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

Iodine is a homeopathic remedy of Muriatic constitution, with Tuberculinic diathesis with Fluoric imprint. The homeopathic preparation of iodine uses the Mother Tincture obtained by mixing 20 parts of alcohol with one of iodine.

What is Iodine and what is it for?

Iodine is a trace element that was discovered in 1811 by the French chemist Bernard Courtois. This element is widespread in nature, it is in fact present:

  • in minerals
  • in vegetables
  • in sea water and marine microorganisms (marine animals and algae)
  • in humans where it accumulates mainly in the thyroid

Although the amount of iodine present in our body is small, about 15-20 mg, it is an essential mineral for the synthesis of thyroid hormones, which is why 80% of iodine is found accumulated in the thyroid, the endocrine gland at the base of the neck.

The two hormones synthesized by the thyroid and containing iodine, namely triiodothyronine and tyrosine, are fundamental for body growth and protein synthesis, to allow neurological development and to regulate the functioning of many key enzymes of our metabolism.

The main source of iodine for the human body is represented by food: fish and crustaceans are among the richest in iodine after algae. Dairy products and eggs, however, also contribute to the intake of this mineral.

Iodine: homeopathic remedy

Iodine, as mentioned, is a homeopathic remedy of Muriatic constitution, with Tuberculinic diathesis with Fluoric imprint.

It is indicated especially in chronic cases: in lean and emaciated children, with very rapid or sometimes slowed stature growth. But also in women, in the elderly and in case of senile decay. In subjects thin, warm, tendentially or manifestly hyperthyroid, anxious, restless and very emotionally labile.

Iodine is therefore mainly used when the following disorders occur:

  • states of organic decay despite the subject feeding adequately
  • heart-pounding sensation, arterial pulsations spread throughout the body
  • state of psycho-motor restlessness
  • fever and increased perspiration

Thyroid and homeopathy

The thyroid is an endocrine gland located at the level of the neck, which secretes the hormones T3 and T4. The first is the active form of the second, and has the task of enhancing the metabolic activity and blood supply of all tissues, with the result of providing more oxygen and nutrients to the cells and increasing the speed of use of nutrients for energy purposes.

When the thyroid “works little”, that is, it produces an insufficient amount of hormones, it is called hypothyroidism. The most common symptoms of hypothyroidism are:

  • apathy
  • weight gain
  • constipation
  • slowing of the heart rhythm
  • fatigue
  • depression
  • particular sensitivity to cold
  • abundant menstrual cycle

On the contrary, when the thyroid “works too much” and, in the blood, the concentration of hormones is high, it is called hyperthyroidism. This condition causes an acceleration of all metabolic reactions in which thyroid hormones intervene. The most frequent symptoms include:

  • slimming
  • acceleration of heart rhythm
  • nervousness
  • tremor in the hands
  • anxiety
  • insomnia
  • muscle weakness
  • excessive sweating

iodine proves to be a very effective homeopathic remedy in case of hyperthyroidism, in fact if prescribed with a low potency it is very valid in solving this type of problem.

Iodine: constitutional type

Each homeopathic remedy corresponds to a specific constitutional type; the iodine subject has the following characteristics:

Among the general symptoms of this subject include: adenopathy, allergy, arrhythmia, asthma, bronchitis, cachexia, diarrhea, goiter, hyperthyroidism, laryngospasm, leucorrhoea, compulsive neurosis, anxiety neurosis, pneumonia, internal tremor.

Local symptoms

Iodine is, more than anything else, a general drug. Among the local symptoms of Iodine can be identified the functional and pathological variability of the target organ of the drug: the thyroid. So we will have wide and painful goiter, atrophy of the genitals, rheumatism preceded by diarrhea, laryngitis, acid leucorrhoea that “corrodes the linen”, hay rhinitis, diffuse lymphadenopathy characterized by painful lymph nodes with a hard consistency, tachycardia, exophthalmos.

Mental symptoms

These are agitated, hasty, nervous, restless subjects.

The subject may perceive a violent impulse when forced to remain inactive and still. It also presents a desire for supercontrol over all things, obsessions and compulsions. It is, after all, the condition induced by hyperthyroidism that determines an acceleration of metabolism. To this corresponds a general state of irritability on the mental level and a state of thinness, emaciation, insatiable hunger on the physical plane.

Finally its symptoms:

  • they worsen with general and local heat, with immobility especially if forced, with fasting
  • they improve with the fresh local and general (it is a warm one who sweats profusely, but can have cold feet), eating, moving and in the fresh air.


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