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April Showers Bring May Flowers

23 May 2022 at 11:17

April Showers Bring May Flowers 

“Swéete April showers, Doo spring Maie flowers”

Thomas Tusser, 1573

The well-known saying, ‘April showers bring May flowers’, originated in the 1573 work by Thomas Tusser, Five Hundreth Pointes of Good Husbandrie. Part long poem, part instructional, part observational work, this piece was all about the farming and country customs of Tudor England.

Of course, the interpretation of this couplet to mean that a “period of discomfort or hardship can provide the basis for a period of happiness and joy”1 is what we know it for best. However, there is meteorological truth to it as well, as in the UK the jet stream starts to move northwards in early spring, allowing for strong winds and rain to be brought in from the Atlantic. Hence... April showers.

Since we’re now through the April showers, and into May, let’s talk about the flowers, shall we?

So many homeopathic remedies are made from flowers. Of course, we know many of them well – Pulsatilla, Staphysagria, Arnica... the list goes on. So we thought we’d explore some lesser-known flower remedies in the Materia Medica.

Paeonia (Peony) – is of particular use in cases of haemorrhoids or rectal fissures. The excessive pain after stool may have the unusual modality of being ameliorated by holding the buttocks spread apart. May also be a remedy for chronic ulcers on the lower parts of the body, the breast, and the rectum.

Cactus Grandiflorus (Night-blooming Cereus) – produces a characteristic sensation of constriction, as that of an iron band or wire. Has a particular affinity for circular muscular fibers, especially the heart and arteries. Sadness, fear of death, and crying out with the pain are noted symptoms, along with the classic cardiac symptom of numbness or pains extending into the left arm.

Podophyllum (Mayapple) – explosive diarrhea is what this remedy is best known for. Liquid stools that are passed with much gas so they soil the whole toilet bowl are characteristic. It is noted that stool is profuse and often horribly offensive smelling. There may be audible gurgling in the abdomen before stool, and great weakness after. Talkativeness might be present in some cases.

Thlaspi Bursa Pastoris (Shepherd’s Purse) – can be of use in bleeding conditions, especially during pregnancy. Frequent nosebleeds, bleeding during pregnancy, haemorrhage during labour, copious menstruation, bleeding between periods, and blood in the urine all show up in this remedy.

Cistus Canadensis (Rock Rose) – chronic and recurrent upper respiratory complaints including chronic rhinitis and sinusitis are a feature. This is a cold remedy, with chilliness as a feature, along with general winter aggravation and local aggravation from inhaling cold air. Also of note is the sensation of coldness in various individual parts of the body, such as the mouth or stomach. A craving for cheese may also be present.

Stellaria Media (Chickweed) – sharp, shifting, darting rheumatic pain with stiffness of joints is the main area of use. Irritability and laziness may be present. When Bryonia and Rhus Tox both seem indicated, we may find this remedy useful, for it has marked pain from the slightest motion, but is ameliorated by continued motion. The modalities of worse in the morning, better in the evening, and averse to touch have been noted.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this May stroll through the garden of some lesser-known homeopathic flowering remedies. Hopefully the April showers bring an abundance of flowers all summer long for us to enjoy.


1Juan Cabrera, ‘Learn English Proverbs: April Showers Bring May flowers’,

Photo by michael podger on Unsplash

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First Date Flutters - remedies for anxiety

11 February 2022 at 11:33

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December Delectables

17 December 2021 at 11:06

December Delectables Many Christmas ingredients make superb homeopathic remedies. Just look at the mince pie or should we say figgy pudding... “There’ll be parties for hosting; ... [ read more ]

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Trick or Treat, Take Care of Your Teeth

01 November 2021 at 15:21

Trick or Treat, Take Care of Your Teeth It’s that time of year when costumed kids go around asking that famous question, “Trick or Treat?” Inevitably, the answer is, ... [ read more ]

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Remedies for Anxiety

25 June 2021 at 12:50

Remedies for anxiety  We’ve all been living through challenging times and we know that many people’s mental health has suffered as a result of the Covid pandemic and lockdowns. ... [ read more ]

