Ampelopsis signs and symptoms of the homeopathy medicine from the Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by J.H. Clarke. Find out for which conditions and symptoms Ampelopsis is used…

      Ampelopsis quinquefolia. Virginia Creeper. American Ivy. *N. O. Vitaceae. Tincture of plant. Decoction of chopped inner bark.


Cholera. Dropsy. Hoarseness. Hydrocele.


Our pathogenetic knowledge of *Ampelopsis is due to observations on two children poisoned by chewing the leaves. They were quickly seized with violent vomiting and purging, with considerable tenesmus, then collapse, sweating, and faint pulse, then deep sleep for two hours, from which they were aroused by return of vomiting and purging. There was dilatation of pupil for hours after commencement of attack. Hansen gives as an indication: “Chronic hoarseness in patients who were scrofulous in their youth.” S. M. Worthington has cured with it renal dropsies that had resisted other treatment and a case of hydrocele. He found the decoction the most efficient preparation.


*Compare: Vitex Agnus castus (botanical.), Aethusa cyn.

John Henry Clarke
John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica