Traumeel® is one of the most popular brands of homeopathic remedy to treat aches and pains. It is described as “an effective medication for acute injuries and inflammation of the musculoskeletal system, avoiding at the same time the notoriously serious side-effects of common anti-inflammatory therapies.”
In this article we’ve taken a closer look at its various ingredients. For another in-depth analysis of Traumeel, visit this website.
Common names for Aconitum Napellus are monkshood or wolfsbane. Aconitum is not a flower but an herb.It is a hardy perennial, with a fleshy, spindle-shaped root, palecoloured when young, but subsequently acquiring a dark brown skin.There are 109 species and seven hybrids of Aconitum. It is grown widely in the Swiss Alps.
Properties: Aconitum Napellus, or Aconite, is poisonous. The smallest portion of either root or leaves, when first put into the mouth, occasions burning and tingling, and a sense of numbness immediately follows its continuance.
Side Effects: All 109 species of Aconitum contain the poison aconite. The poison permeates the plant but is in large supply found in the root. Eating a leaf or snacking on a tiny portion of the root would cause almost immediate numbness and tingling in the mouth
Uses: Applying Aconitum as an ointment to the skin will create a pain-relieving numbing sensation. It’s used for treating joint pains from rheumatism, lumbago and neuralgia. When Aconitum is processed into a tincture it can be used to slow down the heart rate in cardiac patients. As it slows down the pulse it can also be used to treat nervous ailments. Because of its cooling effect on the internal system it has been used to reduce fevers and treat colds and pneumonia.
Arnica montana or Leopard’s Bane is a perennial herb, indigenous to Central Europe, in woods and mountain pastures. It has been found in England and Southern Scotland. but is probably an escape.
Properties: It is estimated that 70 per cent of our immune response is emotional; to be unhappy or depressed lowers our resilience to illnesses and we become more susceptible. Arnica Montana, taken daily when necessary, may help to prevent this occurring
Constituents: A bitter yellow crystalline principle, Arnicin, and a volatile oil. Tannin and phulin are also present. The flowers are said to contain more Arnicin than the rhizome, but no tannin
Uses: Arnica Montana is the first remedy used by homeopaths to heal people affected by shock, trauma or injury to the body, and is as appropriate for a mental, emotional or spiritual shock as much as physical injuries
Other Uses: The nonirritant extract is used in anti inflammatory and regenerative creams and in hair cosmetics. The extract can also be used in cleansing creams, skin lotions and as an ingredient in facial steams before the application of face packs
Belladonna is a plant. The leaf and root are used to make medicine. The medicinal properties of Belladonna depend on the presence of Hyoscyamine and Atropine. The root is the basis of the principal preparations of Belladonna.
Though widely regarded as unsafe, belladonna is used as a sedative, to stop bronchial spasms in asthma and whooping cough, and as a cold and hay fever remedy. It is also used for Parkinson’s disease, colic, motion sickness, and as a painkiller.
Medicinal Uses: Belladonna is used in ointments that are applied to the skin for joint pain (rheumatism), leg pain caused by a disc in the backbone pushing on the sciatic nerve (sciatica), and nerve pain (neuralgia). Belladonna is also used in plasters (medicine-filled gauze applied to the skin) for treating psychiatric disorders, a behavior disorder called hyperkinesis, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), and bronchial asthma. It is of value in acute sore throat, and relieves local inflammation and congestion.
Side Effects: Belladonna is UNSAFE when taken by mouth. It contains chemicals that can be toxic.
Side effects can include dry mouth, enlarged pupils, blurred vision, red dry skin, fever, fast heartbeat, inability to urinate or sweat, hallucinations, spasms, mental problems, convulsions, and coma.
Bellis Perennis is the common garden daisy seen in gardens all over the world. It originated in Europe but today daisies and their hybrids can be found in every garden of the world.
Medicinal Uses: This is to a large extent a first aid remedy most effective against sprains and bruises. It is also used in postoperative care and for deep bruising of muscles.
Any illness that results from a sudden drop in temperature will benefit from this remedy. Used for treatment of:Insomnia,Bruises,Joint pains,Muscle aches,Varicose veins
Calendula, named 2008 Herb of the Year by the International Herb Association, is among the most colorful herbs for the garden and kitchen. Commonly known as Marigold.
It is a most remarkable healing agent, applied locally. Useful for open wounds, parts that will not heal, ulcers, etc. Promotes healthy granulations and rapid healing by first intention. Hemostatic after tooth extraction. Its action is stimulant and diaphoretic. Given internally, it assists local action and prevents suppuration
The fresh plant is strongly and agreeably aromatic, with a distinct scent of apples – a characteristic noted by the Greeks, on account of which they named it ‘ground-apple’ – kamai (on the ground) and melon (an apple) – the origin of the name Chamomile.
Medicinal Action and Uses—Tonic, achic, anodyne and antispasmodic. The official preparations are a decoction, an infusion, the extract and the oil. Chamomile flowers are recommended as a tonic in dropsical complaints for their diuretic and tonic properties, and are also combined with diaphoretics and other stimulants with advantage.
Combined with ginger and alkalies, the cold infusion (made with 1/2 oz. of flowers to 1 pint of water) proves an excellent stomachic in cases of ordinary indigestion, such as flatulent colic, heartburn, loss of appetite, sluggish state of the intestinal canal, and also in gout and periodic headache, and is an appetizing tonic, especially for aged persons, taken an hour or more before a principal meal.
