Viscum Album is one of the excellent remedies in homeopathy from the vegetable kingdom, invaluable in the treatment of epilepsy, rheumatism, gout, and valvular heart diseases.
It is commonly known as Mistletoe and belongs to the family Loranthaceae
Mother Tincture of Viscum Album is made from ripe berries, bruised leaves, or whole plant is used.
Mother Tincture and trituration of the berries, leaves, or whole plant is prepared and subsequent potencies are made.
The process of dynamization arouses the latent curative powers and makes Viscum Album an invaluable homeopathic medicine to serve a therapeutic purpose when given in dynamic doses.
It is the most important remedy that has an action on the brain and joints.
Viscum Album Constitution /Personality
It is suited to a person of a bilious constitution and melancholic temperament, there is a mucous coating on the tongue, and a loss of appetite even for his favorite food and tobacco.
It is suited to people with tobacco-eating habits, who have, great dyspnoea and palpitation on going uphill.
The skin is dry as if withered, with great weakness, and the pulse is slow and weak.
It has been useful in people who get especially have the disposition of being formerly cheerful, and he is now joyless and apathetic.
Viscum Album, commonly known as mistletoe, is recognized as a valuable remedy for specific health conditions. One notable application is its effectiveness in addressing lowered blood pressure, particularly when the pulse is slow due to significant irritation of the vagus nerve.
This remedy has shown promise in cases of hypertensive albuminuria, often associated with valvular disease and sexual disturbances. Additionally, it proves beneficial in situations where there is disrupted blood circulation, leading to dilated blood vessels and reduced blood supply to the medulla centers.
For individuals experiencing rheumatism, Viscum Album has demonstrated positive effects, especially in cases of tearing joint pains and gouty complaints throughout the body, excluding the eye muscles. In these instances, the eye muscles may be paralyzed, and the patient might enter a state of coma.
The remedy is also considered invaluable for neuralgia, particularly sciatica, characterized by trembling limbs, chattering teeth, and overall shaky limbs. Patients may find it challenging to keep any part of their body still at night, experiencing jerking movements in different areas.
In cases of epilepsy, Viscum Album serves as a notable homeopathic solution, addressing symptoms such as epileptic aura and petit mal epilepsy. Patients often describe a peculiar sensation, akin to a glow rising from their feet to their head, accompanied by a feeling of being on fire. This aura, which tends to occur around 10 a.m., can repeat multiple times during the winter.
Chorea resulting from fright is another condition where Viscum Album has proven effective. It has also shown promise in managing metrorrhagia, a type of excessive uterine bleeding accompanied by draining fatigue, backaches, and spinal pains.
In the realm of otolaryngology, this remedy is employed by homeopaths to address rheumatic deafness, where degeneration of the ear bones and wax accumulation are common issues.
For individuals grappling with asthma, Viscum Album can offer relief. Patients experiencing breathlessness and struggling to inhale find this remedy beneficial in alleviating their symptoms.
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
The Viscum Album patient suffers from great dullness and incoherent talk and spectral illusions.
The patient is inclined to be violent and feels as if going to do something dreadful while the trembling’s are on, the patient keeps waking at night thinking the most horrible things imaginable.
If awake seems to be dreaming and, if asleep she was dreaming.
It is indicated in the coma condition when there is insensibility.
There is Stupor, succeeded by almost entire insensibility, lying motionless, with her eyes closed, as if in a sound sleep, but easily roused by a loud noise, and then would answer any question, but when he relapsed into his former condition there was a slight disposition to stertorous breathing.
It is a wonderful remedy for the great depression, the patient feels a bad temper when there is pain in the chest, and there is a disposition to become angry.
There is a numb feeling in the head with a tightening sensation of the brain once or twice with a sharp shooting in the left occipital bone there are twinges of pain in the left supraorbital region and right thigh.
This remedy is indicated for inflammation of the eyes.
There is a slightly dilated and fixed Pupil, the pupils are contracted, and at first insensible to light.
It is useful in the condition of eyes where there are Spectral illusions. The eyes are sleepy, difficult to open, lids heavy, and there is severe neuralgic pain in the lower part of the right orbit.
Viscum Album can be used for treatment of deafness in the left ear, the hearing in the left ear is impaired the sounds are muffled, with the dullness of hearing,
There is a sharp wave of pain in the right ear and later in the left ear.
It is indicated when the patient hears the sound of wind in trees Also the patient hears the sound of singing in the right ear and crackling in the left ear.
Viscum Album is a great remedy for teething disorders the teeth have bleeding from gums, the teeth are as if chattered and the mouth suddenly fills with saliva.
There is an unpleasant taste on waking, the tongue is coated to the tip with ochre, and the yellow fur-like coating is visible on it.
Tongue sore and there is a feeling as if starving at supper.
At times the patient suffers from a ravenous appetite.
Viscum Album is indicated when there is heat in the face after palpitation the face is flashed the lips are livid.
Viscum Album is indicated in conditions of sore throat with spasms of the glottis, the spasms come with a dry sensation in the throat, followed by efforts to swallow, then a sort of complete block, causing efforts to swallow and eyes to fill with tears.
It is a wonderful remedy for whooping cough, the breathing is slow and stertorous there is a slight disposition making sound in every effort to breathe.
Indicated for asthma there is pain across the sternal region, below the breasts, coming and going, aggravated by deep breaths or lying on the left side.
It is indicated in stitching pain in the upper part of the left breast, there are stabs under the left false ribs and constriction in the upper part of the left lung, aggravation on taking a deep breath.
It is indicated when there is stitching in the chest below the left breast, again above the right knee, and a creepy, chilly feeling on the left side of the lower outer chest.
