Origin : Secretion from glands in the genitals of the beaver.
Background : This browny red, resinous substance was formerly used in its dried form as a fixative in the perfume industry.
Preparation : Castoreum is macerated in alcohol, filtered, diluted, and succussed.
Remedy Profile : Castoreum is primarily associated with women, particularly those with an angry, irritable, and quarrelsome state of mind that is especially evident during menstrual periods. Nervous and discontented, they tend to have anxious dreams, and to shout out angrily when they are asleep. Castoreum is generally used for this nervous state in conjunction with profuse sweats and a weird sensation that the tongue is being pulled back by a thread from its base to the hyoid bone in the neck. There is a tendency not to recover fully from any bout of illness, and the remedy may be given for chronic fatigue syndrome in women. Further symptoms may include sudden spasms of pain in the abdomen.
Symptoms Better : For pressure on affected areas.
Symptoms Worse : For cold; during menstruation; after debilitating diseases; for emotional stress.