Hydrastis Canadensis is one of the wonderful remedies in homeopathy useful in treating liver and gastric diseases, is an indispensable remedy, proved and incorporated in Homeopathy by Dr. Burt.
Hydrastis Canadensis is commonly known as Goldenseal/Orange root, it is from the family Ranunculaceae.
The crude substance is prepared from the fresh roots of a plant that is grown abundantly in the United States of America.
The tincture is made with spirit and undergoes the process of dynamization, only then its dynamic curative power is aroused by homeopathy only, making Hydrastis Canadensis an important, remedy in treating a variety of diseases like Smallpox, trophic disturbances where there is emaciation, catarrhal condition, ulceration, even malignant ulceration.
Hydrastis Canadensis Personality
Hydrastis Canadensis is suited to persons who are old easily tired, cachectic people, with great debility and scrofulous constitution, which has been broken down due to excess intake of stimulant drinks.
It is suited to persons with a yellowish-white complexion of face, the skin is mottled and puckered, who usually suffer from liver disorders.
It is suited to people with a weak immune system and lymphatic temperament.
Guiding symptoms of Hydrastis Canadensis
Hydrastis Canadensis is used by many homeopaths mainly in the treatment of chronic Catarrhal conditions and diseases of various parts which are characterized by profuse thick yellowish ropy and stringy discharges from mucus membranes such as nose, throat, stomach, urethra, uterus, etc.
It is one of the top listed remedies in treating Cancer conditions in which there is cachectic or malignant dyscrasia with derangement of gastric and hepatic functions in persons broken down by excessive use of stimulating drinks like alcohol.
This weakness of bones and overall physical constitution progresses until we have gradually appearing paralysis in the extremities.
It is a wonderful remedy for cancer and pre-cancerous state the patient has local ulceration formation in cancer stages which is the principal symptom of the remedy.
It is one of the great remedies for cancer of the breast, the cancer is hard and adherent, and the skin is mottled and parched with retraction of nipples.
It is highly indicated when complaints are accompanied by profuse perspiration with an unhealthy odor, especially in the axillae and groin.
It is a wonderful remedy for liver and gastric complaints with constant empty aching went feeling in the stomach, it is highly indicated when the tongue is large and flabby, shows imprints of teeth, and is yellowish-white in color.
It is a wonderful remedy for constipation there is constant pain in the head and a bad taste in the mouth.
It is a wonderful remedy for leucorrhoea which is ropy, thick, viscid, and yellowish, hanging from os in long strings, with pruritis vulvae.
Hydrastis Canadensis Uses
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
The Hydrastis Canadensis patient has a depressed state of mind due to prolonged suffering, there is continuous weakness and debility.
It is indicated in mind-related symptoms in
The patient is emotionally broken down from a long illness and is sure of his death and he desires and prefers to die.
It is indicated when complaints are aggravated when they,
Hydrastis Canadensis is indicated when there is a peculiar sensation of dull pressing pain in the frontal portion of the head, especially connected with constipation and gastric disturbance.
It is a great remedy for headaches due to sinusitis, after coryza.
It is a great remedy for headaches that are characterized by myalgic pain in the scalp and extending to the muscles of the neck.
Hydrastis Canadensis is a great remedy in homeopathy for eye affections when there is the profuse secretion of tears from eyes with smarting and burning of eyes and lids.
It is a wonderful remedy for blepharitis marginalis the lids are agglutinated. It is a great remedy for treating the opacity of the cornea.
It is a wonderful remedy for Ophthalmia progressing to catarrhal and scrofulous, with or without ulceration; thick mucous discharge.-Dark greenish-yellow conjunctiva.
Hydrastis Canadensis is a wonderful remedy for otitis media there is a roaring with mucopurulent discharge there is Eustachian tube catarrh, with the hearing of a high-pitched voice.
It is a great remedy for treating chronic middle disorders leading to deafness.
Hydrastis Canadensis is a wonderful remedy for nose block there is a thick, tenacious secretion from posterior nares to throat, commonly called postnasal drip.
It is a wonderful remedy for influenza infection the coryza is watery, excoriating discharge, and there is ulceration of the nasal septum. The patient tends to blow their nose all the time.
