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Symphytum: the glue of homeopathy

Symphytum: the glue of homeopathy

January 23, 2017

Symphytum, in homeopathy is considered the “glue” of bone fractures, because it accelerates bone healing. It is also anti-inflammatory in nature.
Symphytum Officinale has strong affinity for bones and tendons.
Main clinical indications of Symphytum include: Treating trauma to, or broken, bones and periosteum.
It is prescribed together with Calcarea phosphorica when treating a bone fracture, to accelerate the process of fracture healing.
It needs to be taken for the duration of immobilisation.
It is a good remedy after a bunion operation or after any broken bone.
It is also very effective for treating pain occurring during or after a broken bone or periosteum.
Sometimes, there is pain that persists after the bone fracture is consolidated.
It is recommended in periostitis of athletes and tendinitis of the Achilles tendon.
It is prescribed to treat trauma of the eyeball.
This trauma may have been caused by a blow from a foreign object such as a punch, a tennis ball, etc.
It can always be combined with Arnica montana. They are complementary in their actions.
Please ALWAYS be sure to consult your healthcare provider before taking Symphytum as there are clear indications for and against its prescription.  Always check with your healthcare provider before starting a new protocol.

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