Hepatica Triloba 30, 200, 1M, Q – Uses & Side Effects

Hepatica Triloba 30, 200, 1M, Q - Uses and Side Effects

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Hepatica triloba is a very important remedy in homeopathic Materia medica and is highly effective in treating pharyngeal catarrh with profuse, serous sputa and hoarseness.

This medicine is belonging to the buttercup family that is Ranunculaceae and is commonly known as Liverwort. It is a slow-growing herbaceous plant and is native to North America.

The plant grows 5-15 cm in height has light purple-colored small flowers and appears in winter or spring. This plant has been highly indicated for medicinal uses in the treatment of sore throat, liver disease, pimples, etc.

Hepatica triloba is an old remedy and it is named liverwort because of the shape of its leaves. The leaves of this plant are liver shaped.

This medicine came into existence as homeopathy after the proving done by Dr. D. G Kimball. He chewed the leaves of this plant every day for chronic irritation of the throat and lungs. The remedy works wonders for his complaint, and it gets removed.

Medicine Constitution/Personality 

Hepatica is a therapeutic medicine and constitution doesn’t play a major role however it is indicated to the patient who catches a cold easily and ended up with a sore throat and irritation of the lungs.

There are some major indications of selection of this medicine not constitution-wise but by physical generals. The main indications are soreness of the throat and nostril, continuous hawking, scraping, and roughness sensation of the throat.

Guiding symptoms of Hepatica

Hepatica is well-known medicine for treating pharyngeal catarrh with profuse serous sputa and hoarseness. Its chief action is centered on the respiratory system.

It is the remedy, especially for the debility of chronic bronchial and pulmonary conditions, characterized by profuse discharges on a tubercular base. This medicine induces free and easy expectoration.

This medicine can be indicated to treat when patients experience some constriction, tightness, or pain in the chest.

There is a sensation as if particles of food remained in the epiglottis. There is tickling in the fauces that get aggravated by eating or from inhalation of dust.

Hepatica can also be indicated for treating paralytic weakness and this weakness progresses until we have a gradually appearing paralysis.

This medicine is effective in treating cough that is caused by an incessant tickling in the throat pit. Catarrh of the pharynx, larynx, bronchi, and nose with a tough, stringy, viscid secretion, which is a very strong guiding symptom for this drug.

Hepatica Triloba 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 

Hepatica triloba is indicated in patients who are ill-humored and having aversion to mental exertion. They become forgetful and also have issues of memory loss and vanishing of thoughts.

There is also great agitation and anguish, melancholy and disposition to weep. Patients are ill-humored, with taciturnity and dislike of society and conversation.

Head symptoms 

Hepatica can be indicated to treat the heaviness of the head during catarrhal conditions. There is confusion and dullness of the head as before coryza which does not with sneezing.

It is also indicated to treat dizziness in the whole head and clinically it is effective in vertigo. There is a sudden attack of vertigo while sitting down.

Headache mostly every morning with the loss of appetite, nausea, and fretfulness. There is the painful sensation of shaking the head as if the brain were loose and beating against the skull.

Eyes symptoms

Hepatica is indicated to treat ophthalmic cases such as styes, double vision, leucoma, violent inflammation, and loss of vision.

Eyes inflamed with adherence of the lids in the morning, and yellow discharge. There is burning in the eyes in the evening with the running of water from the nose.

There is a feeling of rawness in the margins of the lids and redness of conjunctiva with lachrymation.

Ears symptoms

Hepatica can be given in the ear complaints when there is slightly inflamed swelling at the entrance of the meatus which is more annoying than painful.

There is drawing pain behind the ear and on the lower jaw, followed later by roaring in the whole of the head, as if a dull noise at a distance was heard.

Hepatica can be given in the cases when there is a stopped sensation in either side of the ear with deafness and relieved by blowing the nose or by empty swallowing.

Nose symptoms 

Hepatica is indicated to treat nasal complaints such as violent pricking in the nose and irresistible sneezing. Fine particles entering the nose cause extreme irritation and incessant sneezing.

