Homeopathic medicine Vernonia

Last modified on January 31st, 2013

Homeopathic medicine Vernonia

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sir, i wud like to get some info about a new homoeopathic drug vernonia. cud u pls tell me about it?


Hello Ritu,

Before u asked me about vernonia I didn’t had much info on it and I have to say that I still

don’t have enough. I was not able to locate any proving, drug picture or clinical experiences.

What I was able to collect though was information about this genus and its 42 or so

species/subspecies and there use in traditional medicine. I present this info to u here.

Vernonia is a genus of mostly tropical plants belonging to the family

Compositae/asteraceae. They bear usually purple flower-heads, the flowers being all

equal and five-cleft.

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Vernonia altissima; a member of the family asteraceae; grows as a native in Friendship Hill

National Historic Site, Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, Mammoth Cave National Park, Shiloh

National Military Park.

Vernonia amygdalina; a member of the family asteraceae; grows as a native in Africa, Angola,

Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Tanzania, West Africa; affects the human body

as a antidote, apertif, dentrifice, digestive, diuretic, laxative, purgative, stomachic, tonic,

venereal; has been used by indigenous people to treat cough, diarrhea, enteritis, fever,

gastritis, gonorrhea, infection, itch, metrorrhagia, pneumonia, ringworm, scurvy, yaws; used as a

chew stick; has an affect on the skin.

Vernonia angustifolia; commonly known as TALL IRONWEED; a member of the family asteraceae; grows

as a native in Fort Caroline National Memorial.

Vernonia anthelmintica; a member of the family asteraceae; grows as a native in India; affects

the human body as a abortifacient, laxative; has been used by indigenous people to treat cholera,

dysuria; used historically by the Santal.

Vernonia arborea; a member of the family asteraceae; grows as a native in Malaya; has been used

by indigenous people to treat fever.

Vernonia arkansana; commonly known as ARKANSAS IRONWEED; grows as a native in National River,

Ozark National Riverways, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.

Vernonia aschenborniana; a member of the family asteraceae; grows as a native in Guatemala; has

an affect on the stomach.

Vernonia augustifolia; commonly known as IRONWEED; affects the human body as a aphrodisiac; has

been used by indigenous people to treat snake bite.

Vernonia baldwinii; commonly known as WESTERN IRONWEED; a member of the family asteraceae; grows

as a native in Big Thicket N. Preserve, Fort Scott National Historic Site, Homestead Nm Of

America, Lake Meredith National Park, Ozark National Riverways, Wilson’s Creek National

Battlefield.

Vernonia baldwinii ssp. interior; commonly known as WESTERN IRONWEED; a member of the family

asteraceae; grows as a native in Fort Larned National Historic Site, Wilson’s Creek National

Battlefield.

Vernonia biafrae; a member of the family asteraceae; grows as a native in Africa, Ghana; has been

used by indigenous people to treat female ailments, fever, headache; used as a snuff.

Vernonia cinerea; commonly known as LITTLE IRONWEED; a member of the family asteraceae; grows as

a native in American Memorial Park, Haleakala National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park,

India, Kalaupapa National Historic Park, Malaya, Moluccas, Nature Preserve Of American Samoa,

Pinnacles National Monument, Solomon Islands; affects the human body as a lactogogue, vermifuge;

has been used by indigenous people to treat cholera, colic, cough, diarrhea, dysentery, fever,

headache, impotency, labor, night blindness, ringworm, stomach ache; used historically by the

Gujarat, Santal.

Vernonia colorata; a member of the family asteraceae; grows as a native in Ghana; affects the

human body as a anodyne; has been used by indigenous people to treat nausea; has an affect on the

abdomen.

Vernonia crinita; grows as a native in National River.

Vernonia cuneata; a member of the family asteraceae; grows as a native in Solomon Islands; has

been used by indigenous people to treat fever.

Vernonia deppeana; a member of the family asteraceae; grows as a native in El Salvador; has been

used by indigenous people to treat stomach ache.

Vernonia fasciculata; commonly known as PRAIRIE IRONWEED; a member of the family asteraceae;

grows as a native in Effigy Mounds National Monument, Homestead Nm Of America, Indiana Dunes

National Lakeshore, Pipestone National Monument, Saint Croix National Scenic River.

Vernonia fasciculata ssp. corymbosa; commonly known as PRAIRIE IRONWEED; a member of the family

asteraceae; grows as a native in Pipestone National Monument.

Vernonia fasciculata ssp. fasciculata; commonly known as PRAIRIE IRONWEED; a member of the family

asteraceae; grows as a native in Pipestone National Monument.Traditionally used to promote

digestion and stimulate appetite. Considered a blood tonic by Native Americans. Used to relieve

pain after childbirth and to regulate menses. Stops bleeding. Useful for stomach ache. Key Uses:

childbirth, pain, bleeding, anemia, kidney problems, reproductive problems, liver congestion,

ulcers, hemorrhage.

Vernonia flaccidifolia; commonly known as TENNESSEE IRONWEED; a member of the family asteraceae;

grows as a native in Chickamauga & Chattanooga, Ocmulgee National Monument.

Vernonia gigantea; commonly known as GIANT IRONWEED, WILD QUININE; a member of the family

asteraceae; grows as a native in Blue Ridge Parkway, Chickamauga & Chattanooga, Cumberland Gap

National Historic Park, Effigy Mounds National Monument, Fort Donelson National Battlefield,

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Jean Lafitte National

Historic Park, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Obed Wild & Scenic River, Ozark National

Riverways, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.

