Artemisia Vulgaris 30, 200, Tincture: Uses, Dosage, Benefits & Side Effects

Artemisia Vulgaris 30, 200, Tincture Uses, Dosage, Benefits Side Effects

Artemisia Vulgaris is one of the important and useful remedies in Homoeopathy. Artemisia Vulgaris 30 & 200 are the most commonly used potencies. 

It is a very important remedy for convulsive disorders, which is a condition in which muscles of hands and legs contract and relax quickly, which causes uncontrolled shaking of the body.

It is commonly known as Mugwort and belongs to a family of Compositae.

Parts used for making Homoeopathic mother tinctures are fresh roots of the plant; this Homoeopathic tincture is used as a tonic and to boost immunity.

Essential oil of Artemisia Vulgaris is useful externally for rheumatic swelling of joints.

Artemisia Vulgaris is one of the principal remedies in treating epilepsy and convulsions in childhood and hysterical fits of girls at puberty.

It stimulates gastric juice secretion, thus making it useful in gastric disorders; it has an erratic effect, so it is used in various gynecological ailments.

Artemisia Vulgaris Personality

The patient is hysterical, with uncontrolled emotions. Behaves irrationally after fright or violent emotions, causing unrestrained laughter.

The face looks older than age.

Subject to epileptic attack, which is typical without aura, after effect of fright or violent emotions.

In children, the Head is big due to hydrocephalus which causes convulsions of various types.

There is a chewing motion of gums, sometimes causing grinding of teeth.

Uncontrolled laughter and crying.

Guiding Symptoms for Artemisia Vulgaris Uses

It is a principal remedy for epilepsy, a neurological disorder marked by sudden and recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions associated with the abnormal electrical activity of the brain.

Epilepsy after fright or grief or bad news, after blow on the Head, after masturbation, and with menstrual disturbances.

Attacks occur frequently then followed by a long interval of rest. Several attacks of epilepsy in the same day.

Epilepsy without aura attacks accompanied or followed by profuse offensive sweat, by seminal ejaculations.

Artemisia Vulgaris is used in catalepsy, a condition in which there is loss of voluntary motion, and the limbs remain in whatever position they are.

There is twitching of the muscles as seen in chorea, hysterical fits, in convulsions occurring in pregnant women suffering from hypertension often. it is followed by coma and posing a threat to the health of mother and baby.

Convulsions in children of various types are covered by Artemisia Vulgaris, which occurs in hydrocephalus, where fluid accumulates in growing children’s brains, causing enlarged Head and brain damage.

Useful in infants who suffer from convulsions during dentition, also there is a chewing motion of the gums and grinding of teeth.

There is profuse sweat in the state of fever, having a peculiar fetid, cadaverous, or garlic-like odor, which is a peculiar characteristic of Artemisia Vulgaris.

Artemisia Vulgaris Mind Symptoms

All mental disorders are due to aftereffects of fright, grief, bad news, blow on the Head, head injury or trauma, and ill-effects of masturbation.

Gets up at night and works, remembers nothing in the morning.

Somnambulism-inclination to steal.

Depression of spirit from excessive exposure to stress.

Nervous disorders like insomnia where there is loss of sleep, sometimes sleepwalking is seen.

Epilepsy, convulsions with functional and electrical disturbance in the brain, and menstrual disturbances in girls who suffer from hysterical fits of uncontrolled laughing and crying.

Stupor following convulsions. Convulsions with dentitional problems in infants with grinding of teeth. Dreams of snow.

Uses of Artemisia Vulgaris

I will take you through all the body parts from toe to head.

You can match the symptoms and when you feel these symptoms are matched then you can take Artemisia Vulgaris

1-Head Complaints

Sharp shooting pains through the Head. The Head is drawn back with twitching during the explosive attack.

Congestion of the brain causes headaches.

Vertigo from light passing through the colored glass is mostly epileptic; as there is the absence of aura, the patient directly gets unconscious.

The Head is bent backward and sideways in epileptic attacks.

Hydrocephalus in growing children causes convulsions, also making the Head look bigger than the regular size.

2-Eyes Complaints

Photophobia. Continuous staring of eyes at one single focus, pain in eyes with the blurring of vision, better by rubbing worse by using eyes.

