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

What is Baptisia?

Baptisia is used in homeopathy to treat infectious diseases, influenza and influenza with high fever. It has an antiseptic and disinfecting effect. Wild indigo is given for tonsillitis, gastrointestinal infections and intestinal inflammation, also for blood poisoning. In the case of childhood illnesses, the remedy supports the recovery process. Isolated studies point to the estrogen-forming properties of Baptisia, which speaks for a treatment of menopausal symptoms. In general, the remedy is administered less frequently
in homeopathic therapy .

Leading symptoms

  • Sensation of soreness and bruising
  • weakness
  • Swallowing solid food causes gagging
  • Sore throat without pain
  • Severe muscle pain
  • Foul-smelling secretions
  • Tongue feels burned
  • Nightmares with the feeling of suffocating

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Baptisia?

The patients are extremely exhausted and feel bruised all over their bodies. You develop a high fever with profuse sweating that rises in stages and can lead to hallucinations. Fever-related skin rashes occur. The tongue is dried out, cracked and has a yellow coating.

Pulse acceleration, dizziness with trembling knees and a dull frontal headache concentrated around the bridge of the nose are shown. The scalp is tense and painful, as if the head would burst. Rumbling noises can be heard in the intestines, which leads to mucous diarrhoea, flatulence and a feeling of fullness. All bodily secretions and breath stink. There is a great desire for water with great loss of appetite, food cannot be swallowed. After breakfast you feel sluggish.

Children can almost only drink milk when lying down, breathing is extremely difficult, and there is a fear of suffocation. Baptisia shows dull pains in the sacral region extending to the right leg; one cannot lie still in bed for pain, sleeps very restlessly, dreams confused.

Baptisia adults appear mentally confused. They have confused ideas, difficulty thinking, and perceptions of a split personality. During the delirium of fever, they murmur crazy thoughts to themselves.

Baptisia children are extremely physically exhausted, but their minds are racing. They suffer from the delusion that their body is scattered.


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

  • not known


  • beer
  • afternoon

What are typical areas of application for Baptisia?

  • fever
  • intestinal problems
  • tonsillitis

Areas of application in detail


Gradual high fever with hallucinations and mental drowsiness. You feel broken. It could be blood poisoning.

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

Gastrointestinal complaints

Gastrointestinal flu or acute intestinal inflammation with right-sided abdominal cramps. Stinking diarrhea , large amounts of urine and profuse sweating occur.

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


Acute bacterial tonsillitis with great difficulty swallowing, high fever and foul breath. Pain does not always occur.

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

Dosage forms of Baptisia

Potencies D2 to D4 are given orally, with ampoules D4 or D6. Baptisia must be kept separately.

Similar means


Lachesis and Baptisia are similar remedies for tonsillitis with high fever. Lachesis is noticeable because of the bluish-red discoloration of the face and throat mucosa. While hallucinations can occur in Baptisia, in Lachesis it is more likely delirium, in which the patient talks incessantly. Lachesis is indicated when patients cannot bear anything tight, such as a scarf or belt.


Baptisia and Stramonium can be considered in high fevers with hallucinations . Stramonium’s hallucinations are horrible and sometimes provoke aggressive actions. Patients are highly anxious and restless.

Typical potencies: D2 to D6

fabric type: plant


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