Gaultheria Procumbens is a wonderful homeopathic medicine with magnificent healing powers.
It is prepared from the Wintergreen plant of the Ericaceae (heath family).
It is prepared from the tincture of fresh leaves and oil which is obtained from the plant.
The plant is an evergreen trailing vine found in cool and damp woods.
The oil contains methyl salicylate and is one of the sources of Salicin.
Gaultheria Procumbens is a small, low-growing shrub reaching up to fifteen centimeters in height.
The leaves of the plant are evergreen, long and broad. The leaf of Wintergreen contains an aspirin-like chemical that can reduce, pan, swelling and fever-like symptoms.
The flowers are bell-shaped, white or pink. The fruit is red and fleshy. The plant favors acidic soil and hardwood forests.
This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.
B.F. Lang has shared his experience with material doses in cases, for example, in-ciliary neuralgia, facial neuralgia, gastric, ovarian, uterine, and menstrual neuralgias, sciatica and inflammatory rheumatism.
William Boericke had explained it as a beneficial medicine for inflammatory rheumatism, pleurodynia, sciatica and other neuralgias (come within, the sphere of this remedy).
It is a helpful medicine for cystic and prostatic irritation, undue sexual excitement and renal inflammation.
Gaultheria Procumbens is a well-known and popular medicine for the treatment of various disorders including symptoms of joint pain, skin disorders, and neuralgic pains in several parts of the body.
It is also used in the mixture with other medicines to treat several musculoskeletal disorders of the body.
Let’s take a look at all the aspects of Gaultheria Procumbens in detail one by one.
Gaultheria Procumbens patient has the disposition to be affected by neuralgias.
People who are suffering from inflammatory rheumatism with stomach irritabilities can be benefited from this medicine.
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 Gaultheria Procumbens patient is usually mentally stupid and dull.
The patient lacks intelligence and is very low on common sense.
The patient complains of an intense typically intermittent pain, along the course of a nerve, especially in the head and face.
There is neuralgic pain in the head that of a Gaultheria Procumbens patient.
It is a helpful medicine for people suffering from in-ciliary neuralgia. There is intense pain in the eyes along with a headache.
It is a distinctive syndrome of headaches also known as cluster headaches.
Gaultheria Procumbens is a beneficial medicine for the treatment of impaired hearing.
The patient complains of marked dullness in hearing.
Nasal discharge in people suffering from pains of neuralgic origin can be treated by this medicine.
Gaultheria Procumbens is a useful medicine for laborious breathing.
The Gaultheria Procumbens patient complains of a dry tongue with slight swelling.
The speech becomes indistinct from the swelling of the tongue.
Gaultheria Procumbens is a very useful medicine for people suffering from facial neuralgia.
The patient complains of severe, shooting or jabbing pain that may feel like an electric shock.
There are spontaneous attacks of pain while doing things such as touching the face, chewing, brushing teeth or speaking.
The painful attacks remain from a few seconds to several minutes.
It is helpful medicine for facial pain occurring with facial spasms.
There is a feeling of discomfort in the throat due to the swelling of the tongue.
The patient complains of a dry throat with marked difficulty in speaking.
Gaultheria Procumbens is a helpful medicine for patients suffering from Pleurodynia.
There is severe pain in the chest. The pain is intensified on the left side.
The pain can be periodic, occurring in bouts or it can last for 15-20 minutes.
The pain gets worse by putting pressure on the chest with fingers.
The Gaultheria Procumbens patient complains of sudden, severe pain in the left side of the chest.
This pain is aggravated or worsened by purring pressure on the chest by fingers.
It is a beneficial medicine for patients of heart who suffer from neuralgias.
Gaultheria Procumbens is an infallible medicine for patients suffering from acute gastritis.
The patient complains of severe pain in the epigastrium (upper part of the abdomen).
There is prolonged vomiting. The patient is having an uncontrollable appetite despite an irritable stomach.
There is a pain in the stomach from having nervous depression.
The appetite is inordinate. Everything eaten or taken is immediately rejected.
There is very pain in the upper part of the abdomen. The pain was greatly worsened by the pressure of a finger.
The Gaultheria Procumbens patient complains of severe sharp pain in the upper part of the abdomen.
