Hyoscyamus Niger: Help for Nervous Conditions?
Hyoscyamus niger is part of a group of homeopathic ingredients that is constantly under fire due to the controversial nature of the remedy. In this case, hyoscyamus niger is a member of the potato family, and under unsupervised circumstances can be potentially toxic. However, like other toxic or poisonous ingredients, the dilution process used in homeopathy makes the substance safe for use when administered by an experienced homeopath.
This ingredient is best used in people who have neurotic personalities, are compulsive, and can easily become hysterical or easily agitated. Because these are the characteristics best associated with this remedy, hyoscyamus niger is often used to help relieve the symptoms of conditions such as:
- Dry mouth
- Sleep disorders
When considering the use of this remedy, or any other alternative treatment, you should first consult with your primary care provider as well as work with an experienced homeopath. This is especially true for ingredients like hyoscyamus niger that are potentially toxic when not properly handled. In order for this remedy to benefit a patient, a homeopath must provide the proper dosage and potency to meet the individualâ€™s unique needs.