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

What is Secale cornutum?

Secale cornutum is used in homeopathy to treat all types of uterine problems. Examples of this are cramps, (too) weak contractions, irregular menstruation or bleeding between periods.

Due to its toxic effect, Secale cornutum is also used for circulatory disorders. All complaints increase with heat and touch, and before and during the period; relief from cold, bathing, stretching, and exposure.

Leading symptoms

  • Persistent uterine bleeding
  • pins and needles and numbness in legs, arms
  • Leg cramps on overexertion, when walking
  • Varicose veins with burning pains
  • weakness
  • fears
  • Emaciation despite great appetite and unquenchable thirst
  • Sunken eyes, bruises around the eyes
  • Distorted pale face
  • ridged tongue
  • nosebleeds
  • vomiting blood
  • Thin, bloody stools, with icy coldness all over, and yet aversion to coverings
  • Cramping menstrual pains and brownish discharge

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Secale cornutum?

Secale cornutum patients are flaccid-looking, thin women who often appear older than they are and have sunken eyes or dark circles under the eyes. They have a great aversion to heat, are reluctant to cover up, and suffer from burning sensations (“pins and needles”), freezing extremities, aching fingertips, and a dry, sticky, cracked tongue.


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


  • cold


  • warmth
  • Cover up

What are typical areas of application for Secale cornutum?

  • circulatory disorders

Areas of application in detail

Circulatory disorders

Poor circulation with burning, numbness and “pins and needles” caused by muscle spasms. Also suitable for painful narrowing of the small vessels on the fingertips and toes (Raynaud’s syndrome). Aggravated by heat, motion and touch, relieved by fresh air and cold.
Prescription up to and including D3.

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

Dosage forms of Secale cornutum

Secale cornutum requires a prescription up to and including potency D3; the usual applications are in the range between D6 and D12.

Typical potencies: D6-D12

Prescription: To D3

fabric type: plant fungus


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