A strong, warm infusion is a useful emetic.An official tincture is employed to correct summer diarrhoea in children
Echinacea is a perennial herb, up to a metre in height, with simple rough stems, hollow near the base and thickening slightly close to the flowerhead.
Medicinal Uses: Echinacea helps the body’s natural ability to fight invaders through a natural antibiotic which it contains called echinacoside, which has been compared to penicillin.
Echinacea has antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties.
Although taken internally, it can also be used topically on wounds or inflamed skin.
It has been used to treat candida, a maddening yeast infection, and in some cases used as a mouthwash to treat gingivitis
Echinacea, having both an antibacterial and antiviral action, is one of the best remedies for helping the body rid itself of microbial infections. It may be used in the treatment of boils, abscesses, carbuncles, septicaemia and other such infections and, combines with other appropriate herbs, it may be used for any infection anywhere in the body.
It has been shown to improve the body’s resistance to infections such as colds and influenza; it stimulates the lymphatic vascular system and the fibroblasts. It should be taken in small, frequent doses as soon as flu-like symptoms appear.
It is of particular value in laryngitis, tonsillitis, and catarrhal conditions of the nose and sinus.
The tincture or decoction may be used as a mouthwash in the treatment of pyorrhoea and gingivitis. Echinacea may also be applied as a lotion to infected sores and wounds, and it promotes the healing of old wounds and ulcers.
A wash of Echinacea can help relieve the itching of urticaria and this treatment is also useful for stings and bites. Research has demonstrated that Echinacea stimulates the production of white blood cells to fight infection
Side Effects: Cautions and possible side effects: Not recommended for people with autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or multiple sclerosis. Do not use if you are allergic to plants in the daisy family, such as chamomile and marigold. Consult your doctor before using for longer than eight weeks.
Native to Eastern North America was widely used by Native Americans for cuts, bruises, painful joints and muscles, period pains and more.
Used for treatment of: Hemorrhoids,Varicose veins,Heavy menstrual flow,Nosebleeds
Hamamelis is a very popular homeopathic medicine. This remedy encloses an assortment of tannins, flavonoids and catechols that aid in lessening bleeding as well as inflammation that has the potential to constrict blood vessels affecting the blood circulation to the extremities, such as the hand and feet. Hamamelis is also effective in providing relief from headaches that become better following nosebleeds, tender and bruising pains owing to any injury, excruciating, bloodshot (red eyes owing to open blood vessels) or black eyes as well as coughs that are accompanied by phlegm spotted with blood
Parts Used: Fresh, chopped bark from the twigs and root is steeped in alcohol.
Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum
This remedy is a chemical combination of two remedies i.e. Calcarea Carbonica and Sulphur.
Preparation: One of Hahnemann’s remedies this is still made in the traditional way it was made by Hahnemann. Oyster shells (not lime) are combined with flowers of sulphur, heated and then dissolved in hydrochloric acid to obtain the mother tincture.
The homeopathic remedy hepar sulf. is primarily prescribed for people suffering from infections, for instance, earache, tonsillitis and skin disorder, wherein the skin becomes very susceptible to touch and damp and discharges pus somewhat easily. Turning to hepar sulf. helps in getting rid of the pus, for instance in the case of contagious pimples caused by acne, or boils that are extremely susceptible to touch and are just about to burst.
In homeopathy, hepar sulf. is a remedy for cold and flu, which are generally accompanied by symptoms like fever, sneezing and patients require a lot of warmth to keep them well. Patients suffering from these conditions may endure excessive catarrh that often changes from being running to dense.
Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum. is also useful for treating ear infections that gives rise to a sensation as though something is deposited in or glued to the ears.
It is a perennial herbaceous plant where the whole fresh green plant and flowers are used in homeopathy to produce the mother tincture. It is mainly used to treat damage to nerves and nerve pain following accidental injury. It is very effective in pains associated with the spinal nerves and spinal cord, concussion, head or eye injuries.
It is also a remedy for wounds and lacerations producing stabbing pains indicating nerve damage and accidental crushing injuries. It is useful for bites, stings, splinters and puncture wounds, toothache and pain following dental extractions.
In addition, it is a treatment for and diarrhoea. It is sometimes helpful in the treatment of piles, or haemorrhoids, and some menstrual problems with accompanying headache.
Mercuric chloride, which forms the basis for preparing the homeopathic medication Mercurius corrosivus (Merc. cor.), is basically a salt
The homeopathic remedy Mercurius corrosivus (merc. cor.) is prepared chemically using mercuric chloride and is used to cure various types of ulcers, especially ulcerative colitis (persistent ulceration in the large intestine)
Achillea millefolium is a hardy aromatic perennial plant. It is used to treat loss of appetite and digestive problems, liver and gall-bladder complaints, for colds and flu, and in homeopathy to treat internal bleeding.
An invaluable remedy for various types of hemorrhages; blood bright red. Incarcerated hernia; smallpox, with great pain in pit of stomach. After operations for stone. Bad effects from fall from a height; overlifting. Continued high temperature. Hemoptysis
Symphytum officinale is also knows as comphrey, knitbone and bone-set in herbal medicine. The latter names precisely describe its sphere of genius, the mending of broken bones, and the treatment of bone diseases, ranging from inflammation of the bones, or osteitis to cancers of the bones or sarcomas.
Symphytum should be thought of for fractures due to osteoporosis. It also helps with sprains, and injuries from overlifting or straining of muscles, bones and tendons. Symphytum helps with mechanical injuries to the eyes, such as blows from blunt objects.