Euphrasia 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 flowering plant, commonly found in European countries, and belongs to the family Scrophularaceae.
Mother Tincture of Euphrasia is made from the whole flowering plant.
Mother Tincture and trituration of the whole flowering plant
is prepared and subsequent potencies are made.
The process of dynamization arouses the latent curative powers and makes Euphrasia an invaluable homeopathic medicine to serve a therapeutic purpose when given in dynamic doses.
It has attained a position in therapeutic purpose as an eye remedy widely used as eye drops and in homeopathic medicine form as an important remedy for nose block, common cold, measles, and nose affections.
Euphrasia Constitution /Personality
Euphrasia is a remedy, best suited for patients who have catarrhal affections of mucus membranes of the eyes, nose, ears, and respiratory tract.
It is suited to individuals who suffer from the ill effects of falls, contusions, or mechanical injuries of external parts.
It is adapted to people who tend to catarrhal affections of mucous membranes, especially of the eyes and nose.
Guiding symptoms of Euphrasia
Euphrasia is one of the best remedies for Catarrhal affection of mucus membrane, especially of the eyes, ears, nose, and upper respiratory tract
It has been used clinically mainly in the treatment of recurrent profuse acrid lachrymation and with profuse and bland coryza.
The special indication for its use in Eyes is watering all the time and is agglutinated in the morning.
It is a wonderful remedy for a cough when it occurs only in the daytime.
It is a wonderful remedy for the treatment of menstrual disorders, where the menses last only for one day or last only for one hour.
It is a great remedy for eye affection the upper lids are heavy, there is redness of eyes severe burning, and soreness in the eyes.
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
The Euphrasia patient suffers from great nervousness causing apprehension.
The patient is fretful and irritable.
Euphrasia is a great remedy for headaches from eye troubles.
There is heaviness in the head, usually a catarrhal headache, there is a sensation as if the head is going to burst.
It is indicated when there is bruised pain, stitching pain in the head, there is catarrhal discharge from the eyes and nose with dazzling of eyes.
It is a great remedy for eye affection, it is useful in the treatment of amblyopia, opacity, and ulceration of cornea with the catarrhal condition of eyes and catarrhal conjunctivitis.
There is a sensation of burning, dryness, and biting in the eyes and catarrhal conjunctivitis.
The eyes water all the time, and the water from the eyes is copious and acrid.
The eyes are agglutinated in the morning, there is profuse acrid lachrymation and profuse bland coryza.
The margins of the eyelids are red, swollen, and burning, very much sensitive to touch. There is violent itching of the eyes leading to rubbing and winking, there are fine rashes about the eyes with puffiness of lids and blurred vision.
There is cutting pain in the eyes extending to the head, there is pressure in the eyes caused by sand.
Euphrasia is a wonderful remedy for pain in the ears there is earache with swelling of mucous membranes in the ears causing bland discharge from ears and severe acrid coryza.
It is a wonderful remedy for the common cold and flu, there is great sneezing and profuse fluent coryza, and the nasal membranes are swollen. The nasal discharge is bland and it occurs with acrid lachrymation.
After this coryza has lasted for a day or two, it extends into the larynx with a hard cough and much offensive expectoration.
The eye complaints are aggravated by exposure to warm, south winds at night and while lying down.
Euphrasia is an important remedy in the treatment of mouth disorders interfering with speech function, there is Stammering, and frequent interruptions in the speech.
It is a wonderful remedy for Speech difficulties, in consequence of a paralytic stiffness of the tongue, and the cheeks.
There is a peculiar sensation of clucking, which mounts into the throat.
It is a wonderful remedy for toothache when there are Shooting pains in the lower teeth.
It is an excellent remedy for gingivitis with Copious bleeding of the gums.
Euphrasia is indicated in the face stiffness, when there is stiffness of the cheeks when speaking and during mastication, with the sensation of heat and burning pains in the face.
There is redness of the face, with miliary eruption on the face, with the sensation of burning and redness, on wetting the face.
The lips are stiff as if made of wood. There is a pain in the face as if Shootings in the lower jaw and chin.
Euphrasia is indicated in conditions of sore throat after exposure to the south wind, there is cough only in the daytime.
There is a tickling sensation in the larynx, and there is terrible irritation in the larynx, compelling the patient to cough followed by voluntary hawking.
Euphrasia can be given in respiratory complaints like asthma when breathing is difficult, or shortness of breath.
There are stitches under the sternum, esp. during an inspiration.
It is a wonderful remedy for Cough which occurs only during the day, with mucus in the chest, which cannot be detached.
The mucus frequently is blood-streaked, and thin; with expectoration only in the morning.
It is a great remedy for Cough that is loose during the day, and dry at night.
There is Cough, especially by day, with difficult expectoration.
There is Cough, with the suspension of respiration, cough in the morning, with copious expectoration of mucus, and fluent coryza.
Respiration is difficult, even when seated
Euphrasia is a great remedy for stomach acidity and reflux disorders, with a Mawkish taste in the mouth.
It is a wonderful remedy for Nausea and bitterness in the mouth after smoking. It is a wonderful remedy for acid Risings, with a taste of food.
There are frequent Hiccough.
Abdomen and Rectum symptoms
Euphrasia is a wonderful remedy for abdominal colic when the stool, is soft white. There are Pinchings in the abdomen by short fits, and Pressive squeezing and burning across the abdomen.
