Phytolacca Decandra in homeopathy (all you need to know)

Phytolacca Decandra is a homeopathic remedy made from Turkish grapes, useful for relieving rheumatic pains, soothing tonsillitis, sore throats and persistent colds, but also for healing female ailments. Let’s find out better.

Description of Phytolacca Decandra

Phytolacca or Phytolacca decandra, also called Turkish grape, is a plant of tropical origin that is also widely used in phytotherapy, now it has spread to all continents both for ornamental purposes and for its medicinal qualities. It is a shrub of the Phytolaccaceae family.

The mother tincture that gives rise to the homeopathic remedy Phytolacca Decandra is prepared from the whole part of the plant including the roots and ripe fruits. The active ingredients are: lectins, saponosides, phytolaccosides A and B, g-aminobutyric acid.

The intoxication causes a burning sensation in the mouth and throat, thirst, drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, headache and dizziness.

When using Phytolacca Decandra

Phytolacca Decandra exerts a congestive and inflammatory action on the pharyngeal mucous membranes, so it generally treats angina, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, mumps.

Other indications of the remedy are: at the breast level where it treats premenstrual mastodynia ; at the locomotor level where it treats rheumatic and dazzling bone pains, with abrupt onset and termination, similar to electrical discharges.
Phytolacca decandra works in various cases, including:

  • Pharyngitis with pain, severe cold that is hard to go away, tonsillitis and sore throat, canker sores, tracheitis and inflammation of the trachea, sore throat with redness and pain
  • Dysmenorrhea with breast pain
  • Severe pain in the legs and excessive sensitivity to pain in general, rheumatism, stiff neck and back pain
  • Mumps
  • Mastosis, poor milk supply or complete interruption during breastfeeding
  • Hypochondria, anxiety, unmotivated fear of the future
  • Nausea and vomit

Dosage and administration

We recommend a 5-7-9 CH dilution, three sublingual granules two to four times a day according to the acuteness of the symptoms, reducing the doses with the improvement.

Who is Phytolacca Decandra recommended to?

The Phytolacca Decandra subject feels a strong sensation of bruising of the whole body, back pain, headache, need to move although the movement increases the pain, great tiredness.

It also presents pain upon swallowing, such as electric shocks, radiating to the ears, fever with prostration and cephalic congestion which contrasts with the sensation of cold in the rest of the body; presence of enlarged and painful cervical lymph nodes.

The patient worsens with wet cold and with movement despite a strong desire to move; improves with dry climate and with rest.


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