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

What is Chimaphila?

Chimaphila is used in homeopathy mainly for bladder problems and bladder infections. Patients often have to go to the toilet. Only a small amount of urine comes out at a time. The urine is bloody, mucous-purulent and stinks.

It is helpful for problems with urination when there is a benign enlargement of the prostate making urination difficult. Patients have to push for a long time until urine flows.

Leading symptoms

  • Slimy, stringy urine
  • Decreased amount of urine
  • Urine comes only by straining
  • inflammation of the prostate
  • breast tumor

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Chimaphila?

Chimaphila adults are motorically restless. They appear dull and dejected.

There are no findings on the appearance of Chimaphila children.


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


  • humid weather
  • Sitting on a cold surface

What are typical uses for Chimaphila?

  • cystitis
  • prostatic hypertrophy
  • toothache
  • breast tumors

Areas of application in detail

Bladder problems and bladder infections

Frequent urge to urinate with scanty passage of urine. The urine smells bad and a mucopurulent sediment can be seen. Abundant blood in the urine in bladder infections.
Urinary retention or difficult urination with an enlarged prostate.

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

Application information

Dosage forms of Chimaphila

Chimaphila is available in the form of globules or drops for therapeutic use.

Dosage of Chimaphila

Chimaphila D6 is taken up to three times a day as needed. The potency D3 and the mother tincture are usually taken three times a day.

Effect of Chimaphila

Chimaphila acts on the urogenital tract.

Chimaphila in pregnancy

Chimaphila is generally not used during pregnancy.

Chimaphila for the baby

Chimaphila is not usually used in babies or older children.

Chimaphila for dog, horse and cat

Chimaphila is indicated in animals with chronic cystitis. It is also given to older male animals with enlarged prostates and urinary problems.

Chimaphila side effects

So far there is no evidence of side effects from taking Chimaphila. At the beginning of the treatment there may be a temporary worsening of the symptoms.

Similar means

Acidum benzoicum

Chimaphila and Acidum benzoicum are similar in bladder disease. A distinction is made based on the nature of the urine. If the urine is stringy, Chimaphila is indicated. Acidum benzoicum is indicated for more mucous urine. The urine is then also very dark and stinks.


Chimaphila and Equisetum show similarities in the drug picture in cystitis. Strongly purulent urine indicates Equisetum.

Typical potencies: Commonly used potencies of Chimaphila are 3X, 6X and the mother tincture.

fabric type: herb


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