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Teucrium Marum

Treating nasal polyposis and pruritus ani with Teucrium Marum

The homoeopathic remedy Teucrium Marum comes from a perennial sub-shrub of the Labiatae family. The plant is easily recognizable by its fluffy leaves, hairy fruit and pink flowers. It contains a terpenic component that causes sexual arousal in cats, hence its common name of ‘Cat thyme’. Originally, it was used in powder form to treat nasal polyposis.

Overview of the remedy

Teucrium Marum is used in homeopathy to cure many diseases. The plant from which it is extracted is of Mediterranean origin. Better known as cat thyme, it grows abundantly in Corsica. In addition, this plant is known for its exciting, sudorific and cholagogic effects. This homoeopathic remedy is prepared from the plant’s aerial flowery parts. Its usage depends on the severity of the disease being treated.

Indications in ENT

Teucrium Marum in ENT is used to treat nasal or sinus polyps with nasal obstruction. These symptoms may also be accompanied by frequent sneezing and stinging sensations at the base of the nose. There is a profuse nasal discharge, characterized by foul-smelling yellow or green secretions. The remedy can also be used to relieve nasal itching.

Teucrium Marum is also used to cure cases of sore throat accompanied by abundant mucus secretions. It is also said to cure headaches that affect the temples and forehead, and that are worsened when the patient bends over.

Finally, Teucrium Marum is used to cure some cases of conjunctivitis. Most of the time, the patient experiences burning sensations around the eyes, combined to vision disorders and even abundant tearing. Moreover, the patient’s eyelids become swollen and red.

Indications in proctology

Teucrium Marum is used in proctology to treat anal affections. It notably relieves cases of pruritus ani accompanied by local itching. Sometimes, these symptoms are followed by swarming in the anus after defecating. This homoeopathic remedy is also administered in case of anal itching accompanied by intestinal parasites. In this case, the stools may be accompanied by foul-smelling gas emissions.

Recommended dosage in ENT

To treat coryza accompanied by nasal obstruction in an infant, it is advisable to administer Teucrium Marum 5 CH. Nasal polyps and those affecting the vocal cords must be dealt with by taking a weekly dose of Teucrium Marum 9 CH. To stop hiccups, it is recommended to dilute 10 capsules of Teucrium Marum CH 5 in a little bit of water and to administer 1 tablespoon several times a day. However, it is necessary to stop treatment as soon as symptoms disappear. In addition, conjunctivitis may be treated by taking 3 granules of Teucrium Marum 5 CH three times a day until the symptoms disappear. Finally, regarding the preventive treatment of other chronic conditions like sore throats or headaches, the doctor will suggest taking Teucrium Marum in high dilution.

Recommended dosage in proctology

To relieve the pruritus ani accompanied by itching, take 3 granules of Teucrium Marum 5 CH three times a day until the symptoms disappear. In case of intestinal parasites and anal itching, 3 granules of Teucrium Marum 7 to 9 CH should also be taken 3 times a day. Finally, in case of chronic and recurrent problems, it is best to see a doctor who will prescribe the appropriate dosage for the treatment.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “teucrium marum”

Associated treatments

  • Apis Mellifera
  • Croton
  • Sanguinaria Canadensis
  • Sanguinarina Nitrica

Associated diseases

  • Polyp
  • Pruritus

Good to know: In addition to its usage in ENT and proctology, Teucrium Marum 5 CH can also be administered to infants who have hiccups after each feeding.

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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.