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Why Digitalis Purpurea is considered a top Heart remedy
Digitalis is prepared from leaves of plant Digitalis purpurea commonly known by the name of foxglove, also known by other names like Tilpushpi (hindi), Yang Di Huang Ye (Chinese), De de Bergere. This medicine has a great Affinity to Heart. It enhances the Cardiac function and prevents from Cardiac associated problems. It is reputed in curing Arrhythmia. Foxglove leaf has Digoxin , an important nutrient that stimulates the Heart during Heart Failure. It regulates the blood to the Heart muscle with the result, it alleviates the symptoms of Heart related problems.
Digitalis can be used for supportive help along with conventional treatment in cases of emphysema (lung condition that causes shortness of breath) with attending heart complaint. The person needing Digitalis have dyspnea with a constant desire to breath deeply. Cough with yellow jelly-like mucus expectoration present, complaints get aggravated by walking and relieved while lying perfectly quiet
"Digitalis is the best natural Homeopathic medicine to deal with palpitations with skipped beats" says Dr.Vikas Sharma. He adds, even the slightest movement causes Palpitations. The person needing Digitalis feels a need to keep still or otherwise the heart will stop if he or she moves. The pulse is irregular and it intermits mainly at every 3rd, 5th and 7th beat. Mitral Disease may be the underlying pathology with irregular heart action in the patient needing Digitalis
Dr.K.S Gopi says "Digitalis is mainly used in the treatment of heart diseases. In case of congested heart failure , it promotes and stimulates the activity of all muscle tissues. It forces more blood in to the coronaries thereby improving the nourishment to the heart. When blood circulation gets impaired and dropsy sets in digitalis helps in restoration and regulation of the functions of the heart"
Other benefits of Digitalis Purp
Kidney disorders- It helps urination by improving the blood supply to the kidneys and removes obstructions with in the kidneys. Homeopathic medicine Digitalis has proved most effective where the urge to urinate increase after passing a few drops. In severe cases, where the person feels like a straw is being thrust back and forth, a symptom that worsens during the night, Digitalis has shown good results.
Burns and wounds - Digitalis is also used in some ointments for local application on wounds and burns, In case of burns it is very effective in preserving severely damaged cells
Digitalis is helpful for hydrocele with marked dropsical swelling of scrotum. The scrotum seems like a bladder filled with water. Bruised pain may accompany the condition in such cases which will respond well to Digitalis.
Digitalis Purpurea therapeutic range of actions as per Boericke Materia Medica
Comes into play in all diseases where the heart is primarily involved, where the pulse is weak, irregular, intermittent, abnormally slow, and dropsy of external and internal parts. Weakness and dilatation of the myocardium. Its greatest indication is in failure of compensation and especially when auricular fibrillation has set in. Slow pulse in recumbent posture, but irregular and dicrotic ( an abnormal carotid pulse found in conjunction with certain conditions characterised by low cardiac output) on sitting up. Auricular flutter and fibrillation especially when subsequent to rheumatic fever. Heart block, very slow pulse. Other symptoms of organic heart disease, such as great weakness and sinking of strength, faintness, coldness of skin, and irregular respiration; cardiac irritability and ocular troubles after tobacco; jaundice from induration and hypertrophy of the liver, frequently call for Digitalis. Jaundice with heart disease. Faint, as if dying. Bluish appearance of face. Cardiac muscular failure when asystole is present. Stimulates the heart's muscles, increases force of systole, increases length. Prostration from slight exertion. Collapse.
Dose-The third to thirtieth attenuation will bring about reaction when the drug is homeopathically indicated; but for palliative purposes the physiological dosage is required. For this purpose, the tincture made from the fresh plant, in doses of five to twenty drops, when the cardiac stimulation is desired, or the infusion of 1 1/2 per cent. Dose, one-half to one ounce if the diuretic action is wanted. The tincture may be given on sugar or bread, and nothing liquid be taken for twenty minutes before or after its administration. Of the powdered leaves, 1/2 to 2 grains in capsules. Digitoxin 1-250 grain. No matter what form of digitalis is given the dose should be reduced as soon as the pulse rate has been lowered to 80 beats a minute and the normal rhythm has been partially or completely restored. Under such conditions a good rule is to cut the dose in half and still more if there be a sudden falling off of the urinary output.
Digitalis Purp Homeopathy Mother Tincture Recommended Dosage
Please note that the dosage of single homeopathic medicines varies from drug to drug depending upon the condition, age, sensitivity and other things. In some cases they are given as regular doses as 3-5 drops 2-3 times a day whereas in other cases they are given only once in a week, month or even in a longer period.
Side effects - In therapeutic doses , the drug usually produces mild toxic effects . The toxic effects include headache, fatigue, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting and blurred vision. It is there fore advisable to regulate the dose in such a manner so as to avoid such effects