when careful selection is made by properly matching the disease symptoms with the symptoms of the patient.
Eupatorium Perfoliatum when taken in large doses or physiological doses then it can produce side effects. Unnecessarily taken heavy doses can cause diarrhoea and vomiting.
Vomiting may consist of a bitter yellowish fluid. It can cause body aches and muscle aches.
The patient may also experience headaches and pain in the eyeballs.
This herb contains a chemical known as pyrrolizidine alkaloids in some species. This class of alkaloids may cause severe liver damage in people consuming these species of Eupatorium Perfoliatum.
Eupatorium Perfoliatum when taken in Homoeopathic preparation does not cause any harm unless it is taken for a very long duration and in very high potencies.
The possible side effects can be body pains, headaches, or soreness in the right upper portion of the abdomen.
One should always try to use a low or moderate potency when using Homoeopathic medicines such as 30 or 200. Very high potencies can be taken under medical supervision.