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

What is Grindelia?

Grindelia is used in homeopathy for various respiratory diseases. Breathing problems when lying down and breathing pauses during sleep are typical. Furthermore, treatment with Grindelia has proven effective in asthma and chronic bronchitis with tough mucus formation.

Leading symptoms

  • Shortness of breath during sleep
  • Coughing up copious amounts of viscous phlegm
  • Blistering skin rashes with intense burning

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Grindelia?

Grindelia adults appear mentally confused. They are afraid of the dark and of falling asleep. During sleep, they often wince or wake up startled. They have a great desire for light and companionship.

Grindelia children with respiratory diseases are anxious when falling asleep, as their symptoms then worsen.


Grindelia is indicated for all typical symptoms that are improved or worsened by the following modalities:


  • coughing up phlegm


  • To lie
  • While falling asleep

What are typical uses for Grindelia?

  • asthma
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • shingles
  • chickenpox

Areas of application in detail


Whistling breath and copious, tenacious expectoration. When falling asleep, breathing stops and the patients jump up in fright. Sitting up brings relief. Breathing is generally difficult when lying down.

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


Skin rashes with blisters and severe itching and burning.

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

Application information

Dosage forms of Grindelia

Grindelia is available as a homeopathic remedy in the form of globules or as a tincture.

Dosage of Grindelia

The homeopathic remedy Grindelia is usually used in potencies 6X or 12X. The 6X potency of Grindelia is taken three times a day and the 12X potency twice a day. In the case of acute symptoms, the remedy can be taken at short intervals of around five to ten minutes until there is an improvement. After that, the dose intervals are increased to the standard dose.

Effect of Grindelia

Grindelia acts on the respiratory tract and the skin.

Grindelia in pregnancy

Grindelia is rarely used during pregnancy. However, if the symptoms match, it can be prescribed for respiratory problems or blister-like skin rashes during pregnancy.

Grindelia for the baby

Grindelia is rarely used in babies and children. It is used for chronic bronchitis or asthma. When lying down, the children breathe badly. Placing and coughing up phlegm relieves the symptoms.

The remedy may be indicated for chickenpox. A blister-like rash appears on the skin with severe itching and burning.

Grindelia for dogs, horses and cats

Grindelia is often used to treat spastic coughs in older animals. It is also indicated for spasmodic coughing with shortness of breath. As soon as the animals lie down, they threaten to suffocate. Breathing is accompanied by whistling noises. The animals feel better when they manage to cough up the viscous and foamy mucus.

Side Effects of Grindelia

So far, no side effects have been reported when taking Grindelia. When you start taking Grindelia, your symptoms may temporarily worsen. These usually only last for a short time.

Similar remedies to Grindelia

Antimonium tartaricum

Grindelia and Antimonium tartaricum are indicated for diseases of the respiratory tract, in which a lot of and especially tough mucus is formed. This can only be coughed up with great effort.

Typical potencies: Grindelia is mainly used in the potencies 6X and 12X.

fabric type: plant


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