Gossypium herbaceum is rarely used but very valuable remedy in homeopathic Materia medica. This remedy is a genus of flowering plants and is commonly known as the cotton plant.
Gossypium belongs to the family Malvaceae and is found in tropical and subtropical regions and semi-arid regions.
Cottonseed oil is collected or obtained from the seeds of cotton plant that is used for cooking, salad dressing, external application, etc. it is cultivated in Asia and the southern parts of the USA.
It has a marvelous role in homeopathy as a medicine. Homoeopathically, it corresponds to many reflex conditions, depending on disturbed uterine functions and pregnancy.
This remedy is known as a powerful emmenagogue which means it helps to stimulate or increase the menstrual flow and is used in physiological doses, but in homeopathy, it should be used on the principle of similia.
Gossypium is the remedy prepared from the root of the cotton plant. The fresh inner root is chopped, pounded, and mixed with
Two parts by its weight of alcohol and after a few days, it is strained and filtered.
One of the most characteristic symptoms of Gossypium is intermittent pain in the ovaries. This medicine works well in relieving ovarian pain which is of stinging, drawing, and tearing type.
Gossypium Herbaceum Constitution/Personality
Gossypium is a remedy that is commonly used to treat female complaints and is particularly suited to women who are tall, and anemic with nervous chills.
This medicine is used to treat morning sickness during pregnancy, intermittent pain in the ovary, breast tenderness, and suppressed menstruation.
Gossypium is best known for its action on the female genital system. It acts as a powerful emmenagogue and helps to relieve tardy menses, especially with the sensation that the flow is about to start but does not do so.
Thus, is used to relieve the intermittent pain in the ovaries and bearing down pain in the uterus.
The pains are stinging, drawing, tearing, and sometimes of burning character, extending and jumping from one place to another.
It is a very helpful medicine in relieving the symptoms of morning sickness in pregnant women. It also helps in preventing abortion.
When a patient has profuse salivation in the morning and an inclination to vomit before breakfast with nausea this medicine is highly indicated to treat the symptoms
Gossypium is an indicated medicine for treating cervical pain. When there is a tendency of the head to draw backward with nervousness this medicine can be given.
It is an effective remedy in relieving the sympathetic symptoms of the stomach, heart, bowels, and nervous system arising from disturbance of the uterine affections.
Gossypium is also indicated in treating labial itching. It removes a state of granulation in the mucous covering of both labias that also have innumerable reddish eruptions.
This medicine belongs to the Malvaceae family of the plant kingdom and it is seen in the remedies of the Malvales family that the patients are very loving and caring at one time and on the other hand they behave estranged, indifferently, and averse to love and affection.
Gossypium Herbaceum Uses
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
Gossypium is indicated in case of uneasiness of the mind. It is especially indicated in mental stress in females that affect their menstrual cycle also.
This medicine has a great role in relieving the anxiety, stress, restlessness, and uneasiness of the mind with deep sighing.
This remedy is often indicated to depressed patients who often think about their past and continuous sigh. They have become so depressed that their memory starts affecting them and become forgetful.
The characteristic of pain is first it is drawing then stinging and then extending from both temporal bones to the frontal bone.
Gossypium if given constitutionally works wonders in relieving migraine, all types of headaches, sleeplessness, and nervousness.
Gossypium helps to relieve stress and anxiety and thus it is useful in treating the complaints of eye strain, and blurred vision improves concentration, and treats other vision-related problems.
It is indicated when patients have a headache and the pain moves in a downward direction also affecting the eyes and making the patient inclined to close their eyes. The patient complains about the pain in the eyeballs.
It is indicated when there is drawing pain in the eyes, with stinging pain in the pupil. It is also used for treating oedematous swelling of the eyelids with burning in the eyes and lachrymation.
Gossypium is given in the ear complaint when there is loss of hearing for a short period and there is frequent noise in the ear.
Clinically it is indicated in tinnitus when the patient experiences humming and buzzing sounds in the ear. There is a pain in the mastoid bone while chewing.
Gossypium is an effective remedy for treating the inflammation and swelling of the nostril with redness and pain inside it.
It is often indicated in epistaxis or bleeding from the nose after sneezing or by any trauma to the nose. It is given by many homeopaths in case of rhinitis also.
Gossypium is indicated in the patients who have complained of a bad odor from the mouth even after brushing with profuse salivation and an inclination to vomit.
Patients also complain of the taste of bad rotten eggs from the mouth before having breakfast that gets relived after eating. Also, there is altered taste may be experienced by the patient due to indigestion and nausea.
It is effective in treating neuralgic pain of the tooth with sensitivity to cold water.
Gossypium patients have an anemic, pale face with swollen eyes and inflamed nose. There are also cracks and cheilitis-like marks on the lips and corners of the lips respectively.
It is a useful remedy for facial pain due to pain in the jawbone and the radiating pain of the head and eyes also affects the whole face.
Gossypium is also indicated in treating painful acne due to hormonal imbalance and stress and leaves black spotted scars on the face when get healed.
It is also used in sore throat or pharyngitis and is highly indicated when patients have a history of frequent sore throat and recurrent tonsillitis.
It can be given in those cases when the throat pain extends to the ear or is associated with ear pain.
Gossypium is a valuable and effective remedy for respiratory problems. It is specially indicated in pain in the middle region of the chest and the clavicle bone.
Gossypium is a great pain remedy and is indicated when the chest pain generally takes the direction from above downward.
It is often indicated in treating dyspnoea and suffocative pain of the chest.
There is frequent oppression of the upper part of the right side of the chest, with a sensation as if it were caused by incarcerated flatulence.
