Ambrosia Artemisiaefolia is a homoeopathic remedy derived from Ambrosia Artemisiifolia, also known as Common Ragweed. This plant mainly grows in North America, particularly in Canada and in the eastern part of the United States, as well as in the Rhône-Alpes region. Its flowering period lasts from August to September and its pollen is a very toxic allergen. Thus, every year, at the end of the summer period, the risk of allergy to Ambroisia pollen is very important. Following the principle of “like cures like”, this homoeopathic remedy’s active ingredients come from the plant’s leaves.
In hypersensitive individuals, a small amount of pollen can cause allergies. Intolerance to ambrosia pollen manifests itself by symptoms similar to those caused by hay fever. The patient is subject to a very important nasal discharge and feels burning sensations in his or her nose. The patient has coryza, a dry cough linked to acute tracheitis, and sneezes frequently. Ambrosia Artemisiaefolia should alleviate the symptoms and treat skin rashes caused by inhalation of the allergen, making rashes, urticaria or itching dissapear. In case of conjunctivitis caused by an allergy, the remedy helps to relieve itching around the eyes, which is usually the cause of red and teary eyes. In the most serious cases, the allergy can be accompanied by asthma attacks, thus resulting in breathing difficulties. Ambrosia Artemisiifolia allows to reduce these various symptoms.
In the case of nasal discharge accompanied by tearing and strong itching of the eye, it is recommended to take 2 granules of Ambrosia Artemisiifolia 5 CH every hour. When the patient’s condition improves, limit the intake to 3 times per day. The remedy, available in 5 to 15 CH, is used to treat allergic rhinitis. Depending on the severity of the patient’s symptoms and the allergen’s nature, the homoeopath will prescribe the most appropriate treatment and best-suited dilution.
Good to know: Ambrosia Artemisiifolia basically allows to prevent or treat eye irritation, tearing and itching of the eyelids. It is also used for allergy fits and treat urticaria on the whole body.