Viscum Album can be given in heart complaints, when going off to sleep heart gives two severe thumps and goes off beating at a great rate.
The heart gave a throb and then a pause the pulse is small, quick, and very irregular, and the Pulse is slow, full, and bounding.
Viscum Album is indicated for stomach upset there is a squeamish sensation before breakfast and dinner.
Viscum Album is a wonderful remedy for the inactivity of intestines they become paralyzed the whole alimentary canal is paralyzed.
The patient feels as if someone were dragging her down from the waist and directly after as if the upper part of his body floating in the air There is a Hot feeling and constant ache in the left groin; followed by a sick feeling and shivering.
Sharp twinges of pain about the right Poupart’s ligament, in the inner aspect, shooting along the spermatic cord.
The Bowels are obstinately constipated due to paralysis. There is copious action of bowels and very offensive cadaverous flatus. There are Stinging, and stitching pains in the left side of the rectum near the anus, lying down soon after midnight, coming and going.
It is also useful for itching in the anus, even the constipated stool following itching of the anus after leaving off It is a wonderful remedy for acute aching on the left side of the anus for hours, aggravation is in the evening.
Viscum Album has got wonderful action on the urinary organs it is highly effective in treating frequent urination, the urine is pale, and very much increased in quantity.
It is indicated in milky urine; the urine becomes white after standing.
It is a wonderful remedy when Urine becomes turbid after standing, with pink deposits.
The male patients of Viscum Album usually suffer from erotic dreams and seminal emissions follow the dreams.
There are sharp twinges of pain along the right cord to the testicle, which was drawn up close to the inguinal ring.
It is indicated when the patient suffers from severe palpitation of the heart during coitus, there is Pain in the right testicle.
Viscum Album has got wonderful action on female sexual organs, there are sharp pains in the ovarian region coming and going for two weeks, aggravation in the morning in bed, there is aching in hypogastrium as if menses coming on.
It is a useful remedy for ovaritis with shooting pains in the left ovarian region, and on movement, there is lumbar pain and stiffness.
There are shooting pains in the left ovarian region, are aggravated by lying on the left side.
This remedy is indicated for pre-menstrual syndrome the patient feels faint and faints before menses.
It is also a useful remedy for treating Metrorrhagia, the bleeding is partly bright, partly clotted and dark, with a dull headache, stitches in temples, there is numbness of extremities, blue rings round eyes, and sunken eyes.
It is an excellent remedy for chronic (granular) endometritis characterized by enlargement of the uterus; either subinvolution, alveolar hyperplasia, or hypertrophy, along with it there are uterine contractions that will stop hemorrhages.
Viscum Album can be indicated for rheumatism with violent rheumatic pains in the right deltoid along the right arm, there is twitching in hands and legs like chorea.
It is also indicated for a frozen shoulder there is severe pain in the right shoulder joint while sitting thinking, at 9 p.m.
There is aggravation on raising the arm.
It is a great remedy for sciatica, which occurs periodically in the same winter suddenly felt in their right foot a violent aching pain from within outwards, that compelled him to take off his boot, as it felt too tight.
There is a sharp pain in the right buttock, and the person is unable to sleep till 4 a.m. for pain in the right leg, in the popliteal space and edge of the tibia, as during catamenia, better on moving the leg about.
There is burning in the center of the calf with every changing position of the limb, but this does not remove the pain.
It is indicated when there is aching at the upper and outer aspects of both calves, the patient must keep moving them.
There is Sharp shooting pain at the center of the right thigh at back There is a sharp twinge of pain in the left tibia, and a sharp twinge of pain in the ball of the left great toe.
There are stitches above the right, knee, extending the pain in the lower right thigh in cases of sciatica.
Viscum Album is indicated to treat cervical spondylosis along with backache there is sudden, momentary pain on the right side of the neck, two inches above the clavicle.
There is pain in the left side of the neck on turning the head to the left, there is aching between the shoulders.
This remedy is indicated for backache with severe aching and burning in the sacral region, there is also Lumbar pain and stiffness with aggravation of movement with creepy shivering in the lumbar region.
Viscum Album is indicated remedy for fever when there is chilliness even when near a stove.
There is a cold, chilly feeling that creeps over the patient frequently.
In the heat stage, the skin is warm and very moist, at first, the skin is cold and then hot feeling without being hot.
On waking the patient is always very hot except on the knees, legs, and feet, which are very cold. There is a hot feeling at night during micturition.
It is a great remedy for dermatitis the skin is warm and moist. The skin feels dry and burning, there are red spots on the neck and chest.
There are large papules or small blood boils on the side of the neck.
Viscum Album is also indicated in the patient to treat drowsiness, the patient wakes up thinking of horrible things; gets to sleep again soon by changing thoughts.
The sleep is dreamful, the patient is having worrying dreams of affairs for the whole day.
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 the Viscum Album gets aggravated when after, winter, cold, stormy weather, in bed.
The joint complaints are aggravated by movement and lying on the left side.
The conditions of the Viscum Album get better when in motion or moving around.
This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
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 Viscum Album are Guipsine and Hedera Helix.
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.
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 Viscum Album 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 Viscum Album 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 the Viscum Album is used by many homeopaths to relieve the symptoms associated with chronic respiratory failure.
It is mainly used to relieve asthma and chronic respiratory affections in patients and should only be given when all the symptoms of Viscum Albums 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 Viscum Album works well to treat the conditions like Cardiac asthma and has a therapeutic effect on patients suffering.
Take 2-3 drops of dilution directly on the tongue thrice a day for 3 months.
- Aura epileptic
- Retained placenta.
- Splenic pains in
- Sore Throat
Viscum Album 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 Viscum Album are seen mostly like vomiting or skin rash, 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.