ASCLEPIAS SYRIACA (CORNUTI)Asc-c (Ascelpias syriaca – Silkweed) acts notably on the nervous system and urinary organs. It is indicated for conditions like dropsy, hepatic, renal, cardiac issues, and post-scarlatinal symptoms. It promotes sweating and increases urine production. It is beneficial for acute rheumatic inflammation in large joints and intermittent, pressing uterine pains.

Head symptoms include a sensation as if a sharp instrument is thrust from one temple to the other and constriction across the forehead. Nervous headaches, occurring after suppressed perspiration and followed by increased urine with high specific gravity, find relief with Asc-c. It is particularly suited for headaches resulting from the retention of waste products in the body.

In comparison, Asclepias vincetoxicum (Swallow-wart – Cynanchum) is a gastrointestinal irritant causing vomiting and purgation. It is useful in conditions like dropsy and diabetes characterized by excessive thirst and profuse urination.



Acts notably on nerves and urinary system
Addresses dropsy, hepatic, renal, cardiac issues, especially post-scarlatinal
Promotes sweating and boosts urine output
Eases acute rheumatic joint inflammation
Relieves intermittent, pressing uterine pains

Feels like a sharp object thrusts from one temple to another
Forehead tightness
Relieves nervous headaches post suppressed sweat, followed by increased urine with high specific gravity
Alleviates headaches due to retained toxins

Compare with Asclepias vincetoxicum (Swallow-wart), a GI irritant causing vomiting and purging. Useful in dropsy, diabetes with intense thirst and abundant urination.
Dose: Tincture.

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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