Dulcamara in homeopathy (all you need to know)

The bittersweet is a homeopathic remedy useful for people suffering from cold and moisture. Thanks to its properties it is indicated for the treatment of joint and respiratory disorders. Let’s find out better.

Description of the plant

Dulcamara is a woody plant of the Solanaceae familywhose botanical name is Solanum dulcamara L . The climbing shrub commonly grows along wetlands, in the shade and near the banks of ditches, rivers or streams; it is widespread in Europe, in North America and in the northern regions of Asia.

In homeopathy, mother tincture is used, prepared by macerating the leaves and stems collected after flowering. The flowers are recognized for their beauty: five purple petals inside which there is a cone of golden yellow stamens. The highly poisonous berries make up the fruits. Dulcamara tincture is prepared with the youngest leaves and shoots, through a process of dilution and dynamization.

When using the Dulcamara

The Dulcamara remedy is generally used in the following main cases:

  • Joint pain, such as rheumatism, back pain, neck pain. The subject has joint pain, which intensifies with cold and humidity; he feels aching neck and nape, heavy legs, often cramps in the fingers and painful, swollen joints. Gout.
  • Skin disorders, such as hives, rashes, eczema, warts or itching, often associated with wet and cold weather. 
  • Respiratory disorders, such as feelings of obstruction in the airways that worsen with cold and humidity, fever, asthma, cough.
  • Digestive disorders, such as diarrhea that occurs with the arrival of the first cold and humidity. 
  • Disorders of the nervous system and lymphatic system

Dosage and administration

We recommend 20 drops 2-4 times a day, to be modulated according to cases and needs. In any case, it is always advisable to contact your trusted homeopath.

Who Dulcamara is recommended to

The person who needs Dulcamara suffers from cold, humidity and sudden changes in temperature. He often has phlegm, rashes and rheumatic affections that often alternate.

The skin is delicate and there is a tendency to rashes, often before menstruation in women, and to warts. Emotionally and psychologically, he is easily irritable, hasty, temperamental and restless.

Indolence often prevents him from achieving goals to satisfy his desires, which triggers dissatisfaction and anxiety, resulting in lowered mood, irritability and apathy


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