Homeopathic Graphites

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Latest Edit: Hector 2014-03-18 (EDT)

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Graphites is a remedy associated with unhealthy skin. It is suited mostly for females, particularly those inclined to obesity, with skin conditions and constipation.


  • Short Form: Graph.


The following are the main indications for Graphites.[1]

  • Eczema especially in the folds such as the elbow crease, behind the knees, under the breasts, and on the lids. The skin is generally unhealthy with conditions that fester, while wounds leave hard cicatrices. Eczema behind the ears.
  • Obesity associated with improper nutrition.
  • Hypomenorrhea in which the menstrual flow is delayed and scanty.
  • Eye Conditions: Blepharitis associated with thickening of the eyelids, particularly along the edges, and covered with scales. Hardened styes may appear on the edges of the lids. Eyelid red and swollen. eczema of the eyelids.

Other common conditions: erysipelas, nails grow thick/cracked/out of shape, constipation, diarrhea in children


  • Triggers: music makes her weep
  • General: cold, tendency to have rush of blood to the face, rough/harsh/dry skin with little tendency to sweat
  • Worse: with warmth, at night, during and after menstruation, constipation, nausea and vomiting after meals
  • Better: in the dark, from wrapping up
  • Psychological: sad and inclined to weep, thinks of nothing but death, anxious, apprehensive state of mind
  • Other symptoms: eruption on the skin oozing out a thick, honey-like fluid, sensation of cobweb on forehead
  • Food and Drink: worse hot drinks.

Prescribing Considerations

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed based on homeopathic principles and after a detailed case taking. The prescription recommendations below are provided only as a guide. It is always recommended to consult with a naturopathic doctor or homeopathic practitioner prior to taking any homeopathic remedies, especially if your health is compromised or if your symptoms do not resolve in a timely fashion. The general recommendations for Graphites include:

  • Graphites can be given for both acute and chronic conditions.
  • It can be given more frequently for acute conditions.


  1. Boericke W. (1997) Pocket Manual of Hemoeopathic Materia Medica and Repertory, a Chapter on Rare and Uncommon Remedies. B. Jain Publishers, India.