Agaricus Muscarius in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

Agaricus Muscarius, also known as “drunk remedy”, is a homeopathic remedy useful in case of dizziness, abuse of alcoholic beverages and chilblains. Let’s find out better.

Description of Agaricus Muscarius

Agaricus Muscarius is a homeopathic remedy obtained from the mother tincture of Agaricus Muscarius, which is a poisonous mushroom better known as Amanita muscaria, evil ovule or ovolaccio.

The fungus grows in the undergrowth of Europe, Asia and America. Reddish in color, the hat also has numerous spots ranging from white to yellow.

Thevolaccio was used, until not long ago, to produce an insecticide effective especially against flies. In homeopathy, fresh mushroom or dried hat is used.

When using Agaricus Muscarius

Ingestion of the fungus causes severe intoxication. The poison acts on the neuro-motor system causing excitation and accentuated motor incoordination, as after a drunkenness.

Which means that muscle spasms, tremor, pain, burning, tingling spread in various parts of the body, such as ears, nose, face, hands and feet, can occur.

This homeopathic remedy is nicely referred to as “the remedy of the drunk”. The great characteristic of the homeopathic remedy Agaricus Muscarius is the feeling that you feel like being touched by frozen needles.
It is generally used in the following cases:

  • abuse of alcoholic beverages
  • dizziness
  • chilblains
  • slower blood circulation typical of the elderly, difficulty concentrating
  • slowness to learn and walk, typical of children who also have difficulty concentrating, weak memory, poor resistance to study
  • fever, delirium with chills of cold running down the back from top to bottom
  • headache
  • spasms, tremors, tics and convulsions
  • itch
  • pain in the spine
  • ears, face, hands and feet swollen and warm
  • nausea and vomiting with belching and hiccups, diarrhea and mumbling of the belly
  • irritation of the mucous membranes with difficult breathing and coughing
  • post-climacteric prolapse of the uterus

Doses and administration

For doses and administration it is always good to consult your trusted homeopath.

  • In general, in cases of chilblains the recommended dose is 4 or 5CH, 15 drops or 5 granules 3 times a day, combining applications of Calendula and Agaricus cream 3 – 4 times a day. For children the dose is 7 or 9CH, 3 granules 3 times a day.
  • In the case of fever the dose is 6CH, 5 – 10 drops or 3 granules every hour. In all other cases, where there is alteration of the central nervous system or alterations in sensitivity, the dose is 4D, 20 drops 3 times a day before meals or 2 tablets 3 times a day.

Who is Agaricus Muscarius recommended to

The Agaricus Muscarius type is excited, has reduced reflexes, difficulty concentrating, slow understanding, weak memory, numbness, dizziness, uncertain and wavering gait; hands easily drop objects, has involuntary movements with the feeling of falling backwards, spasms, tremors that disappear during sleep and reappear in the morning, disarticulation of speech.

The remedy has been found to be particularly suitable for subjects with light hair, skin and flabby muscles, whose symptoms worsen with the cold, before the rain, with movement, with pressure on the painful parts, in the morning, after eating, after having had sexual intercourse and improve in the evening with slow movements.


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