Aralia Racemosa – American Spikenard

Aralia Racemosa – American Spikenard

The mother tincture is prepared from the fresh rootstock of the plant Aralia race- mosa L., which is a native of North America. N.O. Araliaceae.

Hay fever. Bronchial asthma. Leucorrhoea. Pruritus.

Aralia is indicated by a great sensitivity to draughts; the slightest draught causes sneezing. Respiration makes a whistling sound, with a feeling of imminent suffoca- tion, especially on inspiration, worse lying. At night coughing paroxysms occur, waking the patient from first sleep and obliging him to sit up. This is accompanied by a constriction of the chest, as if laced up, with the sensation as if a foreign body were lodged in the throat.

Aralia is often indicated in retoxic phases resulting from suppressed discharges,

e.g. suppressed menses, retoxically treated leucorrhoea, and also in asthma follow- ing harmful use of narcotics.

The German Monograph-Preparation Commission for the Homoeopathic Field of Therapy has, under the Preparation Monograph for Aralia racemosa, published the following indication(s) in the German Bundesanzeiger (German Federal Gazette) for aralia racemosa: common cold; allergic disorders of the respiratory organs, such as hay fever and asthma.