ABSINTHIUMAbsinthium, commonly known as Common Wormwood, is a remedy associated with epileptiform seizures. It induces a perfect picture of seizures, marked by nervous tremors preceding the attack. This remedy is particularly effective for sudden and severe giddiness, delirium with hallucinations, and loss of consciousness. It also addresses nervous excitement, sleeplessness, cerebral irritation, and spasms, including hysterical and infantile spasms.

In terms of mental symptoms, Absinthium is linked to hallucinations, frightful visions, kleptomania, and loss of memory. Individuals may exhibit a desire for solitude, with a tendency to forget recent events and a somewhat brutal demeanor.

Physical symptoms involve vertigo with a tendency to fall backward, a general sense of confusion, and dilated pupils. The face may turn blue (cynosed), accompanied by spasmodic facial twitchings. In the mouth, there are fixed jaws, tongue-biting during seizures, and a sensation of swelling.

Other notable effects include a scalded feeling in the throat, nausea, retching, eructation, bloating around the waist and abdomen, and flatulent colic. Urinary symptoms comprise a constant desire, strong odor, and deep yellow color. In males, there may be spermatorrhea with relaxed and enfeebled parts, while females may experience darting pain in the right ovary and premature menopause.

Heart-related symptoms involve a sensation of weight on the chest and irregular, tumultuous heart action audible in the scapular region. Pain in limbs and paralytic symptoms in the extremities are also within the scope of this remedy.ABSINTHIUM


Key Symptoms:

  • Epileptiform Seizures: Induces a perfect picture of epileptiform seizures.
  • Nervous Tremors: Precedes attacks, indicating nervous system involvement.
  • Giddiness: Sudden and severe, with a tendency to fall backward.
  • Delirium and Hallucinations: Accompanied by loss of consciousness.
  • Nervous Excitement and Sleeplessness: Prominent symptoms.
  • Cerebral Irritation: Effective for conditions involving cerebral irritation.
  • Hysterical and Infantile Spasms: Falls within the range of this remedy.
  • Poisoning by Mushrooms: Useful in cases of mushroom poisoning.
  • Chorea and Tremors: Addresses involuntary movements and tremors.
  • Nervousness in Children: Alleviates nervousness, excitement, and sleeplessness in children.


  • Hallucinations and Frightful Visions: Mental disturbances leading to frightening visions.
  • Kleptomania: Inclination towards stealing.
  • Memory Loss: Forgetfulness, particularly recent events.
  • Social Withdrawal: Wants nothing to do with anybody.
  • Brutal Behavior: Displays brutality in actions.


  • Vertigo and Confusion: Dizziness with a tendency to fall backward, accompanied by general confusion.
  • Occipital Headache: Dull occipital headache.
  • Pupillary Abnormalities: Unequally dilated pupils.


  • Cyanosis: Blue discoloration of the face.
  • Facial Twitchings: Spasmodic twitchings of facial muscles.


  • Jaw Fixation: Jaws fixed during seizures.
  • Biting Tongue: Tongue biting during trembles; sensation of swelling.
  • Protruding Jaw: Jaw appears protruded during seizures.


  • Scalded Sensation: Throat feels scalded; sensation of a lump.


  • Digestive Disturbances: Nausea, retching, eructation.
  • Abdominal Bloating: Bloated sensation around the waist and abdomen.
  • Flatulent Colic: Colicky pains due to flatulence.


  • Frequent Urination: Constant desire to urinate.
  • Characteristic Odor: Strong odor and deep yellow color (compare with Kali-p.).


  • Spermatorrhea: Addresses involuntary discharge with relaxed and enfeebled parts.


  • Ovarian Pain: Darting pain in the right ovary.
  • Premature Menopause: Indicated for cases of early menopause.


  • Chest Sensation: Feeling of weight on the chest.
  • Irregular Heartbeat: Tumultuous and irregular heart action audible in the scapular region.


  • Pain and Paralysis: Pain in limbs, with paralytic symptoms.


  • Comparisons: Alcoholus, Art-v., Hydr-ac., Cina, Cic.ABSINTHIUM

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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