Homeopathy Remedies for Skin Diseases

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

Asclepias tuberosa [Asc-t]

      In cases where the skin is habitually hot and dry it is said that 10 to 15 drops of the tincture of Asclepias t. will produce most gratifying results.

Chionanthus Virginica [Chion]

      Eclectics say in jaundice where the skin is copper-colored with a tinge of green and the eyes yellowish green, Chionanthus Vir., in material doses, is the remedy; say, 5 drops of the tincture.

Epsom Salts.-An ounce of Epsom salts, dissolved in a point of water, put on the skin and allowed to dry without wiping, will, so it is said, keep off all insects-files, mosquitoes, lice and the rest.

Mezereum [Mez]

      Salt rheum that is absent in summer, but returning in winter, has been cured by Mezereum 30. This may be true of other skin ills. Same cures itching spots. Dose a day.

Skookum chuck [Skook]

      The salts of Medical Lake has cured many bad cases of eczema, psoriasis, and all manner of skin diseases. The 3x trituration is generally used. Give 3 or 4 tablets, twice a day, and continue treatment for weeks.

Berberis aquifolium [Berb-a]

      Has an old repute for clearing away pimples from the face, especially from young girls and boys. It is usually given in one two drop doses of the tincture, twice a day.

Iris versicolor [Iris]

      some of the old-time men regarded as a specific for syphilitic skin diseases.

Vinegar For black specks in the skin of the face wash the face with vinegar every night and in the morning wash it off with sand- soap.

Lemons It is said the rubbing the hands with fresh lemon juice after washing will make them soft and white; also makes the nails beautiful.

Onions An old prescription, or notion, for the cure of a yellow and unhealthy skin is to eat onions, raw or cooked.

Natrum muriaticum [Nat-m]

      Many persons have a greasy skin in spite of all the soap and water, or powder, they use. It is said that Natrum mur. 30, one dose a day, will often remove the whole trouble.

Vinegar.-If you have a rough skin rub vinegar on it and, they say, it will make the skin smooth. Perhaps.

Cornus alternifolia.-The country people, on Long Island, according to Dr. Lutze, say that the swamp walnut Corn. alt. will cure salt rheum, i.e. eczema, cracked skin with cracks more or less oozing. Dose, 5 drops of the tincture, once a day.

Spongia [Spong]

      A Maine doctor, Dr. Percy, once claimed that Spongia was a sure cure for all sorts of skin affections-two drop doses, three times a day, in the tincture.

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.