Vernonia glauca; commonly known as BROAD-LEAF IRONWEED, WILD QUININE; a member of the family

asteraceae; grows as a native in Blue Ridge Parkway, Chesapeake And Ohio Canal, Kennesaw

Mountain, Rock Creek Park, Shenandoah National Park.

Vernonia hirsuta; a member of the family asteraceae; grows as a native in Lesotho; has been used

by indigenous people to treat colic.

Vernonia hoveaefolia; a member of the family asteraceae; grows as a native in Brazil; has been

used by indigenous people to treat cramps; has an affect on the stomach.

Vernonia javanica; a member of the family asteraceae; grows as a native in Java, Sumatra; affects

the human body as a vermifuge; has been used by indigenous people to treat sprue.

Vernonia leiocarpa; a member of the family asteraceae; grows as a native in El Salvador; has been

used by indigenous people to treat asthma.

Vernonia marginata; commonly known as PLAINS IRONWEED; grows as a native in Big Bend National

Park, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison, Fort Davis National Historic Site.

Vernonia missurica; commonly known as MISSOURI IRONWEED; grows as a native in Big Thicket N.

Preserve, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Shiloh National Military Park, Wilson’s Creek

National Battlefield; has been used by indigenous people to treat skin ailments; used

historically by the Kiowa.

Vernonia nigritiana; a member of the family asteraceae; grows as a native in Africa, French

Guinea; affects the human body as a emetic, laxative; has been used by indigenous people to treat

dysentery, fever, hemorrhage.

Vernonia noveboracensis; commonly known as NEW YORK IRONWEED, WILD QUININE; a member of the

family asteraceae; grows as a native in Big South Fork N. River & Rec. Area, Blue Ridge Parkway,

Chesapeake And Ohio Canal, Colonial National Historic Park, Fort Necessity National Battlefield,

Friendship Hill National Historic Site, George Washington Memorial Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains

National Park, Harpers Ferry National Historic Park, Johnstone Flood National Memorial, Lincoln

Boyhood National Memorial, Manassas National Battlefield, National Capital Region – East, Prince

William Forest Park, Redwood National Park, Richmond National Battlefield Park, Rock Creek Park,

Roosevelt Vanderbilt Nat. Hist. Site, Shenandoah National Park.

Vernonia oligocephala; a member of the family asteraceae; grows as a native in Lesotho; used as a

charm, toilet paper.

Vernonia patens; a member of the family asteraceae; grows as a native in Costa Rica; has been

used by indigenous people to treat epistaxis.

Vernonia patula; a member of the family asteraceae; grows as a native in Java, Malaya; has been

used by indigenous people to treat common cold, convulsions, fever.

Vernonia pectoralis; a member of the family asteraceae; affects the human body as a tonic; used

historically by the Malagasy.

Vernonia pinifolia; a member of the family asteraceae; grows as a native in Lesotho; used as a

charm, toilet paper.

Vernonia roxburghii; a member of the family asteraceae.

Vernonia saepium; a member of the family asteraceae; grows as a native in Haiti; has been used by

indigenous people to treat asthma.

Vernonia scabra; a member of the family asteraceae; grows as a native in Venezuela; affects the

human body as a vermifuge; has been used by indigenous people to treat spasms.

Vernonia scorpioides; a member of the family asteraceae; grows as a native in Brazil, Trinidad;

affects the human body as a aphrodisiac; has been used by indigenous people to treat mange; used

as a witchcraft.

Vernonia senegalensis; a member of the family asteraceae; grows as a native in Angola, Gambia;

affects the human body as a astringent, tonic; has been used by indigenous people to treat

diarrhea, fever; used as a masticatory.

Vernonia sp.; a member of the family asteraceae; grows as a native in Philippines; affects the

human body as a antidiarrheal; has been used by indigenous people to treat wounds; used

historically by the Natchez.

Vernonia teres; a member of the family asteraceae; has been used by indigenous people to treat

sore, wounds.

Vernonia texana; commonly known as TEXAS IRONWEED; grows as a native in Big Thicket N.

Preserve.

Vernonia woodii; a member of the family asteraceae; grows as a native in South Africa; affects

the human body as a stomachic; used historically by the Kaffir.

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Some more info on some sp that i suspect have recd some proving. not sure though.

Vernonia anthelmintica

– RECTUM – WORMS – complaints of worms – pinworms

Vernonia amygdalina

– RECTUM – WORMS – complaints of worms

– FEVER, heat in general

– GENERALS – MALARIA

Vernonia corymbosa

– MALE GENITALIA/SEX – STERILITY

– FEMALE GENITALIA/SEX – STERILITY

Vernonia wooddii

STOMACH – COMPLAINTS of the stomach

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some more info..

Teas containing Utazi (Gongronema latifolia), bitter-leaf (Vernonia amygdalina), or Nimbima

(Cryptolepis sanguinolenta) are also used throughout West Africa for the management of diabetes

and other metabolic diseases associated with the liver

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Ritu…thia is all that i can offer. If u r able to find more info on vernonia, please forward it

to me.

Regards,

Dr. B

About the author

Dr. Manish Bhatia

Dr. Manish Bhatia

- BHMS, BCA, M.Sc Homeopathy (UK), CICH (Greece)
- Ass. Professor, Organon & Homeopathic Philosophy, SKH Medical College, Jaipur
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