Hypericum perforatum is a well known and widely available homeopathic remedy that is also known simply as 'Hypericum'.
The homeopathic remedy hypericum perforatum is prepared from the herb St. John's Wort. It is often used as a remedy for injuries, e.g. to help to heal bruises on injured parts of the body that are rich in nerves such as the fingertips, toes, lips, ears and eyes. It is also considered beneficial for injuries to the coccyx (tailbone).
Hypericum perforatum is especially indicated in cases of pains shooting along the limbs and nerves.
More about the substance used to prepare hypericum perforatum homeopathic remedy:
St. John's Wort is a perennial flowering plant native to many parts of Europe. It can now be found in meadows in temperate areas across many parts of the the world. It consists of upright stems that reach approx. 3 feet (1 m) high with long thin/oblong yellow-green leaves and bright yellow flowers. Although it is very pretty and has medical uses, in large enough amounts hypericum perforatum is poisonous to livestock including horses. It has also been listed as a a noxious weed in more than 20 countries.
The remedy is made using only fresh flowering parts of the St. John's wort plant. Fresh, rather than dried, flowers are used.
Homeopathic preparations are usually supplied in either liquid or pill form. Regardless of the physical form in which the remedy is taken, its preparation will have involved a series of dilutions during which the original substance was repeatedly diluted and succussed (shaken) in a solvent such as water and/or alcohol.
There are very many (over 2,000) homeopathic remedies, some of which are available from chemists and health food shops. These pages feature some of the most popular homeopathic remedies and are for general interest only: This is not medical advice. Consult a qualified homeopathic practitioner for advice about use of this and any other homeopathic remedy. Bear in mind that homeopathic remedies are very dilute; even if a homeopathic remedy is beneficial, the substance from which it is derived may be harmful.
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- Introduction to Homeopathy
- List of pages about specific Homeopathic Remedies
- Bach Flower Remedies, including a list of the Bach Flower Remedies and the Latin names of the Bach Flower Remedies
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