The Hydrastis Canadensis patient often complains of stomatitis with a peppery taste in the mouth.
The tongue is white, swollen, large, flabby, slimy, and shows the imprint of teeth, the tongue is as if scalded red and inflamed indicative of stomatitis.
It is a great remedy for ulceration of the tongue, there are fissures toward the edges of the tongue.
Hydrastis Canadensis is useful in treating erysipelatous eruption on the face following flushes of heat.
It is used by many homeopaths in treating epithelial cancer of the lip, there are numerous aphthae ulcers on the lips. Thick tenacious mucus hangs in shreds from the mouth.
The expression on the face is weary, dull, and the skin of the face is pale, or yellow-white.
Hydrastis Canadensis is a wonderful remedy for follicular pharyngitis there is a raw, smarting, excoriating sensation in the throat with hawking of yellow, tenacious mucus.
It is a great remedy for post-nasal dropping, the child is aroused suddenly from sleep by this tenacious post-nasal dropping.
It is a wonderful remedy goiter of puberty and pregnancy, in which the thyroid gland is inflamed and visibly swollen.
Hydrastis Canadensis is a great remedy for asthma when there is a pain in the chest that feels raw, sore, with burning in the chest.
It is a wonderful remedy for Bronchitis with dry, harsh cough and bronchial catarrh that occurs in the later stages of bronchitis. It is indicated in Bronchitis of old, exhausted persons, with thick, yellow, tenacious expectoration.
The patient has frequent fainty spells of dry harsh cough, with cold sweat all over the body, and then feels suffocating when lying on the left side.
It is indicated when the patient has pain from the chest extending to the left shoulder.
Hydrastis Canadensis is useful when there is a pain in the chest, with palpitation and faintness, along with palpitation, the pain is as if shooting from chest to left shoulder with numbness of arm; irregular and at times labored and painful action it is worse by lying on either side.
There is a feeling of immediate suffocation on attempting to lie on the left side.
It is a wonderful remedy for heart agitation with violent long-continued palpitation in the morning and a pulse that is slow during the chill.
Hydrastis Canadensis is a wonderful remedy for gastric disorders, there is a sore feeling in the stomach more or less constant throughout the day.
It is a wonderful remedy for weak digestion, there is a bitter taste in the mouth.
The stomach pains as from a hard-cornered substance there is an empty gone feeling with pulsation in the epigastrium.
The stomach is so weak that the patient cannot eat bread or vegetables.
It is a wonderful remedy for gastritis the patient feels as if the pain in the stomach compels the patient to bend double.
It is a wonderful remedy for atonic dyspepsia with bitter pain in the mouth, peptic ulcers, and stomach cancer.
Abdomen and Rectum symptoms
Hydrastis Canadensis is one of the top listed remedies for gastro-duodenal ulcers, with catarrh.
It is a wonderful remedy for jaundice when the liver is torpid and tender.
It is used by many homeopaths to treat gallstones colic there is a dull pain and dragging in the right groin with a cutting sensation into the right testicle.
It is a great remedy for constipation, with a sinking feeling in the stomach, and a dull headache.
It is a wonderful remedy for prolapsed anus after stool indicated when there is a long-lasting pain in the anus
It is a wonderful remedy for fissured anus works when during stool, there is smarting pain in the rectum.
It is a wonderful remedy for hemorrhoids, even a light flow exhausts the person and there is a pain in the rectum with contraction and spasms in the rectum.
Hydrastis Canadensis is a wonderful remedy for urinary disorders, like renal stones there is dull aching in the region of the kidneys, the urine smells as if decomposed there is increased urination
It is a great remedy for cystitis, there is catarrh of the bladder, with thick, ropy mucous sediment in the urine, it is expelled with gleety discharge.
It is a wonderful remedy for dysuria and suppression of urine, at times there is incontinence of urine.
Hydrastis Canadensis is a wonderful remedy for treating, the second stage of gonorrhea when there is thick and yellow copious, painless discharge.
It is a great remedy for spermatorrhoea causing great debility and weakness, there is gleet.
