Abrotanum Q, 6C, 12C, 30C, 200C, 1M, 10M USES AND SYMPTOMS

AbrotanumAbrotanum, also known as Southernwood, is a valuable remedy for various conditions, particularly effective in cases of marasmus, especially affecting the lower extremities, despite a good appetite. It proves beneficial in metastasis, rheumatism following checked diarrhea, and the ill effects of suppressed conditions, particularly in gouty subjects. This remedy is also indicated for tuberculous peritonitis, exudative pleurisy, and other exudative processes, especially after surgery for hydrothorax or empyema.

Key Indications:

  • Marasmus with lower extremity involvement despite a good appetite.
  • Rheumatism following checked diarrhea.
  • Ill effects of suppressed conditions, especially in gouty subjects.
  • Tuberculous peritonitis, exudative pleurisy, and post-surgical hydrothorax or empyema.
  • Aggravation of hemorrhoids when rheumatism improves.
  • Epistaxis and hydrocele in boys.

Mental and Emotional State:

  • Cross, irritable, anxious, depressed.

Physical Symptoms:

  • Face: Wrinkled, cold, dry, pale; blue rings around dull eyes; comedones with emaciation; epistaxis; angioma of the face.
  • Stomach: Slimy taste; good appetite but emaciation progresses; pain worse at night; stomach feels as if swimming in water.
  • Abdomen: Hard lumps, distension, alternate diarrhea and constipation, hemorrhoids.
  • Respiratory: Raw feeling, impeded respiration, dry cough following diarrhea, pain across the chest.
  • Back: Weak neck, back pain, pain in lumbar region extending along the spermatic cord, sacral pain with hemorrhoids.
  • Extremities: Pain in shoulders, arms, wrists, and ankles; pricking and coldness in fingers and feet; emaciated legs; stiff and lame joints; painful contraction of limbs.

Skin Symptoms:

  • Eruptions on the face suppressed, purplish skin, flabby and loose skin, furuncles, falling out of hair, itching chilblains.


  • Worse: Cold air, checked secretions.
  • Better: Motion.


  • Compare with Scrophularia, Bryonia, Stellaria, Benz-acid in gout.
  • Also compare with Iodine and Natrum muriaticum in cases of marasmus.Abrotanum



  • Cross, irritable, anxious, depressed.


  • Wrinkled, cold, dry, pale.
  • Blue rings around dull-looking eyes.
  • Comedones with emaciation.
  • Epistaxis.
  • Angioma of the face.


  • Slimy taste.
  • Good appetite, but emaciation progresses.
  • Pain in the stomach worse at night.
  • Stomach feels as if swimming in water; feels cold.
  • Gnawing hunger and whining.
  • Indigestion, vomiting of large quantities of offensive fluid.


  • Hard lumps in different parts of the abdomen.
  • Distended abdomen.
  • Alternate diarrhea and constipation.
  • Hemorrhoids.
  • Frequent urging; bloody stools; worse as rheumatic pains abate.
  • Ascarides.
  • Oozing of blood and moisture from the umbilicus.
  • Sensation as if bowels were sinking.


  • Raw feeling.
  • Impeded respiration.
  • Dry cough following diarrhea.
  • Pain across the chest, severe in the region of the heart.


  • Neck very weak, cannot hold the head up.
  • Lame, weak, and painful back.
  • Pain in the lumbar region extending along the spermatic cord.
  • Pain in the sacrum, with hemorrhoids.


  • Pain in the shoulders, arms, wrists, and ankles.
  • Pricking and coldness in fingers and feet (chilblains).
  • Legs greatly emaciated.
  • Joints stiff and lame.
  • Painful contraction of limbs.


  • Eruptions on the face suppressed, and the skin becomes purplish.
  • Skin flabby and loose.
  • Furuncles.
  • Falling out of hair.
  • Itching chilblains.


  • Worse: Cold air, checked secretions.
  • Better: Motion.Abrotanum

selection of the potency

  1. Individualization:

    • Homeopathy is based on the principle of treating the individual, not just the disease. The unique symptoms and characteristics of the person are crucial in determining the most suitable potency.
  2. Intensity of Symptoms:

    • The intensity of the symptoms guides the choice of potency. If the symptoms are intense and acute, a lower potency (e.g., 6C, 30C) might be considered. For chronic conditions with less intensity, higher potencies (e.g., 200C, 1M) may be appropriate.
  3. Sensitivity of the Patient:

    • Some individuals are more sensitive to homeopathic remedies, while others may require higher potencies. The practitioner considers the patient’s sensitivity when selecting the potency.
  4. Acute vs. Chronic Conditions:

    • Lower potencies are often used for acute conditions, while higher potencies may be considered for chronic or long-standing issues.
  5. Previous Response to Potencies:

    • The patient’s response to previous homeopathic treatments helps guide the choice of potency. If a particular potency has been effective in the past, it may be repeated or adjusted as needed.
  6. Vital Force and Susceptibility:

    • Homeopathy views illness as a disturbance in the vital force. The practitioner assesses the patient’s overall vitality and susceptibility to determine the appropriate potency.
  7. Aggravation or Amelioration:

    • The direction of the symptom response (aggravation or amelioration) after taking a remedy can influence the choice of potency.
  8. Miasmatic Considerations:

    • In classical homeopathy, the concept of miasms (inherited disease tendencies) is considered. The practitioner take this into account when selecting the potency.
  9. Practitioner Experience:

    • The experience and preference of the homeopathic practitioner play a role. Some practitioners may have success with certain potencies based on their clinical experience.


  • Do not exceed the recommended dose by physician
  • Keep out of the reach of children
  • Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight
  • Maintain half an hour gap between food/drink/any other medicines and homoeopathic medicine
  • Avoid any strong smell in the mouth while taking medicine e.g. camphor, garlic, onion, coffee, hing

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