LEGUMINOSAE group remedies in Homeopathy


Dr T K Jithesh  

Homoeopathic Medicines made out of Leguminosae group of plants and their preparation, properties and clinical indications

1. Derris pinnata. Sub-order PAPILIONACEAE
2. Astragalus campestris.
3. Astragalus cicer.
4. Astragalus excapus.
5. Astragalus glycyphyllos.
6. Astragalus gummifer.
7. Astragalus menziesii
8. Astragalus mollissimus.
9. Balasamum peruvianum.
10.Balsamum tolutanum. – Balsamum toluiferum.

11.Baptisia confusa acetica.
12.Baptisia tinctoria.
13.Cicer arietinum.
14.Dolichos pruriens.
15.Ervum ervilia. – Vicia ervilia.
16.Ervum lens. – Lens esculenta.
17.Faba vulgaris. – Vicia faba.
18.Galega officinalis.
19.Genista tinctoria.
20.Hedysarum Ildefonsianum.
21.Indigo tinctoria.- Indigofera tinctoria.
22.Jequirity. – Abrus precatorius.
24.Kino australience.
25.Kino malabar.
26.Kino pterocarpi.
27.Laburnum. – Cytisus laburnum.
28.Lathyrus latifolius.
29.lathyrus sativus.
30.Lathyrus sylvestris.
31.Melilotus alba.
32.Melilotus altissima.
33.Melilotus officinalis.
34.Mucuna urens.
35.Ononis natrix.
36.Ononis repens.
37.Ononis spinosa. – Ononis arvensis.
38.Oxytropis campestris.
39.Oxytropis lamberti.- Astragalus Hornii,Ast.Lamberti,Ast.legum.
40.Phaseolus lunatus.
41.Phaseolus nanus.
42.Phaseolus vulgaris.
43.Physostigma venenosum.
44.Physostigminum – Eserinum.
45.Physostigminum salicylicum.
47.Pisum sativum.
48.Robinia pseudacacia.
49.Sarothamnus scoparius. – Genista scoparia.,Cytisus scoparius.
50.Trifolium alpinum.
51.Trifolium arvense.
52.Trifolium dubium.
53.Trifolium elegans.
54.Trifolium pratense.
55.Trifolium repens.
56.Cassia alata.
57.Cassia fistula.
58.Cassia occidentalis.
59.Copaiva. – Balsamum copaivae.,Balsamum copaivae siccum.
60.Gymnocladus canadensis.- Gymnocadus dioicus.,Gym.distica.
61.Haematoxylon campechianum.
62.Joanesia asoka. – Saraca indica.
63.Senna. – Cassia acutifolia.,Cass.angustifolia.,Cass.senna.
64.Tamarindus indica.
65.Tongo odorata.
sub-order MIMOSEAE
66.Acacia farnesiana.
67.Catechu. – Acacia catechu.
68.Mimosa humilis.
69.Mimosa pudica.

Short remedies in brief

Derris pinnata :

  • Common Name : Cochin China.
  • Is afraid of killing someone with a knife.
  • Sense of smell exalted.,Intolerable smell after frequent  sneezing.
  • Neuralgic headache of rheumatic origin.
  • Pain in loose teeth.<night, >heat.
  • Copious salivation with aphthae and thready viscid mucous.
  • Leucorrhoea with menstruation twice a month.
  • Walks as if stepping on down.
  • <touch.

Astragalus menziesiI :

  • Burning in pharynx, oesophagus, stomach.
  • Emptiness in stomach with weakness. Emptiness relieved by eating.
  • Pain in face bones.
  • Headache.

Astragallus mollissimus :

  • Antics.
  • Emaciation, sunken eye balls , lusterless hair and feeble movements.
  • Irregularities in gait and paralytic affections.
  • Loss of muscular co-ordination.
  • Purring sensation in right foot outer side from heel to toe.
  • Icy coldness of left calf.

Balsamum peruvianum.

  • Bleeding from right nostril without coryza.
  • Phthisis of mucous type. Cough, mucous and purulent expectoration.
  • Indolent ulcers. Rhagades of nipples and fingers. Fissured and chapped lips. ( Externally in all these conditions )
  • Externally in scabies. ( All parts are gently rubbed with it at night and a bath taken in the morning. )

Baptisia confusa acetica :

  • Congestion of fore part of head.
  • Hectic flesh after tea.
  • Right molar felt too long < pressure.
  • Jaw joints stiff and painful.
  • Sciatica left side.
  • Pain in left hypochondrium, oppression, fullness, and actual dyspnoea, impelling the patient to assume an erect position.

Cicer arietinum :

  • Lithiasis, Jaundice, Liver affections.
  • Diuretic.

Dolichos pruriens :

  • Itching without eruptions.
  • Jaundice.
  • Haemorrhoidal diathesis.
  • Right sided.
  • Pain below right angle of jaw as if a splinter were embedded vertically.
  • Colic from getting feet wet.
  • Constipation with intense itching; bloated abdomen.

Galega officinalis :

  • Backache, Debility.
  • Anaemia and impaired nutrition.
  • Increases the quantity and quality of milk in nursing women;
  • Improves appetite.

Genista tinctoria : Contains scopolamin.

  • Frontal headache and vertigo, worse motion, better open air and eating.
  • Dry throat, awakes with waterbrash.
  • Itching eruption on elbows, knees and ankles.
  • Promotes diuresis in dropsical conditions.

Hedysarum ildefonsianum :

  • Gonorrhoea and inflammation of penis.
  • Fingers contract with pain.

