Heracleum Sphondylium (Branca Ursina) Uses, Benefits & Side Effects

Heracleum Sphondylium (Branca Ursina) Uses, Benefits Side Effects

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Heracleum sphondylium is commonly known as Hogweed. It is also known as Branca ursina or cow parsnip. Heracleum sphondylium 30 & 200 are the most commonly used potencies in homeopathy.

It belongs to the family Umbelliferae. The tincture of Heracleum sphondylium is prepared from the whole plant.

Before using homeopathy, it was used by people to relieve muscle cramps, stomach disorders, digestive problems, diarrhea, and swelling of the tissue that lines the stomach and intestines.

The homeopathic form of Heracleum Sphondylium is further recommended as a spinal stimulant, in epilepsy with flatulence, gouty, and skin symptoms to treat gynecological and fertility problems and impotence.

Constitution of Heracleum Sphondylium

The person is inclined to laziness, to perform daily activities.

Ill-humored, frequent change in mood, behaves suddenly and unexpectedly.

Lacks strength in doing everyday activities, there is a loss of strength.

The patient has a weak digestive system, frequent muscle cramps.

Guiding Symptoms Of Heracleum Sphondylium

Heracleum Sphondylium has been proved and found to have good action on the digestion, for treatment in persons who have lost appetite or are unable to eat.

The person has nausea, vomiting, and colic in the abdomen. Inclined to frequent diarrhea and pains in the spleen.

It is indicated in affections of the sexual organs with drawing pain in the penis; shootings in the glans.

It is stated in skin affections where there is violent itching on the skin, and sometimes moist eruptions cause severe itching.

A characteristic symptom is a headache with drowsiness; headaches are worse when moving in the open air; headaches are better by tying up the head with a cloth.

Complains of exhaustion, laziness, and weakness in general.

Heracleum Sphondylium Uses In 

The article has explained the use of this medicine starting from head to toe, one by one. Where ever symptoms are matched, there we can use this medicine.

Mind Problems

Heracleum Sphondylium helps follow symptoms of mind where there is the prostration of strength lack of energy causing laziness, indolence, great moral depression.

Fits of hypochondriasis-a condition in which the patient has an intense fear of having a severe medical illness, even if having minor symptoms thinks has got severe medical disorder.

The person is inclined to laziness, to perform daily activities.

Ill-humored, capriciousness where they suffer from a frequent change in mood, behave suddenly and unexpectedly.

The person is always reserved, speaks very little.

Mental troubles, where the person lives with the fear that they have a severe and undiagnosed medical condition even though medical tests show there is nothing wrong with them, are not easily convinced.

There is a state of being extraordinarily irritable or anxious and ill-humor.

Head Problems

Heracleum Sphondylium is useful in treating Head ailments: Headaches, drowsiness, worse moving in the open air, better tying up head with a cloth.

Much profuse perspiration on the head and violent itching. It is helpful in the scalp condition known as seborrhoea capital, with much itching.

The person suffers from sick headaches. Headache, especially in the occiput and forehead, with nausea and inclination to sleep.

Vertigo, on reading while seated. Headaches, with preference to vomit. There is violent itching on the scalp, on scratching which, the fingers become greasy; much oily sweat on the head.

Vertigo while reading and sitting. Excessive oily secretion on the head.

Along with violent itching on the scalp when scratching the scalp, the ends of the hand’s fingers become swollen and greasy.

Eyes Problems

In Heracleum Sphondylium, lachrymation and fatigue of the eyes while reading, leading to vertigo.

Weakness of eyes.Drowsiness with eye troubles, loss of strength of eye muscle.

Violent itching in the eye from reading for a long time. Frequent headaches are also present.

Ears Problems

Itching in the ears tends to accumulate thick wax in the ear, causing pain and loss of hearing.

Discharge from ears, pain on sneezing.

Moist eruptions with itching.

Aging process of the eardrum.Sudden violent shooting pain in ears.

Nose Problems

In Heracleum Sphondylium, there is the person who has frequent sneezing, with stitches in the region of the spleen.

There is a discharge of thick tenacious mucus from the nose on sneezing.

Itching around the wings of the nose from frequent sneezing.

Face Problems

In Heracleum, Sphondylium face looks as if tired even on a bit of exertion, dull, lazy face.

Frequent change of expression suddenly happy or sad indicating a regular shift in mood.

Morose due to weakness and laziness, and the intense, sad look on the face is due to depression of spirit.

Mouth Problems

Heracleum Sphondylium has proved to be very useful in symptoms related to the gastric system.

The mouth is the initial beginning of the gastric system, there is a bitter taste in the mouth with nausea, dryness in the mouth with thirst feeling.

Throat Problems

There is the sensation of pressure in the throat, as from mucus, it is impossible to detach from the throat.

