Leptandra compositum

Leptandra compositum

Drops _ Injection solution Composition:

Drops: 100 g cont.: Leptandra D2, Quassia amara D3, Podophyllum peltatum D3, Arsenicum album D4, Carbo vegetabilis D10, Niccolum metallicum D10, Phosphorus D6 1g each. Contains 35 vol.-% alcohol.

Injection solution: 2.2 ml cont.: Leptandra D2, Quassia amara D3, Podophyllum peltatum D3, Arsenicum album D4, Carbo vegetabilis D10, Niccolum metallicum D10, Phosphorus D6 22 µl each.


Stimulation of the endogenic defence system in epigastric syndrome, particularly in chronic diseases of the liver and pancreas or in acute attacks (e.g. after dietary indiscretions); physiosis (abdominal distension); congestion of the portal vein.


Pregnancy and lactation.

Side effects:

None known.

Interactions with other medication:

None known.


Drops: In general, 10 drops 3 times daily. In acute disorders, initially 10 drops every 15 minutes, over a period lasting up to two hours.

Injection solution: In acute disorders daily, otherwise 3-1 times weekly 1 ampoule i.m., s.c., i.d., i.v.

Package sizes:

Drops: Drop bottles containing 30 and 100 ml.

Injection solution: Packs containing 5, 10, 50 and 100 ampoules of 2.2 ml.

Pharmacological and clinical notes

Leptandra (Virginian speedwell)

Hepatic affections, pancreopathy, meteorism, congestion of the portal vein. Quassia amara (bitter ash)

Hepatopathy, cholecystopathy, pancreopathy. Podophyllum peltatum (may-apple) Pancreopathy with spurting, painless diarrhoea. Arsenicum album (white arsenic)

Gastritis, diarrhoea, consequences of consuming spoiled food, burning pains. Carbo vegetabilis (wood charcoal)

Flatulence, intolerance of alcohol, collapse, circulatory failure. Niccolum metallicum (nickel)

Pancreopathy, gastro-enteritis. Phosphorus

Remedy for affections of the parenchyma, damage to the liver parenchyma, pancreopathy, diarrhoea with a tendency towards haemorrhages.

Based on the individual homoeopathic constituents of Leptandra compositum, therapeutical possibilities result for the treatment of epigastric syndrome, especially where there are signs of congestion and inflammation in the region of the liver and gall bladder system and of the pancreas. In these disorders it is usually characteristic for the tongue to be either bright red and glazed (in acute hepatitis), a yellowish brown (in diseases of the gall bladder and bile-duct) or to have a smeary white coating (when gastric and intestinal symptoms are predominant).

In view of the diverse pathogeneses of the diseases of the “storm centre”, the epigastrium, other preparations are indicated as auxiliary or intermediate remedies, such as Momordica compositum (pancreas), Injeel-Chol, Chelidonium-Homaccord, Hepar compositum and Hepeel (functional disorders of the liver, cholecystitis and cholangitis), Anacardium-Homaccord, Erigotheel and Mucosa compositum (ventricular and duodenal ulcers), Spascupreel (spasms), Nux vomica-Homaccord (general intestinal functions); orally, particularly also Gastricumeel (Roemheld gastrocardiac syndrome). For chronic affections, particularly in hepatic damage and cirrhosis of the liver, also for after-treatment in virus hepatitis, Leptandra compositum is indicated in addition to Hepar compositum.

The dosage is adjusted according to the disease, the symptoms and the stage of the illness: for long-term treatment, 10 drops 2-4 times daily. In acute disorders, 10 drops every 15 minutes.

In conditions of pain, 1 ampoule daily i.m., s.c., i.d., i.v., possibly alternating with other preparations (Momordica compositum, etc.), otherwise 1ampoule 1-3 times weekly i.m., s.c., intradermal (in the right anterior costal arch or right shoulder blade, or at the height of the seventh thoracic vertebra, the wheals should be formed).