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Graphites – homeopathic application & effect

by Josephine Andrews
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The homeopathic remedy Graphites is mainly used for diseases of the skin and mucous membranes. The mucous membranes of the digestive tract in particular are said to be positively influenced by graphite, but also conjunctivitis and colds. In classical homeopathy, Graphites is an important remedy for the treatment of chronic diseases. Read more about the effects, use and dosage of Graphites here.

When is Graphites used?

Graphites is a homeopathic remedy made from graphite. It is mainly used for skin and mucous membrane complaints as well as for psychological problems. Usually the complaints are part of a more complex event or the consequences of a certain constitution.

A slow metabolism, hypothyroidism and obesity are often the starting point for the symptoms that occur. That is why Graphites is more often prescribed as part of a classic homeopathic therapy and less frequently as a remedy for the treatment of acute illnesses.

Typical diseases and conditions that respond well to Graphites

  • chronic inflammation of the outer eye and eyelids
  • chronic cold
  • Inflammation of the external auditory canal and the skin behind the ears
  • sore throat
  • gastric mucosal inflammation
  • constipation
  • hemorrhoids
  • Anal fissures and anal eczema
  • menstrual disorders
  • chronic skin rashes
  • erysipelas
  • varicose veins
  • nail bed inflammation

Typical symptoms and complaints that indicate Graphites

  • tendency to be overweight
  • freezes easily, hardly endures a draft
  • sad, gloomy mood
  • inertia
  • Secretions are foul smelling
  • Secretions are usually honey-yellow and sticky
  • Skin tears, especially at the transition from skin to mucous membrane (anus, lips, nose)
  • sudden faintness in very robust-looking individuals
  • more likely to affect the left side of the body

The complaints get better:

  • outdoors
  • after walking outdoors
  • through food

The symptoms get worse:

  • by cold
  • during and after menstruation
  • in the morning after waking up
  • by suppressing rashes and body secretions

These symptoms can either be the actual signs of the disease or accompany the disease. In homeopathy, they are considered indications that Graphites globules can be helpful for the patient.

If the symptoms persist or get worse, always go to a doctor and have the cause clarified. This is especially true when it comes to illnesses in babies and children.

Graphites for babies and children

Graphites homeopathy is also used in children for long-standing problems rather than acute illnesses.

Babies with stubborn constipation may benefit from Graphites when a sticky, yellow liquid drips from the anus after passing dry, mucus-coated stools.

Graphites is also said to help babies with cradle cap. A yellow, sticky liquid may also be seen secreting from the thick crusted scalp.

But Graphites could also be a suitable remedy for your child for many other skin problems. A weeping rash behind the ears and moist eczema in the crook of the arm, the back of the knee, groin or neck are said to indicate Graphites as the homeopathic remedy of choice.

Dry, rough, and cracked skin that festers with any minor injury is also a sign of this remedy, as is sticky, honey-colored discharge that crusts or often smells foul.

However, these symptoms are usually part of a chronic illness. Therefore Graphites should be prescribed in most cases after a homeopathic anamnesis and is only rarely suitable for self-treatment.

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