Phytolacca Decandra is a branching herbaceous plant, with thick perennial roots. This plant is common in North America, North Africa, and China and grows in damp places.
This remedy is a vegetable kingdom remedy and belongs to the family phtolacca. This medicine is proved by Dr. Hale and is commonly known as Poke root.
This medicine is useful for treating sore throat after exposure to cold air and glandular swellings. The medicine is prepared by mother tincture which is prepared from the fresh root, ripe berries, or fresh leaves of the Phytolacca plant.
Phytolacca Decandra Personality/ Constitution
Phytolacca Decandra is a medicine especially suited to persons with rheumatic diathesis. All rheumatic conditions, gouty deposits in joints, tendons, and concretion in the urogenital system, many metabolic disorders, live and bile diseases, and arteriosclerosis came under this diathesis.
Phytolacca is suited to rheumatic or syphilitic subjects who are sensitive to damp weather.
Guiding symptoms of Phytolacca Decandra
The sphere of action of Phytolacca is chiefly on the glandular system, particularly on the throat and the mammary gland. It is highly effective in treating sore throat, diphtheria that causes difficulty with swallowing and tonsils.
It is found beneficial in treating the stony hardness of the mammary gland that is painful to touch.
The swollen and tender gland in many other localities of the body is remedied by Phytolacca. The pains of Phytolacca come and goes suddenly, it is of flying type, radiate from a center or change places.
It also acts on the mucus membrane. The irritation of the mucus membrane of the throat extends to the nose, ears, and eyes producing characteristic symptoms in each. The discharges that come from the mucus membranes are offensive and acrid which is one of the characteristic features of Phytolacca.
In patients with Phytolacca, there is an irresistible desire to bite the teeth or gums together. The nervous irritability of Phytolacca has led to its successful use in disorders of dentition.
Phytolacca Decandra Uses
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
Phytolacca patients are melancholic, gloomy, and indifferent to life. They desire death n the morning after waking, they are sure that they will die. There is a loss of personal delicacy, disregard for surrounding objects, and no disposition to adjust their person under any circumstances. There is complete shamelessness and indifference to the exposure of their person.
They are very irritable and there is dreed for motion. Half stupor all the time and sleep as soon as the paroxysm of cramping had passed.
Phytolacca Decandra is a good remedy for frontal headache with a sensation of soreness in the brain or a feeling as if the brain were bruised on stepping down.
Headache appears with vertigo sometimes and is aggravated on walking with nausea and on looking downward and stooping. There is indisposition to mental exertion with heaviness in the head and vertigo with dim vision.
Phytolacca is a valuable remedy for treating blepharitis with styes and tumors on the eyelids. The lids of the eyes feel granulated and the edges have a scalded feeling as it is raw with scanty sensation in the lids that causes lachrymation.
The lids are thickened indurated, dark red and tender, ulcerated, with the formation of crusts. The prominent feeling in the eyes is that of a burning and smarting sensation.
It is clinically indicated to treat suppurative choroiditis, with inflamed hard swelling of the lids and threatening suppuration of the cornea. This is medicine is also helpful in treating dim vision, photophobia, diplopia, and myopia.
Phytolacca is a good remedy for treating neuralgic pain in the ears. There is an obstruction in the eustachian tube, and the patient feels a rushing sound in the ear and feels as if the hearing were dull, but it is sensitive to the most minute noise or sound. There is an increased sense of hearing with pain in the forehead.
There is shooting pain in the ear that feels mostly while swallowing any solid.
Phytolacca is used to treat the pustules in the nostrils. It is highly indicated the symptoms of one side nasal obstruction when a patient complains of the flow of mucus from one nostril while the other is stopped. Stoppage of one nostril mostly occurs at night.
It is also indicated in total obstruction of the nose when riding, so that one is forced to breathe altogether through the mouth, and cannot relieve himself by blowing the nose.
Phytolacca is an effective remedy in fluent coryza. The patient feels first a burning sensation in the nose, then dryness in the throat which soon produced soreness then watery discharge from the nostrils, which increased until the nose become stuffed.
Phytolacca is an indicated remedy for difficult dentition. There is toothache with soreness and elongated sensation. There is an irresistible inclination to bite teeth together.
