The adrenal glands, also known as the suprarenal glands, are paired glands that sit over each kidney and are a part of the body's endocrine system. The name "adrenal" means at or near the kidneys. The glands produce several hormones and play an important role in stress response and energy production. Epinephrine, synonym for adrenalin, is one of the hormones produced by the adrenal glands.
Adrenalinum is the name given to a homeopathic remedy prepared from secretions of the adrenal gland. Sarcodes are a class of proven homeopathic drugs that are prepared from the healthy glands and normal secretion of living animals. Adrenalinum is a homeopathic "Sarcode." Sarcodes are generally indicated when an organ or part has been surgically removed or damaged. Constitutional homeopathic treatment may be less effective in such situations and therefore such remedies as sarcodes are used.
If an individual has fatigue and low energy due to adrenal exhaustion, adrenal whole gland may be of use. These are derived from animal sources, bovine (cow) or porcine (pork) and are a type of nutritional supplement. Homeopathic remedies are prepared according to strict guidelines regulated by the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia. Homeopathic remedies regulated by this body, have HPUS written on the container to acknowledge quality standards.
Certain medical conditions may indicate a need for adrenal homeopathic remedy. The following are broad indications for the use of adrenalinum: Addison's disease, weakness, neuralgic pains, palpitations, rapid pulse, asthma, sense of constriction with anguish, fear and shock or heart failure during anaesthesia. Its chief therapeutic use is based on its vasoconstrictive action and has been of use in hemorrhaging not due to defective coagulation (clotting). It should not be frequently repeated. Many symptoms of adrenal exhaustion are vague and prior to considering self-treatment it is recommended to determine why you are experiencing particular complaints, so the true issue is addressed.
Adrenalinum has been of benefit in acute congestion of the lungs, asthma, Addison's disease, angina, Grave's disease, hay fever, rashes and acute uticaria (hives).
Adrenalinum is available through homeopathic pharmacies.
A medical examination with the appropriate tests is highly recommended.
Consider giving your adrenals/kidneys a tune up by eliminating the use of caffeine loaded "energy" drinks, reduce coffee and avoid caffeinated soda. Overuse of caffeine exhausts the adrenal glands through over stimulation. Reduce the amount of sugar in your diet. Establish a regular (early) bedtime habit.
It is not advised to self-prescribe this remedy. Check with a professional homeopath to determine your suitability for this remedy.
This information does not replace medical consultation.
- Materia Medica; Boericke, 1927
- A Guide to the Methodologies of Homeopathy; Ian Watson, 1991