The Vegetables

homeopathic remedies from Vegetable group found to be effective in diabetes mellitus….

The Vegetables.

We will study successively.

Syzigium: used systematically.

Chimaphilla and Rhus Aromatica when the urinary troubles are predominant.

Bryonia Chionanthus, Iris Versicolor, Lycopodium, Nux Vomica, China, Colchicum.

In digestive troubles: Phaseolus, Lycopus is associated with heart troubles. Curare in the tendency to paralysis.

Opium, Codeinum, Morphinum: Tendency to coma associated to uremia.

Coca: Diabetes with sexual weakness.

Kreosotum, Secale Cornutum, in tendency to gangrene.

Hellebores Helonias, in diabetes becoming rapidly grave.


It is classic. It is prescribed systematically in lower (2x, 3x) dilution even in tincture because very often it lowers down and cause the disappearance of sugar content in blood and urine. It does not act in high dilutions. But there are number of failures as it is used as a routine remedy.

Syzigium is indicated by intense thirst weakness, emaciation polyuria with elevation of the density of urine. It is also indicated by the tendency to ulcer. Its use is legitimated by biology because it increases. in experimental intoxication, the rate of sugar in the blood.

Phloridzine on the contrary is used only in diabetics with renal troubles, because it does not increase sugar and the glycosuria will result by the renal formation of glucose excreted in the urine. (Hinsdale) Chimaphilla

It affects much the kidneys and curses troubled and foetid urine difficult or burning. If has also experimental glycosuria.

The prostate is irritated and swollen the whole perineum is congested. Urine contains a muco-purulent sediment. It suits to diabetes caused by the infection of the urinary system. It has been used by the allopaths in diabetes, but they never thought about the Homoeopathic action in diabetes.

Rhus aromatica.

Diabetes with pale urine, very abundant, of high density Frequent albuminuria.

Bryonia alba.

Suits to the thirst of the diabetics: drinks much at time but at long intervals. Dryness of lips of the mouth and of the throat, liver sensitive and painful. Weakness vertigo, muscular weakness stomach sensitive to touch. Sensation of a stone in the stomach after meals.


Diabetes with hepatic troubles clear soft and pasty stools Abundant urine polyuria of high density containing sugar and biliary pigment at the sametime, or much urobiline.

Iris versicolor.

It is classic because Iris affects essentially the pancreas. It seems to act rather on functional troubles of the pancreas as much as it is digestive gland rather than Langerhans island.


Ground remedy. Hepatic insufficiency associated to diabetes. Individual soon satisfied. Little or no thirst Often suits to benign diabetes with insufficient liver and sexual weakness.

Nux vomica Sedentary life. Desire for stimulants. Frequent constipation inefficacious urging. This remedy suits to patients who make irregularities in food and persons who have taken excessive drugs.


Suits to persons who have become weak due to constant loss or sugar. Great sensitiveness to air current to cold and to touch. Marked periodicity of all symptoms.


Association of gout or rheumatism and of diabetes. urine contains blood, albumen and sugar. Weak heart pains in the extremities by the least movement. Dry mouth. Thirst nausea and vomiting. Great prostration sensation of intense coldness and tendency to collapse.


Diabetics with sexual importance. Hypochondriasis. Wants to be alone (sepia)

Cannot bear high altitude and life in the mountains.


Reproduces the paralysis of flaccid muscles with diminution or abolition of reflexes which is found in cases of medullar troubles or in polyneuritis. A remedy indicated in cases of nervous origin (with Arnica if diabetes is caused by traumatism of the skull)


Diabetes with palpitations a rapid heart, a weak and soft pulse and a sensation of approaching death. is used as a decoction of the plant for daily use.

Lycopus virginica

Classic in Basedow’s disease, also acts in diabetes with abundant aqueous urine a rapid and painful heart, a weak and intermittent pulse. Protrusion of eyeballs. Pluriglandular troubles (heart, thyroid, pancreas etc.) Opium

Prostration hebetude, tendency to come, myosis. Torpor, stertorous respiration sweats, dark red colour of the face. Dry mouth. Great thirst constipation without desire. Suits specially to diabetic coma.


Nervous, pancreatic diabetes. Occipital headache, tremblings itching, Eructations. Great thirst. Frequent dry cough worse at night.

Codeinum phosphoricum (1x) Advised by Wendellani in nervous diabetes because of the compound Codeine and Phosphorus.

Mauritius Fortier-Bernoville
Mauritius (Maurice) Fortier Bernoville 1896 – 1939 MD was a French orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy to become the Chief editor of L’Homeopathie Moderne (founded in 1932; ceased publication in 1940), one of the founders of the Laboratoire Homeopathiques Modernes, and the founder of the Institut National Homeopathique Francais.

Bernoville was a major lecturer in homeopathy, and he was active in Liga Medicorum Homeopathica Internationalis, and a founder of the le Syndicat national des médecins homœopathes français in 1932, and a member of the French Society of Homeopathy, and the Society of Homeopathy in the Rhone.

Fortier-Bernoville wrote several books, including Une etude sur Phosphorus (1930), L'Homoeopathie en Medecine Infantile (1931), his best known Comment guerir par l'Homoeopathie (1929, 1937), and an interesting work on iridology, Introduction a l'etude de l'Iridologie (1932).

With Louis-Alcime Rousseau, he wrote several booklets, including Diseases of Respiratory and Digestive Systems of Children, Diabetes Mellitus, Chronic Rheumatism, treatment of hay fever (1929), The importance of chemistry and toxicology in the indications of Phosphorus (1931), and Homeopathic Medicine for Children (1931). He also wrote several short pamphlets, including What We Must Not Do in Homoeopathy, which discusses the logistics of drainage and how to avoid aggravations.

He was an opponent of Kentian homeopathy and a proponent of drainage and artificial phylectenular autotherapy as well.