In convulsions attack, eyes turn upwards before the attack starts.

Colored light means light falling through stained or colored glass windows makes the Head dizzy.

There is dizziness from such light. Eyes are half open in sleep and in epileptic attack drawn upward sometimes staring.

There are tears in the eyes of the patient. There is double vision and merging of letters when reading.

3-Ears Complaints

There is constant aching pain in the ears with twitching and spasmodic aching in-ears in the condition of otitis media.

Twitching sensation in ears when blowing nose and sneezing, pain in ears when chewing and swallowing.

Decreased hearing due to hydrocephalus condition in growing children.

4-Nose Complaints

Pain over the root of the nose, soreness of the nostrils following epileptic attacks.

Stuffiness of nose. Nasal congestion.

Tightness and pressure at the root of the nose.

Sneezing with constant twitching sensation in the nose due to worm infestation.

Spasmodic aching of the nasal septum.

5-Mouth Complaints

Distortion of lips twitching and erratic movement of the mouth.

There are spasms of the mouth during the epileptic attack that bites the tongue.

Speech is lacking in intelligent content, talks on anything lacking proper information. Can utter only a single word with great exertion.

There is dryness of the tongue, spasms of the tongue, making it difficult to swallow food.

In an epileptic attack, the biting of the tongue and mouth are drawn towards the left side.

Continuous grinding of teeth in sleep. Froth formation at the mouth with thumbs drawn into fist, eyes half open and drawn upwards during an epileptic attack.

6-Face Complaints

The face looks older than the age.

In an epileptic attack, one drew the mouth towards the left side.

Lower jaw pressed forward with constant chewing motion of the gums.

Twitching and erratic motion of the face during epileptic attack grinding of teeth in children during dentition.

Continuous twitching of the face patient is unaware of due to loss of voluntary motion.

Hysterical expressions on the face in growing girls with menstrual disturbances.

7-Throat Complaints

Twitching and spasms of the throat muscles make swallowing food difficult.

Due to functional disturbances of the brain, the food escapes from the mouth, making it difficult to swallow food.

8-Chest Complaints

Breathing difficulties. Rattling breathing with the spasms of chest muscles.

Breathing checked suddenly; a deep inspiration ends the attack with violent palpitations in the chest.

9-Heart Complaints

Violent palpitations in the heart region, twitching of heart muscles.

Artemisia Vulgaris is found to be useful in reducing blood cholesterol levels.

Congestion in the heart region.

Useful, in eclampsia, a condition in which pregnant women suffer from an increase in blood pressure.

10-Stomach Complaints

The patient is hungry but swallowing food is difficult due to spasms of the muscles.

Hunger with worm infestation in growing children.

Artemisia Vulgaris tincture form stimulates gastric juice secretion, so it is used in cases of loss of appetite, distaste of food. It is useful in gastritis.

There is indigestion of food with menstrual disturbances in girls at puberty.

Diarrhea in women with menstrual disturbance.

There are spasms of the gastric muscles of the stomach. As a result, the food is not passed further down for digestion.

This is one of the reasons for indigestion and gastritis. Nausea and vomiting with cramps in stomach.

11-Abdomen Complaints

Violent cramps in the abdomen condition in the abdomen with fullness twitching in the abdomen.

Cramps in the abdomen with scanty menses.

Artemisia Vulgaris stimulates the secretion of gastric juices, so it is useful in insufficient production of bile and gastric juice secretion.

There is poor appetite, indigestion due to spasms of gastric muscles.

Flatulence, in which there is excess gas formation from food that is eaten.

Colicky pain in the abdomen. It has got laxative action, so it is used in the treatment of obesity.

Worm infestation in growing children with a tendency to grinding of teeth.

12-Rectum Complaints

Artemisia vulgaris Is used externally in a sitz bath for hemorrhoids and piles.

There are worms in the rectum, with pain and twitching at the anus region.

Greenish-colored watery diarrhea passed with great exertion. Stools passed with violent spasms.

13-Urinary Complaints

Increased urination, urine is dark yellowish, passed with twitching of bladder muscles.

Involuntary passing of urine during convulsions, in large quantity.

Urinary strangury in children during dentition.

At times due to spasms of the muscle of the ureter, there is the retention of urine.

