December 8, 2014 Tsvetana Kodjabasheva

“The most striking action of the drug is the deep facial flushing it causes and the pulsation all over the body.” J.H. Clarke, Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica Ischemic Heart Disease Ischemia means lack of oxygen and nutrients supplied by blood to organs and tissues – brain, kidneys, heart, lower limbs. The ischemic heart disease affects arteries which supply myocardium, the cardiac muscle, with blood. Myocardium needs oxygen in order to be able to contract constantly and pump out the blood from the heart through the entire system. From outside heart is covered by arteries and arterioles, an entire network…

August 1, 2014 Tsvetana Kodjabasheva

“To understand this remedy, we must refer to the role of potassium, an essential element in our intracellular life. Our cells contain high levels of potassium, while the extracellular medium contains high levels of sodium. The sodium-potassium pump in the cellular membranes works constantly to concentrate potassium within the cells and to expel sodium, a process indispensable for maintaining life. For this to occur, a great amount of fuel in the form of sugar (glucose) is necessary. At birth, after the umbilical cord is cut, glucose is no longer brought into the body through the blood. The sodium-potassium pump does…

January 3, 2014 Tsvetana Kodjabasheva

“Kalmia is an excellent remedy for cardiac troubles when they have been caused by the suppression of rheumatism by external applications. The pulse of Kalmia is slow, but not as slow as that of Digitalis.” W.A. Dewey, Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics Latin: Kalmia latifolia Common: Mountain Laurel, Spoon wood Kalmia is important homeopathic remedy, used in heart disease which alternates with rheumatism or has developed out from rheumatism. The plant from which the remedy was prepared is a representative of the Ericaceae family, together with Ledum palustre and Rhododendrom chrysanthum. (more…)

December 10, 2013 Tsvetana Kodjabasheva

“Here is another active, hardworking type, who will fall apart when it is time to retire, since his work is his life. This produces a sudden break in the balance, and nothing seems enjoyable anymore, everything seems too burdensome.” Dr. Didier Grandgeorge, The Spirit of Homeopathic MedicinesLatin: Prunus Laurocerasus Common: Cherry Laurel, Kirschlorbeer This article is focused on the cardiac and respiratory symptoms of Laurocerasus. (more…)

September 28, 2013 Tsvetana Kodjabasheva

This article shows the way to prepare homeopathic mother tincture from Crataegus oxyacantha in domestic conditions. The usefulness of Crataegus as homeopathic remedy was subject of another article. This one treats the practical steps for preparation of the homeopathic mother tincture. The full time for the ready-to-use tincture is two weeks. Autumn is the most appropriate season for this tincture, because this is when the hawthorn berries grow ripe. (more…)

May 1, 2013 Tsvetana Kodjabasheva

“While this remedy is not as frequently indicated as Digitalis, if there is any reason why Digitalis cannot be taken, Strophanthus should be studied.” A.L. Blackwood, Diseases of the Heart Latin: Strophanthus hispidus Common: Kombe seed, African shrub Affinity: Heart, circulation, stomach, kidneys Causation: alcoholism, tobacco, tea (more…)

April 26, 2013 Tsvetana Kodjabasheva

“There are no ‘substitutes’ for Digitalis, for its action is characteristic and unique, and in homeopathic form it is as innocent as it is powerful. Other heart-poisons may be discovered, but they cannot take the place of Digitalis.” Dr. John H. Clarke, Diseases of the Heart Arteries Latin: Digitalis purpurea; Common: Foxglove, Fingerhut Affinity: Heart, Liver, Prostate gland Causation: High living, sexual abuse, excessive alcohol abuse The homeopathic remedy Digitalis purpurea affects muscles of the heart, the circulation of the liver, lungs and stomach, and the organs of genito-urinary system, mostly the prostate gland. It is very specific remedy with…

April 22, 2013 Tsvetana Kodjabasheva

“Crataegus is the nearest approach to a positive heart tonic that I know of. It has produced some heart symptoms and has, doubtless, a homeopathic relation, but it is not a heart-poison like Digitalis and has no cumulative action.” Dr. John H. Clarke, Dictionary of Homeopathic Materia Medica (more…)