Tincture of root gathered after fruit has ripened, of whole fresh plant, of ripe fruit. Solution of resinous extract, Podophyllin.
Common Name: Podophyllum peltatum, May Apple, Mandrake, Wild Lemon
Causes & Symptoms for Podophyllum
- Fullness in stomach, belching of gas, sour eructations, marked salivation ad offensive odor from mouth. Hungry after vomiting.
- Pains in the ovaries, especially the right, extending down the anterior and inner side of thighs.
- Moaning and whining during sleep is relieved with Podophyllum.
- Burning tongue is another leading symptom of this remedy. It shows its symptoms largely on the abdominal organs, the pelvic organs, and the liver.
- Pains in sacrum, in lumbar region with rectal and uterine symptoms, , cramps in calves with stools.
- Patient takes cold, has any mental excitement, over exerts himself, eats boiled food, cabbage, fruits.
- Patient is constantly shaking and rubbing region of liver with his hands.
Mind and Head
Great depression, sadness, mind easily fatigued; fidgety and rest less, cannot sit still, whole body fidgety.
Headache alternating with liver disturbances, periodic, violent headaches, alternating diarrhea and constipation is a feature of podophyllum.
Dull headache in the forehead, with soreness of the forehead and eyes.
Chronic headache, periodic headache, sick headache, congestive in character indicates Podophyllum.
Pain as if the head would burst, the pains most violent in the back of the head, bursting, and then on comes a diarrhea which relieves the head.
Eyes, ear, nose
Heaviness of eyes with occasional pains, inflammation of lids.
Aching pain in right ear is relieved with Podophyllum.
Soreness and little pimples on nose.
Mouth and Throat
Hot, flushed cheeks, offensive breath, at night, mouth and tongue dry on awaking indicates Podophyllum.
Soreness of throat extending to ears, nausea and vomiting with fullness of head, rattling of mucus in throat.
Bitter taste in the mouth with dryness of the throat. Soreness extending to the ears.
Stomach and abdomen
Acidity of the stomach, nausea and vomiting, heart-burn, heat and throbbing in the stomach, followed by diarrhoea.
Pain in the abdomen, the colic is relieved by warmth and by bending forward while lying on the side.
Everything taken into the stomach becomes sour.Uneasiness and distress about two or three hours after eating, with jaundice.
It is useful in horrible nausea and aversion to food with empty all-gone feeling in the bowels.
Feeling of fullness weight and dragging in the hypochondria, especially in the right, with stitches twisting pain, and heat is relieved with Podophyllum.
Abdomen is sensitive; so sore that cannot bear the touch or pressure, relieved by the stool
Podophyllum produces chalky evacuations, which are very offensive. Gastric weakness; unable to digest
Stool and Anus
The anus is extremely sore, in haemorrhoids, in dysentery, and in certain watery diarrhoeas Podophyllum gives good results.
The yellow, watery diarrhoea alternates with a morning headache. Bowels with rumbling, pain, and soreness, and the prostration.
The sensation of dragging down as if all the parts would be pushed out into the world is a common feature indicates Podophyllum.
Diarrhoea immediately after eating and drinking.
Enuresis, Micturition painful, scanty, urination immediately after drinking, frequent, profuse.
Inflammation of scrotum is attended with a pustular eruption which suppurates freely is relieved with Podophyllum.
It is useful in bearing down in the hypogastric and sacral regions, increased by motion and relieved by lying down dueing the menses.
Pain in the region of the right ovary with copious diarrhea during the menstrual period, Great soreness of the abdomen before and during the menstrual period.
The uterus is extremely sore and uterine region is enlarged,sore to touch so that light clothing aggravates indicates Podophyllum.
Numb aching in left ovary, extreme tenderness of uterus, backache, sick feeling and enuresis on lying down.
Neck and Back
Pain in small of back, when walking or standing, with sensation of back bending inward.
Sacral pain, pain under right scapula, Nape of neck stiff, muscles soreness is relieved with Podophyllum.
Pain in lumbar and sacral regions worse during stool.
Pains from head into neck and shoulders, with weakness of wrists, sore to touch is relieved with Podophyllum.
Pain in course of ulnar nerve of both arms, Cracking in knee from motion indicates Podophyllum.
Cramps in calves, thighs, and feet, with painless, watery stools.
Scabs on arms and legs, Rawness and itching of genitals, also pustules.
Intolerable itching of body and arms, skin moist with natural warmth.
The body is offensive. Sensation of suffocation on first lying down at night.
Drowsiness or restless sleep, with grinding of teeth or rolling of head.
Great restlessness, tossing about in bed, yawning and stretching, which better completely.
Side effects of Podophyllum
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 Podophyllum
Take 10 drops in half cup of water three times a day.
We recommend you to take under physicians guidance.
Precautions while taking Podophyllum
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.