Best homeopathic remedies for Epilepsy from the book Therapeutic Pointers to Some Common Diseases by E.A. Farrington…

Absinthium [Absin]

      Great restlessness. Terrible hallucinations. Spasms. Brilliant eyes. Epilepsy followed by obtuse state of the mind, a dazed condition.

Argentum Metallicum [Arg-m]

      Spasms. The attacks are followed by delirious rage; the patient jumps about and tries to strike those near him.

Argentum Nitricum [Arg-n]

      It is esp. indicated in Epilepsy caused by fright or in that which comes on during menstruation. The strong indicating symptom is : For days or hours before an attack the pupils are dilated. After the attack, the patient is very restless and has trembling of the hands.

Arsenicum [Ars]

      It may be used when before the attack the patient has spells of vertigo and intense aching in the occiput. He falls down unconscious and then writhes in convulsions. The convulsions are followed by stupor, which however is not complete, but is broken by ever present restlessness.

Artemisia Vulgaris [Art-v]

      A very servicable remedy in Epilepsy brought on by violent emotions and esp. by fright. The attacks come in rapidly-repeated seizures, i.e., several convulsions come close together and then there is a long interval of rest. Great restlessness is characteristic. The paroxysms are usually followed by profound sleep.

It may be of some use in that form of Epilepsy known as `petit mal’. The patient is walking in the street, when suddenly he stops, stares into vacancy, possibly mumbles a few words, regains a normal condition, and then goes his way totally unconscious of anything unusual having occured.

Belladonna [Bell]

      It is very often called for in the treatment of convulsions. Epilepsy is readily modified by it, and at times cured. In such cases cerebral symptoms are prominent. The indicating symptoms are : Hot head, flushed face, throbbing carotids, stating from sleep in terror, etc.; the foam at the mouth have an odor of rotten eggs. The convulsive movements may be a combination of emprosthotonos and opisthotonos; or the patient, usually a child, becomes suddenly rigid, stiffens out, with fixed starting eyes.

Bufo [Bufo]

      The form of Epilepsy, for which it has done the most is, that which occurs from sexual over-excitement. The aura, that begins the epileptic paroxysm, starts from the genital organs, or else seems to start from the solar plexus, and moves upwards [Calcarea C., Nux V., Silicea]. The symptoms are preceded by a singular irritability of mind, during which the patient talks incoherently, and is then vexed, because his gibberish is not understood. The patient may even be thrown into violent convulsions, which are usually followed by profound sleep.

It is also useful in epileptiform spasms, reflex from irritation of worms [Ind.], in children who are vehement or excitable [Nux V.].

Calcarea Carb [Calc]

      The causes for the Calcarea-Epilepsy are fright, suppression of some chronic eruption, and also excesses in venery. The aura which precedes the attack, in some cases begins in the solar plexus and moves upwards [Bufo, Nux V., Silicea] and the patient is at once thrown into convulsions; in some cases, it feels as if a mouse were running up the arm [Sul.]; in still others, the aura may go from the epigastrium down into the uterus or into the limbs.

When Epilepsy is caused by excessive venery or suppression of an eruption, if follows well Sulphur. You are apt to think first of Sulphur, for this sensation as of a mouse creeping up the arm. It is particularly indicated if Sulphur does not cure, or if the pupils do not dilate after the use of Sulphur.

The Epilepsy may also be connected with the menstrual irregularities and also when it occurs at the age of puberty-in such cases it is closely allied t Causticum.

Causticum [Caust]

      It may be used in Epilepsy, particularly in la petit mal. `The symptoms indicating it are : When walking in the open air the patient falls, but soon recovers; during the unconscious stage, the patient passes urine.

It may even be used when the attacks are of a convulsive nature esp. when they recur at the New Moon.

Moreover it is indicated in Epilepsy, when it is connected with menstrual irregularities and also when it occurs at the age of puberty; in these symptoms Causticum is closely allied to Calcarea Carb.

Cicuta Virosa [Cic]

      The symptoms indicating it in Epilepsy are : At first, sudden rigidity, with fixed staring eyes, bluish face, Next, a shock or series of shocks from head down through the body. Then jerking and violent distortion of the limbs, lock-jaw, followed by utter

E. A. Farrington
E. A. Farrington (1847-1885) was born in Williamsburg, NY, on January 1, 1847. He began his study of medicine under the preceptorship of his brother, Harvey W. Farrington, MD. In 1866 he graduated from the Homoeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania. In 1867 he entered the Hahnemann Medical College, graduating in 1868. He entered practice immediately after his graduation, establishing himself on Mount Vernon Street. Books by Ernest Farrington: Clinical Materia Medica, Comparative Materia Medica, Lesser Writings With Therapeutic Hints.