Graphites - black lead from finest English drawing pencils

The homeopathic remedy is made from plumbago or black lead, a mixture of carbon, iron and silica. At one time black lead was used to treat cold sores.

Constitutional Indications
Elderly women who are overweight, constipated, chilly and rather melancholy respond well to Graphites. So do coarse-featured, dark-haired individuals with earthy complexions. The Graphites type often does hard manual work in the open air or drives heavy goods vehicles.

Symptoms Alleviated

The symptoms listed below are alleviated by Graphites. Click on a symptom to find other remedies which alleviate that particular symptom:

Increase in Appetite
Ravenous Appetite
Sweat Smells Offensive
Earthy Complexion
Pale Complexion
Irritating, Itchy Discharge from Eyes
Foul-smelling Faeces
Hard Faeces
Faeces Containing Undigested Food
Symptoms Worse on Left Side
Lifting Things Aggravates Symptoms
Travel in Cars, Trains, etc. Alleviates Symptoms
Symptoms Worse After Periods
Symptoms Worse During Periods
Symptoms Worse at Menopause
Sore, Cracked Lips
Excoriating Nasal Discharge (Very Irritant)
Watery Nasal Discharge
Burning Pain - Internal
Dragging or Pulling Pain
Rest Alleviates Symptoms
Symptoms Become Worse During Intercourse
Cracking Skin
Itchy Skin
Red Skin
Unusual Sleepiness in Morning
Cloudy Urine
Urinating Very Frequently
Excoriating Vaginal Discarge, Causing Skin to Blister
Profuse Vaginal Discarge
Watery Vaginal Discarge
Vaginal Discharge More Marked Before Periods
Symptoms Aggravated by Washing or Bathing
Cold in General Aggravates Symptoms
Warm Rooms Aggravates Symptoms
Becoming Overheated Aggravates Symptoms
Extreme Heat & Cold Aggravates Symptoms
Symptoms Worse at Night
Full Moon Aggravates Symptoms
Sensitivity to Music
Warm & Hot Drinks Alleviate Symptoms
Sweet Foods Aggravate Symptoms
Aversion to Warm & Hot Food
Aversion to Fish
Aversion to Meat
Aversion to Salty Foods
Aversion to Sweet Foods
Dullness, Sluggishness, Difficulty Understanding
Excitement & Excitability
Easily Frightened
Can't Bear Being Spoken To
Suppressed, Bottled Up Emotions
Diminished Libido

Complementary Remedies

Hepar sulph.

Antidoting Remedies

Nux vom.

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Ailments & Diseases Alleviated by Graphites

  Anal Fissure
  Breast Problems
  Breast-Feeding Problems
  Burning Feet
  Candidiasis (Thrush, Candida)
  Cracks & Fissures
  Delayed Puberty
  Disturbed Sense of Smell
  Eczema (Dermatitis)
  Eczema in Children
  Eyelid Problems
  Foot Problems
  Glue Ear in Children
  Lack of Desire for Sex
  Nail Problems
  Outer Ear Infection (Otitis Externa)
  Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  Seborrhoeic Eczema
  Testicle & Scrotum Problems
  Thrush (Candidiasis, Candida)

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