If you are looking for natural ways to support you adrenal glands and improve your energy levels, taking homeopathic remedies may be effective. Your adrenal glands are responsible for controlling your stress response, and after long periods of chronic illness, high stress levels and over-exertion, your adrenal glands may become fatigued and need support. Consult with a registered homeopathic practitioner about which remedy and dosage is most appropriate for your individual needs, and talk with your physician before combining homeopathic remedies with prescribed medications.
Arsenicum album comes from the chemical arsenic trioxide, and is diluted down to a safe dosage that is nontoxic for humans. According to Dr James Balch and naturopath Mark Stengler, authors of "Prescriptions for Natural Cures," homeopathic arsenicum album is a useful remedy for the adrenals, especially for people suffering from chronic fatigue, anxiousness and depression. People for whom arsenicum album is a constitutional remedy will find they often have a low body temperature, and will avoid eating cold foods.
Vervain, from the plant verbena officinalis or verbena hastata, is a medicinal plant used in western herbal medicine as a tonic for the nervous system. According to Anne McIntyre, author of "The Complete Floral Healer," vervain is also used as a homeopathic remedy for adrenal and nervous exhaustion. Vervain helps to protect the adrenal glands in individuals who are prone to overworking themselves and overuse their resources of energy. Taking vervain may help to promote calm and relaxation and may help people balance downtime with work and responsibilities.
Calcarea carbonica is one of several varieties of calcium that is employed in homeopathy, and of all the calcium remedies, it is the most commonly used. According to Dr. S.R. Phatak, author of "Materia Medica of Homeoopathic Medicines," calcarea carbonica is used to support glands like the adrenal gland, and supports people who suffer from fatigue, melancholy and apathy. If you often feel cold, damp and heavy and have a fair complexion, then calcarea carbonica may be your constitutional remedy.
Gelsemium sempirvirans is a plant that is not used in herbal medicine due to its toxicity, but can be used as a homoeopathic remedy as the dilutions are so very small. According to Dr. James Kent, author of "Lectures on Homeopathic Materia Medica," gelsemium is useful during chronic fatigue. If you suffer from adrenal exhaustion, muscle weakness, drowsiness, muscle or nerve pain, poor sleep and poor peripheral circulation, gelsemium sempirvirans may be an appropriate remedy for you.
- "The Complete Floral Healer"; Anne McIntyre; 1996
- "Prescription for Natural Cures"; Balch, James; 2004
- "Materia Medica of Homoeopathic Medicines, 2nd Edition"; Dr S.R. Phatak; 1999
- "Lectures on Homeopathic Materia Medica": James Kent