Some useful Homeopathic remedies – Part 137.



This remedy is derived from gummy exudation of the unripe capsule of Poppy.

It is a remedy which suits subjects, who are depressed, drowsy or in a state of stupor, with a general sluggishness of vital reaction.  This remedy is good for ailments, which arise from fear, fright, anger, shame, sudden joy and alcohol.

It is considered to be a good remedy in epilepsy associated with vertigo, drowsiness, inertia and torpor with an absence of any neurological reaction.

It suits subjects, whose complaints are associated with painlessness and a lack of vital reaction.  It suits subjects, who want nothing, and have a complete loss of consciousness.

This remedy is useful in Apoplexy of drunkards, with stertorous breathing and dilated pupils.  It is a useful remedy for Delirium tremens.  It is useful when a subject has delirium with wide-open eyes.

It is useful in vertigo in old persons and in vertigo after fright.

It suits subjects, who have a red face, look intoxicated, who are blabbering with difficulty in clear articulation and swallowing.

It suits subjects, who have a hard bloated abdomen, and during colic there is an urging for stool with discharge of hard feces.

It is useful in OBSTINATE CONSTIPATION, with no desire to go for stool, and the stools recede and have a black and offensive and are frothy.

It is useful in subjects, who are prone to deep snoring, with a rattling stertorous breathing.

It is useful in subjects with deep intermittent unequal respiration with great drowsiness, and the subject falls into a heavy stupid sleep.

It is a useful remedy for subjects who have pleasant amorous dreams.

It is useful in fever with stupor, when the pulse is full and slow with lots of perspiration.

This remedy suits subjects, who are worse in the heat, during and after sleep and are better from cold things and constant walking.


 The condition, which most frequently calls for OPIUM is paralytic ileus after an abdominal section.  There is a loop of bowel, which is completely paralyzed, accompanied by reversed peristalsis and the pumping of bile back into the stomach. The patient is horribly sick and bringing up masses of bile – stained, rather foul smelling vomit and has an extreme sensation of abdominal distension. I think that is the commonest condition in which you get paralytic ileus, you find there is a history that OPIUM or one of its derivatives has been given before or after operation.

Dr. D. M. Borland, M.B, Ch.B.

Occasionally OPIUM is useful post-operatively when an old fright is presumably re-stimulated by another frightening experience.

Dr. Foubister, M.B., Ch.B, D.C.H.

You may find OPIUM indicated in that very dangerous condition, Strangulation of bowels. There are violent colicky pains and vomiting of matters having fecal odor.

Dr. E. A. Farrington, M.D.

When you have before you a body, which is doing nothing, no sweating, nothing, you think of only one remedy, OPIUM. OPIUM is just the situation where there is no sweat; no stool no movement there (comatose).

Dr. Pierre Schmidt, M.D.

OPIUM is indicated when retention of urine follows parturition. I have twice confirmed.

Dr. E. A. Farrington, M.D.

It is most important to trace convulsions to their origin. It may be found that these manifestations date back many years to the fright of the nursing mother, when OPIUM will serve well.

Hom. Recorder, Feb ’32.

OPIUM is a drug (in Homeopathic preparation) to be thought of for those abnormal children whose moral sense has never been developed, who lie and steal, and are heading for a mental institution.

 Dr. Tyler, M.D.


Dr. Younan, M.B. C.M.

If a patient has had enuresis or other psychosomatic illness beginning after discharge from a hospital, it is worthwhile to remember OPIUM, if apparently indicated remedies fail.

Dr. Foubister, M.B., Ch.B., D.C.H.

I know of some people who are made absolutely sleepless by Opium in all sorts of doses, and OPIUM 30 has helped me in cases of sleeplessness, as often as COFFEA. My experience goes to show that whether the drug- effect is primary or secondary, it is a drug-effect and is good for prescribing.

Dr. Clarke, M.D