Grindelia Robusta 30, Q – Uses, Benefits & Side Effects

Grindelia Robusta 30, Q - Uses, Benefits and Side Effects

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.

Its pulp extract from the leaves flowers and dried plant is taken, is also prepared which is further potentized and Dilutions are prepared with alcohol.

Mother Tincture and trituration of the dried plant, leaves, and unexpanded flowers of the plant is prepared, and subsequent potencies are made.

The process of dynamization arouses the latent curative powers and makes Grindelia, an invaluable homeopathic medicine to serve a therapeutic purpose when given in dynamic doses.

Grindelia Constitution /Personality

Grindelia is a remedy, best suited for people who are easily affected by respiratory disorders, and coughs.

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 one of the best remedies for its action on the respiratory mucus membranes, several times it has been used in cases of asthma, and bronchitis.

It is a top-listed remedy for Rhus-poisoning and heart and skin affections.

It is a wonderful remedy for headaches and ophthalmic headaches where there are intensely severe pains in the head and eyes, more on the left than the right.

It is a wonderful remedy for symptoms in the liver, and spleen, the symptoms that occur as an after-effect of chronic malaria.

It has got a wonderful action on the nervous system and lungs, causing great restlessness and loss of sleep.

It is a wonderful remedy for reducing the effects of an overdose of quinine, there is fullness in the head that occurs after a heavy dose of quinine.

It is a great remedy for acute rheumatism, with intense pain in the left eye and right knee joint exactly like acute rheumatism.

It is a wonderful remedy for severe rheumatic attacks it makes it impossible to lie still for a moment, with intense soreness of the region affected like that of acute rheumatism.

It is a great remedy for knee pain, it lasted only half an hour when a few doses are taken of the medicine the pain goes.

It is a great remedy for eye pain, it becomes most agonizing, and the pupil becomes widely dilated.

It is a remedy for ocular neuralgia that is acute, the pain started just two hours, affecting the right eye, and it became affected and then the misery doubled in a short time.

At this time unbearable pain in the whole liver and spleen came.

It is a wonderful remedy for the eye pains in the balls of the eyes running directly back into the brain, much aggravation by movement.

It is a wonderful remedy for a kind of paralysis of the vagus nerve, that comes on falling asleep the respiratory movement would cease and would not be resumed until the person is waked up from the resulting suffocation.

Grindelia is a wonderful remedy in cases of asthma and emphysema with dilated hearts.

It is indicated when the patient was awakened by asthmatic attacks, the room seemed too small feeling as if was choked, after getting quiet, just as if he would commence to lose himself in sleep patient would suddenly awaken again because he seemed to have forgotten to breathe.

It is found that a lotion of Grindelia is very useful as an application in itching or painful erythematous eruptions, it is also useful for bites and stings of insects.

It is a wonderful remedy for removing the fear, or aversion to darkness in one patient, who wanted a light in the room all night. Symptoms are aggravated by movement; in the dark; on falling asleep.

Grindelia Uses

This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-

Mind symptoms 

Grindelia is a wonderful, remedy for mental conditions, the person is very irritable and restless and has a fear to sleep as he is afraid, he will forget to breathe.

It is a wonderful remedy for a person in a mental condition when the patient is worried and has a constant fear of darkness and needs the light on all the time at night hours.

Head symptoms 

Grindelia is a great remedy for headaches there is a severe headache with terrible fulness in the head, as though from quinine.

Nose symptoms

It is a wonderful remedy for nasal congestion, chronic nasal blockage progressing to asthma, and emphysema.

Eyes symptoms

It is a great remedy for the eye, there is a painful weakness of the eyes, the conjunctiva is injected, and the eyes look as in congestion of the brain.

There is Pain in the eyeballs running directly back to the brain, and severe aggravation from moving eyes.

It is a wonderful remedy for pain in the left eye and right knee like the one that occurs in rheumatism.

It is a great remedy for rheumatic pain in the eyes that lasts for more than half an hour, but the pain in the eye becomes more intense, the pupil becomes dilated, and after two hours later right eye becomes affected in the same way.

It is a wonderful remedy for purulent ophthalmia.

It is a top-listed remedy for Iritis that is traumatic in origin, or from the cold.

Ear symptoms

Grindelia is a wonderful remedy for earache with dull, transient pain, and soreness of the middle ear.

It is a wonderful remedy for the rheumatic condition of the mastoid bone, and severe neuralgic pains that last for one to two hours.

Face symptom

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 a wonderful remedy when brownish spots on the face with eruptions like herpes-zoster.

Throat symptom

Grindelia is indicated in conditions where there is a sore throat with sharp sticking pain in the throat.

It is a wonderful remedy for pharyngitis with a sensation as if the throat is choked and the person wakes up in sleep and struggles for breathing.

Chest symptom

It is a wonderful remedy for chest conditions where the patient is full of fear of going to sleep on account of loss of breath which awakens him.

It is a wonderful remedy for asthma on falling asleep respiratory movement ceases and is not resumed until awakened by suffocation resulting.

It is a top-listed remedy for humid asthma from catarrhal bronchitis.

It is a top-listed remedy for cardiac asthma where the heart action first weakens and then there is retarding of heart action.

