Grief & Sorrow

Sorrow is an emotion, feeling or sentiment. Sorrow “is more ‘intense’ than sadness… it implies a long-term state”.
Conventional doctors classify sadness or sorrow as Depression and suggest medication and anti depressants. Sadly this is not the case. You are sad because you have lost someone dear to you and sorrow is a natural response to loss.

The body reacts to this state of sorrow differently. Some suppress their emotions, some cry. Homeopathy has wonderful remedies that recognise the body’s reaction to grief and sorrow. It is a great way to bounce back to a normal state with no sedatives or anti depressants.

Here we discuss some remedies that are indicated in grief and sorrow. You must consult a homeopath as he/ she will be able to identify the similimum.

Ignatia. Grief and sorrow, with shame; suppressed internal vexation, which continues ; sad indifferent aversion, full of fear; vertigo, headache, pressing pain in stomach, emptiness in pit of the stomach ; amenorrhoea ; attacks like epilepsy or chorea; broods over imaginary troubles.

Phosphoric acid. Headache in the morning; vertigo in the evening; long lasting aftertaste; food often thrown up; rolling rumbling in abdomen; looseness; epilepsy; emaciation.

Staphisagria. With apprehension for the future ; hypochondriacal, apathetic, with weak memory, caused by unmerited insults, or by persistently dwelling on sexual subjects ; great indignation about things done by others or by himself; grieves about the consequences ; nervous weakness ; convulsions, with loss of consciousness ; sleepiness in the daytime.

Arsenicum album. Mental derangement; averse to meeting acquaintances ; imagines he formery- offended them, though he knows not
how ; sad, tearful, anxious mood ; exhaustion from the slightest exertion.

Causticum. Chronic complaints after long-lasting grief or sorrow ; taciturn and distant; hopeless; thinking of complaints aggravates them, especially haemorrhoids.

Lachesis. Great sadness and anxiety; chronic complaints after long-lasting grief or sorrow.

Mercurius solubilis. Grief, with fear at night; disposition to quarrel; complaining of his relations and surroundings; acrid running coryza ; looseness, with tenesmus; sleep prevented by seeing frightful faces.

Nux moschata. Palpitation from sadness; weeping mood, gloomy, fears to go to sleep; sleepy from overtaxing the mind; gastric ailments; hysteria; staggers in walking, falls often.

  • Akhilesh Chauhan

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  • Nansee Ananda

    is there a reason why Nat Mur is not included in the list?

  • Naeem Mughal

    I think grief and sorrow much important in taking a case because it gives help to select right remdy in short time. Its important to take mental symptom carefully

  • Elsje Winnubst

    Agree. Grief and sorrow is a healthy response to tragedy. Some things you don’t ‘treat’ for. When emotions become either unmanageable or grief is deeply suppressed, then homeopathy assists in the transition to healing the wound. This happens when the remedy is well chosen and the situation is professionally monitored.

  • Ayo Malou

    I think it is very important to bear in mind, that grief and sorrow is a natural part of life, and can give rise to wisdom and growth. But surely, homeopathy can help us to move on, if one get imprisoned by grief and sorrow.

  • Tomaz Hermetikus Plibersek

    Exactly, these are actually also homeopathis remedies and dr. Bach was a homeopath and MD as well.

  • Alexis Charlton

    Good stuff,as always Kay..will pass it on..muchas gracias cuz’U0001f60a

  • Umed Devgan

    I do too

  • Connie Hull

    I have used both Ignatia and Australian Bush Flower Essences also.

  • Elisa Lottor

    they left out Nat. Mur

  • John Cadwallader

    Haya Waqar, Helios homepathy of the UK post alternative remedies all around the world! An excellent service

  • J Alberto Pineda Castillo

    I love homeopathy!!!

  • Dibyans Devan Das

    Really amesing medicine

  • Punithavathy Ramakrishnan

    For the grief Ignatia does wonders

  • Nansee Ananda

    thank you for posting this

  • Haya Waqar

    From where can we get your homeo medicine in Pakistan???

  • Pepper Travell

    Many folks couldn’t make it through the holiday season without Nat mur or Pulsatilla.

  • Clare Considine

    Rescue Remedy for the shock. Also, Sweet Chestnut for grief.

  • Avanti Mookherjee

    Apart from these medicines, we have very effective medicines in bach flower remedies for grief, sorrow and trauma.

  • Nittur Guruprasad

    Both are good remedies. Though both in diversity IG fast relief in its field