14-Male Reproductive System Complaints

Epileptic attack due to aftereffects of masturbation, excess indulgence in sexual matters, nightly pollution.

Spasms of muscles of the penis cause seminal ejaculations. Thick emissions from the penis with spasms.

15-Female Reproductive System Complaints

Irregular periods with scanty menses.

Spasms of the uterus with profuse blood passing during menses.

Following childbirth, there is the retention of the placenta, which again causes violent twitching of the uterus muscles, violent cramps with severe pain in the abdomen.

Childbirth is followed by offensive lochia, which is discharged from the uterus after labor.

Violent contraction of the pregnant uterus leads to threatened miscarriage.

Prolapse of uterus accompanied with violent spasms.

Contractions of the uterus with irregular menses. Epileptic convulsions with deficient menses in hysterical girls at puberty.

16-Skin Complaints

Skin looks older than the existing age.

Dryness of the skin with twitching is indicative of nerve damage to the skin.

There is profuse sweating during an epileptic attack; the sweat has a typical garlic-like smell, profuse sweating all over the body.

Artemisia vulgaris in tincture form is anti-bacterial and antifungal so that it can be used locally as an antiseptic for skin infections.

17-Back Complaints

Paralysis of one side of the back and twitching of the other side.

Rheumatic affections of the spinal cord.

Degeneration of the vertebrae with sudden spasmodic contractions of the spinal muscles, leading to an abnormal curvature of the spine.

Violent twitching of the spine. The spine feels as if pulled inwards.

Weakness of spine easily tired by small exertion.

18-Hands Complaints

Hands feel as if pulled inwards.

Weakness of arms easily tired by little work twitching and spasmodic cramps of one arm and trembling of other.

Hysterical movements of hands in girls at puberty.

During epileptic attacks, the arms are pulled inwards, jerking movement of one arm.

Paralysis of one arm and twitching, jerking of another arm.

Rheumatic affection of hands, Artemisia Vulgaris, can be used in therapeutic oil form in alleviating rheumatic pains of arms.

19-Legs Complaints

Weakness of legs after long walking or after a long illness.

Trembling of legs, numbness, and twitching of legs with sudden spasmodic contractions of calf muscles.

Sweating of feet with a typical garlic-like odor.

Paralysis of one leg and jerking movement of another as seen in hemiplegia.

20-Fever Complaints

Fever following bacterial infection, progressing to brain further leading to epileptic attacks, nervous chorea with twitching of arms and legs, jerking movements, with dryness of the skin.

Hydrocephalus in growing children leads to convulsions with profuse fever sweating smelling like garlic.

Fever in girls at puberty with menstrual disturbance.

Fever occurs from aftereffects of fright, sudden emotion, grief, bad news, a blow on the Head, and after masturbation.

Artemisia Vulgaris Modalities

Modalities are the factors which, increase or decrease the complaints in a patient.

They are categorized as aggravating factors and amelioration factors.

Aggravating factors make the condition of the illness worst, while the amelioration factor makes the condition of the disease better.

It can be time, any part of the day, season, position, or any applications, etc.

Aggravated By

All complaints in Artemisia Vulgaris are increased after sudden violent emotions, bad news, grief, blow on the Head after masturbation overindulgence in sexual thoughts. Dizziness is produced by colored light.

Ameliorated By

Artemisia Vulgaris is better by rubbing, twitching of arms and legs better by rubbing the extremities. Pain in the eyes is better by rubbing. Epileptic attacks better by profuse sweating.

Relationship with Other Medicines

Complementary Remedy:

This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.

Complements to Artemisia vulgaris are-Abrotanum, Absinth.

Collateral Remedy:

this means the side relation belonging to the same origin or allied botanical family or chemical group.

Remedy that is collateral and nearest to Artemisia Vulgaris are:-Abrotanum, Absinth.

Remedy that are collateral and more distant to Artemisia Vulgaris are:-Chamomilla,Cina,Millefolium.

Similar Remedy:

These remedies have many similarities in action but are different in origin, which means the source from which the medicine is prepared is different.

Medicines similar to Artemisia vulgaris are Aethusa Cynapium, Bufo, Cal. carb, Cuprum met, Lachesis, Silicea,cina, Helleborus, Pulsatilla, Ruta, Stramonium.

