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Remedy: Laurocerasus (Laur.)

1395146_697524756943969_163412032_nPrunus laurocerasus is an evergreen shrub or tree that grows to a height of 15 metres. Native to areas of the Black Sea, south-eastern Europe and south-western Asia, it is also known as the common laurel, cherry laurel or English laurel. Prunus Laurocerasus produces dark green, shiny, leathery leaves, racemes of white flowers and dark berries and is frequently used for hedges and in gardens. Its leaves smell like almonds when crushed and are favoured for laurel wreaths.
The homeopathic remedy, Laurocerasus (Laur.), is prepared from the leaves of the plant, and is frequently used during cardiac or respiratory disorders with coldness, collapse, low vitality and weakness. The patient may intensely sleepy to the point of coma and have lack of reaction. It is also indicated in cyanosis (blueness) of newborns, especially when the above symptoms are present.


When the remedy matches the symptom profile, Laurocerasus has the ability to treat conditions such as congenital heart disease, congestive cardiac failure, coma, cyanosis, and pneumonia.


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.

Lippe says:

Dulness of the senses ; inability to collect one’s ideas.
Insensibility and complete loss of sensation.
Weakness of mind and loss of memory ; fear and anxiety about imaginary evils.
Loss of consciousness, with loss of speech and motion.

Stinging and tearing in the limbs.
Painless paralysis of the limbs.
Want of energy of the vital powers and want of reaction.
Apoplexy, with paralysis.
Epileptic convulsions, with foam before the tightly closed mouth.
Painlessness with the ailments.

Aggravation in the evening.
Amelioration at night and in the open air.

Hering says:

Loss of consciousness, with loss of speech and motion.
Insensibility and complete loss of sensation.
Dulness of the senses.
Weakness of mind and loss of memory.
Inability to collect one’s idea.
Fear and anxiety about imaginary evils.

Painfulness with the ailments.
Acts on brain and spine, especially upon the medulla oblongata ; hence characteristic tetanic spasms of the upper part of the body, gasping breathing, etc.

Nash says:

Suffocative spells about the heart, < sitting up, > lying down; cardiac cough; gasping, twitching and jerks.
Lack of re-active power, low vitality, with blueness or cyanoses, especially in heart troubles.
Drink rolls audibly down through the Å“sophagus and intestines; very low pulse.

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