Phytolacca specializes in dark, red, symptoms, especially dark, red, hot, swollen, sore throats with pain that shoots to the ear when swallowing. This picture may include hot tears, one sided nasal and sinus discharge, a dark red tip on the tongue, muscle pains and achiness all over. Phytolacca can be a relief in stiff joints with aching heels and shooting pains that ‘fly like electric shocks’. The overriding emotion with all this may be apathy. Phytolacca conditions feel worse in cold damp weather. While it applies to various swellings, they'd best be left to the guidance of a healthcare practitioner. With further guidance, it can be helpful for breastfeeding problems including cracked nipples. For teething babies it can help those whose pain result from an irresistable urge to bite teeth or gums together on anything.
Phytolacca dec (poke berry)
Those dark red berries that stain hands and clothing on contact, have medicinal effects when prepared homeopathically, though we actually use the root.
Miranda Castro's Complete Homeopathy Handbook offers these insights: "Phytolacca types usually feel 'fatigued', stiff and worn out, and unable to think. Smelly breath accompanies many of the complaints. Phytolacca pains characteristically appear and disappear suddenly and shoot up the body."
|Keynotes||Inflamed tissues, irritated glandular tissues, Sore throat, Dark red irritations, Sinus, Runny nose, Joint pain, Aches, Stiff joints, Sore feet, Pain in heels, Pains flying like electric shock, Indifference, Apathy|
|Product Type||Single Remedy|