Homeopathy Remedies for Headache

Anshutz gives a useful therapeutic differential diagnosis of the condition Headache, with the most useful homeopathic remedies. Therapeutic byways by E.P. Anshutz, published in 1900….

Melilotus [Mel]

      A tincture of the sweet clover, or the 1x dilution, is a remedy for those headaches or neuralgias that drive the patient wild so that he wants to bump his head against the floor or wall; is close to delirium. If it acts it acts quickly. Do not administer it over a period of time, i.e. two or more days. Two or three doses in half an hour will do all that can be expected.

Glonoine [Glon]

      Congestive headaches, surging of blood to the head, and headaches caused by the sun, require Glonoine 6.

Epiphegus [Epip]

      This is a remedy for the sick, or nervous, headache that comes on some women on any departure from their regular routine, such as shopping, visiting, etc. Give 1st or 3d potency.

Iris versicolor [Iris]

      The remedy for sick headache with vomiting, or sour vomit. Use 1st potency.

Belladonna [Bell]

      The remedy for throbbing headache. Use 3d potency.

Nux vomica [Nux-v]

      This remedy for the jag headache. Give the tincture pellets or tablets.

Bryonia [Bry]

      For headaches, were patient doesn’t want to move, wants to be alone, bursting headache, bitter taste. Use 3d potency.

Gelsemium [Gels]

      Blinding headaches, beginning with a blurr before the eyes. Use 3d potency.

Ignatia [Ign]

      The remedy for the nervous headaches brought on by worry, hurry or mental emotion. Use the 30th potency.

Usnea barbata.-Years ago a medical journal printed a communication on this drug from the maple tree. In effect one drop of the tincture will cure very violent habitual headaches, and also sun headaches. Sort of cure all.

Geranium maculatum [Ger]

      In drop doses, or tablets, of Geran.mac. 0, or the 3d potency, has frequently been found relief for habitual sick-headache. Every hour, until better.

Chionanthus Virginica [Chion]

      Sick-headache that comes on at regular intervals sometimes finds a remedy in Chionan. Vir 2x. Every hour, until better.

Onosmodium Vir [Onos]

      3, every hour, until relieved, has been found to be efficacious.

Crot. [Crot-c]

      6 has cured headache where the patient had to walk on tip-toe to avoid the jar of the ordinary walk, which was intensely painful. This from Dr.S.M. Schell.

E.P. Anshutz
Edward Pollock Anshutz – 1846-1918. Editor - Homeopathic Recorder and author of New Old and Forgotten Remedies. Held an Hon. Doctor of Medicine from Hering Medical College.