It is also indicated to treat intense coryza, alternating with stoppage of the nose and nose bleeding while sneezing. There is soreness at the end of the nose at the entrance of the nostrils.

There is heaviness and a stopped sensation in the upper part of the nostril and respiration through the nostril is impeded.

Mouth symptoms 

Hepatica is an effective medicine in treating the looseness of the teeth and jerking toothache especially after eating and only getting better in the open air.

It is indicated to the patient when his tongue is heavily coated with a thick yellowish fur and a bad odor comes from the mouth.

This medicine is indicated when the patient complains about the accumulation of acidic saliva inside the mouth especially after waking in the morning. There is also a bitter and sour taste in the mouth.

Face symptoms

The face of the Hepatica patients has a pale and sickly appearance. This medicine is clinically indicated to treat facial neuralgia.

There is constrictive pain in the jaw bones as if they would be drawn up shorter. There is also a cramp-like pressure in the muscles of the face.

The portion of the upper lip under the nose is swollen and sensitive but not red. This medicine is also indicated in relieving the burning in the upper lip beneath the nostrils.

Throat symptoms

Hepatica triloba is one of the most effective medicines in homeopathic Materia medica that is indicated in reliving the rough, scraping, irritative, and tickling sensation in the throat.

As also the sensation about the epiglottis and larynx as of particles of food remaining.

The accustomed accumulation of phlegm, sometimes thick, viscid, and tenacious induce frequent hawking and a disposition to hawk.

This medicine is effective in treating cough that is caused by an incessant tickling in the throat pit. Catarrh of the pharynx, larynx, bronchi, and nose with a tough, stringy, viscid secretion, which is a very strong guiding symptom for this drug.

Chest symptom

Hepatica is a very good remedy for treating chest complaints. It is highly effective in chronic diseases of the lungs. It is indicated for dry tickling cough day and night sometimes with expectoration of mucus.

There is a hard cough with weight and soreness in the chest and copious expectoration. There is frequent hawking and expectoration of tenacious, yellowish-white mucus.

It is indicated when patients experience pain in the chest while inspiring. There is a sudden attack of violent burning pain in the chest from a deep knife cut in the center of the chest.

Heart symptoms

This medicine has great action on the heart. It is effective in treating dull, cold heavy pain in the cardiac region with tightness in the chest and dyspnoea.

There is distressing pressive pain in the region of the heart, accompanied by transient attacks of palpitation and anxiety.

There is violent palpitation of the heart, with dull, pressive, distressing pain in the region of the heart, while in bed.

Stomach symptoms

Hepatica is prescribed by many homeopaths to relieve the symptoms of gastric complaints like distension of the stomach along with nausea and vomiting. It is indicated when there is fullness and distension of the stomach yet with hunger.

This medicine is highly indicated when there is retching with great nausea, followed at first by a sour, then bitter taste in the mouth.

Digestion is accomplished slowly; acid water comes up even to the throat a long time after dinner. This medicine can be given clinically in cases of indigestion, heartburn, or gastro-oesophageal reflux disorder (GERD).

Abdomen and Rectum symptoms

Hepatica can be indicated in treating the burning pain and pressure in the hepatic region. There is cutting pain in the right hypochondrium which gets aggravated by sitting bent over.

There is spasmodic pain above and below the navel that only gets relieved on lying. It is indicated in the distension of the abdomen with painful sensitivity to external touch.

There is the sensation of great emptiness in the abdomen after eating, as if everything were crushed, patient eats much and feels better afterward.

This medicine works wonderfully when there is burning in the anus with constant itching immediately after passing stools. Also helpful in treating the corroding pain in the anus while walking and sitting.

Urinary symptoms

Hepatica triloba is a valuable medicine for treating urinary complaints. It is indicated when there is a frequent desire for urination at night.

It is indicated when the patient complains about the burning in the forepart of the urethra especially on urinating. It is also helpful in treating the retention of urine.

Male symptoms

Hepatica triloba can be given to relieve male sexual complaints. It is indicated when there is internal burning in the sexual organs, as in excessive irritation to discharge semen.

