Abies Nigra in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

What is Abies nigra?

In homeopathy, Abies nigra is considered an important remedy for treating stomach disorders. It is sufficient for gastritis, gastric hyperacidity and heartburn, as well as for constipation. In older people, Abies nigra is often used for functional heart problems such as bradycardia or tachycardia.

The American black spruce, which grows up to 35 m tall, belongs to the pine family and is found in Canada and the north of the USA. The tree secretes resin, which is dried and used to make the homeopathic mother tincture.

leading symptoms

  • Digestive problems in old age in connection with functional heart problems
  • constipation
  • insomnia with hunger
  • Sensation of a lump in the entrance to the stomach

information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Abies nigra?

Typical symptoms of Abies nigra are stomach pain and an unbearable feeling of fullness immediately after eating. Patients feel as if they have an undigested hard-boiled egg in their stomach. It gurgles and rumbles in the intestine.
Loss of appetite in the morning, increasing cravings in the afternoon and evening, extending into the night and leading to insomnia.
After drinking coffee or tea, there is severe heartburn and acid regurgitation.
The breath smells bad. You feel like you’re choking on a lump in your throat.
Breathing becomes difficult, heart palpitations and nervous heart pains occur. The patients feel mentally aged, react to the symptoms with great concern, sometimes hysterically.

Abies nigra patients are generally very restless. However, physical restlessness is particularly strong during the night. Then you are awake and alert. The next day they are exhausted and listless. You can hardly concentrate on anything. Mental effort is almost impossible for them. Patients tend to be overly anxious and afraid of being or becoming ill.

Abies nigra children are grumpy, irritable, and depressed. Not only their mood but also their physical symptoms are aggravated by eating. They worry a lot about their health and are convinced that they are seriously ill if they have a simple complaint.


Abies nigra is indicated for all typical symptoms that improve or worsen by the following modalities: Improvement:

  • No information


  • In the morning
  • tea and tobacco

What are typical areas of application for Abies nigra?

  • indigestion
  • heart trouble

Areas of application in detail

appetite increased

Cravings starting late in the afternoon and into the night after a lack of appetite in the morning. One cannot sleep because the hunger is so strong. You ask for cucumbers.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

appetite decreased

Absolute loss of appetite and lack of hunger in the morning. You feel full even before breakfast, you can’t absorb anything.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

heart trouble

Cutting pains in heart, as if a knife were penetrating chest and heart. Heavy pounding, slowed or accelerated heart rate. The symptoms often occur in older patients.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Heartburn/acid regurgitation

After drinking tea or coffee, but also after tobacco.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6 

indigestion/ upset stomach

For burning stomach and feeling of fullness. Symptoms appear immediately after eating. You feel like your stomach is filled with stones. Digestion is sluggish. Loud bowel noises, burning in the rectum.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

application information

Dosage form of Abies nigra

The remedy is given as drops or globules in low potency if required.

Abies nigra dosage

If necessary, take five globules in a low potency or give 5 drops of the mother tincture. The remedy can be given 15 minutes apart until symptoms improve.

Abies nigra during pregnancy

For pregnant women, the remedy is particularly suitable for pregnancy-related heartburn. It helps with food cravings and morning loss of appetite.

Abies nigra side effects

There are no known side effects or interactions with Abies nigra.

Similar means

Nux vomica

Nux vomica and Abies nigra are used for painful digestive problems. Both remedies are indicated for stomach pains after eating. In Abies nigra there is a feeling of a painful lump at the entrance to the stomach, while in Nux vomica the pain affects the entire stomach. Nux vomica has ravenous hunger in the remedy picture, while Abies nigra suffers from complete loss of appetite in the morning and ravenous hunger at noon and during the night.

Potassium carbonicum

Potassium carbonicum and Abies nigra both cause a lump or lump in the stomach, heartburn and acid reflux. Both remedies are indicated for painful digestive problems.

Typical potencies: D2 to D6

fabric type: medicinal plant


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