A homeopathic remedy for headaches associated with muscle tension and stress.

For those taking blood-thinning agents e.g. warfarin, clopidogrel, heparin etc. Together with this remedy, there is a low risk of affecting the clotting process in sensitive individuals.
See last paragraph under dosing guidelines called ‘blood-thinning agents’.


Remedy Symptoms covered by specific remedy
Belladonna 200c Sudden onset of headache, violent throbbing, sharp shooting pain over forehead and temples with sensation of fullness and pressure.
Gelsemium 200c Extreme heaviness of eyelids, can barely keep eyes open. Sensation of a band around the head with pain extending over the eyes and radiating to forehead. Headache with muscular soreness of neck and shoulders.
Iris versicolor 200c Blurred vision with or before headache. Bilious headache.
Nux vomica 30c Overworked and stressed, irritable and impatient. Wakes at 3-5am with active, anxious, worrying mind. Head feels heavy with pain and pressure. Dizziness, nausea, restlessness with severe pain behind and around the eyes. Worse for mental exertion and stress, light & noise. Painfully stiff neck & shoulders.
Spigelia anthelmintica 30c Excruciating headaches with throbbing pain. Better from pressure with finger deep into and under the inner corner of eye socket and brow bone.

As a general rule, if a positive response has not been seen within 24-48 hours, please consult with your homeopathic practitioner or your General Practitioner.


One dose is 3-5 pillules sucked under the tongue in a clean mouth.
This applies to adults, children and animals alike.
At the first sign of a headache, dose every half hour for 3 doses then every hour for 3 doses.
Reduce to 2-4 hourly as required and stop when relief is obtained.

See Dosing Guidelines for further details.

Useful Points

Headaches can be caused by many different conditions and can be complex to treat.
For recurrent, chronic or very severe headaches, consult with a homeopath or health practitioner.

Seek immediate medical attention for headaches following head injuries or concussion, headaches with fever & stiff neck or constant headaches that are worse in the morning.