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

What is ambergris?

Ambergris is used in homeopathy primarily to treat elderly patients showing signs of senility. It is used for vascular calcification and excessive forgetfulness, as well as for psychosomatic symptoms such as severe nervousness, cardiac arrhythmias, insomnia and depressive states.

leading symptoms

  • Sensitivity to noise and music
  • Inhibiting defecation when other people are around
  • aversion to society
  • Silly and talkative
  • Nervous weakness in the elderly
  • Thick, bluish-white discharge in women

information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need ambergris?

Ambra people feel completely burned out and overwhelmed in every situation. They react extremely irritably to hysterically to the smallest deviations in their everyday routine and therefore increasingly isolate themselves from their social environment. If other people are nearby, they cannot pass a stool. They shy away from warm rooms, music or other background noise. Ambergris patients feel relieved when they are as alone as possible outdoors and can move freely there. Patients complain of a permanent feeling of heaviness in the head and tend to have an unsteady gait. Men are easily sexually aroused. Women react to unfamiliar external stimuli with spontaneous uterine bleeding. The overall symptomatology is noticeably more pronounced in the elderly than in young patients.

Ambergris adults tend to be thin and very nervous. They are hypersensitive to all sensory input. They react quickly to irritation.

Ambergris children are nervous and hypersensitive. They are very shy and prefer to be alone rather than in company. The children are weak, whiny and emaciated. They look like dried-up old men. 


Ambergris is indicated for all the typical symptoms that are ameliorated or worsened by the following modalities: Improvement:

  • outdoor exercise
  • diversion


  • In the evening while falling asleep
  • In the morning when you wake up
  • through food
  • In the presence of strangers
  • through music
  • In the warm room

What are typical areas of application for ambergris?

  • states of exhaustion
  • dementia
  • constipation
  • sleep disorders

Areas of application in detail


Symptoms of vegetative dystonia and “burn-out syndrome”. Deep states of mental exhaustion, the head feels heavy and overloaded. One is restless, forgetful, irritable and reacts hysterically to trifles. Amber people feel chronically overwhelmed. They withdraw from their social environment and develop depressive moods .

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


At the slightest excitement or uncertainty, the heart begins to race. You clear your throat or cough constantly to cover up your embarrassment. Chronic stool behavior when other people are around. When walking, there may be swaying or lack of coordination without feeling dizzy.

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

sleep disorders

Despite great exhaustion and tiredness , sleep is restless, superficial, disturbed by frequent waking or difficulty falling asleep. The thoughts circle incessantly (“thought carousel”).

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

application information

Dosage forms of ambergris

Traditionally, the potencies D2 to D6 are used as globules or tincture. In the case of therapy with ampoules, a dilution from D6 is indicated.

ambergris dosage

In lay homeopathy, ambergris is preferably administered in low potencies up to D12. This dose is taken up to three times a day with five globules each. If the symptoms improve, the remedy should first be reduced to a daily dose before it can be completely dispensed with. Acute treatments with ambergris are not intended from a homeopathic point of view; it is more of a remedy given for longer-term needs.

ambergris effect

Ambergris calms the nerves, counteracts forgetfulness and promotes sleep.

ambergris during pregnancy

Ambergris helps with deep exhaustion, depressive moods and sleep disorders. One of the characteristics of the remedy is a fundamentally negative mood, which is dominated far in advance by pessimistic thoughts about the course of pregnancy and childbirth. Occasionally, the remedy is used for constipation and intermenstrual bleeding for no apparent reason. Ambergris can be helpful in this regard during pregnancy, but should ideally be administered in addition to other remedies.

Ambergris for the baby

Ambergris is a useful remedy for babies with a cough. A spasmodic cough expels mucus from the airways. Sometimes a whistling sound can be heard in the airways.
During breastfeeding, the remedy is helpful for babies who cannot tolerate milk. They often belch and suffer from constipation and stomach pain. This is relieved by lying on your stomach.

Ambergris for dogs, horses and cats

Ambergris is an effective remedy for nervous and spasmodic cough.
Another area of ​​application in animals is constipation and flatulence. The animals have a swollen belly in which it gurgles.

Side Effects of Ambergris

There are no known side effects of homeopathic therapy with ambergris. The therapeutic agent can temporarily lead to slight vegetative irritation and feelings of tension in sensitive patients. If these symptoms persist for several hours, a homeopathic alternative to ambergris should be identified.

Similar means

Potassium phosphoricum

In the case of exhaustion, phosphoricum Potassium does not show the morning aggravation like ambergris, but it is also suitable for depressed and exhausted people with many worries. Potassium phosphoricum is not shy around strangers. Ambergris is aggravated by eating, while the ailments of Potassium phosphoricum are aggravated by eating.

Typical potencies:The potencies 6X and 12X are primarily used for self-treatment.

fabric type: Tallow-waxy excretion product from the intestine of the sperm whale (Physeter macrocepahlus)


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