Homeopathy is the science of similars, that is, it is based on the solid framework of like cures like. This in effect means that the pathological effects that a substance causes in a healthy body, are the same ones that it will cure in a diseased body, provided the symptoms match and the medicine is prepared according to homeopathic principles.
Such is also the case with Spartium Scoparium. It is also known as Cystisus Scoparium. The mother tincture is prepared homeopathically out of the flowers from the Scotch Broom plant native to certain areas of Europe. The active principle or alkaloid of the plant is a compound called Spartien Sulphate. It causes lowering of blood pressure and depresses the action of the heart. It has a poisonous action on the muscle layer of the heart, and hence the blood pressure and pulse rate are reduced. It weakens the contractions of the heart. The amount of urine is also increased.
These pathological properties are the same effects of Spartium Scoparium homeopathy uses in medicinal form. This means that it lowers high blood pressure and acts as a cardiac strengthener. According to Hindale, it continues the benefits obtained by Veratrum and Digitalis without any of their side effects. Spartium Scoparium mother tincture has diuretic properties and is therefore used in dropsy; the medicine causes urination leading to loss of excess accumulated fluid. Certain infections severely affect the heart so that its action becomes irregular and unreliable. In such cases Spartium Scoparium acts as a cardiac tonic. It acts rapidly in cases where the muscles of the heart have been adversely affected. Chronic smokers with heart manifestations are also suitable candidates for receiving this medicine.
The heart symptoms may also be due to stomach disturbances, for instance, chest discomfort due to gas accumulation. This problem has a higher incidence in persons who have a hysterical temperament and are prone to panicking in stressful conditions. Heaviness in the abdomen with mental depression is noted in such patients requiring this remedy. In homeopathy Spartium Scoparium has another use, namely in kidney conditions that cause albumin loss in urine and consequently swelling of the body. Here the medicine causes profuse urination relieving the swelling and the nephritis. This also impacts the blood pressure favorably.
Spartium Scoparium 1x to 3x are commonly used by homeopathic physicians along with the mother tincture. The mother tincture may be used in cases where the intention of treatment is palliative, that is, in incurable cases. In such cases the aim of medicinal management is to reduce the suffering and pains of the patient to a minimum and improve the quality of life to the maximum extent. However, this is not the only use of Spartium Scoparium mother tincture and it may also be applied in curable cases with excellent results. The medicine acts rapidly and is safe to use.
Schwab India manufactures the medicine in tincture and potency forms and these are available at registered homeopathic dispensaries as well as online on their website. Consult your homeopathic physician for advice regarding the medicine and dosage most suitable for you.