Paeonia officinalis is a remedy for diseases mostly for complaints like haemorrhoids, ciliary neuralgia, bedsores, and ulcers.
The tincture of Paeonia officinalis is prepared from whole fresh root which is dug in spring.
It is commonly known as Peony and the whole fresh root of the plant is dug in spring; the root is inert in autumn with no active principle in them.
The roots undergo a process of trituration (grinding) and succussion (vigorous shaking) to create highly diluted and potentized homeopathic remedies.
It is a wonderful remedy for the vegetable kingdom, belongs to the family Ranunculaceae, and is employed by following all the principles and laws of homeopathy.
The process of dynamization arouses the latent curative powers and makes Paeonia officinalis an invaluable homeopathic medicine to serve a therapeutic purpose when given in dynamic doses.
Paeonia Officinalis Constitution /Personality
Paeonia officinalis is a remedy, best suited for people with plethoric habits who suffer from the sudden rush of blood to the head chest, eyes, and face.
It is often given for haemorrhoids and bed sores as well as ulcers in the perineum.
Paeonia officinalisis one of the best remedies for its action, on the portal veinous system making it an invaluable remedy.
Paeonia belongs to the great order of Ranunculaceae, which includes the Aconites, Actaea’s, and Hellebores, so it is very useful in treating many symptoms of congestion, like the rush of blood to the head, face, chest, burning heat, and redness of eyes and face; burning, itching, and swelling of anus; heat in the throat.
It is a top-listed remedy for skin symptoms that are well characterized, principally the anal ulcers and skin symptoms that have been verified in practice.
It is also used for small ulcers on the perineum of the anus that constantly oozes very offensive moisture, and it is painful for eight days.
Paeonia officinalis is used to treat Ozanam’s that transform into ulcerations, especially ulcers arising from pressure, such as bedsores, and ulcers on the feet resulting from poorly fitting boots.
This remedy is indicated for ulcers on the legs, particularly when there’s a sensation of a splinter embedded in the skin of the right great toe upon touch, accompanied by intense pain from pressure on the left little toe.
This remedy is also employed for anal ulcers that cause severe shooting pains, alongside anal symptoms like itching, biting, swelling, and burning sensations.
In the realm of anal affections, including abscesses, fissures, fistulas, and piles, it holds a prominent place.
Leading indications include excruciating pain during and after stool, accompanied by moisture oozing and intense discomfort compelling the individual to walk restlessly at night or even roll on the floor.
For conditions like varicose veins and anal varices, Paeonia officinalis demonstrates efficacy.
It’s also recognized for alleviating distressing nightmares, especially when the tissues exhibit heightened sensitivity to pressure and injury, reflecting the mind’s sensitivity as well.
In cases of anxiety accompanied by gripping abdominal pain, Paeonia officinalis is indicated.
The anxiety is often followed by trembling of legs and arms, akin to a frightened state. Interactions or even mention from others can trigger apprehension, and distressing news can greatly affect the individual.
Additionally, for instances of diarrhoea characterized by fainting, followed by a notable chilliness a few hours later, this remedy has shown utility.
The symptoms were aggravated by motion; by walking, coming into a warm room, and by touch or pressure.
Mouth symptoms are aggravated by keeping jaws open and ameliorated by pressure from the lower jaw to the inner ear.
One of the essential characteristics of Paeonia Officinalis is the right side is more affected than the left, and most of the symptoms are caused by bruises and pressure like bedsores, and tight boots.
It is a wonderful remedy for treating the ill effects of bad news.
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
Paeonia Officinalis is indicated for mental conditions, particularly in cases of delirium and excitement.
This remedy is used to treat anxiety accompanied by apprehension, especially in the evening.
Individuals may feel fearful of engaging in conversations, particularly after experiencing anxiety and when affected by distressing news.
Furthermore, it is employed to address ill-humour and depression, particularly occurring after 5 p.m. and manifesting with significant irritability.
Paeonia officinalis is used to treat severe headaches, often accompanied by vertigo, especially upon movement in a warm room.
This remedy addresses constant reeling, staggering, dullness, heaviness, and a sensation of heat in the head.
It is indicated for syncope (fainting) accompanied by cold sweat and a sense of fullness, often with a rush of blood to the head. These symptoms tend to occur after 5 p.m., and pain below the forehead may be present, exacerbated by effort and work.
For migraine headaches, Paeonia officinalis is employed to relieve pain and head confusion. Dullness of the head, roaring in the ears, and flickering before the eyes are common.
Pressive pain on the left side of the head after a meal is characteristic of this remedy’s indication.
Paeonia officinalis is used to treat nasal conditions where there is a sensation of nasal blockage, particularly in the evening and upon waking in the morning while in bed.
This remedy is indicated when the blockage is accompanied by dryness of the nasal passages.
Additionally, this remedy is employed to address crawling sensations in the tip of the nose.
Paeonia officinalis is used to treat various eye conditions.
It is indicated for cases where the eyes experience painful weakness, redness, and irritation, often leading to redness and excessive watering.
These symptoms may be accompanied by tearing, inflammation, and conjunctival injection, making it challenging to open the eyes due to pain and sensitivity to light (photophobia).
