Brassica Napus

Last modified on January 25th, 2019

Brassica Napus signs and symptoms of the homeopathy medicine from the Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by J.H. Clarke. Find out for which conditions and symptoms Brassica Napus is used

      Cole Seed, Rape Seed, Wild Corn Kale. N. O. Cruciferae. Tincture of whole fresh plant.


Bulimia. Dropsy. Gangrene. Nails, shedding of. Scurvy. Ulcers.


Our knowledge of the pathogenetic effects of *Brassica napus is derived from the experience of the Irish famine, during which the people ate it freely. Dropsical swellings, scorbutic mouth, voracious appetite, tympanitic abdomen, blotches like burns, dropping off of nails, and gangrene. All the symptoms of impoverished blood appear, such as growth of downy, colourless hair.


*Compare: Raph., Armoracea, Sinapis, Secale


Very distressing frontal headache and tension.


Swollen to an enormous extent, the distended state of eyelids and upper lip producing great deformity. Burn-like blotches on nose and forehead (also hands and feet), varying from discolouration to ulceration.

Mouth and Throat

Mucous membrane of mouth and throat inflamed, ulcerated in parts, gums spongy.


Appetite increased, sometimes voracious.


Abdomen tympanitic.



Bowels torpid.

Urinary Organs

Urine deficient and irritating.


Hands and feet dry and shrunken, with blotches of a deep red, like burns, on backs of hands and dorsa of feet, the fingers and toes being frequently cold and livid, ulceration, loss of nails.


Sallow and muddy-looking, covered with downy hair. General Oedema. Blotches, deep red, like burns, on backs of hands and feet and nose and forehead, varying from simple discolouration to most troublesome ulceration, causing destruction of cuticle and dropping off of nails, with a marked disposition in the aggravated cases to gangrene.

About the author

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica

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