Grindelia is a remedy with a wider sphere of usefulness in the case of asthma and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders.
It is commonly found in two varieties, Grindelia Robusta and Grindelia squarrosa the medicinal proof from both plants are almost the same.
Grindelia belongs to the family Compositae.
The Grindelia is a genus of asteroid composite plants growing on the Pacific coast and inland on the mountains.
The grindelia plants are commonly called gum plants as the terminal heads of yellow flowers and the leaves are usually covered with a viscid balsamic secretion; due to this reason they have been called gum plants.
A tincture of grindelia is made of leaves and unexpanded flowers, in Dr. Bundy’s proving of Grindelia squarrosa it was made with the dried plant.
Both Grindelia Robusta and Grindelia squarrosa have been used for the symptoms here recorded as there is not much difference in symptoms of both Grindelia.
There is practically no difference in their action, Grindelia is credited with more splenic symptoms, dull pains, and fullness in the left hypochondrium; chronic malaria; gastric pains associated with splenic congestion.
When a dry plant or leaves and unexpanded flowers are chopped and pounded, then the pulp is used in adequate proportion, potentized, and proved according to the doctrine of proving it becomes one of the most valuable remedies in the field of homeopathy.
It was proved and introduced to homeopathy by Dr. Bundy, Dr. Hering, and Dr. Farington.
It is a wonderful remedy from the vegetable kingdom.
Grindelia Constitution /Personality
It is best suited to people who are affected by Rhus Toxicodendron overuse as it antidotes the poisonous effects of Rhus Toxicodendron.
Guiding symptoms of Grindelia
Grindelia is indicated for its action on the respiratory mucous membranes, making it a valuable remedy for conditions such as asthma and bronchitis.
This remedy is well-suited for cases of Rhus-poisoning, heart issues, and skin affections.
Grindelia is recommended for headaches and ophthalmic headaches characterized by intense and severe pain in the head and eyes, often more pronounced on the left side.
It is indicated for symptoms in the liver and spleen that occur as after-effects of chronic malaria.
Grindelia has a notable impact on the nervous system and lungs, leading to restlessness and sleep disturbances.
This remedy is effective in reducing the effects of an overdose of quinine, often accompanied by a feeling of fullness in the head.
For acute rheumatism with intense pain in the left eye and the right knee joint, similar to acute rheumatism, Grindelia is a suitable choice.
It is valuable for severe rheumatic attacks that prevent the patient from lying still due to intense soreness in the affected region, resembling acute rheumatism.
For knee pain lasting only half an hour, Grindelia can provide relief with a few doses.
Grindelia is indicated for eye pain that becomes excruciating, leading to widely dilated pupils.
In cases of acute ocular neuralgia affecting the right eye, accompanied by unbearable pain in the liver and spleen, Grindelia can be effective.
This remedy is recommended for eye pain that radiates from the eye sockets into the brain and worsens with movement.
Grindelia is valuable in addressing a type of vagus nerve paralysis that occurs during sleep, causing respiratory cessation until the person is awakened due to suffocation.
It is a suitable remedy for asthma and emphysema accompanied by dilated hearts.
Grindelia is indicated when asthmatic attacks awaken the patient, and they feel the room is too small, as if they are choking. They may start to lose themselves in sleep but suddenly awaken because they feel they have forgotten to breathe.
A Grindelia lotion is useful for applying to itching or painful erythematous eruptions, as well as for bites and insect stings.
This remedy is also indicated for individuals who experience a fear or aversion to darkness, requiring a light in the room throughout the night. Symptoms are aggravated by movement, in the dark, and when falling asleep.
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
Grindelia robusta is indicated for mental conditions where the individual exhibits significant irritability and restlessness.
They harbor a fear of falling asleep due to the concern that they might forget to breathe during slumber.
This remedy is also recommended for individuals who experience mental distress, constant worry, and an enduring fear of darkness, necessitating the presence of light throughout the night hours.
Grindelia is indicated for headaches when there is a severe headache with terrible fulness in the head, as though from quinine.
