Drosera Rotundifolia 30, 200: Uses, Dosage, Benefits & Side Effects

DROSERA ROTUNDIFOLIA - Uses, Dosage, Benefits Side Effects

Drosera Rotundifolia is excellent homeopathic medicine. Drosera Rotundifolia 200 & Drosera Rotundifolia 30 are the most used form of this homeopathic medicine.

Drosera has been used as an aphrodisiac (to arouse sexual desire) for a long time.

It exerts a peculiar action on the respiratory tract. It relaxes the muscles of the respiratory tract, eases breathing, and relieves wheezing. Hence it’s used in various conditions like asthma, bronchitis, TB, whooping cough, etc.

Other active ingredients present in Drosera are flavonoids, ellagic acid, and naphthoquinones. Flavonoids and naphthoquinones possess antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Drosera seems to help ease chest congestion by thinning the mucus and makes it easier to expel out. And also helps in reducing spasm.

The anti-inflammatory activity in Drosera is immensely more significant than any of the steroids due to flavonoids. Ellagic acid seems to possess antiangiogenic properties.

This article will cover Drosera Rotundifolia uses, benefits, side effects & dosage, etc

So let me take you through the details of Drosera Rotundifolia

What is Drosera Rotundifolia

The name Drosera comes from the Greek word Drosos and droseros means covered in dew. These words refer to the dewy excretions on the edges of the leaves.

The Latin word ROTUNDIFOLIA means round leaf.

These plants on the edges of the leaves have numerous purple-colored glandular hairs which secret a thick sticky fluid to attract and trap tiny insects. Hence the plant is also known as a carnivorous/insectivorous plant.

The insects remain stuck to the glands. Through the sensory stimuli of tentacles, they press the insects to the leaf surface and are digested, thereby protein-digesting enzymes of the secretion.

The plant has various properties like an antibacterial, antispasmodic, antitussive, expectorant, and also hypoglycemic.

It’s applied locally as well in the treatment of corns, warts, and bunions. Because of their digestive enzymes

It contains an active principle named plumbagin, which acts as an antibiotic to a wide range of pathogens.

The plant contains antibiotics effective against Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and Pneumococcus bacteria.

Homeopathic medicines are prepared from the entire fresh plant, which is gathered at the time of flowering.

Drosera Rotundifolia Personality

It is suited to young individuals who are chilly and are prone to respiratory complaints.

The person is mostly of irritable temperament.

Drosera Rotundifolia Uses

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 Drosera Rotundifolia – 

1-Mind Complaints

A person gets easily angered. Even a minor incident of the least importance makes you highly agitated.

A person might become very anxious if they are alone with the fear of ghosts.

A person also fears being alone and become suspicious of your friend. Their imagination goes beyond and feels that cruel and jealous people have created them. This leads to mental dejection.

He might experience restlessness and are extremely uneasy. He is unable to concentrate on any one object that keeps constantly changing.

A person has a false belief that you are being harassed or annoyed. He gets physically and mentally disturbed on thinking about the future.

A person has the quality of being determined in carrying out their resolutions.

2-Head Complaints

The patient feels that their head is heavy with pressing pain, especially in the cheekbone and forehead. This pain is sometimes associated with nausea and dizziness.

The patient tends to experience vertigo, especially when walking in the open air with an inclination to fall on the left side.

A patient tends to develop a severe headache after talking loud, and due to pain, he remains in a state of confusion and become worried as they cannot understand anything.

He might get a beating and hammering sensation in the forehead from inside out.

The scalp is so painful as if it has been damaged, and acrid discharge affects the part more.

The patients also get pressing pain in the temples with nausea, especially in the morning. This pain worsens on stooping and is better by motion and in cold air.

3-Eyes Complaints

The eyes become prominent while coughing, during measles, and in convulsions.

The patients experience shooting pain in the eyes toward the outside, especially on stooping.

Eyesight is also affected by weakness of eyes. Eyesight is affected or becomes pale while reading.

There is a sensation of gauze before the eyes. Pupils get affected by the daylight and candlelight.

4-Ears Complaints

Shooting and squeezing in the ears are experienced by the patient, especially on swallowing.

The patient can hear humming and drumming in the ears.

The patient faces difficulty in hearing with roaring and buzzing in their ears.

5-Nose Complaints

The nose becomes sensitive to sour smells and is painful while sneezing.

The nose bleeds while coughing, stooping in the evening. There is a discharge of blood blowing the nose.

Black pores are visible on the nose. The nose is constantly dry with fluent coryza and sneezing.

Their sensitivity to smell towards acidic substances is heightened.

6-Face Complaints

The face becomes pale with hollow cheeks, and eyes become sunken. The patient’s face is hot with cold hands.

And sometimes, their left side of the face is cold, and the right side is hot with stinging pain.

Small pustules develop here and there on the face with a stitching sensation. Pain gets aggravated on being touched.

The patients have a burning and pricking sensation in the skin of the cheeks below the eyes.

There is pressure on the cheekbones towards the outside, which worsens by pressure and contact.