It is a wonderful remedy for orchitis when there is dragging from in right groin to the testicle; then to the left testicle, and then to the left groin.
Hydrastis Canadensis has got wonderful action on female genitals, it is one of the top-listed remedies in treating cervical carcinoma there is erosion and excoriation of the cervix.
It is a wonderful remedy for tumors of the breast, indicated when the nipple is retracted.
It is a remedy clinically used by many homeopaths for leucorrhoea, worse after menses, leucorrhoea is acrid and corroding, shreddy, tenacious.
The patient suffers from pruritus vulvae, with profuse leucorrhoea
It is a wonderful remedy for treating menorrhagia indicated when the flow is bright red blood with increased sexual excitement.
Hand and Leg symptoms
Hydrastis Canadensis is a wonderful remedy for Rheumatism, occurring as a result of suppressed gonorrhea the limbs are tired and aching.
There are shifting pains in the right arm and leg, then left leg with irritable, indolent, or scrofulous ulcers on the legs.
It is a wonderful remedy for pain from head to shoulders, with aching in both, more on the left side, there is rheumatic pains in the elbow, forearms, right shoulder, and first finger of the left hand.
It is a wonderful remedy for sharp shifting pain in the left limb, from the middle of the thigh going down to the middle of the leg.
It is a wonderful remedy for leg pain from the right hip to the knee while walking, the legs feel weak, the knees feel weak and there is aching in the sole of the left foot with no relief from the change of position.
Hydrastis Canadensis is indicated to treat neck and back pains there is tired aching across the small of the back and in limbs, the knees ache, and the patient is better by walking about.
Hydrastis Canadensis is useful in treating eruptions like variola, lupus, ulcers, and cancerous formations on the skin surface. There is a general tendency to profuse perspiration and unhealthy skin.
Hydrastis Canadensis is a wonderful remedy for bilious or typhoid forms of fever, gastric disturbances, and jaundice, and is followed by great debility.
The patient complains of a chill in the morning or evening, the chilliness occurs especially in the back or thighs, with aching, the pulse is slow.
During fever there is heat in flushes, the patient feels great heat in the whole body with constant dull burning pains in the evening.
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 condition of Hydrastis Canadensis is worse from motion.
The skin symptoms are worse from warmth. Leucorrhoea and other female disorders are worse after menses and coition.
The conditions of Hydrastis Canadensis are better, by rest and pressure.
Gastric complaints are better by passing flatus.
Relationship with Other Medicine
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 Hydrastis Canadensis are kali bich; Ars iod.
The bad effects of Hydrastis Canadensis are antidoted by Sulphur.
It antidotes the effects of or is the antidote to Merc. Sol.
Hydrastis Canadensis Dosage & Potencies
The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.
Hydrastis Canadensis 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 useful in treating jaundice, and gastric disorders from excess use of alcohol.
This potency requires frequent repetition, 3-4 times a day, till the expected result is seen.
Hydrastis Canadensis 200 Uses
This is considered as higher potency; they are given when the majority of mental symptoms and physical symptoms of Hydrastis Canadensis match. It is useful for backache and constipation.
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.
Hydrastis Canadensis 1M Uses
This is very high potency. One should give it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of Hydrastis Canadensis and that given by the patient match perfectly. It is useful in cases of depression, and female disorders.
One should not repeat 1 M potency. It is given 30 days once and waiting for symptoms to disappear.
Hydrastis Canadensis Q (Mother Tincture) Uses
The mother tincture of Hydrastis Canadensis is used by many homeopaths to treat mouth ulcers and sore throat by diluting in water.
Take 10 drops of mother tincture in half a cup of water three times a day till the improvement occurs.
Hydrastis Canadensis 3X/6X Uses
This lower potency of Hydrastis Canadensis works well to treat the conditions like alcoholism, and cancers.
Take 2-3 drops of dilution directly on the tongue thrice a day for 3 months.
Clinical Indication of Hydrastis Canadensis
- Gastric catarrh
- Rectum prolapse
- Tongue- affections
- Uterus disorders
Side Effects of Hydrastis Canadensis
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 Hydrastis Canadensis are seen, then it can be antidoted by Sulphur.