Mezereum (Mez)

Homeopathic Remedy Mezereum (Mez)

Homeopathic Remedy Mezereum (Mez)

Common Name : Spurge Olive

Kingdom : Plants

Stage : Acute

Side : Left, U.Rt.Low Lt., Rt. to Lt.

Miasm : Psoric, Sycotic, Syphilitic

Thermal State : Ambithermal

Action : NoPolycrest

Thirst : Thirsty, Thirstless

Appetite : Increased, Easy satiety, Reduced

Sensitivity : Low, High

Moon Phases : First Quarter, Full Moon, New Moon

Time Phases : Morning, Noon, Afternoon, Forenoon, Evening, Night

Habitat: Europe.

Preparations : HOMEO., Mother tincture of the fresh bark, and dilutions. U. S. P., Mezereum, Fluidextractum Mezereii.


Mezereum(Mez) is used for-

Neuralgias. Ciliary neuralgias after operations.
Pains with chilliness and sensitiveness to cold air.
Thick leathery scabs, under which pus collects, and bleeds on removal of scabs.
Enlargement of testicles.

Physiological Action

This agent, when applied to the skin, is an irritant and causes vesication; when inhaled by the nostrils it causes sneezing. Taken internally in small doses it acts as a laxative, diuretic, cholagogue, and alterative. Large doses induce vomiting, purging, inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, and also cause nephritis.

This remedy is indicated in SYPHILITIC and SCROFULOUS person; especially when the PERIOSTEUM, BONES and SKIN are involved.

It is of service in various LESIONS of the SKIN. These may be pustular, papular, vesicular or squamous, there is tendency to form hard, dense crusts under which there is an acrid, irritating exudate. The crusts on the scalp are of whitish color and of a light yellow around the mouth. The discharge is very offensive, dries quickly and mats the hair in crusts.

There is a sensation of burning, itching, stinging or tearing. Many of these cases are syphilitic or nervous in origin.

It is an important remedy in NEURALGIA. These may be supra – orbital or infraorbital. The parts are extremely sensitive to touch. As the pain subsides there is usually numbness of the parts. The patients remains quiet during the attack and frequently has necrosed teeth.

It is a most useful remedy in the NEURALGIA that attends and follows HERPES ZOSTER.

This remedy should be remembered in PERIOSTITIS. The pain is worse at night while in bed, from the least touch and during damp weather. There is often a history of lues. There may be a history of the excessive use of mercury.

It should be remembered in the PRURITUS of the aged when there is itching after getting warm in bed.

A/F [ Aliment From / Causation ] :

-After vaccination

-Suppressed eczema capitis


-Vexation, anger


< Cold air

< Cold washing

< Night

< Touch

< Warmth of bed

> Wrapping up


-Mental symptoms due to pain- periosteal, neuralgic, toothache, etc.

-Anxiety-during chill, with neuralgia

-as if abdomen would become rigid

-about salvation.

-Confused state of mind, does not know where she is, what is around her, by every intercurrent remarks of others, or when interrupted.

-Apathy, indifference, everything seems dead to him and nothing makes a vivid impression upon his mind, while listening or reading.

-Sad, depressed, morose, fretful moaning, with pains, especially, toothache.

-Apprehensive at pit of stomach, as when expecting unpleasant news.


-Pains of various kinds with chilliness and sensitiveness to cool air.

-Head- Head covered with honey like scab, with matting of hair, filthy look.

-Thick leathery crusts, under which pus collects.

-Eyes- Ciliary neuralgias after operations, twitching of upper lid and muscles of right cheek.

-Ears- For chronic inflammation of middle ear, with feeling of cold air blowing into the ear.

-Deafness from suppressed eruptions (Clarke).

-Mouth- Toothache in carious teeth, feels elongated.

-Pain when touched with tongue > Mouth open and drawing in air.

-Roots decay.

-G.I.T.- Craving for ham, fat, coffee, wine.

-Nausea felt in throat > eating.

-Constipation-stools hard as stone, very big in size, after confinement.

-Skin- Eruptions ooze acrid, gluey moisture, with burning, thick leather-like crusts, with pus beneath.

-Linen sticks, bleeds when torn away.

-Intolerable itching < warmth, change place on scratching, followed by coldness.

-Extremities- Pain in periosteum of long bones < night < touch.


1. Thick, leathery crust with pus beneath, linen sticks, bleeds if torn.

2. White chalk like crusts with yellow pus, breeds vermin.

3. Vesicles appear round, ulcerate, burn like fire, fiery red areola around.

4. Neuralgic pains after herpes.


-For diseases which originate in skin, associated with suppuration.

-Cracking or crushing of lesions.

-Involves bones and nerves with inflammation and destructions.


1. Thick leathery scabs or crusts, beneath is pus.

2. Linen sticks, if removed bleeds.

3. Very sensitive to open air.

4. Bony pains of periosteum < night, touch.

5. Intense itching burning, violent pains, affections of one side of body.

6. After itching parts become cold and withers.


Acute Ciliary neuralgia after excision of eyeball- Dr.Borland.

Migraine following herpes zoster-Dr.C.P.Bryant.


Follows Well : Bell, Bry, Calc, Caust, Ign, Lyc, Merc, Nux-v, Phos, Puls, Rhus-t, Sep, Sil, Sulph.

Compare : Anac, Ang, Ars, Bor, Cedr, Croc, Cycl, Guai, Hep, Ign, Kreos, Lach, Med, Merc, Ph-ac, Phos, Phyt, Rhus-t, Sep, Spig, Stann, Syph, Thuj, Valer.

Similar : Anac, Guai, Phyt, Rhus-t.

Antidoted By : Acon, Bry, Calc, Camph, Kali-i, Merc, Nit-ac, Nux-v, Phos, Rhus-t.

It Antidotes : Merc, Nit-ac, Phos.

Duration Of Action : 30-60 Days.

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