Indigo :

  • Epilepsy with great sadness.
  • Pure powdered indigo placed on the wound cures spider and snake poison.
  • Stricture of oesophagus.
  • Sciatica, pain from middle of thigh to knee.
  • Pain in limbs worse after every meal.
  • Fits begins with dizziness. Aura from painful spot between shoulders. Reflex spasms from worms.

Jequirity :

  • Epithelioma, lupus, ulcers, granular lids.
  • Purulent conjunctivitis, inflammation spreading to face, neck and chest.
  • Granular ophthalmia. Keratitis.

Jequiritol :

  • In cases of trachoma and pannus to engraft a new purulent inflammation.

Kino pterocarpi :

  • Haemoptysis and haemorrhage from intestines.
  • Otorrhoea with stitches in right ear.

Laburnum :

  • Inflammation of stomach and intestines, with vomiting diarrhoea, headache, paleness of the face and cold skin.
  • Wide spread anaesthesia. Convulsions.
  • Cerebrospinal meningitis.
  • Stupefaction. Unequally dilated pupils.
  • Constant vertigo,intense sleepiness.
  • Hydrocephalus.
  • Excessive thirst, constant nausea , vomiting, burning pain in epigastrium.
  • Grass green urine.
  • Numbness and pain in hands.

Lathyrus sativus :

  • Painless, spastic, motor paralysis.
  • Exaggerated reflexes.
  • Hypochondriacal.
  • Vertigo when standing with eyes closed.
  • Burning pain in tip of tongue.
  • Sleepy, constant yawning.
  • Knees knock against each other when walking; heel do not touch the ground.
  • Gluteal muscles and lower limbs emaciated.
  • Frequent urge to urinate, must hurry, else voided involuntarily.

Melilotus officinalis :

  • Congestion and haemorrhages.
  • Infantile spasms. Epilepsy from blow on head.
  • Wants to run away and hide.
  • Sick headache relieved by epistaxis or menstrual flow.
  • Neuralgia around and over right side of head and neck.

Melilotus alba :

  • Haemorrhages, congestive headaches, engorged blood vessels, spasms

Mucuna urens :

  • Haemorrhoidal diathesis and diseases depending thereon.

Ononis spinosa

  • Diuretic.
  • Lithotripic.
  • Chronic nephritis.
  • Nosebleed worse washing face.

Physostigminum :
Slows action of heart and increases arterial tension; in ciliary spasm and spasmodic astigmatism due to irregular action
of ciliary muscles; blepharo-spasms; pupils contracted. Twitching of lids, soreness of eyeballs, blurring of vision after using
eyes, pain around eyes and head.

Piscidia :

  • A nerve sedative.
  • Insomnia due to worry, nervous excitement, spasmodic coughs.
  • Pains of irregular menstruation; regulates  flow.
  • Neuralgic and spasmodic affections.

Robinia pseudacasia :

  • Hyperchlorhydria.
  • Acidity accompanied by frontal headache.
  • Intensely acrid eructation.
  • Acrid and greenish vomiting.
  • Nightly burning pains in stomach.
  • Constipation with urgent desire.
  • Nymphomania. Acrid fetid leucorrhoea.
  • Inter menstrual bleeding. Herpes on vagina and vulva.

Trifolium pratense :

  • Produces most marked ptyalism. Fullness of salivary glands followed by profuse flow of saliva.
  • Cancerous diathesis.
  • Infantile eczema.
  • Mental failure, loss of memory.
  • Hoarse and chocking; chills with cough at night.
  • Whooping cough.
  • Tingling in palms; Tibial ulcers.

Trifolium repens :

  • Prophylactic against mumps.
  • Feeling of congestion in salivary glands, pain and hardening, especially submaxillary, worse lying down.
  • Mouth filled with watery saliva, worse lying down.
  • Taste of blood in mouth and throat.
  • Sensation as if heart would stop, with great fear, better sitting up or moving about; worse when alone, with cold sweat on face.

Copaiva :

  • Acts powerfully on mucous membranes , especially that of urinary tract, the respiratory organs, and the skin, here producing a well marked nettle rash, colds and catarrhs.
  • Sensitive to sharp sounds.
  • Food tastes too salty.
  • Gastric troubles during menstruation or following urtiucaria.
  • Dysmenorrhoea, pains extending to the hip bones with nausea.
  • Hives with fever and constipation.
  • Chronic urticaria in children.

Gymnocladus canadensis :

  • Sore throat. Dark livid redness of throat and tonsils.
  • Headache with bluish white coating of the tongue.
  • Hives.

Haematoxylon :

  • Sense of constriction.
  • Angina, sensation of a bar across the chest.
  • Weak feeling with painful bearing down sensation at  menstrual period.

Jonosia asoca :

  • Reflex uterine congestive headache.
  • Desire for sweets and acids.
  • Delayed menses, amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, menorrhagia.

Senna :

  • Acetonaemia.
  • Constipation with colic and flatulence.
  • Hepatomegaly.
  • Oxaluria. increased specific gravity of urine.
  • Hyperazoturia, phosphaturia, and acetonuria.

Tongo : diptrix odorata.

  • Supraorbital neuralgia.
  • Whooping cough.
  • Tearing pains in hip joint, femur and knee especially left.

Mimosa pudica :

  • Rheumatism.Knee stiff, lancinating pains in back and limbs.
  • Swelling of the ankle.

Dr T K Jithesh   BHMS,MD(Hom)
Medical Officer, Dept. of Homoeopathy, Govt. of  NCT Delhi