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Stramonium is a plant indegenous to the United States and Europe. As a homeopathic remedy, it is used mainly for mental conditions such as fear and extreme anxiety. It also exerts effects on the skin and the throat.
- Plant: Datura stramonium
- Other names: Jimson weed, Datura
- Short Form: Stram.
The following are the main indications for Stramonium.
- Delirium associated with talking incessantly. It is also associated with terrifying hallucinations and wanting to escape.
- Convulsions brought on by bright light, where the person may remain conscious.
- Impaired vision
Other common conditions: metrorrhagia, chorea, meningitis, Parkinson's Disease
- Triggers: bright lights
- General: eyes wide open, dilated pupils with occasional transient blindness, face hot, red cheeks, cold extremities, suppresion of urination, stammering, with face distorted from effort to speak
- Worse: in a dark room, alone, after sleep, on swallowing
- Better: from bright light, company, warmth
- Psychological: fear and terror, sensation as if limbs were separated from the body
- Other symptoms: twitching, trembling, jerking of limbs
- Food and drink: aversion to certain foods or drinks; water
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 Stramonium include:
- Dose with less frequency as improvement is made.
- Woods Fergie H.Essentials of Homeopathic Prescribing with Rapid Repertory. The Homeopathic Publishing Co. Ltd., London
- Boericke W. (1997) Pocket Manual of Hemoeopathic Materia Medica and Repertory, a Chapter on Rare and Uncommon Remedies. B. Jain Publishers, India.