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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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Better together

15 June 2020 at 15:38

Better together We're better when we're together. We can see this now more than ever before as we join forces to tackle the ongoing health crisis. Neighbourhoods are taking care of their most ... [ read more ]

Tags: Integrated Health | Homeopathy | complementary medicine

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Good news for patients seeking affordable homeopathy

16 May 2019 at 12:59

Good news for patients seeking affordable homeopathy in the UK Affordable treatments available in Norwich and Liverpool thanks to continued funding from the British Homeopathic Association. ... [ read more ]

Tags: Homeopathy | British Homeopathic Association | NHS

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MEP homeopathy integration in EU

18 April 2019 at 13:25

MEP Alojz Peterle speaks out in favour of homeopathy Member of the European Parliament “Honourable speakers, doctors, practitioners, dear guests, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you very much ... [ read more ]

Tags: MEP | Alojz Peterle | homeopathy | Member of the European Parliament | Parliamentary Health Working Group

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UK survey shows high level of interest in Homeopathy and CAM

10 April 2019 at 14:52

Survey confirms high level of interest in Homeopathy and CAM in the UK A third of people surveyed were open to trying Homeopathy or other alternative therapies. The survey of 2000 people ... [ read more ]

Tags: Homeopathy | 4Homeopathy | OnePoll | Uk Health Survey | Alternative healthcare | Complementary healthcare | Cost of healthy living in the UK

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Homeopathy set to grow by 18%

29 March 2019 at 12:44

Homeopathy set to grow by 18% Global market for homeopathy set to witness stellar growth - the homeopathy products market is forecast to expand by 18% between 2017 and 2026. This article is ... [ read more ]

Tags: Homeopathic medicine | Homeopathy | Widespread popularity | Holistic healthcare | Modern medicine | High dilutions | Stimulate immunity

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Cutting Edge Research in Homeopathy

22 March 2019 at 12:36

HRI London 2019: The biggest HRI conference yet! We are very excited about HRI’s 4th International Research Conference which will showcase the best homeopathy research worldwide. The ... [ read more ]

Tags: Homeopathy | Research | Evidence-base | Clinical Trials | Homeopathy for health | Cutting edge scientific research | Latest scienctific trials of homeopathy

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Top 10 Homeopathic Remedies for IBS

13 March 2019 at 12:19

Top 10 Homeopathic Remedies for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) or Gastritis     Tired of painful bloating, cramping and constipation? Homeopathy may be able to help. IBS, ... [ read more ]

Tags: Remedies | IBS | Holistic | Natural Medicine | Alternative Therapy | Wellbeing | Health | Homeopathy

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Local Homeopaths have Article Published in Popular Magazine

09 January 2013 at 12:08

We would like to congratulate two of our resident homeopaths David and Katja Behrens who have had an article published in 'Cotswold Essence' magazine. In the article they talk about their discovery ... [ read more ]

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Homeopathic Treatment Declared Cost-Effective by Swiss Government

09 January 2013 at 11:04

Following a new investigation into the cost-effectiveness of homepathic treatments, the Swiss government are in agreement that the very small doses commonly used in homeopathic medicine are both ... [ read more ]

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