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

What is Verbascum?

The homeopathic use of Verbascum focuses primarily on the peripheral nervous system. Here the remedy is used successfully for trigeminal and other facial neuralgia.

However, rheumatic complaints, inner ear pain and complaints of the upper respiratory tract and the urinary bladder are also treated with Verbascum.

Leading symptoms

  • Intermittent trigeminal neuralgia
  • bedwetting
  • hoarseness
  • Stiff and sore joints in the feet and legs
  • Deep, noisy cough, worse at night and better from deep breathing

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Verbascum?

Typical for the need for Verbascum are sharp, stabbing pains, which, starting from the jaw joints, spread over the face and auditory canals. The temples feel as if they were being crushed by a screw clamp. The ear canals appear increasingly blocked when speaking. The soles of the feet show crampy pressure pain, which then leads to paralyzing pain in the hip joints and limbs, especially in the muscles. Abdominal and chest pains, cutting. A stale to putrid taste spreads in the mouth. When speaking loudly, hoarseness and a deep cough set in, the pitch of the voice becomes dark.

The mood of the patients during the day is characterized by absent-mindedness and annoyance. Only in the evening does the mood improve. You sleep restlessly, getting up is difficult. Children who require Verbascum present with dark circles under the eyes and a hunched posture and a grayish complexion.


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


  • deep breath


  • Talk
  • Chew
  • Cold air
  • temperature fluctuations

What are typical areas of application for Verbascum?

  • irritable bladder
  • Cough
  • hoarseness
  • nerve pain
  • earache
  • toothache
  • rheumatism

Areas of application in detail

Bladder problems and bladder infections

Irritable bladder with frequent urge to urinate. The amount of urine decreases continuously within 24 hours. Even with nocturnal urges to urinate.

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


When speaking, the voice becomes deep, a hollow-sounding cough develops.

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

Cough/ bronchitis

Persistent, deep-seated cough with stuck phlegm.

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

Headache migraine

Temporal headache with squeezing sensation, the pain is cutting and pressing. You feel like you’re stuck in a screw clamp.

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

Nerve pain

Facial, trigeminal and dental nerve neuralgia. The pain is stabbing, starting in the jaw and spreading across the face.

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


Tearing pains, chiefly when chewing. The ear canals feel stuffed.

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


Stitching pains in hips and limbs, muscles seem paralyzed. Pressing and cramping the soles of the feet.

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


Tearing root pains, as from knife wounds.

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

Application information

Dosage form of Verbascum

Verbascum is preferably administered as needed in low potency from D2 or in the mother tincture.

Verbascum dosage

Five globules or five drops of the mother tincture dissolved in water are given three times a day. If necessary, the dose can be increased to five doses daily. If the symptoms subside noticeably, the dose is reduced or discontinued accordingly. Chronic bronchitis can be treated with Verbascum D30 once a day or twice a day.

Verbascum In pregnancy

Verbascum can be administered during pregnancy with stubborn bronchitis to support expectoration. The remedy has also proven effective in cystitis and frequent urge to urinate in an irritable bladder. However, pregnant women are recommended to use the homeopathic Verbascum only after consulting a homeopath.

Side Effects of Verbascum

There may be a temporary increase in the urge to urinate and a brief aggravation of the symptoms. These side effects should not last longer than an hour, otherwise the drug should be discontinued. Expert advice should be sought before treating infants and young children with Verbascum.

Typical potencies: D2 to D12

fabric type: medicinal plant


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