Hypericum Perforatum: what is this homeopathic remedy?
Hypericum Perforatum: definition. The homeopathic remedy Hypericum Perforatum is made from a plant: St. John’s Wort. Also called “Saint-Jean grass”, “thousand-hole grass”, “fairy grass”, “pierced grass” or even Hypericum Perforatum (this is its scientific name), this plant grows in meadows and pastures around the Mediterranean basin: it is characterized by golden-yellow flowers that bloom during the summer.
Traditionally used for its medicinal properties, St. John’s Wort is particularly antidepressant, antispasmodic, antiparasitic, antiviral, astringent, digestive, hemostatic, sedative and tonic. In detail, there are two sub-varieties of Perforated St. John’s Wort: narrow-leaved St. John’s Wort (Hypericum Perforatum var. Angustifolium) and Midsummer’s Day grass (Hypericum Perforatum var. Perforatum).
In homeopathy, the remedy Hypericum Perforatum has many indications: it is used to relieve pain of traumatic origin (by crushing, laceration, cut … especially when there are nerves nearby since Hypericum Perforatum is nicknamed ” arnica of the nerves “), but also against certain dermatological pathologies (shingles, etc.) and certain diseases linked to photosensitivity (lucitis, photodermatoses, etc.).
Attention ! Hypericum Perforatum is a homeopathic remedy: it is therefore a complementary treatment / adjunct treatment which can in no way be a substitute for medical treatment or a consultation with the doctor! If in doubt, do not hesitate to ask your pharmacist or your doctor for advice.
Hypericum Perforatum: what are the main indications of this homeopathic remedy?
To know. Homeopathic doctors recommend taking the Hypericum Perforatum remedy away from meals, and avoiding the association with tobacco, coffee and mint.
- Before an operation. To prevent surgical intervention in dental surgery: take 3 granules the day before Hypericum Perforatum 9 CH to prevent pain associated with the intervention. Add 3 granules of Phosphorus 9 CH (in prevention of hemorrhage and bleeding) as well as 3 granules of Chamomilla Vulgaris 15 CH (in case of anxiety and apprehension regarding pain).
- Cervico brachial neuralgia. This nervous irritation manifests itself through neuropathic pain which descends in the arm, and which is accompanied by sensations of tingling, numbness and / or tingling. To treat neuropathic pain when it is aggravated by shaking, touching, simple contact and cold weather, take Hypericum Perforatum 9 to 15 CH (depending on the intensity of the attack) at the rate of 3 granules twice a day until improvement. Prefer Kalmia Latifolia 9 CH if the neuropathic pain is sudden, associated with a feeling of weakness in the arm and more intense during the day than at night. Otherwise, choose Aranea Diadema 9 CH if the neuropathic pain is aggravated by humidity but improved by strong pressure on the affected arm.
- Facial neuralgia. This damage to the nerve that controls the sensitivity of the face (the trigeminal nerve) manifests itself through pain and sensitivity disorders in one half of the face. In case of pain that worsens when touched, take Hypericum Perforatum 9 CH at a rate of 3 granules 3 times a day until improvement. If the pain is rather aggravated by the heat, give preference to Chamomilla Vulgaris 9 CH; if rather aggravated by the cold, Aconitum Napellus 7 CH, with the same dosage.
- Zone. In addition to the basic homeopathic treatment, which combines 1 dose of Vaccinotoxinum 30 CH, 1 dose of Staphylococcinum 30 CH and 1 dose of Sulfur 15 CH at the onset of the crisis, take Hypericum Perforatum 15 CH if the pain of shingles worsens in touching and in cold weather, particularly in the thorax (5 granules morning and evening until improvement).
- Photodermatose. In the event of lucitis or dermatological disease linked to excessive photosensitivity, take Hypericum Perforatum 15 CH, at a rate of 5 granules every hour during attacks.
- Herpes. In the event of repeated herpes outbreaks, take Hypericum Perforatum 15 CH, at a rate of 5 granules every hour from the first sensations of an outbreak.
Source : The great book of homeopathy – Dr. Dominique-Jean Sayous, ed. Eyrolles.