Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Homeopathic - Aspidosperma for Asthma

If you are looking for relief from your asthma or emphysema symptoms, homeopathy has an alternative to conventional drugs. The Aspidosperma tincture, along with successful diagnosis of your condition, can provide you with a natural, long term cure.

Origins of Aspidosperma:

The common name for Aspidosperma is white quebracho. The quebracho tree is native to the tropical regions of South America. It is especially identified with the Gran Chaco region of Argentina, Paraguay, and Bolivia. The tree belongs to the family Apocynaceae. Its genus is schinopsis.

The bark of the white quebracho yields a substance that is used for treating asthma symptoms. Homeopathic medicine derives its Aspidosperma tincture from the bark of the white quebracho tree. 

Pulmonary Diseases:

One of the main characteristics of the Aspidosperma remedy is its use in treating breathing disorders and symptoms of emphysema. The homoeopathic bronchodilator treats many related diseases such as asthma.

Aspidosperma stimulates respiratory centers, increases oxygen absorption and removes carbonic acid build up in body tissues. Because it is a bronchodilator, it relieves pulmonary stenosis (abnormal narrowing of breathing passages). It is used in treating pulmonary thrombosis, which is the formation of blood clots in the arteries of the lungs. It is also useful to treat coughs and dyspnea (breathing difficulties often caused by heart or lung disease and fevers).

It is an effective remedy in many cases of asthma and when there is a "want of breath" during physical exertion. Cardiac asthma is a guiding symptom that can be treated with this remedy.


Aspidosperma may be an effective antidote for treating adverse effects of allergies, such as allergic reactions to penicillin that may cause wheezing and pseudo-asthmatic attacks.

Depending on a patient's constitution and detailed health history, Aspidosperma may be affective in relieving other allergic conditions by triggering the immune system's natural ability to counteract the effects of the foreign allergens.

Other Conditions:

In addition to effectively treating cardiac asthma, Aspidosperma also treats renal (kidney) and cardiac edema, arteriosclerosis, hypertension, and weaknesses of the thick muscular wall of the heart.

When the heart's mitral valve narrows due to disease, this remedy will act as a dilator, opening the valves again.

The remedy can also treat fatty degeneration of the heart, a condition that occurs when the heart become covered with fat between its membrane and muscle.

Aspidosperma is also a cardiac depressant that reduces the action of the heart, giving tone and regularity to its contractions, with an intermediate effect on the nervous system.

Using Aspidosperma:

The homeopathic form of Aspidosperma tincture is taken orally, and does not pose the same overdose concerns as the herbal form (white quebracho) because the homeopathic form goes through several stages of dilution. The remedy will only stimulate the body's own curative response; the tincture does not act directly on the ailment. Nevertheless, as with any serious condition or disease, consult an experienced, professional homeopathic practitioner in order to achieve optimal healing and relief of symptoms.

With homeopathy, the skill is in selecting the correct remedy or remedies for the individual based on a complete case analysis. While Aspidosperma may be a beneficial remedy for many conditions, an experienced professional can properly identify the correct remedy and dosage for your particular condition.