Justicia Adhatoda Basaka

or simply Justicia

(An Indian Shrub, Singhee)

Highly efficacious medicine for acute catarrhal conditions of the respiratory tract (used in the beginning)

Irritable, sensitive to external impressions; hot, full and heavy head; lachrymation, with coryza, profuse, fluent, with constant sneezing; loss of smell and taste; coryza with cough.

Dry, pain during empty swallowing, tenacious mucus. Mouth dry.

Dry cough from sternal region all over chest. Hoarseness, larynx painful. Paroxysmal cough, with suffocative obstruction of respiration. Cough with sneezing. Severe dyspnea with cough. Tightness across chest. Asthmatic attacks, cannot endure a close, warm room. Whooping-cough.

Seems to come between Cepa and Euphrasia, which compare.

Third potency and higher. Severe aggravation have been noticed from lower potencies.

Reference: “Pocket Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica & Repertory” by William Boericke

Author’s Note:

This is a good medicine helpful in various conditions of cough and related problems but must be used very carefully in lower potencies especially in mother tincture. Preferably it should not be used without the advice of a doctor.