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Compendious on Allium Cepa Homeopathic medicine; Indications, benefits, side effects

Allium cepa (commonly known as onion) is a worldwide culinary and therapeutic spice belonging to the family Liliaceae.

Pliny the elder of the first century CE first wrote on allium cepa that became part of Roman beliefs about the onion’s ability to improve ocular ailments, aid in sleep, and heal everything from oral sores & toothaches to dog bites, lumbago, and even dysentery. It is rich in phytochemical content, particularly for polyphenols. It releases a volatile gas, synpropanethial-S-oxide, which stimulates nerves in the eye causing tears (lachyrimation). It is used for treatment of gastro intestinal disorders, asthma and bronchitis. The average pH of an onion is around 5.

Allium can be compared to Gelsemium; Euphatorium; Kali hyd; Aconite; Ipecac. It compliments medicines like Phosphorous; Thuja; Pulsatilla.

The Leading Characteristics of Allium cepa

  1. Colds, flu and acute sinusitis; profuse watery and acrid nasal discharge with profuse bland lachrymation (watering), worse in a warm room and better in open air.
  2. Acrid, watery discharge dropping from tip of nose, burns and corrodes the nose and upper lip.
  3. Burning, biting and smarting in the eyes as from smoke, must rub them; eyes watery and suffused.
  4. Violent sneezing on rising from bed.
  5. Catarrhal (discharging) laryngitis; cough compels patient to grasp the larynx; feels as if cough would tear it.
  6. Neuralgic (nerve) pains like a long thread: in face, head, neck, chest.
  7. Sore and raw spots on feet, especially heels, from friction, as of shoes.


Allium Cepa Patient profile

The person suffers from stuffy headaches (catarrh) which becomes worse in warm room, especially evening. Eyes are red, watery and sensitive to light. Nose is filled with discharge which is heavy, watery and foul in nature (acridic).  There is rumbling in stomach with belching accompanied by hunger . Breathing is oppressed with pressure emanating in middle of chest. The voice is hoarse,  hacking cough due to  cold air and tickling in larynx. All these symptoms are worse, in the evening, in warm room. Better, in open air, and in cold room.

Especially adapted to:

(a) indolent, “weary” persons, averse to either mental or physical labor; mental labor fatigues;

(b) old people, generally women of relaxed, phlegmatic (cold, sluggish and apathetic) habits; extreme prostration, with perspiration.

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Allium Cepa homeopathic medicine; drug benefits, medicinal uses, side effects

 Allergic rhinitis, Sneezing Used in medisynth Nasaltone, homoepathic formula for the treatment of dust and pollen allergies, fever, headache, cold and flu.  Also in SBL Drops No 8 homeopathy medicine for Allergic Rhinitis, Nasal discharge, Excessive sneezing. Also check BBP Sneezol tablets, Wheezal Sneezo tabs, St George Allergenol-C Drops
Cold,Cough, Fever Allium cepa is used in homeopathic anti-pyretic formula like Bakson Fevo Aid, anti-catarrhal remedy like Bhargava Cory C Drops, Healwell Coldheal Pills
Diabetes regulates digestive processes. It helps relieving flatulence and colics, as well as the hyperorexia and thirst common in diabetics. This substance also addresses weakness of the limbs. Check Adel 18 drops
UTI It stimulates and detoxifies the tonsillar ring, connective tissues, intestines, serous membranes, bladder and kidneys to facilitate a systemic healing. Check Adel 22 drops
Eosinophilia Eosinophilia with marked respiratory symptoms. Coryza with acrid, nasal discharge and laryngeal symptoms. Check Allen A85 drops


Buy Allium Cepa homeopathy medicine in mother tinctures, dilutions, globules

Allium cepa Mother Tincture Q SBL
Allium cepa Dilution (available in 6c, 30c, 200c, 1m, 10m) SBL
Allium cepa Pills (available in 6c, 30c, 200c, 1m, 10m) Homeopathy Allium Cepa 2 Dram Globules 6C, 30C, 200C, 1M, 10M
Allium cepa Homeopathy Complexes/Specialities Medisynth Nasaltone Oral Drops
Allen A85 Eosinophilia Drops
Bhargava Cory C Drops
Wheezal Sneezo Corz Tablets
SBL Drops No 8
BBP Sneezol Tablets
St George Allergenol-C Drops
St George Allergenol-C Tab
Baksons Fevo Aid Syrup
Healwell Coldheal Pills


Allium Cepa Side effects

Dermatologic disease, gastric acidity, swelling, dyspepsia these side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Antidotes in such cases are : Arnica; Chamomilla; Verat. As per Boericke material medica


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