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

What is Fagopyrum?

Fagopyrum is used in homeopathy for various diseases that are associated with itching on different parts of the body. It is an important remedy for age-related itching that occurs with no apparent cause.

Leading symptoms

  • age itch
  • Sour and hot eruptions
  • heartburn
  • nausea
  • Yellow vagienal discharge with itching

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Fagopyrum?

Fagopyrum appears dejected and irritable. Patients have difficulty remembering and learning.


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


  • Cold water
  • print
  • coffee


  • afternoon
  • Sun
  • Scratch
  • Move

What are typical areas of application for Fagopyrum?

  • eczema
  • itching
  • sniffles
  • conjunctivitis.

Areas of application in detail


The eyes itch and burn. The eyelids are swollen, hot and sore.

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


Red pustules with persistent itching on the face and body, but especially on all hairy areas. Better from cold bathing and exercise in the fresh air. Aggravation from sun and scratching.

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


Persistent itching, especially on skin areas that are hairy. itching in the elderly. The itching is relieved by a cool bath and is worse after scratching and touching.

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


Runny nose and sneezing. The nose is red and sore.

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

Heartburn/acid regurgitation

Hot and sour eructations, with constant nausea, relieved by food or coffee.

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

Application information

Dosage forms of Fagopyrum

In classical homeopathy, Fagopyrum is usually prescribed as globules.

Dosage of Fagopyrum

Fagopyrum D6 is given once or twice a day as needed, and Fagopyrum D12 once or twice a day. As soon as there is improvement, the intake is interrupted and only continued if the condition deteriorates again.

Effect of Fagopyrum

Fagopyrum acts on the skin and mucous membranes.

Fagopyrum during pregnancy

Fagopyrum is not a remedy for the treatment of typical pregnancy symptoms, but can be indicated for itching and itchy eczema during pregnancy. The remedy is helpful when the itching occurs especially on hairy areas, is aggravated by sun and scratching, and is relieved by exercise in the fresh air or a cool bath.

Fagopyrum can be helpful for heartburn during pregnancy when women belch a hot and acidic liquid. Heartburn is relieved by eating or drinking coffee.

Fagopyrum for the baby

Fagopyrum is helpful for children’s eczema, which is very itchy and occurs mainly on hairy parts of the body. Itching is relieved by cold baths and exercise outside in the fresh air. The itching gets worse from sun exposure or when children scratch themselves.

Fagopyrum for dogs, horses and cats

Fagopyrum is indicated for itchy eczema aggravated by sun exposure and scratching. If you are known to be sensitive to light, the remedy can be given to prevent sunburn.

Side Effects of Fagopyrum

So far there is no evidence of side effects when taking Fagopyrum. At the beginning of the treatment there may be a short-lasting worsening of the symptoms.

Typical potencies: Fagopyrum is usually used in the potencies 6X or 12X.

fabric type: plant


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