It is used to treat the ulceration of the inner surface of the cheeks and margins of the tongue, with thick tenacious secretion in the mouth. The tongue feels rough with blisters on the sides and a red tip. Taste like nuts, metallic, bitter leaving smarting and coldness towards the tip of the tongue.
There is paleness on the face of the patients and a sickly-looking countenance and Hippocratic appearance the expression on the face is like suffering from cholera. The paleness of the face looks sunken, sometimes reddish-blue, almost purple and red.
Jaws ached awfully the whole time, seemed as though could not pen or stir them. The patient suffering intensely from pain in the joints and bones of the face and head, which makes the patient irritable and also causes disturbances in sleep.
Phytolacca is one of the most indicated remedies for treating sore throat and tonsilitis. Also, there is a feeling of roughness, rawness, and excoriation in the throat.
The throat felt sore and a feeling when swallowing saliva as if a lump has formed there, with some swelling in the tonsils. There is pain and suffocation in the throat as if a plug is lodged in the throat that has not been relieved by hawking.
A sensation of a lump in the throat, that causes a constant inclination to swallow and it feels dry and ore on swallowing.
Phytolacca is indicated in chest pain and suffocation of the lungs with restlessness and tenderness in the muscles of the chest. The patient complains about the chest pain that is passing through the back, felt on taking the long breath, and on bending the shoulder backward.
It can be given to those patients having shortness of breath, difficulty in breathing, or inability to breathe through nostrils and severe ain in the lungs with continual moaning and grasping of breath. It is a clinically indicated remedy for dyspnoea and asthma.
It is also effective in treating dry bronchial cough with expectoration of tough mucus. There is dryness of the larynx and trachea and a tickling sensation in the larynx induces a cough that is dry and hacking.
It is one of the most valuable remedies for inflammation of the mammary gland in females. There is violent pain whenever the milk flows into the breast especially when nursing.
Phytolacca is clinically used to treat chronic endocarditis. There is severe shooting pain in the precordial region that extends into the arm with pressure in the cardiac region.
It is a frequently useful remedy for fatty degeneration of the heart, coronary artery disease, and atherosclerosis. It is usually indicated to the patients have a poor diet, lack exercise, and are overweight and smokers.
Pulse is small, depressed, feeble thread, and irregular with much agitation in the chest, especially about the region of the heart.
Phytolacca is an indicated remedy when a patient has a peculiar symptom of violent vomiting of clotted blood and slime, with retching, intense pain, and a desire for death to relieve. Vomiting is severe and frequently with much prostration.
There is tenderness to touch the pit of the stomach, a feeling of weakness in the stomach which caused frequent yawning that was attended by stitching pain through the part. There is great distress in the stomach and bowels.
The patient explains about the pain is felt like it is resulting from a traumatic injury. Along with pain, there is severe and intense burning in the stomach and intestine which seemed swollen and became very sore.
Abdomen and Rectum symptoms
Phytolacca can be indicated when there is rumbling in the abdomen with pain in the umbilical region and a desire to stool. There is flatulence colic in the abdomen, and cramping pain in the umbilical region with a desire to stool and get aggravated by motion.
It is a valuable remedy for dysentery and diarrhea with copious discharge of biles along with stool. There is a sickly feeling in the stomach and involuntary stool on straining which continued even in sleep. It is also indicated clinically for constipation in old people with great weakness, intermittent pulse, and pain that shoots from the anus along the perineum into the penis.
Phytolacca is effective in treating urinary complaints when there is weakness, pain, and soreness in the region of the kidneys and uneasiness down the ureters. It is indicated to treat the copious nocturnal urination and there is chalklike sediment in the urine.
Phytolacca is an effective remedy for treating prostatitis or inflammation of the prostate gland. The patient complains about frequent gurgling in the prostate gland and a grinding pain shooting up in the spermatic cord.
This medicine is also used to treat impotency in males, there is a complete loss of sexual desire and absence of erection and relaxation of sexual organs. it is effective in treating ulcers on the genitals.
Phytolacca is a valuable remedy for treating female-related disorders especially menstrual regularities or amenorrhea and profuse leukorrhea. It can be given when amenorrhea is complicated by ovarian disease and there is painful menstruation.
