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

What is Fucus vesiculosus?

Due to the high iodine content, Fucus vesiculosus has a stimulating effect on the thyroid gland. The homeopathic remedy increases the body’s basal metabolic rate and is therefore used for overweight. It is also used for swollen lymph nodes, arteriosclerosis and skin tuberculosis. The remedy should not be taken independently. It is necessary to check the thyroid levels regularly both before and during therapy with Fucus vesiculosus.

Leading symptoms

  • obesity
  • constipation
  • thyroid enlargement

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Fucus vesiculosus?

The drug or appearance of Fucus vesiculosus has not been described so far.


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


  • not known


  • not known

What are typical areas of application for Fucus vesiculosus?

  • thyroid disease and obesity

Areas of application in detail

Skin tuberculosis

Skin tuberculosis with lichen, scales, suppuration.

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


For hypothyroidism and goiter.

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

Overweight, morbid (obesity)

Increase in basal metabolism and reduction of fat deposits. Curbs appetite and cravings for sweets.

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

Application information

Dosage forms of Fucus vesiculosus

Fucus vesiculosus is prescribed in the mother tincture or in low potencies up to 6X, usually as drops.

Fucus vesiculosus dosage

For obesity, Fucus vesiculosus D1 is given 10 to 20 drops three times a day. Arteriosclerosis and iodine deficiency symptoms, especially goitre, are treated over a longer period of time with three daily doses of five to 10 drops in the potency D1. If there is a slight hyperfunction of the thyroid gland, the potency D6 can be given with five drops three times a day under expert supervision.

Fucus vesiculosus effect

Fucus vesiculosus acts on the thyroid gland.

Fucus vesiculosus during pregnancy

Bladderwrack should not be administered during pregnancy without medical or homoeopathic supervision. The remedy can be used if the pregnancy is at risk due to hypothyroidism or if the desire to have children cannot be fulfilled as a result.

Fucus vesiculosus for the baby

Fucus vesiculosus is not used to treat typical infant complaints.

Fucus vesiculosus for dogs, horses and cats

Fucus vesiculosus is used in animals to treat thyroid disease and obesity. To avoid complications, the intake should be under the supervision of the veterinarian and discussed with him in advance.

Side effects of Fucus vesiculosus

Digestive and circulatory problems as well as fluctuations in the blood sugar level have been observed with the administration of D1 potencies. The drug must not be taken in the case of iodine hypersensitivity, hyperthyroidism or other thyroid diseases.

Typical potencies: Fucus vesiculosus is mostly used in the mother tincture.

fabric type: (water) plant


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