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

What is Rauwolfia?

Rauwolfia is used in homeopathic medicine mainly to treat high blood pressure and depressive moods. In the case of heart problems, palpitations, irregular heartbeat and heart stitches are the main symptoms.

Before the patients really suffer from a depressive mood with tiredness, exhaustion and difficulty concentrating, they have increased mood swings.

Rauwolfia can be indicated for colds with pronounced dryness of the nasal mucous membranes and a tendency to bleed. The patients generally complain of an extraordinarily great feeling of heat all over the body. The sweat sticks and smells bad.

Leading symptoms

  • Depressive moods
  • Poor concentration and memory
  • Inner unrest
  • Severe tiredness and exhaustion
  • Dull headache in forehead and temples, with hot, flushed face and tendency to bleed from the nose
  • High blood pressure with no apparent cause

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Rauwolfia?

Rauwolfia seems mentally exhausted. Patients are depressed and have trouble concentrating. You are very tired, but at the same time very restless inside.

What are typical areas of application for Rauwolfia?

  • Depressive moods
  • sleep disorders
  • increased blood pressure
  • Sniffles
  • upset stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • Sweat

Areas of application in detail

Blood pressure, increased

Palpitations, irregular heartbeat, stitches and chest tightness. During physical exertion, the patients get bad breath.

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

Depressive moods

The patients are tired and exhausted. They have trouble concentrating and poor memory. They are easily agitated and restless inside. Initially, patients may suffer from rapid mood swings, later dejection dominates.

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


Morning abdominal cramps with watery and foul-smelling diarrhea.

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

Gastrointestinal complaints

The patients have no appetite. You suffer from heartburn, belching and a feeling of pressure in your stomach. Heartburn is relieved by eating larger amounts. Putrid taste in the mouth after eating. Patients crave acidic food or drink but otherwise have no appetite.

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

Sleep disorders

Patients cannot fall asleep before midnight. You’re wide awake and feel like you’ve had too much coffee. From 3 a.m. they are awake again and cannot fall asleep.

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


Stingy nose with stuffy nose. The nasal mucous membranes are very dry and tend to bleed.

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


Patients feel intense heat throughout the body. You are restless and suffer from hot flashes towards the head. The patients sweat intermittently under the armpits, as well as on the hands and feet. The sweat is sticky and foul-smelling.

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

Application information

Dosage forms of Rauwolfia

Rauwolfia is mainly used in homeopathy as globules.

Rauwolfia dosage

The potencies 6X and 12X are used to treat physical ailments. They will be given if necessary. If the symptoms improve, Rauwolfia is no longer taken. Therapists primarily treat depressive moods with the potencies C30 and C200. Rauwolfia is only taken once at these intervals.

Rauwolfia effect

Rauwolfia acts mainly on the central nervous system, but also on the digestive tract and the nasal mucosa.

Rauwolfia in pregnancy

Rauwolfia is not used to treat typical pregnancy symptoms. However, it can be given – under medical supervision – in the event of high blood pressure, depressive moods or sleep disorders during pregnancy if the symptoms indicate Rauwolfia.

Rauwolfia for the baby

Rauwolfia is not usually prescribed for infants and children.

Rauwolfia for dogs, horses & cats

Rauwolfia is given to animals that are wide awake during the night and cannot sleep. Rauwolfia is also prescribed for animals with high blood pressure.

Rauwolfia side effects

So far there is no evidence of side effects when taking Rauwolfia. Only at the beginning of the intake can there be a short-term worsening of the symptoms as part of an initial reaction. In the event of an overdose – taking Rauwolfia too frequently or for too long – aggravation of the symptoms is to be expected.

Typical potencies: Rauwolfia is mainly used in the potencies 6X, 12X, 30C and 200C.

Prescription: Rauwolfia requires a prescription up to the potency D3.

fabric type: shrub


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