Leucorrhoea is profuse thick and tenacious associated with back and lower abdomen pain. This medicine is also indicated in threatened miscarriage when there is a bearing down sensation, involuntary straining, and hemorrhage per vaginum caused in seven months, pregnant women.
Hand and Leg symptoms
Phytolacca is one of the top listed remedies for treating rheumatic pain in all the joints of the extremities. The patient is subject to rheumatic pain in a change of weather. There is weakness and aching of the limbs and pains fly like an electric shock from one part to another.
There is dull aching and excessive tenderness, as from a bruise in the outer muscle of the arm. Hand trembles while writing and holding something and also there is painful, hard, shiny swelling of the joints of all fingers. Ends of the finger all throb and ache as if going to suppurate.
Phytolacca is an indicated remedy for sciatica, the pain radiation along the sciatic nerve which runs down one leg from the lower back. There is neuralgic pain on the outer side of both sides of the thighs. There is aching of heels that gets better by raising the feet above the body.
Phytolacca is effective in treating back pain and is used to correct stiffness of both neck and back. There is a sensation as if a cold iron is pressed in between the scapula and both scapula ache continually which gets worse by walking.
It can be given when there is constant, dull heavy pain lumbar and sacral felt mostly on standing after long sitting. Pain shooting sacrum down hips to feet.
Phytolacca is a good remedy for treating various skin-related issues. There is a general tendency to boil and carbuncles with swollen glands, burning pain that gets aggravated at night.
This medicine is effective for itching elevation on the skin. There are pink erythematous blotches of irregular shape and slightly elevated and too sore to allow scratching. Phytolacca works wonders in treating chronic ulcers that are surrounded by small boils.
Phytolacca can be given in fever when there is internal coldness and shivering of the body with external heat. The patient experiences vomiting also during fever with shivering of the stomach and abdomen with pain.
The coldness of hands and feet alternates with heat with an increase in capillary circulation about the face and head. The face become red and flushed during fever and there is also an increase in thirst. When these symptoms are seen in any patient then Phytolacca will be effective if given.
Phytolacca Decandra Modalities
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 complaints of Phytolacca get worse by motion, raising, swallowing, hot drinks, and change of weather.
Almost all the conditions of Phytolacca Decandra get betters by drinking cold drinks and by lying on the abdomen.
Relationship with Other Medicine
Phytolacca Decandra Complementary Medicines
This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
The remedy complementary to Phytolacca Decandra is Silica.
Phytolacca Decandra Antidoted by
The bad effects of Phytolacca Decandra are antidoted by Coffea; Belladonna; Ignatia and opium.
Phytolacca Decandra Dosage & Potencies
The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.
Phytolacca Decandra 30 Uses
Lower potency is given when very few symptoms of the patient match with Phytolacca Decandra 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.
Phytolacca Decandra 200 Uses
This is considered as higher potency; they are given when the majority of mental symptoms and physical symptoms of Phytolacca Decandra 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.
Phytolacca Decandra 1M Uses
This is a very high potency of Phytolacca Decandra medicine. One should give it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of Phytolacca Decandra and that given by the patient match perfectly.
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.
Phytolacca Decandra Q (Mother Tincture) Uses
The mother tincture of Phytolacca Decandra is used to give relief from a sore throat that causes difficulty in swallowing and is also effective in treating glandular swelling
Take 10 drops of Phytolacca Decandra tincture in half cup water thrice a day for 15 days and repeat only if new symptoms appear.
Phytolacca Decandra 3X/6X Uses
This lower potency of Phytolacca Decandra works well in conditions like rheumatic pain and arthritic pain. It is helpful to remove catabolic waste from the body which cures certain skin condition that causes pimples, acne, and boils.
Take 10 drops of dilution directly on the tongue one time a day till the symptoms disappear.
Clinical Indication of Phytolacca Decandra
- Angina pectoris
- Sore throat
- Cold and coryza
- Croup and cough
- Difficult dentition
- Abnormal lactation
- Mammary abscess
- Irregular menses
- Threatened abortion
- Impotency in male
- Boils and carbuncles
Phytolacca Decandra 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 Phytolacca Decandra are seen then it can be antidoted by Coffea or Ignatia