Homeopathic tranquilisers

In this section of our series “the psychotropic drugs of homeopathy” we will talk about homeopathic tranquilisers.

These homeopathic remedies have been proven to have a calming effect during the day without causing drowsiness. Always ask for advice from your GP, therapist, pharmacist or health professional.

Phosphoricum acidum

The patient has nerve weakness caused by excessive work, pain, worry or a lack of sleep. Phosphoricum acidum individuals also have a poor appetite and suffer from night sweats.

Avena sativa

This is a good base treatment for nerve weakness and insomnia and also works as nerve reinforcement agent when there is muscle weakness. Avena sativa works primarily on the central nervous system, particularly when the patient is excitable and agitated and has insomnia.

Coffea cruda

For nervousness alongside anxiety, tremors, headache and insomnia – especially if the patient is also affected by psychosomatic cardiovascular problems.

Ignatia amara

Ignatia amara is an active ingredient that is suitable for when nervous irritability combined with depressive anger, particularly if there are also complaints affecting the heart or vision, loss of appetite or head pressure.

Nux vomica

Nux vomica is very helpful when the nervousness is chronic. This type of nervousness is usually caused by mental over-exertion combined with sleeping disorders, backache, stupefaction and issues with the stomach or intestine.


Phosphorus can calm tall, slim and pale individuals who suffer from nervousness. Phosphorus is also a useful remedy when the patient is overly excitable, has insomnia, heart or circulation problems or backache.

Phosphorus is also used for treating anxiety episodes that occur as a result of a disease, especially when the patient is alone, during a thunderstorm or at twilight.

Valeriana officinalis

Valerian is one of the most widely used natural remedies for the treatment of nervousness, irritability or restlessness and is helpful for insomnia and stabilising mood swings.

Zincum metallicum or Zincum valerianicum

Zincum valerianicum is used to treat nervous restlessness combined with tremors or convulsions, especially those affecting the feet. Patients also feel like their back is paralysed and have memory loss or head pressure.

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