Homeopathic Stramonium

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

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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.[1]


  • Plant: Datura stramonium
  • Other names: Jimson weed, Datura
  • Short Form: Stram.


The following are the main indications for Stramonium.[2]

  • 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

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 Stramonium include:[2]

  • Dose with less frequency as improvement is made.


  1. Woods Fergie H.Essentials of Homeopathic Prescribing with Rapid Repertory. The Homeopathic Publishing Co. Ltd., London
  2. 2.0 2.1 Boericke W. (1997) Pocket Manual of Hemoeopathic Materia Medica and Repertory, a Chapter on Rare and Uncommon Remedies. B. Jain Publishers, India.