Staphysagria is a homeopathic remedy that is indicated by a wide range of symptoms, many of which are emotions. These indications need not occur at the same time. They may include
- aversion to tobacco smoke
- emotional and physical sensitivity
- feelings of indignation
- feelings of humiliation
- sense of resentment towards people or situations
Examples of specific conditions that are believed to be helped by staphysagria include, for example
- injuries due to accidents
- bites and stings
- childbirth or circumcision
- cuts or wounds after surgery
- morning or travel sickness
In general, staphysagria is more likely to be selected for use when the indications, e.g. as mentioned above, are more greater after physical exertion and when the person is hungry.
More about the substance used to prepare staphysagria homeopathic remedy:
The homeopathic remedy staphysagria is derived from the herb Delphinium staphysagria, which is also written 'Delphinium staphisagria'. It is also known by other common names, such as lice-bane, which is due to the historical use of its seeds to prepare remedies to treat lice. This upright plant grows to heights of approx. 4-5 ft (1.2-1.5 m) tall and produces blue to purple-blue flowers as in the sketch belowon the left. It is native to Asia and southern Europe including the Mediterranean region.
The staphysagria remedy used in homeopathy is prepared using only the seeds of Delphinium staphysagria. Note that all parts of this plant are toxic so should not be consumed.
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.
More about Homeopathy:
- 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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