The homeopathic remedy – Ceanothus Americanus – is obtained from the shrub Ceanothus americanus belonging to the Buckthorn Family (Rhamnaceae). This plant is also known as New Jersey tea or Red-root.
In Homeopathy, Ceanothus Americanus (Cean.) is employed in the treatment of diseases of the spleen as it has special affinity for spleen. Main clinical indications for Ceanothus Americanus as a homeopathic remedy include the enlargement of spleen (splenomegaly), inflammation of spleen (splenitis), pain in the left hypochondrium due to diseased spleen, intermittent fever, diarrhea, leucorrhea, menses too early and profuse, shivering with chilliness down the back, etc.