Hypericum is pre-eminently a Neuralgic Remedy (remedy for nerve pain). The word ‘Hyper’ means above and ‘ecion’ means image. It is a Plant Remedy prepared from whole plant commonly known by the name St. John’s Wart. Unlike other Remedies discussed so far, for First Aid Kit, this remedy was first proved by Dr. Miller. All of the other Remedies discussed so far were first proved by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (Father of Homeopathy). The plant is found in India, Asia, Europe, North Africa and America.
Hypericum Patient is mentally sad, has anxiety of falling from height due to effects of shock after injury, falls, post-operative surgery or road-side accidents. These patients make mistakes in writing. This remedy helps prevent Tetanus and is used in injuries of Spinal Cord or after Concussion (violent blow) of Spinal Cord. It is indicated in punctured (like stepping on nail) , incised (clean cut injuries as from blades, knives etc.) or lacerated wounds (where tissue is torn apart) specially of long standing. It is also used in crushed or mashed fingertips specifically because, the fingertips are rich in nerve supply and the excruciating nerve pain is taken care of by this remedy.
Patient has a sensation that his/her head elongated at night. Headache, after fall on occiput with sensation of being lifter up high in the air. The spine is sensitive to touch. Patient also might have convulsions after blow/injury.
Potency and Repetition:
It is a good idea to start with low potency. Low potencies include potencies such as 6X, 12X or 30C. (For example: Hypericum Perforatum 30 C). If you are planning to take Hypericum pills, consider taking 4 pills 1 time a day for 7 days. Stop taking the Medicine if symptoms worsen and consult with your Professional Homeopath.
This is not a Medical Advice. It’s a general indication for injuries and muscle aches. Homeopathic prescription is based on each individual’s mental, physical and emotional detailed assessment and final prescription is made on individuals’ personality. The recommendation on Potency and Repetition is generalized as there is no ‘one size fits all’ for Homeopathic Prescription. This post is a good guide for First Aids.
Rucha Bhave is a Homeopathic Practitioner in the U.S. practicing & teaching Homeopathy since 12 years.