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

What is mezereum?

The homeopathic remedy Daphne mezereum is mainly used against skin irritations with severe itching, white scales and the formation of blisters or crusts. Typical areas of application are herpesshingles and neurodermatitis.

The related complaints intensify above all in the evening and at night through bed warmth, touch, movement or if existing skin rashes are suppressed by ointments. Improvement occurs in fresh air, through eating or under radiant heat.

Leading symptoms

  • Fear is felt in the stomach
  • Itchy skin rashes after vaccination
  • Thick, leathery crusts on scalp
  • Toothache from caries
  • Purulent ulcers with thick yellow crusts
  • Rashes with burning, yellow-filled blisters
  • Eczema with unbearable itching, scratching provokes itching on another skin area
  • Severe chilliness
  • skin tears
  • Burning nerve pain
  • Touch is unbearable

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need mezereum?

Patients are hypochondriac, forgetful, discouraged, and indifferent to their environment. They stare out the window for hours without seeing anything and often have the urge to poke their fingers in their ears. Their skin often shows liver spots, eczema, and dandruff; the gums recede and the teeth appear longer. Perceived pain suddenly turns into chills and numbness.


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


  • Heat and warm applications


  • contact
  • bed warmth
  • cold and cold air
  • in the warm bed
  • at night
  • after vaccinations

What are typical areas of application for Mezereum?

  • skin rashes
  • itching
  • nerve pain
  • rheumatic complaints

Areas of application in detail


burning, pulling or stabbing pain that gets worse when touched, often in connection with severe itching. The blisters weep with light yellow secretion and become encrusted. Particularly suitable in the acute phase and for neuralgia. Worse from cold and warmth of bed.

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

Vaccine damage

Skin rashes after vaccination. Ulcers with thick crusts and purulent discharge.

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

Application information

Mezereum dosage forms

Due to the skin complaints, which are usually very itchy but heal only slowly, Mezereum is used in the wide range between 6X and 30X.

Mezereon dosage

For neuralgia, Mezereum 6X is given three times a day with five globules. Rashes are treated with three daily doses of D12. This dosage also applies to children. For the treatment of shingles, the drug is administered in the potency D30 once a day until noticeable healing.

mezereon effect

Mezereum acts primarily on the skin and nervous system.

Mezereon in pregnancy

During pregnancy, the immune system is naturally weakened to avoid rejection reactions. At the same time, this increases the susceptibility to viral and bacterial diseases. In particular, the herpes virus, which is anchored in almost all people, can lead to increased symptoms here. It usually manifests itself in the form of shingles or cold sores. Diseases such as psoriasis, neurodermatitis, impetigo or erysipelas (erysipelas) may also experience a negative boost during pregnancy.

The homeopathic mezereum can be administered to pregnant women to relieve symptoms and to increase the immune system. The remedy also helps with various neuralgic diseases that are due to the weakened immune system.

Mezereon for the baby

Mezereum is considered a proven remedy for treating cradle cap in babies. Thick, yellowish crusts form on the hairy scalp. With severe cradle cap, the baby hairs are stuck together. Thick crusted skin rashes can also appear on the face. The skin is itchy and the babies scratch their heads and faces, which makes the itching worse.

Mezereon for dog, horse and cat

In animals, severe itching without visible skin changes is treated with mezereum. The animals are irritable and want to be alone. The itching worsens during the night.

Side Effects of Mezereum

There may be a temporary increase in itching, especially under the influence of cold. No other side effects are known. The remedy has no negative effects on other medicines.

Typical potencies: Mezereum is often used in potencies 6X, 12X, 30X and 200X.

fabric type: medicinal plant


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