Outlined below are the differences between Luffa Compositum and Euphorbium Compositum and when to use them.
- As its name implies, Luffa Compositum features Luffa operculata, which is as a decongestant that is indicated for coryza, the common cold, and hay fever. Indeed, the German Monograph-Preparation Commission for Homeopathic Therapy recognizes Luffa operculata for: "the common cold; hay fever.
Luffa Compositum also contains: Galphimia glauca, Histaminum hydrochloricum, and Sulfur, all in several attenuations.
- The combination of all of these substances in various dilutions gives Luffa Compositum a decongestant action on the nasal mucosa which has a systemic effect on the mucous membranes of the entire respiratory tract, especially stimulating elimination of aspirated contaminants like pollen and facilitating air exchange in the lower respiratory tract thereby aiding breathing, and moisturizing the mucous membranes.
- With this in mind, we see that Luffa Compositum would be indicated for hay fever, allergic symptoms associated with asthma and allergies in general, affecting mainly the lower respiratory tract. Luffa tablets would be mostly used as a prophylactic, starting a few weeks before hayfever starts and Luffa spray would be used for acute hay fever.
- As its name implies, EUPHORBIUM COMPOSITUM features Euphorbium. The German Monograph-Preparation Commission for Homeopathic Therapy recognizes Euphorbium for: " inflammation of the respiratory passages." The complex is composed of other anti-inflammatory agents specific to mucous membranes in various dilutions.
- As a whole, EUPHORBIUM COMPOSITUM acts like an anti-inflammatory on the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract, stimulating the function of the mucous membranes of the nose, sinuses and middle ear to eliminate catarrh.
In this sense, it is a decongestant of sorts, but attenuates the swelling of the mucous membranes and thereby increases the defensive capacity of these structures. It is used as a decongestant and mucolytic targeting the upper respiratory tract.
- EUPHORBIUM COMPOSITUM is indicated for sinusitis, rhinitis, and otitis; any condition that causes catarrh in the upper respiratory
Although Luffa Compositum and EUPHORBIUM COMPOSITUM nasal sprays and their adjunct product forms (tablets, ampoules) seem to bot be decongestant, they actually each have specific target areas in the respiratory
In simple terms, they both work at the same task; to decongest and improve the function of breathing structures, but Luffa acts mainly in the deeper, lower respiratory tract, while Euphorbium targets the sinuses and upper respiratory structures. The following quick reference chart below will help direct your prescription.
Luffa Composiutm Indications:-
- Hay fever
- Congestion from Allergies
Euphorbium Compositum Indications:-
- Nasal congestion for allergies.
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