This remedy is also effective for dry eyes with smarting sensations, making it difficult to open the eyes.
Burning, itching, and dryness of both the eyes and eyelids may be present, and there could be intense tearing around the right eye.
In cases of conjunctivitis affecting both the eyeball and eyelid, with lachrymation (excessive tearing) and contracted pupils, Paeonia officinalis is indicated.
Inflammation of the left eyeball, along with a sensation as if a grain of sand were under the upper lid, can occur. Sticking sensations in the right upper lid, particularly toward the inner canthus, may also be present.
Paeonia officinalis is used to treat cases of deafness characterized by specific symptoms.
This remedy is indicated when there are jerking sensations in the cartilages of the ears, particularly with a sticking sensation outward in the right ear.
It is employed when there is a sensation of pinching behind the right ear, along with an unusual contrast between one ear feeling cold and the other hot.
Additionally, itching in the concha (the external part of the ear) and ringing in the ears can be addressed with this remedy.
It is indicated in cases where the face is red and puffy, with burning heat in the face.
There is crawling in the upper lip and pain extending from the articular fossa of the lower jaw through the inner ear, ameliorated by keeping jaws open for a long time, as, when drinking, and aggravated by pressing them together.
Paeonia Officinalis is indicated for conditions of the mouth feels hot and the tongue is red.
It is indicated in throat conditions where there are symptoms of biting posteriorly in the palate in the evening.
Paeonia Officinalis is used for treating pharyngitis where there is hawking caused by tenacious mucus in the throat, with scanty expectoration.
There is scraping in the throat, with the necessity to cough and hawk to loosen it and feeling in posterior nares as if full of mucus, sensation as if an acrid, burning vapor ascended throat.
There is aggravation on hawking and there is swallowing difficulty.
Paeonia officinalis is used to treat coughs that originate in the chest.
This remedy is indicated when there is a sticking sensation in the left chest, parallel to the body’s axis, particularly during each inhalation. This symptom occurs between 3.30 to 5 p.m. and at 9 p.m.
For chest discomfort, it is employed when there is a sticking pain on the right side near the sternum, around the level of the nipples, especially at 4 p.m.
The pain worsens while walking and is felt to the right of the ensiform process, often with pressure.
There may also be a sensation of sticking pain in the left chest and a feeling of something passing through the heart area.
In cases of sharp pain in the ribs above the hepatic (liver) region, near the middle of the sternum, or beneath it, Paeonia officinalis is indicated.
This pain may worsen in the morning and particularly when eating. The pain around the middle of the sternum aggravates at night, the following morning, and continues throughout the forenoon.
Paeonia officinalis is used to treat cases of lost appetite.
This remedy is indicated for nausea that occurs upon entering a warm room after a moderate walk.
The nausea is often accompanied by sensations of seething in the head, as well as temporary loss or obscuration of the senses, along with episodes of faintness.
In cases of vomiting and painful diarrhoea, Paeonia officinalis is employed to address symptoms like anxious aching and pressing sensations in the epigastrium (upper abdomen).
Paeonia officinalis is used to treat cases of distended abdomen, often associated with chronic acidity, indigestion, belching, and various other digestive disorders.
This remedy addresses borborygmi (rumbling sounds) accompanied by gripping pain in the forenoon. This pain is often preceded and followed by anxiety.
It is indicated for trembling of limbs and arms, as if from fright, along with a sense of apprehension when spoken to. Many complaints stem from hearing unpleasant news.
For abdominal colic characterized by pinching in abdominal muscles, cutting sensations in the umbilical region, and colicky pain along with diarrhea, Paeonia officinalis is employed. The colic pain may extend transversely across the upper abdomen.
In cases of haemorrhoids with fissures in the anus, painful stools, and ulceration of the rectum, this remedy is used.
The rectal ulcers are highly sensitive, exude moisture, and have sharp-cut edges. There may also be biting and itching sensations in the anus, prompting scratching, particularly in the afternoon.
Paeonia officinalis is effective for funnel-shaped ulcers just below the coccyx and running, fetid ulcers in the anus, particularly toward the perineal region.
It is also indicated for sudden, pasty diarrhoea accompanied by abdominal faintness and burning in the anus after a stool.
This symptom pattern may recur after six hours, followed by internal chilliness a few hours later when the patient feels the worst.
It has got great action on the female genitals; it is indicated for female disorders where they have menses too late.
The menses comes in fits and starts, and the external genitals are swollen and painful.
Paeonia Officinalis is used for cystitis along with haemorrhoids where there is difficulty in passing urine.
There is hot urine causing burning and sharp pains at the urethra.
Paeonia officinalis is used to treat various conditions in the extremities.
This remedy is indicated for jerking and tearing sensations in the extremities, often accompanied by paroxysmal tearing followed by numbness. Weakness in the evening is a common symptom.
For weakness while walking, often accompanied by chest and limb heaviness, resulting in the need to stop frequently, especially ameliorated by eating but aggravated after sleep, at night, noon, and during rainy weather.
In conditions involving the arms, it is indicated for acute lancinations (sharp pains) under the axillae (armpits), along with aching in the right upper arm extending to the elbow region, relieved by movement.