Lips are cracked and always dry. They are prone to black pores in the chin.

7-Mouth Complaints

The patients tend to get small round, painless swelling in the middle of the tongue and develop an unpleasant smell in the mouth.

The patients experience shooting pain in their teeth after having hot drinks. The patients are prone to ulcers on the tongue.

The food is tasteless to the patient with an aversion to pork. Any food is eaten, they feel it’s bitter, especially bread.

8-Throat Complaints

The patient faces difficulty in swallowing solid food as it leads to contraction of the throat.

The patient has a tingling sensation in the larynx, which excites cough and shooting pain that extends to the throat.

The patients experience slight stitching pain, which extends down to the right side of the esophagus. The patient has stinging pain in the throat while swallowing.

In cough, they feel as if being tickled by a feather or a crumb in the larynx. They develop a deep hoarse voice which requires exertion to speak.

The voice becomes hollow and toneless. A scraping sensation in the throat while coughing and after eating.

Shooting pain in the throat after eating anything salty is very marked.

Roughness with scraping sensation with dryness deep in the throat induces short and hacking cough with yellow expectoration.

9-Chest and Respiratory Complaints

You get periodical fits of rapid, deep barking cough. The cough is choking and is prolonged.

Incessant cough is the hallmark which means that the cough is not stoppable and very annoying.

The cough seems to come from the abdomen, which takes away the breath. Cough compels you to hold the sides of the abdomen.

The patient begins to make sound and movement as if he will vomit and then vomits what he had first eaten in the morning, followed by mucus.

After vomiting mucus, there is a nosebleed with cold sweat, and the patient tends to talk a lot. This cough becomes harassing as soon as the patient tries to hit the bed as soon as his head touches the pillow.

Cough worsens on singing and talking.

In asthma, the patient experiences constriction of the chest, which worsens on talking and singing. There is sometimes bloody or yellow purulent expectorant.

In asthma, whenever the patient talks, there is a throat contraction with every word uttered. The patient experiences stitches below the axilla.

The patient has to stitch pain in the chest whenever they sneeze or cough.

Paroxysm of cough follow each other very rapidly and are unable to breathe. The patient wakes up at 6-7 am, and the cough doesn’t stop until a large quantity of tenacious mucus is thrown out.

In children, the cough is constant and excitable as soon as they try to sleep and head touches the pillow at night. Ulcer-like pain in the chest on being pressed.

10-Stomach Complaints

The stomach is very much irritated and sensitive.

All the acidic contents from the stomach come back into the esophagus and throat, leading to frequent waterbrash and hiccough and even vomiting.

So the patient develops nausea after eating fatty food. The patient has an aversion to pork and sour foods, and they cannot tolerate them.

The patient vomits slimy matter and food during cough.

Because of the reflux of acid, the patient gets a clawing sensation in the pit of the stomach and sometimes also shooting and beating pains.

11-Abdominal Complaints

The abdomen becomes painful after sour food.

On coughing, you get pain in the abdomen and also on being touched. So, whenever you cough, you have to press on the abdomen with your hand.

12-Rectum Complaints

The patient passes stool frequently with mucus and is always associated with pain.

Even after passing stool, they have pain in the abdomen and small of the back.

13-Urinary Complaints

When you have frequent desire to pass urine, only scanty emission and passes only drop by drop. And sometimes pass brownish urine, which is of a pungent smell.

And sometimes pass watery and inodorous urine with the fetid stool containing white mucus.

14-Female Organs Complaints

The flow of white discharge (leucorrhea) is attended with labor-like pains in females.

Drosera is also indicated when menses are suppressed or flow is affected by spasmodic pains in the abdomen.

15-Back Complaints

You are prone to stiffness at the nape of the neck, and they get pain during movement.

Your lower back hurts as if it is bruised, especially in the early morning.

16-Hands & Legs Complaints


Fingers contract spasmodically and become stiff and impossible to bend, especially while trying to hold something.

The patient get cramps in their hands while writing. The patient experience is twitching in the right shoulder but only when they are resting.

The joints of the arms pain as if they are bruised. The bones of arms and hands pain mainly in the night and wade off during movement in the daytime.


Severe tearing pains affect the joints of the foot as if they were dislocated but only while walking.

You may feel stiffness in the joints of the feet. The feet are constantly cold due to cold sweat.

You get pain in long bones, especially in the humerus at night. Your legs feel sore, and the bed is too hard for such soreness.

You might develop laming pain in the right hip joint and thigh with pain in the ankle. This pain makes you limp while walking.

17-Sleep Complaints

The patient snores during sleep while lying on the back. And frequently gets startled with fright during sleep.

The patient even wakes up due to the break-out of excessive perspiration.

Later the patient sleeps in the noon and evening.

18-Skin Complaints

The patient tends to develop severe itching, which they feel better by rubbing or wiping with hand and worsens on undressing.

The skin readily peels off.

The patient is prone to black pores on the chest and shoulder.


The patients develop a fever in whooping cough, measles, etc. The patients develop shivering when at rest and are better while moving.

