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

What is oleander?

The homeopathic remedy oleander has a strong connection to the heart and skin. It is used for heart problems and wet eczema.
It has also proven effective in various gastrointestinal complaints where patients vomit undigested food or excrete it in the stool.

Leading symptoms

  • Flatulence with unwanted stool
  • Big head scales
  • poor memory
  • Persistent constipationHandbook of homeopathic key symptoms and confirmation symptoms, Roger Morrison, Kai Kröger Verlag for homeopathic literature, Groß Wittensee, 1st edition, 1995Main symptoms of homeopathic medicines, Henry C. Allen, Urban & Fischer Verlag, 5th edition, 2017 Leading and elective symptoms of homeopathy, Adolf Voegeli, Haug Verlag, Stuttgart, 5th edition, 2002

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need oleanders?

Patients who need oleander often have poor memory and are slow to learn. They appear dejected, are pale and have bluish circles around their eyes. 


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


  • citrus fruits
  • clothing rubbing against the skin
  • quiet

What are typical areas of application for oleanders?

  • heart trouble
  • Stomach and intestinal problems
  • eczema

Areas of application in detail


Weeping, itchy and bleeding skin rashes. The patients have very sensitive skin. Even a little friction causes sores and scabs.

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

Heart trouble

Patients complain of palpitations, shortness of breath, stabbing pains and feelings of tightness in the chest.

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

Gastrointestinal complaints

Patients have cravings and eat hastily. They belch and vomit food or greenish water. They are also plagued by foul-smelling flatulence, in which stool with undigested food residue is passed.

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

Cradle cap

Cradle cap in young children. Yellow crusts with sticky secretions. Especially at the hairline and behind the ears.

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

Application information

Dosage forms of oleander

In homeopathy, oleander is mainly used as globules.

Oleander dosage

Oleander can be given in the 6X potency two to three times a day and in the 12X potency once or twice a day. After each dose, the improvement is awaited and the remedy is not passed on. The remedy can only be given again if the condition deteriorates again. Oleander in the potency C30 is usually only given once and can be repeated after a few weeks if necessary.

oleander effect

Oleander acts on the heart, skin and digestive organs.

Oleanders during pregnancy

Oleander is not usually prescribed to treat typical pregnancy symptoms. However, it can also be given during pregnancy under medical supervision if the symptoms are typical.

Oleanders for the baby

Oleander is mostly not used in the treatment of infants, toddlers and children.

Oleanders for dogs, horses & cats

Oleander is rarely indicated when treating animals. It is prescribed for weakness or paralysis of the extremities. Reference to oleander is diarrhea, which contains undigested food components and is worse in heat.

Side Effects of Oleander

There are no known side effects related to oleander. When starting treatment with oleander, the symptoms may temporarily worsen. In the event of an overdose – taking it too long or too often – a drug proving can lead to a worsening of your condition.

Typical potencies: Oleander is mainly used in the potencies D6, D12 and C30.

fabric type: plant


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