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

What is Apocynum?

The homeopathic remedy Apocynum works on the heart and kidneys. Due to its diuretic effect, it is given for large amounts of water retention in the body such as edema and ascites caused by cardiac insufficiency.

leading symptoms

  • thirst
  • Anorexia with swelling of the face
  • Swelling from kidney disease
  • Shallow, short breaths

information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Apocynum?

Patients complain of headaches in the evening. After sleeping, the face is swollen. Yellow, viscous mucus with a bitter taste forms in the nose, throat and throat when lying down or overnight. One is very thirsty, gets severe pain when drinking water and has to vomit it. Digestion is tough but not constipated, the amount of urine passed is very small and light in colour. There is little sweating, even if the skin feels hot. Hands and feet show edema, knees hurt.

Apocynum adults appear dejected and confused, sighing constantly. 

Apocynum children are jaded and have sluggish memories.


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

  • warmth


  • cold
  • to lie
  • Drink

What are typical uses for Apocynum?

  • heart failure
  • edema

Areas of application in detail

heart trouble

Heart failure as a result of many years of valve defects and the associated blood pressure imbalances.

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


For drainage in kidney or heart diseases, also in the context of ascites.

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

Dosage forms of Apocynum

In addition to the mother tincture, globules are given in potencies from 1X to 3X, and ampoules from 3X to 6X. The agent is not subject to the doctor’s prescription, but should be kept separately.

Similar means


Apocynum and Helleborus are similar in edema. With Helleborus, the edema develops even faster and the patients are more exhausted.

Typical potencies: D1 to D6

fabric type: plant


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