Allergies, especially hay fever, catarrhal inflammation, and extreme itching inside the nose
Wet coughs with breathlessness
Origin : Found in southern Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Background : This genus is used in reeds for wind instruments, in wickerwork, and to make windbreaks to control erosion.
Preparation : The root sprouts are macerated in alcohol.
Remedy Profile : The mental state for which Arundo is most appropriate is one in which laughter comes easily, as do lascivious thoughts. Allergic problems are the key symptoms treated by this remedy. Typical problems include hay fever with sneezing, catarrhal inflammation, and extreme itching inside the nose, accompanied by excessive salivation. There may be a reduced sense of smell, and itching and burning in the back palate of the mouth. Pain at the back of the head may extend to the right eye, with deep-seated pain on either side of the head. The hay fever symptoms may extend to the eyes, causing prickling, itching, and burning of the conjunctiva. The remedy may be used to treat blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids). Arundo may also be prescribed for a wet cough with breathlessness. Bluish-tinged mucus may be coughed up, with a sensation of bruising in the throat and burning pain in the stomach.