This remedy is used for forearm issues where there’s a tense sensation in muscles across the elbow upon flexing the arms and cramping in the ulna (inner forearm bone) at the wrist.
In cases of gripping pain, almost tearing, in the left fingertips along with shooting and tingling in the fingers, eventually leading to a sensation of numbness in one finger.
For knee joint cramps in the right knee when sitting, often with sudden thrusts that blow outward or inward on the left knee side.
It’s indicated for ulcers on the anterior surface of the right tibia, often resulting from a blow, with a chronic ulcer on the right leg spreading at the edges and causing severe shooting pains that hinder both daytime walking and nighttime rest.
Additionally, Paeonia officinalis is used for conditions like corns, addressing pain, swelling of toes, contraction, and intermittent sticking and jerking pains through the affected area.
It is indicated to treat pain in the back, pains in the back, and sticking in the last cervical vertebra.
This remedy is used when the patient complains of sticking in scapulae; in places in the back, ameliorated by scratching, there is pinching or griping in the dorsal, then in abdominal muscles.
Paeonia Officinalis is indicated for fever when there is chilliness with shivering and coldness of one ear at 5 p.m., with the heat of the other, and accompanied by the coldness of limbs, with burning heat in the face, back, and chest.
During the heat stage at night there is disturbing sleep; generally, waking after midnight, with heat in the region of the stomach.
There is the heat of skin and heat in the head; in the face; as from nettles, on the chest, neck, back, and shoulders, and a rush of blood to the head and face with sweat.
It is a remedy, best suited when the skin is dry, with painful ulcers, oozing offensive moisture on the perineum, near the anus, and acute ulcers on the lower part of the body.
There is crawling in a spot on the left forearm, with a bristling sensation; sticking in the fingers, in the sides; drawing beneath the umbilicus, there is aggravation on scratching.
It is used to relieve the symptoms of skin itching on calves, amelioration rubbing; on head, chest, and limbs, with burning biting as from nettles; prickling in the open air, with sticking; prickling on chest, then in axillae and arms down to sides of the chest.
Sleepiness all afternoon, starting on falling asleep, even during the day, will be restless, and dreams unremembered; restless,
The patient is disturbed the first night by burning in the epigastric region, afterward by voluptuous dreams with emissions, or by anxious and vivid dreams of death.
Paeonia officinalis is used to treat sleep disturbances, particularly cases of unrefreshing sleep that is disrupted by numerous unrefreshing dreams.
This remedy is indicated for dreams that are unremembered, as well as frightful dreams involving the death of relatives.
It is employed to address disturbing sleep patterns, such as dreaming of a ghost sitting on the chest and causing breath oppression, leading to waking with groaning.
Similarly, it is used for dreams of a figure sitting on the chest, causing anxious respiration.
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 of Paeonia officinalis is worse, by motion, by walking. Bad pain in the anus compelling him to walk on the floor all night or to roll on the floor.
All the complaints get aggravated by Coming into a warm room, by touch or pressure. The condition of Paeonia officinalis aggravated towards evening, and on waking up.
Gastric complaints are aggravated by food, especially after eating.
The conditions of the Paeonia officinalis are better by keeping jaws open, better by pressure from the lower jaw to the inner ear, and wet weather.
Drinking water ameliorates vertigo with nausea. symptoms are better by drinking water, it ameliorates vertigo with nausea.
This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
The remedies complementary to Paeonia officinalis are aethusa cynapium in cases of haemorrhoids.
These remedies have many similarities in action but are different in origin, which means the source from which the medicine is prepared is another.
A remedy similar to Paeonia officinalis in the case of varices is Hamamelis.
In the case of splinter sensation, anal fissure, abscess, or an ulcer, it is similar to Nitric. Acid.
In the case of splinter sensation and ulcers is similar to, Argenteum nitric, Hepar Sulph.
In cases of ulcers, it is similar to Helleborus niger, Helleb. v, Silicea.
In cases of ulcers about the toes, Magn. aust.
In cases of diarrhoea, it is similar to Sulphur.
In ill effects of bad news, it is similar to Gelsemium.
The bad effects of Lemna minor Paeonia officinalis are antidoted by Aloe Socotrina, Ratania.
Paeonia officinalis Dosage & Potencies
The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.
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 piles and fissures.
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 Paeonia officinalis 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 Paeonia officinalis 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 Paeonia officinalis is used by many homeopaths to relieve the symptoms associated with piles of fissures and anal ulcers.
Mother Tincture is a homeopathic medicine that is used for the treatment of haemorrhoids.
Mother tincture should only be given when all the symptoms of Paeonia officinalis 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 Paeonia officinalis works well to treat conditions like pharyngitis and right-side earaches, 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.
- Anal fissure
- Fistula of anus
- Ulceration of breast
- Varicose veins
- Ciliary neuralgia
- Ulcer on Coccyx
- The rush of blood to the head
- Perineum ulcers
Paeonia officinalis 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 Paeonia officinalis are seen mostly vomiting or skin rash, then it can be antidoted by Aloes and Ratania.
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.