The abdominal Colic, alternately with affections of eyes.
It is a great remedy for constipation when the stool Evacuations are hard and scanty.
There is Pressure in the anus while sitting.
It is a wonderful remedy for hemorrhoids.
It is a wonderful remedy for Old flat condylomata at the anus with severe burning in the anus and aggravation at night
Euphrasia has got wonderful action on the urinary organs, there is Frequent and copious emission of clear urine.
Euphrasia has got a wonderful action on male Sexual Organs it is useful in Spasmodic retraction of the genital parts with pressure above the ossa pubis, in the evening in bed.
It is a wonderful remedy for Condyloma around the scrotum and male genital area.
It is useful in the treatment of gonorrhea, there is lancination and voluptuous itching in the glans, and in the prepuce.
There is retraction and tingling of the testes. There is Sycotic excrescence, itching, and stinging, with sore and burning pain, in the male genitalia when touched.
Euphrasia has got a wonderful action on the female sexual, highly useful when Menses during the regular period, but they last only one hour.
Euphrasia is suitable for amenorrhoea and dysmenorrhoea, the menses are late or may be regular, they are scanty and very much painful, and the menstrual blood is lasting only for a day, or sometimes only one hour with profuse acrid lachrymation and profuse bland coryza.
Hand and Leg symptoms
Euphrasia is a wonderful remedy for rheumatism with severe Numbness in the arms and hands.
There are Cramp-like pressive pains in the hands and the fingers.
It is a great remedy for fits of painless swelling in the joints of the hand, or of the fingers on moving them.
It is a wonderful remedy for crampy pain in the metacarpus and Torpor of the fingers.
It is a wonderful remedy for Shootings in the legs during repose.
There are Stitches in the hip and knee joints when walking.
It is a top-listed remedy when there is Tension, as from contraction of the tendons in the ham, and the tendo Achillis, on walking.
There is a Sensation of heaviness and cramp-like pain in the calves of the legs, after remaining long-standing.
It is a top-listed remedy when there is a pain in leg joints as if there are Succussions, shocks, like electric shocks, which ascend along the thigh, followed by paralytic torpor of that part.
It is a wonderful remedy for Cracking in the outer ankle of the left foot when stepping.
Euphrasia is indicated in cases of backaches when there is -Cramp-like, pressive pains in the back.
Euphrasia is a wonderful remedy for fever mostly the common cold and flu-like fever with a Chill in the forenoon.
It is a great remedy for fevers like eruptive fevers like measles, it is suitable in the first stage of measles, the fever occurs mostly during the day.
During fever there is chill with rash, there is profuse lachrymation, with bland coryza.
It is highly recommended when there is water from the eyes all the time.
It is a wonderful remedy for fever when the fever is often associated with catarrhal headache as if the head is going to burst, this sensation is more in the evening.
There is a loose cough with rattling in the chest and copious expectoration, the face is very much hot and with the coldness of the body.
There is sweat, especially at night, sleep there is Copious nocturnal sweat, and it is most profuse on the chest.
Fever symptoms are aggravated in the evening and after exposure to south winds.
Euphrasia is a wonderful remedy for measles though not so frequently indicated as pulsatilla. It is useful in cases of violent attacks of measles, it will back the violent attacks of fever and turn them into simple forms, making the patient feel better, bringing out eruptions controlling the fever, and relieving the cough and coryza and other catarrhal symptoms.
It is a great remedy for Skin disorders that occur as a consequence of blows, bruises, and contusions.
It is a wonderful remedy for Condylomata, itching when walking, and burning when touched.
It is a wonderful remedy for sleep disorders where there is Yawning when walking in the open air.
There is Frequent waking from fright at and after 3 a.m. and lasting till 6 a.m., when the person falls into a stupor, from which he wakens with many complaints.
It is a wonderful remedy for Frightful dreams, with frequent waking and starting with fright.
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 Euphrasia gets aggravated when in the evening, in bed, indoors, warmth, and moisture after exposure to south wind and when touched.
The rheumatic and gouty pains are all aggravated in the cold and open air.
The conditions of the Euphrasia get better when drinking coffee, and in darkness.
Euphrasia Relationship with Other Medicine
This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
The remedies complementary to Euphrasia are Staphysagria and Ferrum .metallicum.
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 Euphrasia are Cannabis indica, Hepar-sulphuric, Nux-vomica, and Spigellia.
The bad effects of Euphrasia are antidoted by Camphor and Pulsatilla.
Euphrasia Uses, Dosage & Potencies
The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.
Euphrasia 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 colds, coughs, cataracts, and conjunctivitis.
This potency requires frequent repetition, 3-4 times a day, till the expected result is seen.
Euphrasia 200 Uses
This is considered as higher potency; they are given when the majority of mental symptoms and physical symptoms of Euphrasia 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.
Euphrasia 1M Uses
This is very high potency. One should give it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of the Euphrasia 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.
Euphrasia Q (Mother Tincture) Uses
The mother tincture of Euphrasia 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 Euphrasia 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.
Euphrasia 3X/6X Uses
This lower potency of Euphrasia 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 Euphrasia
- Eyes, affections
- Glandular swellings
- Granular lids
- Nasal catarrh
- Nose cancer
- Prolapsus ani
- Prostate gland affections
Euphrasia 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.