It is a great remedy for bronchitis with dry cough from reflex causes, sometimes there is much tenacious mucus difficult to detach.

Heart symptom

It is a wonderful remedy for heart conditions when there is a contraction of the heart with rapid heartbeat severe pain in the chest and sensation as if suffocated and choked.

It is a wonderful remedy for heart attack when there is paralysis, beginning in the extremities, the heart first quickens and then retards its action. There is a condition of increased blood pressure.

Stomach symptoms

Grindelia is a great remedy for the stomach when there is excessive hunger; from retching of gastric ulcer, the appetite is greatly increased throughout.

It is a wonderful remedy for acidity where there is increased nausea.

It is a wonderful remedy for gastritis that occurs due to disturbed digestion causing increased sugar in the urine.

It is a wonderful remedy for hyperchlorhydria when attended to asthmatic and other neurotic symptoms.

Hyperemia of gastric mucous membrane with difficult respiration and severe indigestion and acidity.

Abdomen and Rectum symptoms

Grindelia is a wonderful remedy for a distended abdomen, there is a distended feeling all over the abdomen due to inflammation of the spleen.

There is cutting pain in the region of the spleen, that is extending to the hips. It is a wonderful remedy for hypersplenism, where the spleen is enlarged after chronic suffering from malaria.

The splenic symptoms are as if there are dull pains in the left side of the abdomen and fullness in the left hypochondrium.

It is a great remedy for symptoms of gastritis that occur after chronic malaria.

It is a wonderful remedy for gastric pains associated with splenic congestion.

It is a great remedy for symptoms that occur in the cardio-pulmonary distribution of the pneumo-gastric nerve, causing dry catarrh, where the vomiting is of mucopurulent matter indicative of gastric catarrh.

It produces a paresis of the pneumo-gastric, interfering with respiration.

Raises the blood pressure causing unbearable pain in the region of the liver and spleen, so severe that he cannot lie still for a moment; soreness like that of acute rheumatism in the same region of the abdomen.

Urinary symptoms

Grindelia has got wonderful action on the urinary organs, the condition after chronic malaria, there is blood in urine in traces with slight pain in the right kidney, then in the left, pains are extending down the left side of the sacrum.

All the symptoms of urinary organs are associated with severe pain in the abdomen region.

Male symptoms

Grindelia has got wonderful action on male problems as they suffer severe soreness of testicles and cords and severe debility due to frequent attacks of asthma and bronchitis.

Female symptoms 

Grindelia has got wonderful action on the female genital organs there is pruritus of the vagina and vulva, whether from leucorrhoea, aphthae, or of venous origin.

Hand and Leg symptoms

Grindelia is wonderful rheumatism and gout with pain in the upper part of the shoulders and the region of a vertebra with typical metastasis of rheumatism; the pain is intense, and the fever is high.

Back symptoms

Grindelia is indicated to treat rheumatic pain in the back, and pains in the back especially while sitting, which is aggravated by lying on your back and walking.

There is a heavy sensation like a lump in the right lumbar region.

It is a great remedy for severe rheumatic pains in the region of the Sacro-lumbar joint, and through the left hip joint extending down the outer side of the left leg, ending in the front three inches above the knee.

It is a wonderful remedy for sore pain down the back with severe weakness and exhaustion.

Fever symptoms

Grindelia is a wonderful remedy for low-grade that occurs due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders.

It is a top-listed remedy for high-grade fever that occurs in metastatic rheumatism, with severe pain in joints.

The fever is with chills beginning below and creeping up back making it completely debilitated.

Skin symptoms

It is a great remedy for people with skin affections where the Skin is itchy and full of epidermic rashes like roseola, covering the whole face, neck, and often the whole body, with severe burning and itching.

An effective antidote to Rhus-poisoning, locally and internally; also, for burns, blisters, vaginal catarrh, and herpes zoster

It is a wonderful remedy for dermatitis where there are irritable eruptions, followed by popular or vesicular.

It is a wonderful remedy for gangrene that occurs from uncontrollable sugar circulating in the blood, there are ulcers of the leg with fetid secretion, pain, and much swollen 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.

Aggravated By

The condition Grindelia gets aggravated by movement; being in the dark; and falling asleep.

Amelioration By

The conditions of the Grindelia get better by pressure, waking up from sleep.

Relationship with Other Medicine

Complementary Medicines

This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.

The remedies complementary to Grindelia are Ammonium. muriaticum, Antimonium. tartaric, Kali bichromicum; Lachesis

Similar Medicines

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.

It Antidotes 

Grindelia antidotes the ill effects of Rhus Toxicodendron and, as well as other stimulants.

Antidoted by 

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. 

Grindelia 200 Uses

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.

Grindelia 1M Uses

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.

Grindelia Q (Mother Tincture) Uses

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. 

Grindelia 3X/6X Uses

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.

Clinical Indication of Grindelia

  • Asthma
  • Bites
  • Bronchitis
  • Cheyne-Stokes breathing
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Emphysema
  • Erythema
  • Eyes-pains
  • Glaucoma
  • Heart-affections
  • Iritis
  • Itching
  • Liver- pain
  • Pruritus vulvae
  • Pruritus vaginae
  • Rhus-poisoning
  • 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.

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