Homeopathy treatment for Apoplexy from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Apoplexy…

Aesculus [Aesc]

Severe vertigo, with reeling, like drunken men; vertigo, with nausea and dimness of sight; confused stupor; thickness of speech; great weakness, with trembling.

Aconitum [Acon]

Heat of the head; pulsation of the carotids; skin more warm than cold; pulse full, hard, strong, even suppressed, but not intermittent; especially when fright or vexation was the cause of it, in plethoric apoplectic subjects.

Arnica [Arn]


Head hot and rest of body cool; full and strong pulse, with paralysis of limbs, especially left side; loss of consciousness and stupefaction, with stertorous breathing; sighing, muttering; involuntary discharge of urine and faces. Suits middle-aged, plethoric and stout constitutions; ecchymoses here and there all over the body.

Asterias-rubens [Aster]

Sudden attack of vertigo like shocks in the head; heat of head, as if surrounded by hot air; cerebral congestion with obstinate constipation; face red; pulse hard, compressed, frequent; pupils closed; gradual loss of sight; great agitation and little sleep night before attack.

Baryta-carb [Bar-c]

Apoplexy of old people, especially those addicted to the excessive use of stimulating drinks; the patient cannot speak; acts childish, at times anxious and full of fear; general PARALYSIS OF OLD AGE; paralysis of the tongue, with loss of memory; anxiety and fear and great trembling of the limbs; inability to keep the body erect.

Belladonna [Bell]

The first stage of the disease, with grinding and gnashing of teeth before attack, where severe congestive symptoms are still present, or at a later period, when the extravasation causes severe inflammatory reaction; stupefaction; loss of consciousness and speech, or convulsive movements of the limbs and muscles of the face; paralysis of the extremities, especially on the right side; THE MOUTH IS DRAWN TO ONE SIDE; paralysis of the tongue; ptyalismus, DIFFICULTY OF SWALLOWING, or entire inability to swallow; loss of sight; dilated pupils; red protruded eyes; RED BLOATED FACE; reaching with the hands to the genitals.

Cactus-grand [Cact]

Vertigo from sanguineous congestions to the head; face bloated and red, with pulsating pain in the head; heat in the head and face, causing madness and horrible anxiety; pulsating pain with sensation of weight on the right side of the head; pressing pain in the forehead, increased by bright light and loud noises. All these symptoms caused by profound cardiac disturbance.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

With fat persons, suffering also from fatty degeneration of the heart, and atheromatous state of the blood-vessels.

Causticum [Caust]

Paralytic states remaining after the apoplexy is removed. Paralysis and contraction of the lower extremities; impossibility to find the right word.

Cocculus [Cocc]

Face red and hot; eyes closed with the balls constantly rolling about; pupils dilated; breathing without noise; stupor; paralysis of right or left extremity; after night-watching and exhaustion.

Coffea [Coff]

Threatening of apoplexy; overexcited, talkative, full of fear, pangs of conscience; aversion to open air; sleeplessness; convulsive grinding of teeth.

Conium [Con]

The senile women’s remedy; numbness, with sensation of coldness on one side of head; headache, as if head were to full and would burst, morning when awaking; hemiplegia, sweat as soon as he falls asleep and even with the closing of the eyes.

Crot.-hor [Crot-h]

Apoplexy in drunkards, broken-down constitutions, following toxaemic states; dull, heavy, throbbing headache, with oppression in chest, burning fever and accelerated pulse; loss of speech; sopor from which he cannot be aroused; muttering and lockjaw; paralysis, following apoplexy, especially right side.

Cuprum [Cupr]

Nervous apoplexy, with convulsions, distortions of face and palsy of speech. Atrophy of paralyzed parts with paralysis of motor nerves, whereas sensation is normal; paralysis of tongue; choreic movements.

Gelsemium [Gels]

Threatened or actual apoplexy, with stupor, coma and nearly general paralysis (rarely useful in hemiplegia or paraplegia); headache, nausea, tightness of brain; giddiness, tendency to stagger, with imperfection of vision; vertigo unto falling, slightly relieved by spirits; intense passive congestion to the head with nervous exhaustion; wine aggravates the headache and eye symptoms.

Glonoinum [Glon]

Threatening apoplexy in subjects having a hypertrophied heart or insufficiency of aortic valves; during prodromal stage severe headache, hot flashes in head and face, mental exaltation or depression, ill humor, anguish, pulsation of the arteries of the head and neck; stiff neck and painful sensation at the back of neck, as if clothing were too tight; vertigo and dulness of head; scintillations and nebulae before eyes; buzzing in ears, heaviness and tired feeling of extremities; restless sleep and frightful dreams.

Helleborus [Hell]

Idiocy following apoplexy.