The pain is highly intensified on the left side of the upper part of the abdomen.
All kinds of pain in the abdomen are aggravated or intensified by putting pressure on fingers.
Gaultheria Procumbens is a very useful medicine for patients suffering from neuralgic pains occurring in any part of the abdomen.
The Gaultheria Procumbens patient complains of unsatisfied stools caused by the abdomen issues.
Constipation and diarrhea caused by neuralgias of the abdomen can be treated by this medicine.
Prolonged vomiting with diarrhea and severe pain in the upper part of the abdomen can be treated by Gaultheria Procumbens.
Gaultheria Procumbens is a helpful medicine for patients having renal inflammations.
There is a fever with chills and a burning feeling of passing urine.
There is an urge to urinate often. The patient may experience pain in the back, side or groin region.
The patient may notice pus or blood in the urine. This can be accompanied by a feeling of nausea and vomiting.
Gaultheria Procumbens is a useful medicine for patients having bladder irritation.
Male patients who suffer from prostatic irritation can be benefitted from this medicine.
The patient complains of pain and a burning sensation while urinating.
There is difficulty in urination and hesitation. There is frequent urination, particularly at night.
Cloudy urine and blood urine can be noticed in the urine by the patient.
The patient complains of pain in the abdomen, groin and lowers back. There is undue sexual excitement.
The female who suffers from ovarian, uterine or menstrual neuralgias can be benefited from this medicine.
There is sharp shooting and electric shock-like pain in the lower abdomen.
Women who suffer from inflammatory rheumatism with neuralgic pains in various body parts.
Menstrual disturbances due to pathology which causes intense pain in the female genital organs can be treated by this medicine.
Female patients who tend to get affected by inflammatory rheumatism along with female organs-related complaints can be benefitted from this medicine.
An undue sexual excitement is seen in the Gaultheria Procumbens patient.
Gaultheria Procumbens patient complains of pain in the joints of the whole body.
There is sharp, shooting, electric shock-like pains in the muscles and extremities in the hands and arms.
There is inflammatory rheumatism in the legs. The patient suffers from periodical pains in the legs.
Gaultheria Procumbens is a very beneficial medicine for patients with sciatica.
There are sharp, electric shock-like pains from the back, and hips to the foot.
There is a pain in the back side of the legs along the course of the sciatic nerve.
There is numbness, tingling and burning pains in the hips, buttocks, legs or feet.
The pain worsens with movement. There is a sensation of “pins and needles” in the legs, toes and feet.
It is a very helpful medicine for neuralgia pains in the lower back.
The patient complains of severe pain in the buttock down the legs.
Intense and sharp pain occurs in the lower back that interferes with the daily life activities of the patient.
The character of pain can be mild, severe, radiating and sharp.
Gaultheria Procumbens patient complains of a sharp sting pain and burning sensation in the skin.
There is intense erythema (redness) in the skin which becomes worse on taking cold bathing.
The skin symptoms get better by applying olive oil and by blowing cool air on the part.
Gaultheria Procumbens is an indicated medicine for patients who suffer from fever with inflammatory rheumatism.
People with gastritis, neuralgic pains, rheumatism, and severe chest pain with fever can be benefitted from this medicine.
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 Gaultheria Procumbens patient are aggravated by putting pressure on the finger.
The symptoms of a Gaultheria Procumbens patient are ameliorated by cold bathing and applying olive oil.
Gaultheria Procumbens is similar to the following medicines in action.
Gaultheria Procumbens 30 is considered a mild potency. It is safe to be given to patients of any age and sex including small children, young adults and older age groups people.
Gaultheria Procumbens 30 should be used when the symptoms are mild and few.
It can be used for Head complaints, eyes complaints, ear complaints, nose complaints and skin complaints.
Gaultheria Procumbens 30 can be used in liquid form, or it can be mixed with globules.
The ideal dose of Gaultheria Procumbens 30 is four pills or drops thrice daily till improvement occurs.
Gaultheria Procumbens 200 is considered a moderate potency. It is safe to be given to adolescent age groups, adult age groups and older age groups people.
Gaultheria Procumbens 200 should be used when the symptoms are moderate in intensity.
It can be used for mouth complaints, face complaints, throat complaints, chest complaints and Heart complaints.