Increased accumulation of mucus, tickling roughness, and scraping in the throat.

Improved collection of mucus in the throat, crawling, rawness, and scratching in the throat.

Constant pressure in the throat, as from tenacious mucus accumulated.

Respiratory System Problems

Heracleum Sphondylium is indicated for laryngitis and bronchitis.

There is a dry, hacking cough, with a feeling of soreness and quick stitches in the chest.

Breathing is arrested only when walking in ascending manner as when climbing or walking on mountain slopes or on ascending staircase.

Oppression of the chest and chilliness is the coldness of hands and legs.

Dry, hacking cough, with a feeling of soreness in the chest and shooting pains with a red face.

Sensation as if stitches in the chest during the act of inspiration.

Heart Problems

In Heracleum Sphondylium, there is the oppression of the chest, with chilliness, or else with palpitation of the heart.

The difficulty of respiration on ascending a staircase, indicative of some heart trouble.

Stitches in heart region during inspiration; dry eruption on chest, burning after scratching.

Oppression of the chest, with palpitation and profuse sweat all over, is oily.

At times there is the oppression of the chest and chilliness.

Stomach Problems

Heracleum Sphondylium is useful in treating Stomach ailments, where there is stomach pain with an inclination to vomit.

Bitter risings and taste. Hungry but unable to eat.

There is pain in the Abdominal and splenic pain. Bitter taste; sweet, bitter risings, with regurgitation of bitter liquid.

Craving for food, with loathing and horror of all kinds of food.

There is increased thirst. Frequent nausea, vomiting, bitter taste after bilious vomiting, pains in the stomach, and much congestion in the head.

Pressure at the stomach, with nausea, or else in the splenic region, as from a stone mainly after meals.

The pains in the gut are always accompanied by an inclination to vomit.

Abdomen Problems

Heracleum Sphondylium is very useful in treating abdominal disorders where there are cramps in the abdomen.

Lancinating and pinching colics, which force the patient to bend; pulsation and pains in region of spleen.

There is flatus and colic, with nausea and disgusting risings. Frequent sneezing, with lancination in the area of the spleen.

Throbbing and pain in the region of the spleen.

Sticking and griping colic, obliging him to bend up.

There is frequent eating, hunger, nausea, and dread of all food.

Flatulence and colic, with nausea and offensive eructations.

Pressure in the abdomen, with nausea and stress in the pit of the stomach, after eating, as from a stone.

The stomach troubles are always accompanied by nausea.

Vomiting is with Qualmish nausea, bitter, bilious vomiting, pains in the stomach, and violent head congestion.

Increased thirst, there are sweet and bitter eructations, with gulping up of bitter fluid.

Epilepsy-where there is the abnormal activity of the brain at times, there is loss of consciousness, accompanied by flatulence.

Rectum Problems

In Heracleum Sphondylium, the stools are tardy, with pressure and pain in the anus. Stools are slimy and with a fetid offensive smell.

It is used in treating slimy, offensive diarrhea the patient has to go frequently to evacuate liquid stools.

It works well in cases of constipation where the stool is delayed, with urging and pain in the anus.

The stools are tardy, with pressure and pain in the anus, and are difficult to evacuate and fetid smelling stools.

Urinary System Problems

Heracleum Sphondylium is useful in itching and smelling the urinary tract with sensation as if drawing in urinary organs.

It is of help in urethritis, a condition in which there is burning on scratching after urination, very dark yellow urine.

There is an increase in uric acids levels in the blood, causing gout.

Male Genital Problems

Heracleum Sphondylium is a good remedy for drawing pain in the penis, shootings in the glans with emissions due to excessive sexual indulgence.

Premature ejaculations lead to impotence.

Itching and smarting in the scrotum, ill effects of pollutions, and sexual excess.

Female Genital Problems

It is helpful in complaints related to female sexual organs where there is drawing in the organs with transient sticking in the labia.

Irregular menses, burning in the vagina, and itching and smarting in the vagina.

Great weakness and prostration after menses accompanied with frequent mood swings.

Hand & Legs Problems

Heracleum Sphondylium is a beneficial remedy in cases of gout. Pain in hands and legs with an intense tearing sensation.

Swelling in the major joints of hands, legs, and back with increased uric acids creates a condition of gout.

Pain in the back with difficulty to lie down or sleep.

Gouty affections of hands, legs, and back with tearing pain in the limbs accompanied with epilepsy and skin eruptions.

Shooting and burning pains in the feet. The lower extremities are very painful, and there is sticking and burning in the feet.

Skin Problems

Heracleum Sphondylium is a beneficial remedy in cases where there is violent itching in the skin.

There are moist eruptions all over the body with itching, burning after scratching.

Epilepsy with a skin eruption.