Follows Will Remedy:

these medicines follow the previous medicine in action, thus aiding in cure.

Remedies that follow Artemisia Vulgaris are-Causticum, Iodine.

Followed Well By:

these are medicines given after the first medicine finished its action.

Artemisia vulgaris is followed well by Abrotanum, Bufo.


When there appear of new symptoms, you should study the new symptoms combined with the old one, and a second remedy covering more of these new symptoms than the old one is to be given; this second remedy is the antidote.

Artemisia Vulgaris mostly does not produce any major aggravation in any case, still few side effects can be noticed. When there is an overdosage of, in such cases Camphor, Nux vomica can be used to antidote effect of excessive use of Artemisia Vulgaris if the case is going in the wrong direction or aggravation.

Artemisia Vulgaris Dosage & Potency

Dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.

Homeopathic medicines are prescribed based on symptom similarity, where the symptoms narrated by the patient are somewhat similar to the guiding symptoms of the medicine.

A totality of symptoms is formed by your homeopathic doctor, and medicine similar to the disease condition is given, the more exact similarity the early the process of cure.

Artemisia Vulgaris 30C Usage:

Lower potency is given when very few symptoms match the medicine to that of the patient.

These symptoms help doctors diagnose the disease condition only; there is less symptom of Artemisia Vulgaris.

Lower potencies require frequent repetition.You should give the 3-4 times a day till the expected result is seen.

30C Potency of Artemisia Vulgaris can be used as a specific remedy in epilepsy, and convulsions can be repeated until desired results in treatment are obtained.

Artemisia Vulgaris 200C Usage:

This is considered as higher potency; they are given when the majority of mind symptoms of Artemisia Vulgaris and physical symptoms of Artemisia Vulgaris and that narrated by patient match.

Higher potencies are advisable to be not repeated very often; they act for a long duration of days, so the second dose is repeated every 7-days or every 15-days once.

On giving 200C potency, it’s advisable to wait for the symptoms to subside, which can be repeated until all symptoms in totality go.

Artemisia Vulgaris 1M Usage:

Artemisia Vulgaris 1 M should not be repeated; it is given 30 days once and waiting for symptoms to disappear.

This is very high potency. It would help if you gave it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of Artemisia Vulgaris and that given by the patient match each other perfectly.

Artemisia Vulgaris Mother Tincture Usage:

Artemisia Vulgaris in tincture form mixed with oil when applied locally gives a good result in reducing rheumatic leg pains but should not be applied hot.

It can be applied externally on the skin as it has anti-bacterial and antifungal properties; it should not be applied if abrasions or cuts are present on the skin surface.

Artemisia Vulgaris 3X/6X Usage:

This lower potency of Artemisia Vulgaris works well as a therapeutic dose for epilepsy and worm infestation. Very useful in the treatment of worms.

Repeated intake 3-4 times a day is advised.

Clinical Indications of Artemisia Vulgaris

  1. Epilepsy

  2. Seizures

  3. Convulsions

  4. Anxiety

  5. Colic

  6. Cramps

  7. Diarrhea

  8. Weak digestion

  9. Nausea

  10. Persistent vomiting

  11. Worm infestation

  12. Constipation

  13. Nervous disorders like walking in sleep

  14. Increased cholesterol levels

Side Effects of Artemisia Vulgaris

Homoeopathic medicines are prepared by the process of potentization where dynamic curative power of medicinal substances is increased, so the very minimal quantity of a crude substance that causes side effects is present in homeopathic medicines.

Therapeutic dose, which is a homeopathic potentized form of Artemisia Vulgaris, has not shown any side effects.

However, persons allergic to any ingredient of Artemisia Vulgaris or its plant family of Asteraceae should avoid intake of Artemisia Vulgaris in tincture form as it can cause anaphylactic shock.

Pollens of Artemisia Vulgaris as an allergen can cause breathing difficulties, broncho-spasms, hypersensitivity, asthma attack, seasonal rhinitis, conjunctivitis.

Allergic Skin reactions such as dermatitis, urticaria may also occur.

Artemisia Vulgaris should be used with caution in patients with diabetes as it can increase blood sugar levels when consumed in a large dose of tincture form. It can cause, nausea vomiting, miscarriage, and nervous system damage.

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