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Cactus grandiflorus

Treating heart and gynaecological conditions with Cactus grandiflorus

Cactus grandiflorus literally means large-flowered cactus. Originally from Jamaica and Mexico, this plant is from the Cactaceae family and bears flowers that have a rather short lifespan. This plant is very useful in homoeopathy because its flowers, after having been previously macerated in alcohol, can be used in the manufacture of a remedy. This maceration produces the mother tincture that is then diluted several times. Finally, between each dilution, the solution undergoes a series of shakes called potentisation. This process helps to preserve and increase the remedy’s therapeutic properties. Diluted and potentised, Cactus grandiflorus is a remedy of vegetable origin that can be used to treat numerous pathologies.


Cactus grandiflorus is mainly used to treat a wide range of heart diseases, characterized by vivid pains or sensations of heart compression. In practice, this remedy is very effective for the treatment of angina or angina pectoris, a condition that results in severe and squeezing pain generated by the affected coronary arteries.

The scope of Cactus grandiflorus includes inflammations of the heart or its membranes, namely chronic carditis, endocarditis or pericarditis. This remedy’s curative properties significantly improve the health status of patients suffering from heart aneurism, cardiac hypertrophy, valvular lesions, rheumatic heart disease and heart palpitations. These diurnal or nocturnal palpitations, of nervous or organic origin, are accompanied by increased pain when the patient makes an effort or is lying on its left side. Cactus grandiflorus is recommended to remedy the heartbeat’s irregularity, slowdown and abnormal acceleration.


Cactus Grandiflorus brings a great relief to women suffering from very painful menstruation. This remedy is a good therapeutic ally that alleviates squeezing pain that affects the pelvis and uterus during the menstrual period. Most of the time, this pain is aggravated by touch. In such conditions, sexual intercourse become especially painful, as is the case of vaginismus. The prescription of Cactus grandiflorus in gynaecology is effective for treating inflammation of the ovaries (oophoritis), uterine cramping and related menstrual disorders (dysmenorrhea).

Recommended dosage in case of heart diseases

For fast heart rates (tachycardia), five granules of Cactus grandiflorus 5 CH should be taken three times a day. For the treatment of angina or angina pectoris, it is recommended to take three granules of Cactus grandiflorus as soon as the attack occurs. In many cases, the recommended dosage is three granules of Cactus grandiflorus 200 K every thirty minutes. The administration frequency should be gradually reduced, according to the symptoms’ disappearance.

Recommended dosage in case of gynaecological diseases

Women suffering from vaginismus, often linked to anxiety, can resort to Cactus grandiflorus, taking three granules every half an hour before sexual intercourse and three granules every night during a trimester. This treatment can be repeated. To deal with uterine cramps, take a dose of Cactus grandiflorus 3 CH to 15 CH.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “Cactus grandiflorus”

Associated treatments

  • Apis Mellifica

  • Bromum

  • Cedron

  • China Rubra

  • Cocculus Indicus

  • Coffea Cruda

  • Dioscorea Villosa

  • Erigeron Canadensis

  • Glonoinum

  • Magnesia Carbonica

  • Magnesia Muriatica

  • Magnesia Phosphorica

  • Murex Purpurea

  • Pareira Brava

  • Platina

  • Sabina

  • Secale Cornutum

  • Trillium Pendulum

  • Veratrum Album

  • Viburnum Opulus

  • Zinc

Associated diseases

  • Childbirth

  • Headaches

  • Dysmenorrhea

  • Metrorrhagia

  • Praecordium

Good to know: Cactus grandiflorus is a remedy that has many therapeutic virtues. It is a sedative that also has anti-inflammatory effects. Thus, it may be prescribed to patients suffering from inflammatory diseases (ophthalmia, coryza) or conditions characterized by painful sensations (rhumatism, migraines).

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