Heracleum Sphondylium is a valuable remedy in dermatitis with dry eruption causing itching.

There is burning after scratching the affected parts.

There is itching and biting on the skin surface of the scrotum.

There profuse sweating, which is oily- means that wiping with cloth leaves oily marks on the fabric. Tips of the fingers that touch the sweat become swollen.

Fever Problems

Heracleum Sphondylium is a beneficial remedy in fever cases where there is chilliness, with frequent yawning and inclination to sleep in the afternoon.

In the heat stage, when the temperature rises, there is violent vibration in the region of the heart.

The breathing on inspiration is arrested. Symptoms are worse on moving in the open air, better by covering.

In the sweating stage, there is profuse sweating. The sweat is oily and more marked on the head, with violent itching.

Heracleum Sphondylium is useful in swelling and pain in the spleen, resulting from jaundice, malaria, or dengue fevers.

Heracleum Sphondylium Modalities

Aggravation Of Symptoms/Symptoms Are Worse By-

Majority of symptoms of Heracleum Sphondylium worse moving in the open air.

Better From/Decrease In Intensity Of Symptoms-

Headache symptoms are better tying up the head with a cloth, covering, profuse oily sweating.

Relationship With Other Medicines

Similar remedy

These remedies have many similarities in action but are different in origin which

means the source from which the medicine is prepared is other.

Remedies similar to Heracleum Sphondylium are Conium Maculiatum., Abies Nigra, Clean.

In headaches with drowsiness, Heracleum Sphondylium is similar to Bruce, Ginseng, Gelsemium., Natrum Sulphuricum, Nux moschata, Sulphur.


When new symptoms appear, you should study the new symptoms combined with the old ones, and a second remedy covering more of these new symptoms is given.

This second remedy is the antidote. No significant new signs appear on continuous use of Heracleum Sphondylium.

Still, if any considerable symptoms occur, retake the case from a new totality, and Camphor can be given as an antidote.

Dosage And Potency

Selection of PotencyPotency and repetition of dose varies according to the case.

Homeopathic medicines are prescribed based on symptom similarity, where the symptoms narrated by the patient are somewhat similar to the guiding symptoms of the medication.

The totality of symptoms is formed by your homeopathic doctor, and medicine identical to the disease condition is given, the more exact similarity, the early the process of cure.

Heracleum Sphondylium Mother Tincture Uses

Tincture form of Heracleum Sphondylium is helpful in external application on skin conditions where there are burns and allergies from weeds or grass causing blister formation on the skin surface.

Heracleum Sphondylium 30 Uses

Lower PotencyPotency is given when very few symptoms match the medicine to that of the patient.

These symptoms help doctors diagnose the disease condition only, and there are fewer symptoms of Heracleum Sphondylium.

This Potency needs frequent repetition 2-3 times a day. When signs of disease match, only pathological symptoms of the disease are evident.

Heracleum Sphondylium is very effectively used in 3x PotencyPotency.

Heracleum Sphondylium 200 Uses

This potency is indicated when most of the symptoms of the patient and remedy match each other.

You can repeat it only after 15 days intervals for better results.

This PotencyPotency of Heracleum Sphondylium is helpful in cases epilepsy and gout are present.

Heracleum Sphondylium 1M Uses

This Potency is indicated when the patient’s actual mental and physical symptoms perfectly match with that of the remedy.

It is advisable to repeat only monthly once.

This PotencyPotency of Heracleum Sphondylium is applicable in case of mind symptoms of Indolence, Capriciousness

Clinical Uses 

  • Muscular cramps
  • Stomach-related disorders
  • Digestive problems
  • Dyspepsia
  • Headaches
  • Diarrhea or loss motions
  • Swelling of the linings of the stomach and intestines
  • Debility or weakness
  • Aching limbs
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Seborrhoea capitis
  • Skin disorders
  • Affections of Spleen, pain in Spleen
  • Fever

Heracleum Sphondylium Side Effects

Homeopathic medicines are prepared by potentization where a minimal amount of crude medicinal substance is left in the treatment to cause any significant side-effect.

By the process of succussion in case of liquid dilution and trituration in case of solid substance, as a result, the only latent curative power of the medicinal substance is aroused.

This process unique to homeopathy leads to minimal side effects.

There are almost no side effects, even if the intake of homeopathic medicines is prolonged.

Heracleum Sphondylium in homeopathic potency form has got no significant side effects.

Allergic blisters can occur on the skin in people having an allergy to any ingredients in a crude form of Heracleum Sphondylium weed.

If administered in excess doses in tincture form is possibly unsafe when taken by mouth or applied to the skin directly.

It can cause the skin to burn more quickly in the sun.

Wear protective clothing and sunblock outside, especially if you are light-skinned.

Remember that homeopathic remedies should be 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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