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Know Your Remedies: Clematis Erecta (Clem.)

Know Your Remedies: Clematis Erecta (Clem.) 2

Common Name: Upright virgin’s bower.

General Information

The symptoms of Clematis Erecta (Clem.) usually involve in the male urogenital system, teeth, and skin. Symptoms either affect or are worse on the right side of the body.

Glands become hard and painfully swollen while neuralgic (nerve) pain or electric-like shocks are worse at night, especially when lying down or bathing. Pain lessens during perspiration. Clematis erecta is also considered a key remedy for toothache.

Mental-Emotional Symptoms

  • Gloomy and melancholic.
  • Fear of being alone but irritable with company.
  • Dread of bathing.


  • Chronic or frequent conjunctivitis.


  • Toothache which worsens at night.
  • Toothache worsened by warm drinks but improved when cold water is held in the mouth.
  • Toothache better for inhaling cold air over the tooth

Bladder and Urethra

  • Has to wait a long time before able to pass urine
  • Unable to fully empty bladder.
  • Dribbling after passing urine.
  • Constriction of the urethra.
  • Types of prostatic enlargement.

Male Genitalia

  • Swelling of the inguinal glands and spermatic cord.
  • Testicles drawn upwards, into the body.
  • Hard, painful, swollen testicle (orchitis), usually the right.
  • Pain worsens with the heat of the bed.
  • Ailments from suppressed gonorrhoea.


  • Burning vesicular (blistered) eruptions.
  • Eruptions irritated and worsened by washing or bathing.
  • Types of eczema.

Where do I find it?

Clematis Erecta (Clem.) is available from our online store as a single remedy in either pills or liquid.


While above self-limiting or acute complaints are suitable for home treatment also contact your healthcare provider during emergency situations or if symptoms worsen or fail to improve. Chronic or persistent complaints, which may or may not be mentioned above, require a different treatment and dosage protocol so are best managed by a qualified homeopath for good results.

Dosage Instructions (suitable for babies to adults)

For the home treatment of acute and self-limiting complaints take one pill or five drops of the remedy every 1 minute to 4 hours (1 minute for intense or emergency symptoms (plus seek emergency help), 4 hours for milder ones). Once an improvement is noticed, stop dosing and repeat the remedy only if symptoms return. If there is no improvement at all by three doses, choose a different remedy or seek professional guidance.

Note: Chronic symptoms or complaints require a course of professional treatment by a qualified homeopath to manage the changes in potencies and remedies may be required.

More Information

Guidelines on which potency to use

From Past Masters

Homeopathy is a 200-year system of medicine. Early medical homeopaths recorded initial provings, remedy relationships, and their experiences with each remedy in detail.

These writings were then shared with others to advance homeopathic knowledge and practice.

Today, these same writings give a fascinating insight into the symptoms and clinical conditions for which each remedy was used.

The following extract, with minor editing, is one example.

Leaders In Homoeopathic Therapeutics by E. B. NASH M.D.

Clematis Erecta (Clem.)

This is a good remedy for gonorrhoea when there are on account of slow or intermittent flow of urine indications of formation of a stricture, and will, if given early (high), often prevent it

So much pain and suffering often necessitating operation for the relief of stricture has been experienced that everything possible should be done to avert it. In the first place the cauterization method, or fashionable local treatment, is responsible for nearly, if not quite, all strictures. I know that such practice is neither scientific nor curative in the remotest sense, and on the other hand I know that constitutional treatment alone is adequate to cure (not simply suppress) the worst cases, and that in the shortest possible time.

Another use for Clematis is for curing the orchitis arising from the suppression of gonorrhoea, or when it may have extended to the testicles without such suppression, which latter condition seldom occurs. The testicle becomes greatly swollen, and if not promptly relieved becomes indurated and hard as a stone. I have cured this very promptly with Clematis.

Pulsatilla is undoubtedly the remedy oftenest indicated in orchitis from suppressed gonorrhoea, but if after it has reduced the pain and restored the discharge it fails to reduce the swelling or induration, Clematis will do the rest. It has not disappointed me.

Clematis has a symptom similar to Coffea, viz., “Toothache relieved by holding cold water in the mouth.”