ASARUM EUROPAEUMEuropean Snakeroot (Asarum europaeum) is a remedy for nervous conditions and loss of energy, especially when accompanied by excessive sensitivity. Individuals needing this remedy may experience unbearable itching on silk, linen, or paper, along with pain and spasms in muscles. They may suffer from nervous deafness, asthenopia, and cold shivers due to emotional stimuli. Sensations of parts being pressed together and coldness are common. Mentally, they may have fleeting thoughts and heightened sensitivity even to imaginary stimuli.

Head: There is a feeling of pressure and tension in the head, with painful hair and stiffness in the eyes. Symptoms worsen in sunlight and wind but improve with cold air or water application.

Ears: Sensation of blockage in the ears, along with catarrh and deafness. Heat may be felt in the external ear, accompanied by noises.

Nose: Coryza with sneezing.

Stomach: Loss of appetite, flatulence, and vomiting, with a desire for alcoholic drinks. Smoking tobacco tastes bitter. Nausea worsens after eating, accompanied by great faintness and watery saliva accumulation.

Rectum: Passage of odorless, yellow mucus, diarrhea with tough mucus, undigested stools, and prolapse.

Female: Menstrual issues such as early, prolonged, black menses and severe back pain. Tenacious, yellow leucorrhea may also be present.

Respiratory: Nervous, hacking cough and shortness of breath.

Back: Paralytic pain in the muscles of the neck, weakness, and staggering.

Fever: Chilliness with icy cold parts, easily induced perspiration. Symptoms worsen in cold dry weather and with penetrating sounds, but improve with washing and in damp weather.

Relationship: Can be compared with Asarum canadense (Wild ginger) for similar conditions, especially colds followed by amenorrhea and gastroenteritis. Other remedies to compare include Ip., Sil., Nux-v., and Chin.

Dosage: Third to sixth potency.ASARUM EUROPAEUM


European Snakeroot (Asarum europaeum) is indicated for:

Nervous affections and loss of energy, especially with excessive sensitivity.
Unbearable itching on silk, linen, or paper.
Pain and spasmodic muscular actions.
Nervous deafness and asthenopia.
Cold shivers from any emotion.
Sensation of parts being pressed together.
Feeling cold constantly.

Thoughts vanish with drawing pressure in the forehead.
Increased sensibility, even from mere imagination.

Compressive pain.
Tension in the scalp; painful hair.
Stiffness, burning, and coldness in the eyes.
Darting pains in the eyes post-surgery.

Sensation as if plugged up.
Catarrh with deafness.
Heat in the external ear.
Noises in the ears.

Coryza with sneezing.

Loss of appetite, flatulence, eructations, and vomiting.
Desire for alcoholic drinks.
Bitter taste of tobacco.
Nausea worse after eating.
Great faintness.
Accumulation of cold, watery saliva.

Passage of odorless, yellow mucus.
Diarrhea of tough mucus.
Undigested stools.

Early, long-lasting, black menses.
Violent pain in the small of the back (lumbosacral region).
Tenacious, yellow leucorrhea.

Nervous, hacking cough.
Short respiration.

Paralytic pain in the muscles of the nape of the neck.
Weakness with staggering.

Chilliness with single parts getting icy cold.
Easily excited perspiration.

Worse in cold dry weather and with penetrating sounds.
Better from washing and in damp and wet weather.

Compare with Asarum canadense (Wild ginger), especially for colds followed by amenorrhea and gastroenteritis.
Also compare with Ip., Sil., Nux-v., and Chin.

Third to sixth potency.

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

Medicine images use for reference only selection of homeopathic medicine depends on the individual’s specific symptoms and overall constitution. Moreover, homeopathy is a holistic system of medicine that treats the individual as a whole. In addition to addressing the physical symptoms, it takes into account the emotional and mental state of the person. Consequently, it’s crucial to consult with a qualified homeopathic practitioner for personalized treatment.
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