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Abies Nigra: The Gastrointestinal Cure

Posted by Sanjib Sarkar on Sat, Feb 26, 2011 @ 12:33 PM

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Abies Nigra

Abies Nigra is commonly known as black or double spruce. This tree grows in the northern parts of this continent, and in elevated situations in the Middle States, especially in the woods of mountainous districts. It is a pyramidal tree and attains the height of from 40 to 80 feet, having short, erect, rigid, very dark-green leaves. The cones are 1 or 2 inches long, ovate, reddish-brown in color, with their scales rounded, entire, wavy, and toothed at the apex. The essence of this spruce is a viscid, molasses-like liquid, having a somewhat sour and bitterish, astringent taste.


Clinical signs for Abies Nigra are costiveness, cough, indigestion, belching, hemorrhage, hypochondriasis, Malarial feverishness, effects of Tea and nicotine.

It is a chief remedy for the dyspepsia and constipation of the aged people, symptoms after the abuse of tea or tobacco, with pain in the pit of the stomach. Pain always comes after eating. There is a sensation of no appetite in the morning but craving for food at noon and night’ along with erructations with dyspepsia. There is a sensation of some indigestible substance stuck in the stomach with restlessness at night. Patient is normally awake and restless at night with hunger.

Abies Nigra is also used to treat the following symptoms below:

Homeopathy Abies Nigra symptoms for stomach ills:

Hurting in epigastric region at all times comes on after a meal. Sensation of a chunk that harms, as if a hard-boiled egg had lodged in cardiac end of epigaster; persistent distressing contraction just over the pit of the stomach, as if everything were gnarled up. Total loss of appetite in morning, but big wish for for food at noon and night. Offensive breath. Burping.

Homoeopathic Abies Nigra symptoms for chest:

Painful sensation, as if something were lodged in the chest and had to be coughed up; lungs feel tight. Cannot be fully enlarged. Worsened coughing; waterbrash succeeds coughing. Choking sensation in pharynx. Dyspnea; worsened lying down; penetrating, lancinating pain in heart; heart’s action labored and slow; tachycardia, bradycardia.

Homeopathy Abies Nigra symptoms for back ailments:

Ache in small of back. Rheumatic pains and pain in bones.

Homeopathic Abies Nigra symptoms for sleep ailments:

Alert and uneasy at night, with hungriness. Nighmare.

Homeopathy Abies Nigra symptoms for fever complaints:

Alternating heat and cold; chronic intermittent fever, with hurting in stomach.