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

What is Spiraea ulmaria?

Spiraea ulmaria is said to have anti-inflammatory, pain and fever-reducing effects. Homeopathy uses Spiraea ulmaria for joint and muscle problems, treats rheumatic and gout-related symptoms, as well as problems in the esophagus.

The remedy has a diaphoretic and water-excreting effect, so it also focuses on the kidneys, skin and sweat glands.

Leading symptoms

  • conscientiousness, morbid
  • Burning pain and feeling of pressure in the esophagus

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Spiraea ulmaria?

Patients have shortness of breath and severe heart palpitations. There are involuntary sweats and / or sudden fever. The extremities feel heavy and powerless, tend to cramp. The drive is significantly reduced. The head hurts from fullness of blood, there is a ringing in the ears, dizziness sets in. The amount of urine is significantly increased, the urine has a reddish discoloration and is passed involuntarily during a bowel movement. Mentally, the patients are in constant trouble of conscience, worried about past misconduct. This leads to rumination, especially in the evening and at night. It’s hard to fall asleep, tossing and turning restlessly at night.


Spiraea ulmaria is indicated for all typical symptoms that are ameliorated or aggravated by the following modalities:


  • slow back and forth
  • to eat and drink


  • When you sneeze
  • Empty swallow
  • wetness / humidity
  • quick movement

What are typical areas of application for Spiraea ulmaria?

  • joint pain
  • back pain
  • hot flashes
  • sciatica
  • difficulty falling asleep
  • dizziness
  • indigestion

Areas of application in detail

Joint and back pain

Arms and legs are unbearably heavy and don’t want to be moved. Cramps in the extremities, especially the forearms. The pain is tearing or drawing. Additional formation of edema over the joints, which causes additional discomfort. You want to keep stretching and stretching.

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

Skin changes, general

The skin rash in a measles disease is accelerated.

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

Hot flashes

Constantly increased, uncomfortable feeling of warmth on the head as well as the chest and shoulder region. Perspiration does not have to (but can) occur.

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

Cough/ bronchitis

Spasmodic or tickling cough in the early evening. The inner throat feels cold. The chest is constricted, you have to breathe deeply.

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


Pain on right side extending to right foot. Violent aggravation when climbing stairs, especially in the afternoon.

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

Sleep disorders

You can’t fall asleep at night pondering your past and thinking about making amends for personal mistakes.

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

Dizziness (vertigo)

The head seems inflated, one feels intoxicated and constricted from the outside, as if an inflatable ring had been placed around it. The cheeks are red. Usually in connection with a pressing headache and ringing in the ears.

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

Indigestion/ upset stomach

Warmth and burning when swallowing, as if the esophagus was constricted, with belching. Forced straining to have a bowel movement, causing irritation and soreness in the rectum. As a result, often smelly diarrhea after decomposition.

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

Application information

Dosage form of Spiraea ulmaria

The drug is administered as globules, ideally in low potency up to D6.

Spiraea ulmaria dosage

Five globules in a low potency of D2 to D6 are given three times a day. Higher potencies should be expertly adjusted to the individual case.

Spiraea ulmaria during pregnancy

The homeopathically prepared meadowsweet can be administered to pregnant women for hormonal hot flashes and sleep disorders, as well as for pregnancy acne. It is advisable to seek advice from a homeopath, midwife or homeopathic doctor beforehand.

Side effects of Spiraea ulmaria

Ideally, the drug should not be taken in conjunction with other homeopathic or conventional medicines. There may be a rapid temporary increase in symptoms. If this lasts longer than 24 hours, the drug must be discontinued and an alternative considered.

Typical potencies: Mother tincture, D2 to D6

German designation:(Swamp) Meadowsweet, Meadow Queen

fabric type: medicinal plant


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