Hyoscyamus [Hyos]

Sudden falling down with a shriek; soporous condition; face red, lower jaw dropped; patient weak, trembling; twitching of muscles; stertorous breathing; inability to swallow; involuntary stool, pulse quick and full; blood-vessels swollen; numbness of hands after consciousness returns.

Iodum [Iod]

Chronic congestion to brain from hypertrophy of right ventricle or from compression of blood-vessels around the neck from a struma.

Ipecacuanha [Ip]

In serous and nervous apoplexy with vertigo, lips hanging down, loss of speech, salivation and paralysis of the extremities. Headache as if the brain were bruised through all the bones of the head and down into the root of the tongue; prolonged nausea and vomiting, arising from a gastric state.

Lachesis [Lach]

Stupefaction with loss of consciousness, with BLUE FACE AND CONVULSIVE MOVEMENTS, or tremor of the extremities; or paralysis, especially OF THE LEFT SIDE; the paroxysms are preceded by frequent absence of mind, or vertigo with rush of blood to the head; blowing expiration; after the use of liquors or mental emotions.

Lachnanthes [Lachn]

Vertigo with sensation of heat in the chest and around the heart; sensation as if the vertex were enlarged and driven upward; the head feels enlarged and driven upward; the head feels enlarged, as if split open with a wedge from the outside to within; the whole face becomes yellow, etc.

Laurocerasus [Laur]

Vertigo, bloated face; jerking of the facial muscles; speechless with full consciousness; palpitation of heart with scarcely perceptible pulse and cold, moist skin; trismus, twitching of face; the coma looks more like a quiet, deep sleep; pulse irregular, small and slow, seldom full and hard; apoplexy with paralysis.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

Impending cerebral paralysis; patient lies in stupor; somnolence; eyes set, fixed and suffused with tears; dropped jaw; rattling breathing; great set, fixed and suffused with tears; dropped jaw; rattling breathing; great emaciation and internal debility.

Nux-vom [Nux-v]

Apoplexy of good livers who lead an easy life and suffer from dyspepsia; stupefaction, stertorous breathing and ptyalism; blear-eyedness; dimness of vision; paralysis especially of the lower limbs; hanging down of the lower jaw; the paroxysms are preceded by vertigo, buzzing in the ears, headache as if the head would split open, or the eyes be pressed out, with nausea and urging to vomit; great irritability and hypochondriasis.

Opium [Op]

The paroxysms are preceded by dulness of sense, vertigo and heaviness of the head, buzzing in the ears and hardness of hearing, staring look, sleeplessness, anxious dreams or FREQUENT DESIRE TO SLEEP; the paroxysm is attended by TETANIC RIGIDITY OF THE WHOLE BODY, REDNESS, BLOATEDNESS, AND HEAT OF THE FACE; head is hot and covered with hot or cold sweat; red eyes, with dilated, INSENSIBLE PUPILS, SLOW, STERTOROUS BREATHING; CONVULSIVE MOVEMENT AND TREMBLING OF EXTREMITIES; foam at mouth; deep comatose sleep, with snoring, rattling and hanging down of lower maxilla; impossibility to rouse the patient; the head feels so heavy that it sinks back when the patient wants of lift it. (Give Apis or Nux v. where Opium fails.)

Psorinum [Psor]

Congestion of blood to the head with heat; awakes stupefied and cannot recollect what happened. Sensation as if the head received a heavy blow on the forehead, awaking him at night. Aversion to having the head uncovered (Silicea) Debility, independent of any organic disease, and still the patient is hopeless and despairing.

Pulsatilla [Puls]

For stupefaction and loss of consciousness, bloated and bluish- red, face loss of motion; VIOLENT PALPITATION OF THE HEART, ALMOST COMPLETE SUPPRESSION OF THE PULSE, and rattling breathing.

Sanguinaria [Sang]

Sanguineous apoplexy from venous congestion. Pain like a flash of lightning on the back of the head; red cheeks with burning of the ears; distension of the temporal veins; vertigo on quickly turning the head and looking upward; burning heat and redness of the face; breath and sputa smell bad, even to the patient.

Sepia [Sep]

In men addicted to drinking and sexual excesses, with a disposition to gout and haemorrhoids; or in women, from affections of the reproductive system. Venous apoplexy. Headache coming on in terrific shocks; dizziness in walking; with staggering; forgetfulness; cold feet, intermitting pulse, uses wrong in writing.

Samuel Lilienthal
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal (1815-1891) was from Germany, and became a pioneer homeopath in America. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Munich in 1838. After he moved to the United States, he was hired as Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York College for Women, and also as Professor of Mental and Nervous Diseases at the New York Homeopathic College.
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal was the author of many great books including “Homeopathic Therapeutics”. For many years, with the support of Dr. Constantine Hering, he was the editor of the North American Journal of Homeopathy. Dr. Lilienthal passed away on February 2nd 1891 in San Francisco.