There is nocturnal erection, without lascivious dreams. Jerking in the penis as far as the posterior portion, almost as when evacuating semen.

It is effective in relieving the burning pain in the glans penis that is immediately followed by a desire to urinate.

Female symptoms 

Hepatica is indicated in female sexual complaints to treat suppressed or irregular menses. It is clinically indicated to treat dysmenorrhea which is pain during menses and amenorrhea which is the absence of menses.

Hand and Leg symptoms

Hepatica can be suggested to the patients in case of rheumatic pain in the limbs and weariness of the limbs. It is indicated when there is violent cracking in the joints.

There is dull drawing pain in the joints of the limbs along with cramps in the muscles.

There is wandering tearing pain in various joints of upper and lower extremities with cracking in them on the motion. The hands and arms feel bruised and lame.

Neck and Back symptoms

Hepatica is well-indicated medicine for treating the stiffness of the nape of the neck and lower back pain. It is often indicated to treat cervical pain in the patient due to bad posture.

There is dull pressive pain in the back with uneasiness in the stomach. It is indicated when there is transient acute pain at the base of the scapula.

There is uncomfortable pressure in the back, between the shoulder blades.

Skin symptoms

It is indicated to treat dry eruption in the whole body that itch violently. Very good medicine for itching eruption in almost every part of the body especially on the wrist and back of the hand.

There are small red painless spots on the back of the hand which are treated by this medicine.

Fever symptom

Hepatica is indicated in treating fever when the chill stage is very prominent. There is the coldness of the whole body with bruised pain in the limbs.

During the heat stage, there is a sensation of heat over the whole body with much thirst in the evening.

There is no thirst during chill and fever but the heat stage of fever increases the thirst of the patient which indicates the prescription of this medicine hepatica.


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.

Aggravated By

Almost all the symptoms of Hepatica are worse by exposure to cold, ascending steps, and motion.

Amelioration By

The symptoms of hepatica get better by hard pressure, after eating, expectoration, and by rapid motion

Relationship with Other Medicine

Complementary Medicines

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

The remedy complementary to Hepatica is- Kali bich; Stannum met; Causticum and Phos.

Similar to 

These medicines have many similarities in action but are of different origins, which means the source from which the medication is prepared is another.

The remedy similar to Hepatica is Stannum metallicum

Antidoted by 

The bad effects of Hepatica are antidoted by Camphora.

If someone takes Hepatica in large quantities then he may experience dizziness, nauseous, and convulsions.

It Antidotes 

Hepatica antidotes the side effects of others medicine that cause nausea and vomiting.

Hepatica Dosage & Potencies

The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.

Hepatica 30 Uses

Lower potency is given when very few symptoms of the patient match with Hepatica 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. 

Hepatica 200 Uses

This is considered as higher potency; they are given when the majority of mental symptoms and physical symptoms of Hepatica 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.

Hepatica 1M Uses

This is a very high potency of Hepatica. One should give it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of Hepatica. 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.

Hepatica Q (Mother Tincture) Uses

The mother tincture of hepatica is highly effective in treating the irritation of the throat and effective in reducing the coughing due to tickling in the throat. It is also helpful in treating bronchitis and other chronic infection of the lungs.

Take 10 drops of Hepatica mother tincture in half a cup of water thrice a day for 15 days and repeat only if new symptoms appear.

Hepatica 3X/6X Uses

This lower potency of hepatica works well in conditions like cold and cough, bronchitis, eye pain, facial neuralgia, indigestion, and rheumatic pains in the limbs. This medicine has diuretic and antibiotic properties and is hence effective in treating lung and throat infections also.

Take 10 drops of dilution directly on the tongue one time a day till the symptoms disappear.

Clinical Indication of hepatica triloba

  • Headache and vertigo
  • Heaviness of eyelid
  • Epistaxis
  • Soreness of nostril
  • Blockage of nose
  • Cold and cough
  • Congestion of chest
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Painful respiration
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Rheumatic pain
  • Skin eruptions

Hepatica 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 Hepatica triloba are seen then, it can be antidoted by Camphor.

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.

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