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Spring into Health; remedies for the hay fever season

04 May 2021 at 14:13

Spring into Health; remedies for the hay fever season Spring is a glorious time of year. The Earth bursts forth with green abundance and new life – an amazing showcase for the power of ... [ read more ]

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International Women's Day

05 March 2021 at 17:42

Today is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the achievements of women globally, and to campaign for improved gender parity.   When it comes to healthcare, inequalities that ... [ read more ]

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Matters of the Heart

10 February 2021 at 18:50

Your heart matters For centuries, the heart was considered the most important organ in the human body; the root of all reason, intelligence and emotion. In Ancient Egypt, it was the only organ ... [ read more ]

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Winter Wellness

11 January 2021 at 16:43

Winter Wellness January can be hard going, even at the best of times. The festivities are over, the days are short and it feels like a long haul until Spring. This year feels tougher than usual ... [ read more ]

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Five remedies for children

05 November 2020 at 12:17

Five remedies for children Parenthood brings a full gamut of decisions and dilemmas. Even before the birth, we make choices about how and where we would like the baby to be born. Later on, we ... [ read more ]

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Back to School

03 September 2020 at 14:17

Back to school September ushers in the start of the new academic year. And after almost six months out of the classroom, there will be a range of different emotions; from excitement and ... [ read more ]

Tags: Childrens' Health | Anxiety | Student

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Summer remedies

30 July 2020 at 12:35

Summer remedies School’s out for summer! After this extraordinary academic year, lots of families are looking forward to a well-deserved rest. And whilst many uncertainties and restrictions ... [ read more ]

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Mental Health Awareness Week

16 May 2020 at 13:01

Mental Health Awareness Week The issue of mental health has climbed the agenda in recent years. And with one in four people estimated to suffer from mental illness at some point in their life, ... [ read more ]

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Support for grief and loss

21 April 2020 at 22:37

Homeopathic support for grief and loss Loss is part of the human experience; an inevitable, if uncomfortable bedfellow of love. For whatever we love, we can also lose. Homeopathy can help support ... [ read more ]

Tags: Grief | Loss

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Homeopathy for anxiety and stress

26 March 2020 at 08:18

Homeopathy for managing anxiety and stress We’re living through challenging times right now and some people may be feeling more anxious than usual. Try homeopathy to help manage rising ... [ read more ]

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8 Homeopathic remedies to help with insomnia

10 October 2019 at 13:09

8 Homeopathic remedies to help with insomnia Insomnia affects about a third of the population in the UK. You might find it difficult to get to sleep initially, have trouble staying asleep, wake up ... [ read more ]

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Argentum Nitricum - Homeopathic remedy picture

26 September 2019 at 11:30

Argentum Nitricum Homeopathic remedy for symptoms arising from an over-active imagination. Great fear of heights. Claustrophobia.   Anticipatory states, easily panicked when a time is ... [ read more ]

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China officinalis - Free Materia Medica!

09 August 2019 at 14:00

China Officinalis Homeopathic remedy picture. This is the very first remedy ever proved by Hahnemann. He was living in Edinburgh earning money by translating at Edinburgh University when he ... [ read more ]

Tags: Homeopathic Remedy | Free Materia Medica | Chinchona Officinalis | China | Natural remedy for bloating | Remedy for exhaustion, | Remedy for insomnia | Holistic Medicine | First aid remedy

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7 Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of eczema

18 July 2019 at 14:42

7 Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of eczema Are you looking for a natural and holistic approach to improve your skin condition? Homeopathy may be able to help!   A homoeopath ... [ read more ]

Tags: Homeopathy for eczema | Homeopathic remedy types | Homeopathy for skin complaints

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Kali Phosphoricum - homeopathic remedy for burn-out

04 July 2019 at 09:14

Kali Phosphoricum Homeopathic remedy picture. Kali phos is often recommended for exhaustion and weak contractions during labour, especially if there are no other distinguishing symptoms. ... [ read more ]

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