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

What is Caulophyllum?

Under the name “Cohosh” (women’s root), the medicinal plant was already used in Indian medicine, mainly for women’s diseases and childbirth. The active ingredients also treat rheumatic diseases and joint problems. What is outstanding, however, is the range of treatments for women and childbirth problems.

Leading symptoms

  • Finger and toe joints are swollen and stiff
  • Swollen legs before menstruation and during menopause
  • Promotes labor at the beginning of labour
  • Painful inflammation of the small joints
  • oral thrush

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Caulophyllum?

Since the remedy is considered a classic women’s remedy, the appearance is also based on this patient group.

Women who need Caulophyllum show stomach cramps, comparable to the symptoms of an over-excited stomach. Nausea and nausea occur. Young girls are prone to discharge, which causes soreness. People prefer acidic foods. The small joints of the extremities are difficult to move when there is a simultaneous urge to move, and they feel shortened. Rheumatic headache occurs on the left side.

Caulophyllum adults are often irritable and cranky. One is prone to anxiety and over-concern.

Caulophyllum children are often unhappy and suffer from mood swings.


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


  • warmth


  • pregnancy
  • Coffee enjoyment after 12 noon
  • cold

What are typical areas of application for Caulophyllum?

  • aphthous ulcers
  • headache
  • pregnancy
  • birth

Areas of application in detail


Pain in tendons and ligaments associated with stiff joints in the morning. Attacks of pain in finger and toe joints. Lumps on middle and end joints of fingers. Severe chilliness and aggravation from cold. amelioration from warmth.

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

Headache migraine

Rheumatic headache on the left side of the head above the eye.

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

Mouth discomfort

Mouth ulcers and mouth rot caused by herpes viruses

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


Threatened abortion, support of contractions, softening of the cervix, acceleration of the afterbirth, support of the healing of episiotomy, optimization of the weekly flow. Even with difficulties in the breastfeeding phase.

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

Application information

Dosage forms of Caulophyllum

Globules are given in the dilutions D2 to D4. For infusions, the potency is increased to D6, depending on the indication.

Caulophyllum dosage

Two to four weeks before the expected delivery date, five to ten drops or five to ten globules are given twice a day.

During childbirth, a dose of five globules/drops is given every quarter of an hour to accelerate the opening of the cervix.

Therapy alternating with Pulsatilla is indicated for rheumatic complaints. Dosage and level of the potencies are to be adapted to the individual complaints.

In the case of mouth ulcers and blisters, the remedy can be combined with Sulfur D2. The frequency of administration should ideally be tailored to the individual case.

Caulophilum in pregnancy

Caulophyllum therapy can already be started during pregnancy in order to optimally prepare for the birth. The remedy reduces the pain in the pelvic floor, which is caused by the stretching of the uterus.

It facilitates both labor and the opening of the cervix during childbirth. In women who tend to have miscarriages or premature births, the drug should only be administered in a low potency in consultation with a doctor or homeopath.

Side Effects of Caulophyllum

With the exception of a rapidly transient initial aggravation, no side effects are known. For pregnant women, it is advisable to use the product after consulting with a specialist. As soon as the symptoms improve, the drug should be discontinued.

Similar means


Cimicifuga, like Caulophyllum, is used to facilitate childbirth. Cimicifuga is indicated for low back pain during childbirth.

Typical potencies: D2 – D6

fabric type: medicinal plant


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