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Oleander

Treating dermatological infections with Oleander

Oleander is made ??from a plant called Nerium Oleander, a shrub of Mediterranean origin that barely reaches a height of 2-3 meters. It is recognizable by its pointed leaves that release a fresh fragrance. Its fragrant flowers are red, pink or white. Like all plants from the Apocynaceae family, it secretes a toxic latex. This toxicity is due to the presence of alkaloids and glucoside.

Overview of the remedy

Oleander is a homoeopathic medicine that is extracted from a plant of the same name. It is a natural remedy that is very effective for the treatment of numerous diseases, notably in dermatology. Used as a homoeopathic treatment, oleander has a gentle action and quickly relieves symptoms. In fact, it is administered in infinitesimal doses to stimulate the patient’s immune system. Easy to use, Oleander is administered in the form of granules that must be left to dissolve under the tongue.

Main indications 

Oleander is used in dermatology to treat scalp eczema. This condition consists of a scaly rash, characterized by the appearance of oozing scabs and itching sensations. The lesions appear on the scalp’s edge and behind the ears. Oleander may also be used to treat oozing eczema in newborns. Indeed, it reduces the onset of vesicles that contain a sticky secretion responsible for itching sensations. Finally, this homoeopathic remedy is also recommended to treat all forms of seborrhoeic dermatitis like greasy hair.

Recommended dosage

In case an itching sensation affects the scalp for no apparent reason, take 3 granules of Oleander 9 CH three times a day. To treat eczema with oozing rashes, it is recommended to resort to Oleander 5 CH to relieve head and scalp itching. Oleander can also be combined with other homoeopathic remedies. Thus, scalp eczema can be treated by using Oleander 7 CH in combination with Mezereum 7 Ch. The recommended dosage is 5 granules of each remedy the first 2 days, followed by 3 granules from the 3rd day. If the symptoms gain in intensity, it is best to continue the same treatment with the same remedies, but by opting for a dilution of 15 CH.

Furthermore, it is possible to make hair less greasy by taking a combination of Oleander 9 CH, Natrum muriaticum 9 CH and Phosphoricun acidum 9 CH. The recommended dosage is 3 granules of each, to be taken 3 times a day during 20 days. Oleander 7 CH is also recommended for alleviating skin rashes of allergic origin. The rash may be dry or oozing and is not necessarily accompanied by itching. To treat eczema in infants, it is better to use Oleander 5 CH to reduce the rash and relieve itching.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “Oleander”

Associated treatments

  • Mezereum

  • Natrum Muriaticum

  • Phosphoricum Acidum

Associated diseases

  • Eczema

Good to know: Hives can also be relieved with Oleander by taking 5 granules in the morning, noon and evening. Oleander is also used to fight off Lymantria Dispar.

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Pathology and homeopathy are two fields of scientific research that go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, homeopathic research on a disease is always accompanied by a pathological study of that disease. Pathology is the scientific field that studies diseases, while homeopathy is a gentle method for treating diseases. Homeopathic treatment follows the principles of similarity (Similia similibus curentur or "likes are cured by likes") and comprehensiveness. There is no universal treatment for a given disease; it must be adapted to each patient.