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

What is Viburnum opulus?

Viburnum opulus is a typical homeopathic remedy for women. It is used for severe menstrual problems, associated gastrointestinal and bladder problems as well as uterine cramps and imminent miscarriages.

The remedy is also suitable for the treatment of young patients and for women suffering from endometriosis.

Leading symptoms

  • restlessness
  • Nausea associated with pelvic discomfort
  • Depressive mood
  • confusion
  • Throbbing headache with every cough
  • Swollen, painful epididymis
  • Cramping pains in the fallopian tubes and ovaries
  • Menstrual pain radiating to the thighs
  • threatened miscarriage
  • Sudden abdominal cramps

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Viburnum opulus?

The appearance and drug picture of Viburnum opulus has not been researched very much. Generally, patients appear restless, unable to sit still or lie prostrate. You suffer from nervous restlessness and are short-tempered. There is a feeling of pressure in the abdomen with downward pull. There is irregular pain in the pubic region that radiates to the thighs. One tends to be constipated, suffers from nausea and has an increased urge to urinate. It feels like the guts are sticking out. The face is hot, the eyes are red and irritated. In the time between the bleeding, there is a burning white flow. The pubic area is sore and red.


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


  • Movement
  • pressure in the pain area
  • quiet


  • Sitting still or lying still
  • Jerky movement
  • Wet and cold weather
  • At night
  • Poorly ventilated rooms
  • meal

What are typical areas of application for Viburnum opulus?

  • bladder infections
  • loss of appetite
  • constipation

Areas of application in detail

Appetite decreased

One may not eat anything because of nausea and retching. Despite loss of appetite and nausea, food intake alleviates the menstrual symptoms.

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

Bladder problems and bladder infections

Constant urge to urinate during menstruation, sometimes to the point of incontinence.

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

Headache migraine

Crushing headache, as if head were between screw clamps. Occurs during menstruation, accompanied by dizziness, which is aggravated with movement.

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

Menstrual cramps

Violent, labor-like abdominal cramps, especially in the region of the ovaries, with severe back pain radiating to the thighs. Bleeding is profuse, comes in big clots, as if uterus is pushing out, smells bad. Periods often come early or late.

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

Nausea and vomiting

Severe loss of appetite and spontaneous vomiting – even on an empty stomach – during the period. Eating relieves the symptoms.

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


Occurs mainly during menses. The stools are hard and dry, accompanied by knife-sharp pain. Can cause small tears or fissures in the anal skin when exiting.

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

Application information

Dosage form of Viburnum opulus

The remedy is given as drops (mother tincture) or as globules up to 12X, but usually 6X.

Viburnum opulus dosage

Viburnum opulus is considered an acute remedy, which can be administered with five globules or drops at intervals of 10 to 15 minutes until the symptoms noticeably improve. More than six doses per hour should not be given. If there is an improvement, the dose is reduced to a maximum of three doses a day or the drug is dispensed with.

Viburnum opulus during pregnancy

The remedy can be given if there is a risk of miscarriage, or if there is severe morning sickness and loss of appetite. However, pregnant women are generally advised not to use Viburnum opulus in self-medication due to the initial aggravation. You should therefore consult a homeopath or doctor for advice on choosing a remedy if you have pregnancy problems.

Side effects of Viburnum opulus

There are no side effects or interactions with other drugs. The first dose can lead to a temporary worsening of the symptoms.

Typical potencies: Mother tincture up to D12

fabric type: medicinal plant


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