Verbascum thapsus is a homeopathic remedy that is also known as just "Verbascum".
The main use of verbascum thapsus is in cases of earaches and ear infections (in both adults and children). This homeopathic preparation is generally used in the form of an oil rather than in tablet form, that being generally more convenient for application to the ear.
More about the substance used to prepare verbascum thapsus homeopathic remedy:
The homeopathic remedy verbascum thapsus is derived from the plant whose scientific name is Verbascum thapsus but is better known by its common names which include great mullein and common mullein.
This plant is a hairy biennial that can grow to heights of approx. 6 feet (2m), sometimes taller. It produces small yellow flowers densely grouped on a tall stem that extends from a large rosette of leaves that can be up to about 1ft 6" (50 cm) long. This plant is native to Europe, northern Africa, and Asia and present as an introduced species in North America and Australia.
A sketch of common mullein is shown belowon the left.
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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