Four principal drainers of the Liver : Solidago, Chelidonium, Taraxacum, Carduus marianus. 2. Six drainers of bile ducts and of the liver : Hydrastis Chionanthus, China, Myrica, Berberies….


What conditions before all the homoeopathic remedies in their action on the drainage, is their Tropism, their Local Elective Action and the choice and selection that the human organism makes, thanks to which such a remedy will act on such tissue, such region or even on such part of such an organ (Chelidonium on the right lobe of the liver etc….)

The schema included here : Abdomen, drainage and Canalisation shows the local elective action, on the liver, the spleen and on the different parts of the digestive tract of the principal homoeopathic remedies.

Here is now a classification of remedies that we are going to study and which are the most important for the drainage of the liver and of the gall-bladder.

Vegetables :

1. Four principal drainers of the Liver : Solidago, Chelidonium, Taraxacum, Carduus marianus.

2. Six drainers of bile ducts and of the liver : Hydrastis Chionanthus, China, Myrica, Berberies.

3. Four remedies of painful spasms of the bile ducts. Colocynthis, Dioscoria villosa, Bryonia, Chamomilla.

4. Four remedies of portal hypertension and of haemorrhoids in relation to liver troubles : Podophyllum, Aloe, Aesculus hippocastanum, Collinsonia.

5. Four other remedies of hepato-biliary troubles : Ptelia Leptandra, Jugulans cinerea, Yucca filamentosa.

6. Minerals : Eight mineral compounds : Natrum phos., Natrum sulphuricum, Magnesia muriatica, Magnesia sulphuricum, Kali bichromicum, Kali carbonicum, Mercurius solubilis and Mercurius dulcis.

And finally :

7. Two remedies which are to be placed separately for their particular action on cholecystitis, one vegetable and the other from the animal kingdom : Ricinus communis and Vipera.

Biochemic remedies.

Some organic substances such as Liver extract, Bile extract, Biliary salts, Calculus biliaris, Cholesterinum, Lecithin, Lutein, and the choleretics and cholagogs described by Charbol, Polypode, Cynara scolymus, Combratum, Boldo, and Rosemary etc.

Finally there exist numerous remedies of Derivation which act not only on the liver but also on the other organs.

Iris versicolor (Pancreas and intracephalic circulation).

Digitalis (heart and kidneys).

Dulcamara (locomotor system and conjunctive tissues)

Nux vomica. Canaliser of Sulphur on the small intestines (Nebel)

Antimonium crudum. Action on the intestines.

Arsenicum album. Universal action. Every age, all the tissues of all organs.

Ceonathus. Principal sphere of action on the spleen.

Sepia. Portal veins and lower abdomen.

Pulsatilla. General venous congestion and troubles due to incomplete digestion of facts.

Cyclamen. For the digestion of fact.

Solidago, Chelidonium, Taraxacum, Carduus Marianus.

Solidago. An important remedy of drainage, indicated tous by Burnett, and we of the French school use it specially; foreign homoeopaths, use it much less. Even we use it as a routine, prescribing it whenever our therapeutic ideas are somewhat vague.

Solidago, though very interesting to use and is of the first importance among the remedies for the drainage of the outlets, is not however the only one and should not occupy an exaggerated place. It is a plant, which grows in the forest and dry grounds. It is not consumed as food, but however one can ingest it in a small quantity without any danger and the cattles often eat them. It blooms in August and in September.

Empirically it is used as a diuretic and you will find in the book on phytotherapy of Leclerc, a small chapter on it, which is interesting to read, but this does not teach us, Homoeopaths, anything, because the Phytotherapaths know much less than us about the plant. Leclerc has however indicated to us that a decoction of Solidago, may give good results in enteralgia, diarrhoea, dysenteric stools with tenesmus and in infantile enteritis during dentition.

It is a remedy that acts by opening the Renal Barrage and secondarily the digestive barrage. It has a very mild action on the liver and also on the lower limbs and on the blood.

The reputation of Solidago comes from the fact that it checks the medicinal aggravation caused by Sulphur, Nux vomica, Lycopodium. It may be related to all the important ground remedies and even to all the medicines of the Materia Medica. It has no incompatibility. Every time you use it for opening the renal barrage and at the sametime you prescribe other remedies, ground remedies and functional remedies, you need not be afraid of incompatibility you may be sure that it will not hinder the action of other remedies. But you must know how to apply it. If you use it in very low dilution, 1x or 3x, you risk an irritation of kidney. If you use it in very high dilution, you will not open the renal barrage. On my part, after number of trials, I have settled on 3x, 5 drops every day before meal at noon. The decoction acts very mildly as diuretic and does not cause dysuria. You may give safely to some persons, a cup of the decoction in the morning. By doing so you will have a very mild action on the kidney and on the liver.

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.