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

What is loofah?

The loofah fruits, completely dried with the peel, serve as the starting material for aqueous extracts that are used homeopathically to treat various types of colds. Since the patients often show digestive problems such as flatulence, a feeling of fullness or nausea in addition to the respective cold symptoms, loofah is also used in this area.

The symptoms of loofah patients are worse in warm rooms or when lying on the left side; Improvement occurs outdoors or in cold air.

Leading symptoms

  • Ice cold body
  • fear
  • restlessness
  • Burning thirst
  • runny nose
  • sinus infections
  • allergies, hay fever
  • Irregular bowel movements
  • gas
  • Dry mouth, coated tongue
  • fatigue

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need loofah?

Luffa is mentally exhausted and forgetful; he shows a certain dullness when learning or acquiring new skills. His hair is lackluster and his face flushed. While the hands are numb with sore wrists, the feet are hot. Sleep after 2:00 a.m. is disturbed or accompanied by anxiety dreams.


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


  • outdoors


  • warm or dry air

What are typical areas of application for loofah?

  • Sniffles
  • hay fever
  • headache
  • loss of smell
  • acne

Areas of application in detail

Sinus infection

Nasal secretion that is thin at first and later becomes viscous. Sinusitis commonly in associated with headaches. improvement in fresh air.

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

Application information

Dosage forms of loofah

Luffa has very different effects depending on the potentization and can therefore be used to treat runny noses and dry or blocked noses alike.

It is found in globules and drops as well as in the form of a nasal spray. The use of preparations between D2 and D4 stimulates secretion; The outflow is regulated from D6 and reduced via D12. It should also be noted that low potencies of loofah often lead to an initial aggravation of the condition to be treated.

Loofah dosage

The recommended dosage of loofah is one tablet or five granules three times a day. Depending on the symptoms, one should switch between the potencies 4X, 6X and 12X during the therapy period. The duration of use depends on the success of the therapy. The administration of so-called “potency chords” for this remedy is widespread in modern homeopathy. Here, the recommended potencies are mixed together and administered in one dose three times a day.

loofah effect

Loofah acts on the respiratory tract and the skin.

Loofah in pregnancy

Luffa can be used in different potencies during pregnancy. It occurs with cold symptoms when the nose is either dry and blocked or secretes a strong flowing secretion. Loofah is a recommended pregnancy remedy when symptoms of a pollen allergy or hay fever occur frequently or intensify due to the weakened immune system.

Pregnant women can also take the remedy for chronic sinus infections after consulting a doctor or homeopath.

Loofah for the baby

Luffa is mainly used in babies to treat colds and hay fever.

Loofah for dog, horse and cat

The homeopathic remedy has proven itself in animals with colds and hay fever. The animals are tired and exhausted. They are very thirsty and have a good appetite, but lose weight.

Side Effects of Loofah

There are no side effects or interactions. A temporary runny nose, crusted nasal mucosa and frontal headache can occur as an initial reaction. In case of hypersensitivity to the starting material, another remedy should be chosen.

Typical potencies: Luffa is mainly used in the potencies D6, D12, C6 and C12.

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