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

What is Rumex?

The homeopathic remedy Rumex acts on the respiratory tract and the skin . It is used for complaints that are triggered by cold or allergies: for colds, acute flu infections and inflammation of the airways, also for cold-related / allergic skin irritations.

Leading symptoms

  • Great sensitivity to fresh air
  • Irritant cough, worse from breathing fresh air
  • Painless diarrhea early in the morning
  • Skin itching on contact of the skin with fresh air when undressing

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Rumex?

Dried out nasal mucous membranes with tickling irritation and fits of sneezing are characteristic of Rumex, which is why you constantly pluck your nose. There is a runny nose. The symptoms are greatest in the evening and at night.
A protracted, dry cough occurs, leading to chest pain, especially under the collarbone, and spontaneous urination. When inhaling deeply, it stabs in the left chest. A persistent scratchy throat leads to increased throat clearing.
The tongue is coated white-brown, burns. Patients suffer from itching, which is most severe on the legs, and morning diarrhea.
You have several watery bowel movements in the morning, which are accompanied by abdominal pain and flatulence. Rumex people seem listless, depressed, and are easily irritable.


Rumex is indicated for all typical symptoms that improve or worsen by the following modalities:


  • warmth
  • covered mouth


  • Lying on the left
  • inhaling cold air
  • undress
  • Bathe

What are typical areas of application for Rumex?

  • Cough

Areas of application in detail

Cough/ bronchitis

Persistent, nagging, tickling cough that causes chest pains. Occurs frequently at night and when there is a change in air or when cold air is inhaled. Often in connection with flu infections, laryngitis and long-lasting colds. You have to clear your throat often.

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

Application information

Dosage forms of Rumex

Oral therapy focuses on potencies from D1 to D3.

Rumex dosage

Rumex is preferably given as drops in potencies D1 to D3. 5 drops dissolved in water are taken three to five times a day. If the symptoms are acute, it can also be taken every half hour, but not more than ten times a day. When using globules, these should also be dissolved in water. The individual dosage and duration of therapy with Rumex is ideally done in consultation with a homeopath or doctor.

Rumex in pregnancy

The original substance of Rumex is not suitable for pregnant women and nursing mothers. Since the drug is usually used in very low dilutions, pregnant women should therefore seek medical or homeopathic advice before starting therapy with Rumex and refrain from self-medication.

Rumex side effects

Side effects and interactions with the homeopathic Rumex are not known. In low potencies, a hypersensitivity reaction to the starting material can occur. The product is only partially suitable for children under the age of 12 and for pregnant women. It should therefore not be administered independently.

Typical potencies: D1 to D3

fabric type: plant root


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