Chill stage:

The fever begins with shuddering of the whole body with heat in the face and icy coldness of hands and absence of thirst.

Or there can be shivering with coldness and paleness of hands, feet, and face. In the morning left side of the face is cold, and the right side is hot.

A patient might always feel cold in bed. Chilliness and chill are primarily at rest.

This chilliness is mainly during the daytime.

Heat stage:

A person feels the heat during the night. Heat is mainly in the face and head.

The patient develops warm sweat at night, especially after midnight and during morning hours.

Heat is accompanied by headache and convulsive cough. In the heat stage, the patient feels very thirsty, especially in the morning.

Fever might be accompanied by nausea and inclination to vomit and gastric suffering or with a sore throat.

General Characteristic Guiding Keynotes Symptoms

  • Drosera chiefly acts on respiratory organs, thereby acts as curative in catarrhal conditions and hemorrhagic conditions of lungs.
  • Drosera raises resistance against tuberculosis; hence it is used in TB of lungs, larynx, joints.
  • It is indicated in constrictive pain in the throat, larynx, and stomach.
  • There are sticking and lancinating pains experienced by the patient.
  • Convulsions are followed by coughing up blood and sleep.
  • There is a bleeding tendency of bright red from the nose, mouth and in stools, etc.
  • Vomiting of food from coughing with gastric irritation and profuse expectoration.
  • Rapid emaciation in laryngeal Tuberculosis/ acute laryngitis as well.
  • Drosera gets indicated in Clergymen’s sore throat with rough, scraping, dry sensation in fauces. The voice becomes hoarse, deep, toneless, cracked, and requires exertion to speak.
  • Violent shooting pains in the joints markedly during rest and not much during movement.
  • Painful pressure with shooting pain in the muscles.
  • Weakness in the whole body with cheeks and eyes hollow.
  • Gnawing stinging pain in the long bones is worse during rest.
  • The majority of the sufferings appear in the night and morning, in the warm atmosphere, and rest.
  • Bruised pain in all the limbs with extremely distressing sensitive paralytic pains.

Drosera Rotundifolia 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

  • After midnight
  • Lying down
  • On getting warm in bed
  • Drinking
  • Singing
  • Laughing
  • Talking
  • Warmth
  • Cold food
  • After measles
  • Stooping
  • Vomiting
  • Sour things /acids

Amelioration By– 

  • Pressure
  • Open-air
  • Walking
  • Motion
  • Scratching

Drosera Rotundifolia Relationship with Other Medicines

Complementary medicine

  • Nux vomica
  • Calcarea carb
  • Sulphur
  • Sambucus
  • Veratrum

Follows well

  • China
  • Pulsatilla
  • Cina
  • Sambucus
  • Sulphur

Followed well by

  • Calcarea
  • Pulsatilla
  • Sulphur

Comparison With Other Remedies For Cough


  • Continuous paroxysms of extremely violent cough begin with gasping for breath accompanied with purple face and is followed by exhaustion and vomiting of stringy mucus.



  • It is indicated in regular outbreaks of violent tickling and racking cough ending in vomiting or throwing out clear or ropy mucus with a purple-red face.


  • It is indicated in a cough which is a choking and barking type.

  • Cough is aggravated by cold drinks and in the morning.

  • The patient has to hack as if there is a feather in their throat.

  • There is a lot of weakness and rattling in the chest.

  • The mucus is loose, but they find it difficult to expectorate.

  • There is profuse, thick yellow expectoration.


The cough is brutal, wheezing, dry, violent, painful, tickling, and is very exhausting with retching.


The cough is dry, and the patient has to hack. When the mucus loosens up, they can expectorate.

The mucus is either bitter or salty.

The chest feels oppressed as by a load.


There is tickling in the throat as from a feather or dust. Every breath of cold air causes this tickling.

The patient coughs continuously, which gets better only when the mouth or head is covered.

The patients expectorate profuse frothy mucus.


The larynx is extremely dry.

Whenever the patient coughs, they emit foul odor or tough or purulent sputum. Or sometimes they even pass flatus.


It is indicated when the cough is hollow, barking, or crowing.

The patient is anxious and gasping for breath.

Cough comes on with burning in the chest and wakes the patient.

Drosera Rotundifolia Dosage, Potency and Repetition

Selection of dosage and potency depends upon age, health condition, and various other factors.

30C DOSAGE: One should give a single dose of 30C in cough. In tuberculosis, One can give a repeated dose.

200C DOSAGE: 200C potency also should be given in a single dose.

1MDOSAGE: One should always give 1 M and high potency in a single dose.

Never give a second dose immediately after the first dose as it would not only prevent the excellent effect of the former but would be injurious.

Drosera Rotundifolia Side Effects

  • Breathing problem or tightness in throat or chest.

  • Chest pain.

  • Skin hives, rash, itch, or swollen skin.

  • Plumbagin, an ingredient present in Drosera, is capable of developing an upset stomach.

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  1. Hi Doctor,

    Is Drosera 30/200 safe to take during pregnancy ? Also is it safe to be given to toddlers?


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