The homeopathic remedy Arum triphyllum is prepared from the herbaceous perennial plant called wild turnip. This plant is native to North America and is distinguished for the extraordinary form of its leaves and is a familiar wild flower.



The homeopathic remedy arum triph. is effective in treating a number of health conditions. This homeopathic medicine is primarily used to cure hay fever, particularly when the left nostril of the patient is affected most, and in treating colds. Arum triphyllum helps to alleviate symptoms like redness in the region of the mouth and the lower portion of the face that is accompanied by cracked, aching and bleeding lips. In addition, the nose as well as the interior of the mouth too is cracked and bleeding along with cracks at the mouth corners. The patient also experiences hot discharges from the nose and even the saliva is hot. This homeopathic remedy is also recommended for treating chronic huskiness as well as loss of voice due to exposure to windy weather, cold and singing for prolonged periods.


Plants belonging to the arisaema triphyllum species possess an unusual smell and are bitterly pungent to taste. Apart from the acrid principle, this plant has been found to enclose 10 per cent to 17 per cent starch, gum, sugar, albumen, lignin, extractive and potassium and calcium salts.

The homeopathic remedy arum triph. is generally used to treat colds, especially in the instances when the patient has symptoms like redness in the region of the lower part of the face, cracked and/ or bleeding nose, lips and inside the mouth. In addition, arum triph. is also given to patients who endure hot discharges through the nose and have hot saliva owing to colds. Many homeopaths prescribe this medicine for treating chronic huskiness as well as loss of voice due to exposure to cold or strain on the vocal cord. Arum triphyllum is also effective in alleviating conditions, such as burning feeling and constraint of the throat as well as symptoms like thin, smooth and slippery discharge from the nose.

The arisaema triphyllum plant possesses potently pungent, invigorating, incisive, calefacient (a substance that causes warmth), expectorant, carminative (a medicine that provides relief from flatulence) and diaphoretic (a substance that causes perspiration) properties. The freshly acquired roots of arisaema triphyllum are extremely caustic and, hence, they are not suitable for internal use. However, they can be taken internally when extremely diluted. On the other hand, the dried out roots of the plant are usually indolent and do not cause any harm when taken internally, provided they have not been dried to quickly or left buried in the earth or sand for some time. Generally, arisaema triphyllum roots or their extracts ought to be used mixed with milk or molasses because they normally do not pass on their pungent attribute to any liquor. Freshly obtained arisaema triphyllum roots should be shred or made into a pulp and added to sugar three times the weight of the grated or pulverized roots to form a preserve. The normal dosage of this conserve is one teaspoonful of the substance taken two times daily.

The conserve that is prepared with the arisaema triphyllum roots is used to treat flatulence, stomach cramps, and asthma as well as consumptive affections. Using this medical preparation helps to promote circulation and has the potential to be a very effective external stimulant. In addition, using this remedy has proved to be very effective in treating persistent atrophy (degeneration of an organ or its part owing to any ailment or lack of nutrients), incapacitated habits, intense prostration in typhoid fevers, firmly established rheumatic pains or tenderness in the breast and unceasing catarrh (inflammation of the mucus membranes, especially of the respiratory tract).


Please consult with your doctor.


None are recorded.

Other names

Arum triph., Jack-in-the-Pulpit / Wild Turnip / Indian Tunip


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