I am lucky to be in West Wales on a maritime peninsula for lock down. The Irish Sea on one side and Milford Haven on the other.
Walking on coastal paths has been a real tonic since February. The ancient woodlands tucked safely in hidden valleys are bursting with wild flora and ferns. The cliffs have drifts of flowers tumbling seaward. The surf pounded sandy beaches and calm pebble beaches are bordered by brave plants. With this amazing bouquet of botanicals available I thought I’d investigate their various homeopathic healing properties.
So let’s start with the humble snowdrop, Galanthus Nivalis.
They appear as snow-like drifts on slopes. The flowers heads hang down trembling in winds with green heart shaped markings on their petal edges. Here are some the symptoms a patient needing a homeopathic dose of Snowdrop might tell me.
” I feel faint and have a sensation as if I am sinking. My throat is sore and I have a dull headache. My heart feels weak and I keep thinking I will collapse and fall. Sometimes my pulse is irregular, rapid and uneven and sometimes I have violent palpitations.”
In my homeopathic reference books this little flower has been used therapeutically in cases of mitral regurgitation and myocarditis with mitral insufficiency.