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

What is symphytum?

The homeopathic use of Symphytum corresponds to its original use as a remedy: it is used for sprainsfractures and poorly healing bones as well as for injuries to cartilage and periosteum tissue or amputations and bone tumors.

Other uses include foreign objects in the eye or blows to the eye, after which the patient feels the eyeball bulging or has the desire to rub the eyes. Touching or pressure on the affected area aggravates the condition, while heat improves it.

Leading symptoms

  • Poorly healing fractures
  • stabbing pains
  • sore periosteum
  • Blunt injuries to the eyes, the periosteum, the bones

Information about the agent

Appearance of Symphytum

The patient’s appearance or discomfort is consistent with his injuries.


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


  • Not specified


  • contact
  • Violent and jerky movement

What are typical areas of application for Symphytum?

  • blue eye
  • broken bones
  • phantom pain
  • Torn tendons and ligaments as well as stomach ulcers

Areas of application in detail

Bone injuries

Symphytum supports the rapid healing of all types of broken bones and damaged periosteum.

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


for painful tendons and ligaments also in connection with broken bones to support callus formation and the periosteum. For blunt injuries of the eye, facial injuries and phantom pain.

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

Application information

Dosage forms of Symphytum

Symphytum is mostly used in potencies 6X, 12X, 30X and 200X.

Symphytum dosage

It is best to treat with a D30 potency, which is administered once a day. If the symptoms are acute, especially in the case of general rheumatic symptoms, one uses D12 and gives it three times a day. If necessary, this can be increased to five doses. We also recommend a Symphytum ointment (also in combination with Arnica) for external use, which is applied every four hours and gently massaged in.

Anyone who has not yet had any experience with homeopathic remedies should start with the D6 potency and take it three to five times a day in the form of 5 globules or 1 tablet.

Symphytum effect

Symphytum acts on the bones, tendons, ligaments, joints, the eyeballs and the stomach.

Symphytum in pregnancy

In addition to the discomfort caused by hormonal changes, one of the typical discomforts during pregnancy is the anatomical change in the pelvic girdle. In particular, pain in the pubic bone and coccyx causes unpleasant discomfort for most pregnant women. Symphytum can be given in all phases of pregnancy without any problems and can help to alleviate the symptoms.

If necessary, the drug can also be taken over a longer period of time and at any time during pregnancy.

Symphytum for the baby

Babies are treated with Symphytum in case of injuries, broken bones and slow healing of broken bones.

Symphytum for dogs, horses and cats

Symphytum is given to animals for bone growths that have developed after a bone fracture or injury.
In dogs, it is given to treat panostitis. This is an inflammation of the long tubular bones during the growth phase.

In horses, the homeopathic Symphytum is used to treat the peel. In this disease, the toe joints in horses in particular, but also in other hoofed animals, are affected by joint wear (arthrosis). Signs of the shell is lameness of horses.

Symphytum side effects

Symphytum does not interfere with the effects of other drugs. However, if possible, one should avoid using other analgesics during use in order to experience the full effect of the homeopathic remedy.

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

fabric type: medicinal plant


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