Homeopathic Medicine Eupatorium Perfoliatum (Thoroughwort)

Homeopathic Medicine Eupatorium Perfoliatum (Eup per) is prepared from Eupatorium Perfoliatum plant which is also known as “Bone-set” due to its ability to give relief from pain in limbs and muscles because of some forms of febrile disease, like dengue, chikungunya, malaria and influenza.

The Boneset plant is found in along rivers, marshes and wet areas where diseases that cause pain in bones (eg dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, flu) are common. Traditionally, the infusion of leaves of boneset plant is used for treating fever.

Homeopathic medicine Eupatorium acts principally on the gastro-hepatic organs and bronchial mucous membrane. It is indicated in Sluggishness of all organs and functions, Bone-pains, General and severe soreness.

Symptoms in which Eup-perf is indicated

Eupatorium Perfoliatum (Eup perf) is given, in case following symptoms are observed.

Head.–Throbbing pain. Pressure as if a cap of lead pressed over the whole skull. Vertigo;sensation of falling to left. Vomiting of bile. Top and back of the head with pain and soreness of eyeballs. Periodical headache, every third and seventh day. Occipital pain after lying down, with sense of weight.

Mouth.–Cracks in corners of mouth, yellow coated tongue, thirst.

Stomach.–Tongue yellow. Taste bitter. Hepatic region sore. Great thirst. Vomiting and purging of bile, of green liquid several quarts at a time. Vomiting preceded by thirst. Hiccough.

Stool.–Frequent, green watery. Cramps. Constipated, with sore the liver.

Respiratory.–Coryza, with sneezing. Hoarseness and cough, with soreness in chest;must support it. Influenza, with great soreness of muscles and bones. Chronic loose cough, chest sore;worse at night. Cough relieved by getting on hands and knees.

Fever.–Perspiration relieves all symptoms except headache. Chill between 7 and 9 am, preceded by thirst with great soreness and aching of bones. Nausea, vomiting of bile at close of chill or hot stage;throbbing headache. Knows chill is coming on because he cannot drink enough.

Extremities.–Aching pain in back. Aching in bones of extremities with soreness of flesh. Aching in arms and wrists. Swelling of left great toe. Gouty soreness and inflamed nodosities of joints, associated with headache. Dropsical swelling.

Availability of Eupatorium Perf

In homeopathic potencies 1X, 30C, 200C, 1M, 10M & CM.

Dose: For fever, give mother tincture of Eupatorium, 5 drops or 1x, 2 drops every 15 minutes during paroxysm of fever and 4 times during prodromal stage.


Homeopathic Materia Medica and Repertory By William Boericke.

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