Fraxinus Americana

(White Ash)

Enlargement of the uterus. Fibrous growths, subinvolution, and prolapse. Uterine tumors, with bearing-down sensations. Fever sores on lips. Cramps in feet. Cold creeping and hot flashes. Infantile eczema.

Throbbing pain in back of head. Depression, with nervous restlessness, anxiety. Hot spot on top of head.

Uterus enlarged, and patulous. Watery, unirritating leucorrhea. Fibroids with bearing-down sensation, cramping in feet, worse in afternoon and night. Dysmenorrhea.

Tenderness in left inguinal region; bearing-down pain, extending down thigh.

Compare: Fraxinus excelsior-European Ash –(Gout; rheumatism. Infusion of ash-leaves. Rademacher). Galega–(Goat’s Rue-Backache; debility; anemia and impaired nutrition. Increases the quantity and quality of the milk in nursing women, also the appetite). Epiphegus; Sepia; Lilium.

Ten to fifteen drops of tincture, three times a day.

Reference: “Pocket Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica & Repertory” by William Boericke
Fraxinus Americana
(White Ash. N. O. Oleacee. Tincture of the bark.)

Clinical.Uterus, affections of; prolapse of. Uterus, tumours of.

Characteristics.Fraxinus has had a fragmentary proving, but the chief clinical authority for its use is Dr. Burnett, who regards it as a uterine tonic in all heavy states of the uterus with prolapse, bearing-down, and relaxed ligaments. He calls it "the medicinal pessary." I have repeatedly verified his indications. It is an organ-remedy of the first rank. It is also indicated in uterine tumours, especially fibroids, with bearing-down sensations.

Relations.Compare: Sepia, Lil. t., Nat. hyperchlor., Secale, Hydrast.


Head.Headache with vertigo followed by fever.Throbbing pain in back of head and neck.

Face.Fever sores on lips.

Stool.Bowels constipated.

Urinary Organs.Urine scanty and brown.

Female Sexual Organs.Uterine prolapse.(Bearing-down pains.Painfulness and heaviness of uterus.Fibroid tumours.)

Limbs.Cramp in feet after midnight, lasting three nights after the fever.

Sleep.Wakefulness first part of night; last part dreamed that two rough men came into the house; in putting them out I was cut with a knife; I called for police, and that awoke me; I was breathing quick, with a fearful feeling.

Fever.Cold creeping and hot flushes.Fever two days after the medicine was stopped.

Reference: “A Dictionary Of Practical Materia Medica” By John Henry Clarke