Willow-herb - Chamerion angustifolium

Background. The research of Chamerion angustifolium (Chame-a.) use in homeopathy was started under supervision of Prof. L.Kosmodemjansky in 2006. In 2007 4 volunteers took the remedy 30CH up to appearance of subtoxic effect. Constricting heart pain with dyspnea, irradiating pain in elbow joint, itching skin rash were registered. The authors suggested the presence of anxiolytic features with possible cardiotropic action. For further specification and adding of clinical picture of the remedy new research was undertaken in 2015.


Subjects and methods. Tincture from leafs, flowers, fruits and roots was made in July 2015; trituration with lactose was done in September 2015; the study of 30СH remedy started in November 2015. 12 persons took part in the study, placebo group included 2 persons.



Following psychological and general symptoms occurred:

  • loneliness, hysterical behavior;
  • delusion: small child, abandoned, humility with situation;
  • fear of having cancer, wish to diagnose it soon;
  • fear of snakes;
  • desire for music;
  • wish to feed everybody;
  • necessity in communication;
  • empathy to sick relatives;
  • strong mood decrease;
  • constricting feeling in the chest with lack of air feeling;
  • indifference to what is going on, to relatives;
  • feeling of putrefaction, mustiness;
  • color – orange;
  • irritation for others; better from expression;
  • creative work;
  • decrease of concentration;
  • incapacity to understand what is read;
  • disorientation in time;
  • forgetfulness, looking aside;
  • better memory of ancient events;
  • inflammation, mucous membranes;
  • shaking chill with fever afterwards;
  • pulsation, burning;
  • thirst, dryness;
  • better from deep short-term sleep;
  • muscle relaxation, absence of physical, emotional and mental tonus;
  • nagging, convulsive pain, better from rubbing;
  • diarrhea, long-term, exhaustive, with big loss of liquid; with thirst, with unwilliness to drink, dryness of skin and mucous membranes;
  • problems of accumulation and congestion

Conclusions. In homeopathic clinical picture of Chamerion angustifolium signs of inflammation of mucosal membranes are stressed, there is also relaxation of muscles, anxiolytic features, improvement of memory and mentality. Type of reactions – rapid, typhoid with some sycotic features.