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German Strophanthus Hispidus dilution Indications
Homoeopathic Uses - Heart’s action weak , rapid , irregular, , due to muscular debility and insufficiency . Cardiac pain. Pulse quickened
Strophanthus Hispidus Q is an excellent Homeopathic medicine for reducing the extreme effects of high cholesterol levels in blood. It is very efficient and safe remedy which can be used in old age to tone up the weak heart muscles. It also has the capacity to drain off the dropsical affections that have occurred from extreme effects on heart due to high cholesterol deposits. The heart affections that have resulted as a combined effect of tobacco smoking and high cholesterol levels also come under this Homeopathic medicine usage. The other symptoms that guide towards the use of Strophanthus Hispidus are excessive palpitations (tachycardia), cardiac pain and breathlessness.
Strophanthus is a muscle poison; it increases the contractile power of all striped muscles. Acts on the heart; increasing the systole and diminishes the rapidity. May be used with advantage to tone the heart, and run off dropsical accumulations. In small doses for weak heart; it feels enlarged. In mitral regurgitation, where oedema and dropsy have supervened (Digit). Strophanthus occasions no gastric distress, has no cumulative effects, is a greater diuretic, and is safer for the aged, as it does not affect the vaso-motors. In pneumonia and in severe prostration from haemorrhage after operations and acute diseases.
After the long use of stimulants; irritable heart of tobacco-smokers. Arterio-sclerosis; rigid arteries of aged. Restores tone to a brittle tissue, especially of the heart muscle and valves. Especially useful in failing compensation dependent upon fatty heart. Hives. Anaemia with palpitation and breathlessness. Exophthalmia goitre. Corpulent persons.
Strophanthus his. is a valuable heart remedy. It is an effective remedy for congestive heart failure, angina pectoris , hypertension, arteriosclerosis etc
Strophanthus is a powerful diuretic.
What doctors recommend Strophanthus for?
Dr.K S Gopi: Strophanthus Q is best for heart failure with oedema of legs. Heart’s action weak, rapid, irregular, due to muscular debility and insufficiency. Pulse rapid, alternating with slow , weak, small irregular.
Dr Vikas Sharma: Strophanthus Hispidus is a medicine for high blood pressure in elderly due to arteriosclerosis (hardening, thickening, and loss of elasticity of the arterial walls).
Strophanthus Hispidus is an excellent natural medicine for reducing the extreme effects of high cholesterol levels in blood. It is very efficient and safe remedy which can be used in old age to tone up the weak heart muscles. Symptoms: excessive palpitations, cardiac pain and breathlessness.
Dr Chaitra recommends: The name strophanthus is derived from Greek word stroph means twisted cord or rope and anthus meaning flower- expressing its look ,the limb of corolla being divided into five long tail like segments.
History - it has been used as arrow poison in Africa.
Clinical - Alcoholism , anaemia, cardiac dropsy, affections of heart , hemoptysis, cough , Diplopoda, urticaria.
Develops special disgust for alcohol ,stimulants .Dipsomania. Indicated for functional disturbances of heart after substance abuse.
Dr S B Tiwari recommends Strophanthus Hispidus for
- Dysponea, especially on standing
- Oedema of lung
- Bronchial and cardiac ashthma
- Lung congested
- Heart action weak,pulse irregular due to muscular weakness
- Cardiac pain
- Irritable heart of tobacco smoker
Contents: Strophanthus hisp. contain three vital glycosides namely K- strophanthoside, K-strophanthride b and cimarin. It also contain kombic acid, choline, trigonelline, fixed oil , resin and mucilage.
Action on Heart: increases the contractile power of all stripped muscles especially heart increasing the systole and diminishing the rapidity. It has no cumulative action , safe for corpulent , aged persons with rigid arteries. Good for irritable heart of tobacco smokers.
Side effects - Frequent uses of mother tincture produces some side effects , such as nausea, vomiting, headache, disturbance of vision and heart problems. It is unsafe for pregnant and breast feeding woman. Strophanthus might make the uterus contract , and this could cause miscarriage