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Viola odorata

Treating rheumatic seizures with Viola odorata

Viola odorata is a homoeopathic remedy that is recommended for the treatment of rheumatisms and bone diseases. However, it is always better to seek professional medical advice before taking thetreatment.

The homeopathic remedy Viola odorata is made from the herbaceous plant of the same name which has blue flowers and belongs to the Violaceae family. This plant is also popular for its pleasant smell, hence its use in perfumery. This variety of violets is mostly found in Europe, but also in some regions of Africa and Asia.


In most cases, Viola odorata is recommended for the treatment of rheumatisms and bone diseases occurring in the body’s upper part. This homoeopathic remedy is appropriate for rheumatisms of the deltoid muscle, which is manifested by trembling muscles and painful feelings in the bones, especially in the morning.

Viola odorata also allows to lessen rheumatism-induced pain around the fingers or wrists. Patients with this disease often feel wrenching pain in the carpus and metacarpus. In addition, the muscles lose their tonus and limbs become shaky. Furthermore, patients are easily upset and can cry very often. The pain extends up to the shoulder and neck and down to the occiput.

Other symptomatic details

It should also be noted that individuals treated with Viola odorata have a hard time withstanding the sound of some musical instruments, the violin in particular. In addition, their uneasiness worsens with fresh air or when they make an important physical effort. Moreover, they may suddenly lose their memory and concentration.

Recommended doses

Viola Odorata is available in dilutions ranging from 4 CH to 15 CH. Thus, to avoid an error pertaining to the dilutions, follow a doctor’s advice as he or she will be able to determine the most appropriate course of treatment. Nevertheless, rheumatism of the wrist and muscle pains that tend to worsen with fresh air can generally be cured by taking 3 granules of Viola odorata 5 CH twice a day. One can also opt for Viola odorata 6 DH, of which 5 granules need to be taken daily. However, as soon as the patient’s condition improves, the dosage should be gradually reduced to one or two weekly intakes.

Treatments and diseases linked to “Viola odorata “

Associated treatments

  • Berberis Vulgaris

  • Bryonia Alba

  • Caulophyllum Thalictroides

  • Causticum

  • Dulcamara

  • Ferrum Metallicum

  • Ferrum Phosphoricum

  • Formica Rufa

  • Kalium Iodatum

  • Phytolacca decandra

  • Polygonum Aviculare

  • Rhododendron Chrysanthum

  • Toxicodendron radicans

Associated diseases

  • Arthralgia

Good to know: Viola odorata is a homoeopathic remedy of many virtues since its scope of action is not limited to rheumatology. It can also be used to treat snake bites or bee stings. Finally, it is also used in pediatrics as a disinfectant and to deal with parasites in the case of babies.

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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.