As aforementioned, the homeopathic remedy drosera is prepared using the entire sundew plant while it is in bloom. To prepare this medication, the freshly obtained plant is chopped into fine pieces and macerated in alcohol for some time and the solution is strained. The resultant solution is the homeopathic remedy drosera that is used to treat a number of health complaints, especially violent and spasmodic coughs.
People of different cultures have been using the sundew plant for several hundred years now for its remedial properties. During the Middle Ages, the Asian physicians used this plant to treat skin eruptions as well as to combat plague. It is interesting to note that when sheep consume this plant, they tend to suffer from acute, spasmodic cough, which is similar to whooping cough suffered by humans. This particular aspect is said to have helped in proving that the homeopathic remedy drosera prepared from the whole, fresh flowering plant is an effective medication for cough. In homeopathy, drosera is chiefly a remedy for cough and it is given to people who have been suffering from violent and spasmodic coughs. This type of cough actually deteriorates following midnight and when it becomes too severe, the coughing results in choking, nosebleeds, vomiting and even cold sweating that subsequently leads to chattiness. In addition, this homeopathic medication is also effective for treating growing pains in children that are accompanied by an itchy feeling in the leg bones, and it also helps to provide relief from bone pains that feel better when the body is stretched. Besides the health conditions mentioned above, drosera is also useful in curing a husky, profound, indistinct voice, rigid muscles, and unbendable ankles. People who require the homeopathic remedy drosera most are usually restive, stubborn and find it problematic in focusing on anything when they are sick. In addition, such people also suffer from a feeling of harassment and always imagine that others would bring in bad news for them. While drosera is mainly used to treat violent and spasmodic cough, such as whooping cough, it is also useful for children enduring growing pains and restiveness. Below is a brief discussion on the benefits of using drosera for both these health conditions.
As a homeopathic remedy, drosera is considered to be very effective in treat various types of bone pains and, hence, it is natural that this mediation would also work excellently in providing relief from the growing pains endured by children. Turning to drosera helps children who find it difficult to concentrate on anything or deal with their growing pains by curing the original health condition as well as alleviating the symptoms associated with them.
While the homeopathic remedy drosera is generally prescribed to children suffering from restlessness, it may well be given to adult, or for that matter, anyone, enduring similar problems. Such type of restlessness may result in emotional imbalance among the children, which, in turn, may cause increasing nervousness.
The sundew plant that forms the basis of the homeopathic remedy drosera is indigenous to Britain and most widespread in Europe. However, currently this plant is also found in various other places of the globe, including India, South Africa, China, and Russia, North and South America and several other regions of Asia. Sundew is a perennial plant that seldom grows higher than six inches. Basically a ground hugging plant that is found growing in marshlands and swamps, drosera is a marine herbaceous plant that obtains its nutrients by catching insects found near or in the water bodies. The sundew plant produces small rounded leaves that are covered with long hair-like bristles that contain a minute drop of liquid at the top. This particular characteristic of the plant has also earned it its other name - the dew plant. As the amount of this liquid augments with the sun reaching its peak, the drosera plant is often also called the sundew plant. In effect, the complicated arrangement of the liquid and the hair-like bristles help the plant to trap insects for its food. Sundew has a fine appetite for digesting insects for its nutritional requirements.