Kreosotum(Mother Tincture)

Kreosote, a product of the distillation of pyroligneous acid and of tar

Common Name: Kreosote or Creosote

Causes & Symptoms for Kreosotum

  • Excoriating discharges, Pulsations all over the body, Profuse bleeding from small wounds are characterestics of this remedy.
  • Prolonged hemorrhage from the passages; hemorrhage from the kidneys, from the eyes, the nose, the uterus is relieved with Kreosotum.
  • Rapid emaciation, with spongy, burning ulceration, pus acrid, ichorous, fetid and yellow.
  • The parts with which the discharge comes in contact itch and burn, while scratching does not relieve but inflames the parts.
  • Burning pains are a marked feature of Kreosotum.

Mind and Head

State of irritability, patient wants everything and is satisfied with nothing, weakness of memory, restlessness when seated.

Chronic headache accompanied with great drowsiness, the headaches sometimes commence on waking in morning.

Vertigo, which causes falling, sometimes in morning in open air is relieved with Kreosotum.

Headache caused by mental emotions. Soreness of scalp in being touched, falling off of hair, Pimples on forehead.

Eyes, ear, nose

The lachrymation is excoriating. It excoriates the margins of the lids and cheeks, and they become red and raw, the eyes smart and burn, Burning and corrosive tears.

Itching in ears,  shootings in ears, or cramp-like, pressive, and expansive pains with swelling of the cervical glands

Fluent coryza, Bad smell before nose indicates Kreosotum.

Mouth and Throat

The corners of the lips and mouth are red and raw indicates Kreosotum.

Infants have troubles at the time of teething,  dry-peeling lips are characteristic of Kreosotum

Gums painful, dark red or blue; teeth decay as soon as they come is relieved with this remedy.

Child that has a mouth full of decayed teeth, with spongy, painful gums, dentition, great restlessness, wants to be constantly in motion.

Scraping and roughness in throat with dryness and pain.

Stomach and abdomen

Burning pain in the stomach, Soon after eating, a sense of fullness and an increasing nausea, ending in vomiting of the undigested food, 

coming up an hour or two after eating, There is aggravation from eating cold things and relief from warm diet indicates Kreosotum.

It relieves the burning and improves the digestion.

Retching, especially when fasting in morning,

Contractive pain in abdomen, even at night, towards morning indicates Kreosotum.

Stool and Anus

Kreosote has attacks of diarrhea and vomiting, hemorrhage from the bowels, bleeding from the mucous membranes

Great distension and trouble with the bowels, abdomen distended from flatus indicates Kreosotum.

Urinary complaints

Urine is passed during sleep, weakness of the bladder; inability to hold the urine is an indication of indicates Kreosotum.

Prostate and bladder irritation, during night frequently rises to pass a very little urine, can only urinate when lying.

Male complaints

Burning after coming in contact with the secretion of the vagina during coition.

Female complaints

Complaints after menstruation, of females at change of life, Menses regular but profuse and clotted.

smarting and burning about the vulva, mucous surfaces of the labia are red and raw, burning is relieved with Kreosotum.

The vagina burns during coition, and  bleeding after coition, Coitus followed by flow of blood the next day  is a keynote of Kreosotum.

At every menstrual flow complains of much swelling and rawness of the genitals.

Leucorrhoea putrid, with accompanying complaints, leucorrhea in general and all the symptoms are worse at the menstrual period.

Neck and Back

Unbearable burning pains in sacrum extending down to coccyx, better rising from seat.

Pain in back at night, worse when lying. Continuous burning in small of back.


Stiffness of hands, with cracked skin.

Drawing and shooting pains in limbs, alternately with sufferings in eyes.


Burning itching at night, and heat over whole body is relieved with Kreosotum.

Violent itching all over body, especially towards evening with burning sensation in arms and legs.


Infant suffering from the worst form of summer complaint, Tension and cramps in calves.

Throbbing all over the body, pulsations to the ends of the fingers. Numbness, loss of sensation.

Tendency to excoriation from the excretions and secretions applies to all the tissues of the body. The discharges from the body are offensive

Side effects of Kreosotum

There are no such side effects. But every medicine should be taken following the rules as given. 

It is safe to take the medicine even if you are on other mode of medication like allopathy medicines, ayurvedic etc. 

Homeopathic medicines never interfere with the action of other medicines.

Dosage and rules while taking Kreosotum

Take 10 drops in half cup of water three times a day.

We recommend you to take under physicians guidance.

Precautions while taking Kreosotum

Always keep a gap of 15 minutes before or after meals when you take medicine.

If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a homeopathic practitioner before use. 

Avoid eating tobacco or drinking alcohol during the course of medication. 

Dr. Reckeweg Kreosotum 3X (20ml)

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