Helonias dioica

alt   HELONIAS DIOICA ou Chamaelirium luteum

Liliacée bulbeuse d’Amérique du nord (tige verticale courte, en plateau, recouverte de feuilles souterraines charnues), comme l’Ail, la Colchique, le Lis, Jacinthe … Certaines autres, comme le Lis béguin (Gloriosa rothschildiana) sont utilisées pour l’extrème toxicité de sa racine bulbeuse, riche en alcaloïdes, qui sert à préparer le poison des flèches de tribus africaines.

HOMEOPATHIE diathésique : remède du groupe du Magnésium (Kollitsch p. 149). « Une profonde mélancolie » (les phases dépressives de Sepia ?)

Psyché : Neurasthénie vers la dépression vraie : le moral est au plus bas. Anorexie… Mais tout s’améliore lorsqu’elle est au travail et lors des divertissements !

Key-note : Il (elle) éprouve le besoin de se raconter.

Soma :

  1. Femmes = hyperménorrhée et leucorrhée avec bearing-down (ptose utérine) et épuisement.
  2. Hommes = hypertrophie prostatique, difficultés à la miction, douleurs brûlantes dans les reins, urines albumineuses. Diabète insipide (Petroselinum sativum)

Modalités … Aggravé par :

  • la fatigue (en se penchant)
  • la grossesse et l’avortement
  • la pression des habits.

                    Amélioré par :

  • l’occupation et les divertissements
  • le ventre soutenu.

From the Homeopathic Materia Medica by Nash: 

HELONIAS DIOICA / Chamaelirium luteum

Common name: Unicorn root.

Anaemic women, with prolapsus; worn out with hard work, mental or physical.
Heaviness in pelvic region, languor, pain or burning in back, with CONTINUAL CONSCIOUSNESS OF A WOMB, SORE AND TENDER.
Better when mind is off herself. I have found this remedy of use in a generally debilitated condition of women, with many and various complaints or symptoms in the region of the uterus, for instance: PROLAPSUS FROM ATONY, enervated by indolence and luxury

WORN OUT WITH HARD WORK, MENTAL OR PHYSICAL; muscles burn and ache; so tired cannot sleep (Dr. H. C. Allen).

There is almost always associated with it a more or less anaemic condition. This anaemia may seem to be consequent upon too profuse menstruation or flooding, or it may exist entirely independent of any such cause. In these cases I have often found albumen present in the urine, sometimes in large quantities, especially in pregnant women, and seen rapid improvement and disappearance of the albumen under the action of this remedy.

The fact that these anaemic and debilitated states are found, both under profuse and scanty discharges of the uterine organs, seems to indicate that the local symptoms are secondary, or a consequence of general debility and impoverished blood. Again, the fact that HELONIAS cures both conditions equally well seems to corroborate it.

What are the symptoms? The LEADING symptoms are anaemia, great general weakness and languor, and great lowness of spirits or profound melancholy. This condition of mind is temporarily relieved by diversion. She is always better if she can get her mind off herself; dragging weakness in sacral region; various displacements of womb, but more especially prolapsus; pain in the back, with lameness, stiffness and weight, and heat or burning in lumbar region; back feels tired and weak; continual CONSCIOUSNESS OF A WOMB, it is so SORE AND TENDER (PYROGEN—distinct consciousness of a heart). Now this condition and these symptoms are often found at the age of puberty, during pregnancy and after labor, and here HELONIAS is indeed a blessing. I have found it efficacious in the 2d and the 30th, according to susceptibility of the patient. HELONIAS deserves a thorough proving in the potencies.

A propos de l'auteur
Jean Yves Henry

Médecin généraliste, homéopathe et acupuncteur.
Auteur d’une dizaine d’ouvrages, il coordonne l’enseignement de confrères de toutes spécialités pour promouvoir l’aspect intégré de ce télé-enseignement médical et para-médical.