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Staphysagria is a homeopathic remedy often used for violent outbursts of anger and its after effects, recurrent styes, teeth that turn blackish and crumble, urinary problems following intercourse, various skin eruptions and backache. Patients needing this remedy are often worse from anger, indignation, grief, mortification, loss of fluids, sexual excesses, and the least touch on affected parts. They are often better after breakfast, from warmth, and at rest at night. This homeopathic remedy is made from the beautiful flowering plant known as Delphinium.
Materia Medica of Staphysagria
- Mind – Irritable; holds everything in contempt. Full of desires, for what they know not.
- Head – Bones of skull feel crushed or bruised. Pain extends to teeth and root of the tongue.
- Eyes – Inflamed, red. Pain through eyeballs. Profuse lachrymation. Cornea dim. Eyes tire from near vision. State of vision constantly changing. Spasm of accommodation from the irritable weakness of the ciliary muscle. Nausea from looking on moving objects.
- Face – Blue rings around eyes. Periodical orbital neuralgia, with lachrymation, photophobia, and smarting eyelids.
- Nose – Coryza, with stoppage of nose and nausea. Epistaxis.
- Stomach – Tongue usually clean. Mouth, moist; much saliva. Constant nausea and vomiting, with pale, twitching of face. Vomits food, bile, blood, mucus. Stomach feels relaxed as if hanging down. Hiccough.
- Abdomen – Amebic dysentery with tenesmus; while straining pain so great that it nauseates; little thirst. Cutting, clutching; worse, around the navel. Body rigid; stretched out stiff.
- Stools – Pitch-like green as grass, like frothy molasses, with griping at the navel. Dysenteric, slimy.
- Female – Uterine hæmorrhage, profuse, bright, gushing, with nausea. Vomiting during pregnancy. Pain from navel to the uterus. Menses too early and too profuse.
- Respiratory – Dyspnœa; constant constriction in chest. Asthma. Yearly attacks of difficult shortness of breathing. Continued sneezing; coryza; a wheezing cough. A cough incessant and violent, with every breath. Chest seems full of phlegm but does not yield to coughing. Bubbling rales. A suffocative cough; the child becomes stiff, and blue in the face. Whooping-cough, with a nosebleed, and from the mouth. Bleeding from lungs, with nausea; feeling of constriction; rattling cough. Croup. Hæmoptysis from slightest exertion (Millef). Hoarseness, especially at end of a cold. Complete aphonia.
- Fever – Intermittent fever, irregular cases, after Quinine. Slightest chill with much heat, nausea, vomiting, and dyspnœa. Relapses from improper diet.
- Sleep – With eyes half open. Shocks in all limbs on going to sleep (Ign).
- Extremities – Body stretched stiff, followed by spasmodic jerking of arms towards each other.
- Skin – Pale, lax. Blue around eyes. Military rash.
Indications of Staphysagria
- Emotional health
- post-traumatic stress disorders, PTSD
- anxiety suppressed anger
- A backache
- A cough
- Dyspareunia, in newly married women
- Swallowing, constant while talking
- Toenail, ingrowing
- A toothache
Dosage of Staphysagria
- Adult and children 2 years of age and older – Dissolve 5 pellets under the tongue 3 times a day until relieved or as directed by a doctor.
- Adults – Take 4 or 6 Tablets by mouth, three times daily or as suggested by the physician. Children 2 years and older- take 1/2 the adult dose.