Caulophyllum Thalictroides is a Homeopathic remedy used for the stages of labour in childbirth. When the mother is too exhausted to push, or the contractions are too weak, Caulophyllum is most helpful.
Another common name for Caulophyllum is Blue Cohosh. A tincture is prepared from the fresh root of Caulophyllum thalictroides, the blue cohosh).
A potency of 200c can be given to break the waters, or a potency of 6c is generally given to help the labour progress. Two general effects of this medicine are prominent: 1) on the uterus, causing labour-like pains; 2) on the small joints, causing pain, soreness and swelling.
Clinical: Labour pains are weak, they do not press downward, but pass off with a kind of shivering. Caulophyllum is useful in false, annoying pains a few weeks before the time of labour.
It is suited to chilly, nervous women especially if with “moth patches” (Melasma) on forehead (as seen in the homeopathic remedy Sepia). This is a woman’s remedy – for want of tonicity of the womb and useful during labour, when the pains are deficient and the patient is exhausted and fretful. It also has a special affinity for the smaller joints. There is thrush, locally and internally.
Note: Caulophyllum Thalictroides is strongly antidoted by coffee. (Homeopathic: Coffea)