It is a great remedy for nasal congestion, chronic nasal blockage progressing to asthma, and emphysema.
Grindelia robusta is indicated for eye conditions characterized by painful weakness of the eyes, with injected conjunctiva, resembling congestion of the brain.
This remedy is recommended for eye pain that radiates directly back to the brain, with severe aggravation when moving the eyes.
Grindelia robusta is a valuable choice for alleviating pain in the left eye and right knee, similar to the pain experienced in rheumatism.
It is effective for rheumatic eye pain lasting for more than half an hour, which intensifies, accompanied by pupil dilation. Subsequently, the right eye may be affected similarly after a couple of hours.
Grindelia robusta is a suitable remedy for purulent ophthalmia.
Furthermore, it is a top-listed remedy for traumatic iritis or iritis resulting from exposure to cold.
Grindelia is indicated for earache characterized by dull, fleeting pain and soreness in the middle ear.
This remedy is also recommended for rheumatic conditions affecting the mastoid bone, accompanied by severe neuralgic pains lasting for one to two hours.
Grindelia is indicated in cases where the face is dull, pale, and cyanosed as occurs due to an asthmatic attack when the patient struggles for breath.
It is used to treat brownish spots on the face with eruptions like herpes-zoster.
Grindelia is indicated in conditions where there is a sore throat with sharp sticking pain in the throat.
It is used in cases of pharyngitis with a sensation as if the throat is choked and the person wakes up in sleep and struggles for breathing.
Grindelia robusta is indicated for chest conditions in which the patient experiences a fear of falling asleep due to the concern of losing their breath, which often leads to waking up.
This remedy is effective for asthma, where upon falling asleep, respiratory movement ceases and only resumes when the person is awakened due to suffocation.
It is a top-listed remedy for humid asthma resulting from catarrhal bronchitis.
Grindelia robusta is also recommended for cases of cardiac asthma, characterized by an initial weakening of heart action followed by a retardation of heart function.
Additionally, it is a valuable remedy for bronchitis with a dry cough triggered by reflex causes. In such cases, there may be tenacious mucus that is difficult to detach.
Grindelia robusta is indicated for heart conditions characterized by a contraction of the heart, accompanied by rapid heartbeat, severe chest pain, and a sensation of suffocation and choking.
This remedy is also recommended for heart attacks, where paralysis begins in the extremities. Initially, the heart quickens its action, followed by a retardation in heart rate. This condition may coincide with increased blood pressure.
Grindelia robusta is indicated for stomach conditions characterized by excessive hunger, often stemming from retching due to gastric ulcers. This heightened appetite persists.
It is a valuable remedy for addressing acidity, particularly when there is an increased sense of nausea.
Grindelia robusta is recommended for cases of gastritis resulting from disrupted digestion, leading to elevated sugar levels in the urine.
This remedy is also effective for hyperchlorhydria, especially when it is accompanied by asthmatic and other neurotic symptoms.
Symptoms may include hyperaemia of the gastric mucous membrane, difficult respiration, severe indigestion, and increased acidity.
Grindelia robusta is indicated for abdominal conditions characterized by a distended feeling, often attributed to spleen inflammation.
This remedy is effective for cutting pain in the spleen region that may extend to the hips. It is particularly valuable for addressing hypersplenism, where the spleen enlarges due to chronic malaria.
Grindelia robusta can alleviate splenic symptoms manifesting as dull pains in the left side of the abdomen and fullness in the left hypochondrium.
It is also a suitable remedy for gastritis symptoms arising after chronic malaria and for gastric pains associated with splenic congestion.
Grindelia robusta can address symptoms related to the cardio-pulmonary distribution of the pneumo-gastric nerve, resulting in dry catarrh and vomiting of mucopurulent matter indicative of gastric catarrh. It induce a paresis of the pneumo-gastric nerve, impacting respiration.
This remedy is useful in the cases where the elevate blood pressure, leads to unbearable pain in the liver and spleen region. This pain is so severe that the patient cannot lie still, akin to the soreness experienced in acute rheumatism in the same abdominal region.
