Conium - Homeopathic Remedies
Conium, Homeopathic Remedy for hindleg weakness, cancerous tumors, Veterinary Materia Medica
Conium (Poison Hemlock)

Homeopathic remedy for

Old age - Hind legg weakness - Tumors

Conium is an excellent remedy for animal conditions often attributed to old age, a time of weakness, local congestions and sluggishness, such as difficult gait, trembling, sudden loss of strength while walking, painful stiffness of legs, etc. Old age is the typical environment that Conium chooses to manifest its action. Growths of tumors invite it also. Conium acts on the glandular system, engorging and indurating it.

Paraplegic conditions and any
hind leg weakness, e.g. it has given excellent results in post-distemper paralysis in dogs where ascending potencies are generally required. It has a beneficial action on small mammary tumors in the bitch, especially where growths come on with age. Some forms of hardening of the lymph glands will benefit. The general involvement of the peripheral nervous system leads it to be successful in treating older animals where there is a weak bladder and it causes urination powers to deteroriate, which makes emptying the bladder difficult. Its affinity to hardened tissue suggests its use in prostate enlargement in dogs.


  • Great debility in the morning, before rising
  • Weakness of body and mind
  • Trembling, and palpitation
  • Cancerous growths
  • Enlarged glands
  • Animals in a Conium state may be afraid to be left alone, feel depressed from excitement, timid and seem to take no interest in anything.


>Better: For fasting, in the dark, motion, walking, sitting down and from pressure.

< Worse:
The animal will feel worse for lying down, being cold, bodily or mental exertion, from lifting the affected part.

Compare: Scirrhinum - cancer nosode - cancerous tendencies; enlarged glands; mammary cancer.

Best in higher potencies (30C - 200C) given infrequently, especially for growths and muscular weakness, paralysis, etc. Otherwise lower potencies 6C to 12C would be indicated in other problems. In treatment, using Conium in steadily ascending potencies enhances its effect. If you are a novice it would be best to begin with a 30c using the single dry dose and the wait and watch method of the 4th Organon or the Split-Dose method of the 6th Edition.

Note: For complete dosing instructions in acute and chronic cases see:
For detailed treatments and dosing instruction in veterinary homeopathy, we recommend using Pet Remedy Charts, 'Homeopathy to the Rescue' for dogs, cats, horses or birds.

Please Note: Any information given in this website is not intended to be taken as a replacement for medical advice. Anyone with an animal with a medical condition requiring veterinary attention should consult a qualified DVM practitioner or veterinary emergency care clinic.
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