Know Your Remedies: Oleander (Olnd.)

Common Names: Rose laurel; Nerium oleander; Nerium.

General Information

Oleander (Olnd.) is a key remedy for skin and gastrointestinal complaints, both of which are aggravated by acidic food. Skin complaints are usually worse on the right side and the person may be chilly yet will prefer cold drinks. They may also have episodes of trembling, weakness, or sensations of emptiness in the stomach, abdomen, or chest. Oleander is also a remedy to consider when when physical complaints are accompanied by sensitive skin. Oleander is poisonous as a plant or shrub but safe when prepared in homeopathic potencies.

Mind

  • Confused and easily distracted.
  • Difficulty in grasping concepts while reading.
  • Irritated or angered if contradicted but inclined to contradict others.

Head

  • Headache relieved by looking sideways, squinting, or crossing the eyes.
  • Rashes or eruptions on the back of the head (occiput).
  • Dandruff or large scaly flakes on the scalp.
  • Scaly eruptions from eating oranges.

Eye

  • Can only see objects clearly when looking sideways.
  • Headache relieved by looking sideways, squinting, or crossing the eyes.

Gastrointestinal/Digestive

  • Thirsty for cold water.
  • Sensation of emptiness in the stomach or abdomen.
  • Diarrhoea from acidic foods such as oranges or other citrus fruit.
  • Watery, undigested, and smelly stool.
  • Involuntary passing of stool (faeces) with flatus (gas).
  • Infants soil their nappy (diaper) each time they pass flatus.

 Skin

  • Rashes from acidic foods such as tomatoes.
  • Scaly flakes.
  • Types of psoriasis, herpes, and eczema.

 Where do I find it?

Oleander (Olnd.) is available from our online store as a single remedy in either pills or liquid.

Important

While above self-limiting or acute complaints are suitable for home treatment, see your healthcare provider 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 acute and self-limiting complaints, take one pill or five drops of the remedy every 1 to 4 hours (1 hour for intense symptoms, 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.

More Information

Guidelines on which potency to use






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