Viscum Album 30, 200, Q, 1M – Uses, Benefits & Side Effects

Viscum Album 30, 200, Q, 1M - Uses, Benefits and Side Effects

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

Viscum Album is a remedy, best suited for patients with an earthy complexion, eyes dim, and hardness of hearing.

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.

Guiding symptoms of Viscum Album

Viscum Album is one of the best remedies for Lowered blood pressure, the Pulse is slow due to major irritation of the vagus nerve.

It is a wonderful remedy for Hypertensive albuminuria along with valvular disease, with disturbances in the sexual sphere.

It is indicated in cases of disturbed blood circulation when there are dilated blood vessels when the blood supply is less to the centers in the medulla.

It is a wonderful remedy for rheumatism with tearing pains in joints and gouty complaints almost in every muscle of the body, except those of the eyes, the eye muscles are paralyzed, and the patient is in a state of coma.

It is an invaluable remedy for neuralgia, especially sciatica.

It is indicated in neuralgia when there is trembling in limbs, teeth chatter, and the limbs are generally shaky.

The patient is unable to keep any part of the body quiet at night, there is jerking first in one part then in another.

There is Jerking and twitching of muscles, and the patient is fearfully tired after hard work, during the evening time.

There is shooting pain in various parts of the body, along with tremors throughout the body as if all muscles are in fibrillary contraction.

It is a great homeopathic remedy for epilepsy, a wonderful remedy for symptoms like epileptic aura and petit mal epilepsy which occur at about 10, the beginning of epilepsy patient feels very queer as if he must fall during the epileptic attack.

The aura is felt by the patient, he feels a glow that rose from the feet to the head, and the patient feels as if he were on fire, at the same time the face becomes very pale; this kind of aura epileptic occurs repeatedly three to four times during the winter.

It is a wonderful remedy for the frequent recurrence of symptoms over two years.

It is a wonderful remedy for Chorea from fright.

It is a wonderful remedy for metrorrhagia the blood flow is exhausting, and there are backaches and spinal pains, due to uterine causes.

It is used by many homeopaths in treating Rheumatic deafness, the ear bones get degenerated with an accumulation of wax.

It is a great remedy for Asthma, the patient is breathless and has to struggle to take a breath.

Viscum Album Uses

This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-

Mind symptoms 

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 tremblings 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.

Head symptoms 

Viscum Album is a great remedy for headaches there is giddiness and severe throbbing headache with sharp pain in the head and face, leaving them sore.

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.

Eyes symptoms

It is a wonderful remedy for inflammation of the eyes the conjunctiva is injected.

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.

Ear symptoms

Viscum Album is a wonderful remedy for 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.

Nose symptoms

Viscum Album is a wonderful remedy for inflammation of the nose there is dryness in the back of the nose, extending to the larynx.

Mouth symptoms 

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.

Face symptom

Viscum Album is indicated when there is heat in the face after palpitation the face is flashed the lips are livid.

Throat symptom

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.

Chest symptom

It is a wonderful remedy 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.

Heart symptoms

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.

Stomach symptoms

Viscum Album is a great remedy for stomach upset there is a squeamish sensation before breakfast and dinner.

Abdomen and Rectum symptoms

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 a wonderful remedy 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.

Urinary symptoms

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.

Male symptoms

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.

Female symptoms 

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 wonderful remedy for ovaritis with shooting pains in the left ovarian region, and on movement, there is lumbar pain and stiffness.

The Shooting pains in the left ovarian region, are aggravated by lying on the left side.

It is a wonderful remedy for pre-menstrual syndrome the patient feels faint and faints before menses.

It is a wonderful remedy for 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.

Hand and Leg symptoms

Viscum Album is a wonderful remedy 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 a wonderful remedy 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.

Back symptoms

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.

It is a wonderful remedy 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.

Fever symptoms

Viscum Album is a wonderful remedy for fever 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.

Skin symptoms

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.

Sleep symptoms

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.

Aggravated By

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.

Amelioration By

The conditions of the Viscum Album get better when in motion or moving around.

Relationship with Other Medicine

Complementary Medicines

This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.

The remedies complementary to Viscum Album are more: Secale. Convallar ,Bryonia , Pulsatilla , Rhododendron.

Similar Medicines

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.

Antidoted by 

The bad effects of the Viscum Album is antidoted by Camphor.

Carduus Marianus Dosage & Potencies

The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.

Viscum Album 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. 

This potency requires frequent repetition, 3-4 times a day, till the expected result is seen. 

Viscum Album 200 Uses

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.

Viscum Album 1M Uses

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.

Viscum Album Q (Mother Tincture) Uses

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. 

Viscum Album 3X/6X Uses

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.

Clinical Indication of Viscum Album

  • Aura epileptic
  • Chorea
  • Deafness
  • Dysphagia
  • Endometritis
  • Epilepsy
  • Lumbago
  • Menorrhagia
  • Metrorrhagia
  • Orchitis
  • Otalgia
  • Otorrhoea
  • Ovaritis
  • Retained placenta
  • Sciatica
  • Splenic pains in
  • Sore Throat
  • Whooping-cough

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.

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