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

What is Conium maculatum?

Conium is used in homeopathy for signs of aging such as menopausal symptoms, vascular calcification, prostate enlargement, impotence, age-related asthma and loss of strength. It is used for spastic and flaccid paralysis of the muscles, also for organ weakness. Conium acts on hardened glands and swollen lymph nodes.

It is also used in cancer therapy. Benign skin tumors are treated with Conium ointment.

Leading symptoms

  • Poor memory due to mental overexertion
  • hard, swollen neck lymph glands
  • Tumors or hardening of the breast (including after a fall or blow)
  • Swollen, tender breasts before menstruation
  • Weakness of arms or legs, up to paralysis
  • Dizziness on rocking head
  • Sensitivity to light and profuse lacrimation
  • Trembling and weakness after stool

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Conium?

Conium shows mental and physical paralysis. All movements appear uncertain, shaky, slowed down. The slightest exertion leads to sweating and dizziness. Conium people cannot tolerate milk, and after consuming it, they writhe and vomit. She craves sour, salt and coffee. Stool and urine can only be pressed out with great effort. There is great physical weakness during defecation, which can lead to fainting. Positional vertigo often occurs, combined with an oppressive headache. Light-sensitive, inflamed eyes with black flashing visual disturbances are typical of Conium.

Conium maculatum – Adults are inwardly frozen, mentally sluggish, forgetful, uncaring. They suffer from fear of loss, do not want to be alone, but cannot bear company. They are hysterical and hypochondriacal.

Conium maculatum children are stubborn. They tolerate contradiction very reluctantly. You are strict and overly critical. They don’t get along well with other children, but they also don’t like to be alone as they are very anxious. Not only are they afraid of being alone, but also of thunderstorms and predators, of high places and for their own health. At school they are ambitious, but also very self-critical and insecure.


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


  • print
  • warm food


  • alcohol
  • suppressed libido
  • great physical and mental exertion
  • cold dishes
  • at night

What are typical areas of application for Conium maculatum?

  • exhaustion
  • to cough
  • dizziness
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Areas of application in detail


Old age – vascular calcification and age-related physical wasting, coupled with frustration, lack of drive and hypochondria. The gait is shaky, there may be signs of flaccid paralysis of the limbs. Yellowish discolored skin without elasticity. In men it comes to prostate enlargement, hardening of the testicles, impotence, premature release.

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

Cough/ bronchitis

Typical cough of old age – dry, spasmodic, irritating cough

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

Menstrual period, discomfort before (premenstrual syndrome)

Painfully swollen breasts, profusely foul-smelling, acrid white discharge, partially streaked with blood.

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

Dizziness (Vertigo)

When sitting down or rearranging in a horizontal position, anaemia-triggered vertigo occurs.

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

Application information

Dosage forms of Conium

Depending on the focus of treatment, potencies between 2X and 30X are used for both internal and external use.

Conium maculatum dosage

The potencies 6X and 12X are mainly used for the self-treatment of acute illnesses. As a rule, the remedy is given in the potency D6 up to three times a day and in the potency D12 up to twice a day. Wait until the improvement persists before taking it again.

Chronic complaints are treated by therapists with the higher C potencies. The drug is administered at intervals of weeks to months.

Conium maculatum effect

Conium maculatum acts on the central nervous system, respiratory tract, digestive tract, eyes and prostate.

Conium maculatum during pregnancy

Conium maculatum is not a drug that is used to treat typical pregnancy symptoms. However, persistent cough and dizziness during pregnancy are often treated with Conium maculatum. The women feel dizzy at the slightest movement of their heads. Even turning over in bed triggers dizziness.

Nocturnal dry cough during pregnancy is often treated with Conium maculatum.

Conium maculatum for the baby

Conium maculatum is not usually given to babies.

Conium maculatum for dogs, horses and cats

Conium maculatum is given to animals that are weak on their feet and shaky. The rotary vertigo typical of the homeopathic Conium maculatum is often seen in animals when the animals run around in circles.

Conium maculatum side effects

Due to its toxicity, Conium maculatum requires a prescription up to potency D3. In these low potencies, it can produce side effects.

No side effects have been observed from the potency D4. The symptoms can worsen on the first few days of use and with too frequent use. The drug should then no longer be taken.

Similar means

Argentum nitricum

Argentum nitricum is similar in dizziness, but stands out for its inner imbalance. People who need Argentum nitricum for dizziness are hectic and always in a hurry.


Cocculus shows mental confusion when dizzy. Patients are slow thinkers and slow to respond to questions.

Typical potencies: Conium maculatum is often used in the potencies 6X, 12X, 30X and 200X

fabric type: poisonous plant


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