Dr. Aditya Sardana
Eupatorium Perfoliatum (Eup-per., Eupat. perfol), a homeopathic remedy, is obtained from the plant known as “Thoroughwort” (Eupatorium perfoliatum) belonging to the family Asteraceae. Eupatorium Perfoliatum is used in homeopathy in the treatment of intermittent and remittent fevers. It affects respiratory system and gastro-hepatic organs. Eupatorium Perfoliatum relieves bone and joint pains such as those associated with dengue fever, malarial fever, influenza, etc. For this reason, it is also known as the “Common Boneset” or “Boneset”. Eupatorium is useful in cachexia from inebriety (drunkenness / intoxication), or from old chronic, bilious intermittent fever.
Clinical uses of Eupatorium Perfoliatum as a homeopathic remedy include the following symptoms and diseases, viz. – Bone-breaking pains, Rheumatism, Syphilitic Pains, Pain in Back, Fractures, Gout, General soreness, Bruised feeling all over the body surface, Pain and soreness of muscles, Aching in the limbs, Soreness of wrists as if broken or dislocated, Intermittent fever, Influenza, Dengue fever (also known as bonebreak fever), Malaria, Relapsing fever, Remittent fever, Measles, Soreness of liver, Jaundice, Bilious Fever, Nausea, Vomiting from drinking or taking any nourishment, Vomiting of bile, Cough, Hoarseness, Soreness of trachea and bronchi, Soreness of chest, Pain and soreness in eyeballs, Ophthalmia (inflammation of conjunctiva or deeper parts of the eye), Coryza, Sneezing, Violent headache, Occipital headache, Soreness of head, Diarrhea, Indigestion, Hiccup (Hiccough / Singultus), Cracks in the corners of mouth, and Presence of thirst for a long time before the chill and continuing during the chill and heat phases of fever.