Gaultheria Procumbens 200 can be used in liquid form, or it can be mixed with globules.
The ideal dose of Gaultheria Procumbens 200 is four pills or drops twice daily till improvement occurs.
Gaultheria Procumbens 1M is considered a high potency. It is safe to be given to adults and older age groups people.
Gaultheria Procumbens 1M should be used when there are many symptoms, and the intensity of symptoms are severe.
It can be used for stomach complaints, abdomen complaints, rectum complaints, urinary complaints and mental complaints.
Gaultheria Procumbens 1M can be used in liquid form or it can be mixed with globules.
The ideal dose of Gaultheria Procumbens 1M is four pills or drops once a week for two to three months.
Gaultheria Procumbens Q (Mother Tincture) is considered a physiological dose. It is safe to be given to patients of any age and sex including small children, young adults and older age groups people.
Gaultheria Procumbens Q (Mother Tincture) should be used when the symptoms cause changes in physiology i.e. when there is a structural change in the body.
Gaultheria Procumbens is used in the Q (Mother Tincture) form when there is a requirement for physiological change.
It can be used for urinary complaints, male complaints, female complaints, hands complaints and leg complaints.
Gaultheria Procumbens Q (Mother Tincture) can be used in liquid form.
The ideal dose of Gaultheria Procumbens Q (Mother Tincture) is ten drops in half a cup of water twice daily till improvement occurs.
Gaultheria Procumbens 3X/6X is considered a low potency. It is safe to be given to young adults and older age groups people.
Gaultheria Procumbens 3X/6X should be used when the symptoms are mild and few.
It can be used for urinary complaints, back complaints, skin complaints, fever complaints and chest complaints.
Gaultheria Procumbens 3X/6X can be used in tablet form.
The ideal dose of Gaultheria Procumbens 3X/6X is two tablets thrice daily for two to three months.
A homeopathically prepared Gaultheria Procumbens has no known side effects.
Homeopathic medicines are prepared in such a way that it contains a very minute percentage of the original drug substance.
This is done by the process of potentization (trituration and succussion).
It is a process by which the crude drug substance containing the healing properties is taken.
These substances are further diluted with water and a certain amount of alcohol.
This dilution is further diluted till it achieves the desired potency. Through this process, the harmful symptom-causing effects of the original plants are converted into beneficial healing powers.
Homeopathy medical sciences are based upon the law of similars and the Nature’s law cure i.e., the stronger will always overpower and eliminate the weaker.
Therefore, the symptoms caused by the homeopathic medicines in the bodies are similar and stronger in intensity compared to the natural diseases present in the body.
This leads to the elimination of the natural disease from the body.
The medicinal disease due to the minuteness of the dose goes away on its own.
However, in this process, aggravation occurs which might seem like side effects to many people.
But it is a part of the healing mechanism in Homeopathy science.
Aggravation refers to the slight intensification of the originally present symptoms in the body.
It is a very transient process, occurring for a few minutes to a few hours.
Sometimes, there is an appearance of rash on the skin after taking homeopathic medicines, some may notice mild diarrhea.
These are not a matter of concern as they are a part of the healing process.
Although, one should always consult a homeopathic physician before taking medicines.
The doctor will guide the patient and make him aware of the possibility of slight intensification of the symptoms.
One more point to be taken care of is that unnecessarily intaking higher and large doses of any medicine may cause the appearance of some new symptoms in the body.
Thus, the medicine doses should be very carefully decided after matching both the mental and physical symptoms.
When taken in crude form, Gaultheria Procumbens is likely safe in small amounts found in food.
It is possibly safe when the leaves are used as medicines.
Taking Gaultheria Procumbens oil may cause nausea, vomiting, ringing in the ears, diarrhea, headache, confusion and stomach pain.
Gaultheria Procumbens, as little as 6ml oil, can be very dangerous.
It is safe when applied to unbroken skin. It can cause skin irritation in some people.
Gaultheria Procumbens leaves and oils are unsafe for children.
The crude form of Gaultheria Procumbens should not be used by children, pregnant women and breastfeeding women.
Stomach and intestinal inflammation can be caused by taking crude forms (oil and leaves) of wintergreen.
Homeopathically prepared Gaultheria Procumbens has no known adverse effects.
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.