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

What is Dolichos?

Dolichos is used in homeopathy mainly for unbearable itching. The itching occurs in the context of skin diseases, liver disorders, advanced malignant diseases or even during pregnancy. The itching is greatly aggravated during the night and can become so severe that patients despair.

Leading symptoms

  • Itching without visible skin changes
  • Constipation with bloating and itching

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Dolichos?

Dolichos appears nervous and oversensitive. The itching drives the patients to despair.


Dolichos is indicated for all typical symptoms that improve or worsen through the following modalities:


  • Cold bathing


  • At night
  • Scratch

What are typical areas of application for Dolichos?

  • itching
  • liver dysfunction
  • constipation
  • hemorrhoids

Areas of application in detail


Itching after shingles.

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


Hemorrhoids with burning pains, worse at night.

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


Patients suffer from unbearable itching without skin changes. Particularly common in elderly patients.

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

Liver problems

Itching in diseases of the liver. Yellowing of the skin and mucous membranes and light, sandy-colored stools.

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


Constipation with bloated abdomen and severe itching. The chair is light.

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

Application information

Dolichos dosage forms

In classical homeopathy, Dolichos is usually prescribed as globules.

Dolichos dosage

Dolichos is given in the potency 6X one to three times a day as required. As soon as the symptoms improve, the drug is no longer taken. In the potency C30, Dolichos is taken once and, if necessary, repeated after about four to six weeks.

effect of dolichos

Dolichos acts on the liver and skin.

Dolichos in pregnancy

During pregnancy, Dolichos is used to treat itching when it occurs without any visible skin changes.

Dolichos for the baby

Dolichos is used in newborns and children, especially for eczema with extremely severe itching. The children are particularly bad at night. They scratch to relieve the itch. After that, the itching develops into burning pain, which can be relieved by cold bathing.

Dolichos for dog, horse and cat

Dolichos is used in animals when they suffer from itching due to liver dysfunction.

Side Effects of Dolichos

So far there is no evidence of side effects when taking the homeopathic remedy Dolichos. When you start treatment with Dolichos, you may experience a short-lived worsening of your symptoms.

Typical potencies: Dolichos is mostly used in the potencies 6X and 30C.

fabric type: shrub


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