Surgery and Recovery Support

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Primary Remedies

Arnica montana

This remedy relieves pain, bruising and swelling associated with trauma, surgery or overexertion.

Bellis perennis

This remedy is useful when bruising and trauma occur to deep internal tissues after surgery involving the abdomen, breasts, or trunk—especially if a feeling of stiffness or coldness has developed in the area.

Hypericum perforatum

This remedy relieves pain that seems to follow the nerve's path.

Ledum palustre

Ledum palustre relieves bruising around wounds from pointed objects.


This remedy may be helpful if a person has trouble recovering from the effects of anesthesia. Symptoms can include disorientation, stupor, weakness, nausea and vomiting. The person may be thirsty but often vomits after drinking.


This remedy relieves itching or pain in surgical or clean cut wounds, and warts.

Other Remedies

Aconitum apellus

This remedy is indicated when people anticipating surgery are extremely agitated or panicked, especially if they fear that they will die. Easy startling, a sensitivity to light and noise, dry mouth, and thirst are other indications for Aconitum.


This remedy relieves painful scars from burns, with thin and fragile skin, especially in elderly patients.

Cinchona officinalis

This homeopathic remedy relieves weakness due to loss of fluids (diarrhea, bleeding and sweating), with gas in the abdomen.

Coffea cruda

This relieves sleeplessness with worries, overactive thoughts, and hypersensitivity to pain.

Ferrum phosphoricum

This remedy is helpful for early stages of any inflammation and may reduce the chance of soreness and infection after surgery.


This remedy can be helpful to a person who feels nervous fear before an operation, with trembling, lethargy, and often diarrhea or headache.


This remedy reduces thick scars.


This remedy can help with passive bleeding if a person’s veins are weak, and may also relieve discomfort after surgery on varicose veins and hemorrhoids.

Rhus toxicodendron

This remedy is helpful for relief of stiffness, soreness, and restlessness after any surgery. It is often recommended after operations on tonsils and adenoids, appendectomy, and dental surgery.

Ruta graveolens

This remedy is often useful after surgeries involving tendons, connective tissue, cartilage, joints, and coverings of the bones. It can ease discomfort and promote recovery after surgery on knees, wrists, shoulders, elbows, ankles, hips, etc. It may also be soothing if deep stiffness is felt in joints and muscles after surgery.

Thuja occidentalis

This remedy relieves skin lesions that tend to protrude (warts or thick scars).


This relieves symptoms of general fatigue with chilliness, lack of energy and irritability.

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