BERBERIS AQUIFOLIUMBerberis aquifolium, also known as Mountain Grape or Mahonia, is a remedy primarily used for skin conditions, chronic catarrhal affections, and secondary syphilis. It addresses symptoms like hepatic torpor, lassitude, and incomplete metamorphosis, stimulating glands and improving nutrition.

Head: Band sensation above ears. Bilious headache. “Scald head” (thick crusts). Scaly eczema.

Face: Helps clear acne, blotches, and pimples. Improves complexion.

Stomach: Tongue coated thickly, yellowish-brown, as if blistered. Burning sensation in stomach. Nausea and hunger post-meals.

Urinary: Stitching, crampy pains; thick mucus, bright red, mealy sediment.

Skin: Pimply, dry, rough, scaly. Scalp eruptions extending to face and neck. Breast tumor with pain. Psoriasis. Dry eczema. Pruritus. Glandular induration.

Relationship: Carb-ac., Euon., Berb., Hydr.

Dosage: tincture in rather material doses.BERBERIS AQUIFOLIUM


Sensation of a band above the ears
Bilious headaches
“Scald head” with thick crusts
Scaly eczema
Blotches and pimples
Clears the complexion
Thickly coated, yellowish-brown tongue that feels blistered
Burning in the stomach
Nausea and hunger after eating
Stitching, crampy pains
Thick mucus
Bright red, mealy sediment
Pimply, dry, rough, and scaly
Eruptions on the scalp extending to the face and neck
Breast tumor with pain
Dry eczema
Glandular induration

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.
The information provided on this website is intended solely for educational purposes.  Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider.

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