Grindelia robusta is indicated for urinary organ conditions that often follow chronic malaria.
Symptoms include the presence of blood in the urine in small amounts, along with slight pain initially in the right kidney and later in the left kidney. These pains can extend down the left side of the sacrum and are often accompanied by severe abdominal pain.
Grindelia robusta is indicated for male issues characterized by severe soreness of the testicles and cords. This soreness and discomfort can be exacerbated by frequent attacks of asthma and bronchitis, leading to severe debility.
Grindelia robusta is indicated for female genital organ issues, particularly pruritus (itching) of the vagina and vulva. This itching may be associated with conditions such as leucorrhoea, aphthae, or of venous origin.
Grindelia robusta is indicated for cases of rheumatism and gout characterized by pain in the upper part of the shoulders and the region of a vertebra.
These symptoms often present with typical metastasis of rheumatism, and the pain is intense, accompanied by a high fever.
Grindelia robusta is indicated for rheumatic pain in the back, particularly when these pains worsen while sitting, become aggravated when lying on the back, and during walking.
This remedy is suitable for cases where there is a heavy sensation resembling a lump in the right lumbar region.
It is also effective for severe rheumatic pains in the Sacro-lumbar joint area, extending through the left hip joint and down the outer side of the left leg, ultimately ending in the front, approximately three inches above the knee.
Grindelia robusta is recommended for sore pain along the back, accompanied by severe weakness and exhaustion.
Grindelia robusta is indicated for low-grade fever associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders.
It is also a top-listed remedy for high-grade fever that manifests in cases of metastatic rheumatism, often accompanied by severe joint pain.
This fever is marked by chills that start below and ascend up the back, causing complete debilitation.
Grindelia robusta is indicated for individuals with skin affections characterized by itchy epidermic rashes resembling roseola.
These rashes often cover the entire face, neck, and sometimes the entire body, causing severe burning and itching.
This remedy serves as an effective antidote to Rhus poisoning, both when used locally and internally. It is also beneficial for conditions such as burns, blisters, vaginal catarrh, and herpes zoster.
Grindelia robusta is recommended for cases of dermatitis where irritable eruptions are followed by the development of papules or vesicles.
Additionally, it is a valuable remedy for gangrene resulting from uncontrolled blood sugar levels. In such cases, ulcers may form on the legs, accompanied by fetid secretions, pain, and significant swelling of the purplish-black skin.
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 Grindelia gets aggravated by movement; being in the dark; and falling asleep.
The conditions of the Grindelia get better by pressure, waking up from sleep.
This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
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 Grindelia are Gelsemium.
Gelsemium has waking up feeling the heart has stopped and must keep moving to keep it going, whereas Grindelia has a feeling as if respiration has stopped.
Other remedies similar to it are Stramonium, Opium, Lachesis, and Carbo animalis.
In Dyspnea on falling asleep Grindelias is similar to Ammonium carbonium, Antim tart, Arum triphyllous, Badiago, Bryonia Alba, Cadmium, Sulphuricum, Carbo Animalis, Carbo vegetables, Graphites, Lachesis, Nux moschata, Opium, and Ranunculosus bulbous.
Grindelia antidotes the ill effects of Rhus Toxicodendron and as well as other stimulants.
The bad effects of Grindelia are antidoted by Camphor.
Grindelia Uses, Dosage & Potencies
The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.
Grindelia 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 rheumatism and asthma.
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 Grindelia 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.
This is very high potency. One should give it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of the Grindelia 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.
The mother tincture of Grindelia is used by many homeopaths to relieve the symptoms associated with hemorrhages.
It is mainly used to relieve symptoms of skin eruptions, emphysema, gout, and bronchitis and should only be given when all the symptoms of Grindelia 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.
This lower potency of Grindelia works well to treat conditions like herpes -zoster and skin eruptions, it 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.
- Cheyne-Stokes breathing
- Liver- pain
- Pruritus vulvae
- Pruritus vaginae
- Spleen- pain in Ulcers
Grindelia 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 Grindelia are seen mostly nausea or skin rash, then it can be antidoted by Camphora.
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.