Homeopathy Remedies for Surgical Complaints

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

Veratrum album [Verat]

      for the profound shock and the lowered vitality that sometimes follows an operation.

Symphytum [Symph]

      3 or 30, internally, greatly aids in uniting broken bones; also applied externally, allays the pain.

Arnica [Arn]

      3 for the constitutional effects, even remote, of great concussion, or blows, experienced in accidents.

Calendula, especially the Succus, for raw and bleeding surfaces, as a dressing instead of antiseptics. Promotes rapid healing and, as the great Helmuth said, Pus cannot live in the presence of Calendula.

Hypericum [Hyper]

      3, internally, and a lotion applied externally, will relieve the pain in stumps. It is the remedy for nerve injuries.

Calendula [Calen]

      it is said, will largely prevent scars; also gangrene and tetanus, when used as a dressing on wounds.

Sawdust An English surgeon says that clean, pine sawdust, is an appropriate sized bag, flat, of course, loose muslin or cheese cloth, makes an excellent absorbent, deodorizing and antiseptic dressing.

Carbo animalis [Carbo-a]

      German surgeons, in the great war, used Carbo animalis as a dusting powder for suppurating or gangrenous wounds, with success. It must be renewed daily or oftener.

Hypericum [Hyper]

      According to Dr. Richard Hughes, quoting a well known surgeon, Helmuth, It quite supersedes the use of morphia. Apply tincture, diluted with water, externally, and give 2x, internally.

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.