Homeopathic remedy: when should you use Stramonium?

The homeopathic strain of this medicine is obtained from the aerial tops (flowers and fruits) of Datura stramonium, or thorny apple in its French name. It is a plant of the botanical family Solanaceae. It is widely distributed in cultivated fields on the European continent.

From a botanical point of view, the prickly apple is easy to recognize thanks to its fruits identical to horse chestnuts. Ovoid in shape and the size of a walnut, these have a bark covered with thorns, hence their name.

In terms of use, this plant is intended for several applications in the field of gardening, religious and magical rituals as well as in alternative medicine. Nevertheless, for this last category, it is advisable to be careful, because the thorny apple is famous thanks to its toxicity. Indeed, at high doses or simply by consuming Jimson weed honey, the following symptoms have been observed:

  • Decreased secretion of salivary glands, leading to dry mouth
  • Vision problems
  • Acceleration of heart rate
  • muscle paralysis
  • Hallucinations

In some cases, it is not uncommon for this poisoning to lead to death.

Finally, the active substances responsible for this toxicity are scopolamine, hyoscyamine and atropine.

What health problems can this remedy address?

First, like the homeopathic Belladonna strain, Stramonium excels in fever treatment. The only difference is that the latter is much more indicated in case of violent and intense symptoms, which is not the case with Belladonna. Thus, by its action, Stramonium attenuates the following signs:

  • Sensation of intense heat in the whole body
  • Redness on the face
  • Profuse and excessive sweating
  • Headaches and headaches
  • Dry throat
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This homeopathic remedy is also useful for treating cases of sunstroke.

Then this medicine proves to be effective in the behavioral disorder treatment. Its main indications are attacks of hallucination, tendency to violence, a state of rage, convulsions and delirium. In case of insomnia or sleep disorders, it is used to soothe night terrors.

Finally, at the level of the ENT sphere, Stramonium treats spasmodic coughs and spasms in the larynx. These signs are usually accompanied by difficulty breathing, or even suffocation. Aggravation modalities are bright light, shiny objects and darkness. As for the methods of improvement, they are ambient heat and diffused light.

How to dose it?

In case of fever, take 5 granules in 15 CH every hour. It is advisable to space out the doses as soon as the symptoms improve.

In case of night terrors in children around 2 years old, take 5 granules in 9 CH for 1 month at bedtime and also when waking up in the middle of the night.

Finally, in order to treat ENT ailmentstake 5 granules in 9 CH during each episode of trouble.


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