This medicine is effective in cardiac-related problems. There is pressure in the precordial region as if the heart would be pressed down with oppressed breathing.
Gossypium is useful when there is a pain in the chest, with palpitation and faintness along with perspiration.
Pulse is rapid then becomes slow and weak with diminished vascular tension.
Gossypium is indicated to the patient having complete loss of appetite or anorexia with an inclination to vomit before breakfast.
This medicine relieves the complaints of frequent empty eructation with a bad taste and smells from the mouth, especially in the morning. Sometimes there is offensive eructation also in which this remedy is indicated.
It is a great remedy for morning sickness, vomiting, and an uneasy feeling in the pit of the stomach during pregnancy.
It is indicated to treat the drawing and rotating pain in the pit of the stomach with a sore raw feeling.
Gossypium is indicated when there is rumbling and gurgling in the abdomen due to accumulation of flatus but flatus passes easily and gives relives to the patient.
It is a great remedy for treating the lower abdomen pain in females that is mostly associated with the ovaries and uterus. The pain is of the intermittent type that comes and goes.
It can be given complaints of pubic pain and often indicated in pain in the anal region during defaecation. It is also given in morning diarrhea that contains undigested food particles. The patient feels exhausted after stool.
Gossypium is also indicated in obstinate constipation, especially if it sometimes alternates with diarrhea, the stool followed by tremulous weakness.
Gossypium is a valuable medicine for treating urinary complaints. It is especially indicated when the patients have a history of recurrent UTI or urinary tract infection.
There is burning pain in the neck of the bladder along with the urethra and frequent micturition at night without the ability to retain urine.
Gossypium is a female remedy but proving it has shown great results in treating male sexual complaints.
It is often indicated in treating premature ejaculation and loss in the power ability of erection. Hence clinically indicated erectile dysfunction.
Gossypium can be given to the patient having low sexual desire, tiredness, and weakness in the whole body with pain swelling, and lumps in the testicle areas.
There is the discharge of prostatic fluid at every excitement, without voluptuous thoughts, with itching at papuce.
Gossypium is an effective remedy for treating female chief complaints during pregnancy. It is a highly indicated medicine in relieving the symptoms of morning sickness in pregnant women.
It also helps in preventing abortion and reduces cervical pain and intermittent pain of the ovaries.
This remedy is known as a powerful emmenagogue which means it helps to stimulate or increase the menstrual flow and is used by many homeopaths in treating suppressed menses.
It is indicated when patients complain about the heavy feeling of both the hands when hanging them down and get worse in the warmth of bed.
There is trembling in both the legs when standing with temporary twitching proceeding from hip to knee and gets better when sitting or lying.
There is a sensation as if the marrow in the bones of the legs was being squeezed out. It can be given in drawing pain in the caps of the knee that moves or radiate from above downward.
Neck and Back symptoms
Gossypium is a highly indicated medicine in treating cervical spondylosis due to repetitive neck motion or awkward positioning of the neck and back.
It can also be indicated to treat lower back pain during menses and in the case of pregnant women. There is tearing, stinging, and drawing pain in the back that makes the patient uncomfortable doing household work.
It is also effective in treating a stiff neck with a sensation of soreness and discomfort in the neck when trying to move it
These spots on the skin itch very much and scratching brings on intense burning. the patient is inclined to itch his whole body.
There is soreness between the thighs and vulva with watery secretion. It is indicated to treat the labial itching in females that worse by scratching.
Patients also experience a crawling sensation in all the fingers as if from the moving of the worm. This symptom highly calls for Gossypium to be prescribed.
Gossypium works wonders in fever cases when given based on the constitution of the patient. During fever, there is chilliness of the whole body, with internal heat.
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 patient does not like the warmth of the bed.
The pain in the upper extremities gets better by hanging the parts down. The bad taste in the mouth gets better after breakfast.
This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
The remedy compatible to Gossypium are: – Actacea racemosa, Apis; Sabina; Pulsatilla; ustilago; Lilium tig
The bad effects of Gossypium are antidoted by Camphora.
If someone takes Gossypium in large quantities then he may experience dizziness, nauseous, and convulsions.
Gossypium Herbaceum Antidotes
Gossypium antidotes are the side effects of others medicine that cause nausea and vomiting. It is a useful antidote to stress and anxiety in pregnant ladies.
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 Gossypium 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 Gossypium are matched with the disease individuals.
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 a very high potency of Gossypium. One should give it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of Gossypium. and that given by the patient matches perfectly. It can be given in case of deep pathology and to those patients who are highly sensitive or have high susceptibility.
One should not repeat 1 M potency. It is given 30 days once and waiting for symptoms to disappear or until any new symptoms appear.
The mother tincture of Gossypium is highly effective in treating many health conditions like sexual weakness in young women, uterine and ovarian pain, uterine fibroids, menstrual troubles, recurrent abortion, tonsilitis, stress and anxiety, and hormonal-related problems.
Take 10 drops of Gossypium mother tincture in half cup water thrice a day for 15 days and repeat only if new symptoms appear.
This lower potency of Gossypium works well in the condition related to female reproductive organs, helps in regulating irregular periods, and also helps to retain the normal size of the uterus after delivery.
Take 10 drops of dilution directly on the tongue one time a day till the symptoms disappear.
- Cervical spondylosis
- Memory weakness
- Stress and depression
- Nausea and vomiting
- Morning sickness
- Uterine troubles
- Erectile dysfunction
- Affection of testicles
- Sterility in both the sexes
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 Gossypium are seen then, it can be antidoted by Camphora.