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Staphysagria homeopathic remedy may be appropriate for you if you have noticed that you have resentment building and have difficulty expressing anger or other emotions. Homeopathy is a science developed by a German physician, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843). Extracts from plants, flowers, herbs and different parts of animals are made into tinctures and pellets. Widely use in Europe, homeopathy has been gaining ground in the U.S. the last 30 years. Staphysagria is also known as stavesacre or Delphinium staphysagria. It is palmated larkspur. Learn more to see if staphysagria is appropriate for you.

Determine if you have complaints such as sties, cystititis, neuralgia (general physical weakness), inflammation of the eyelid or headaches that originate at the back of the head and move towards the eyes.

Assess if you fit the profile of a person who would benefit from staphysagria. Suppressed anger is the hallmark of this remedy: people who may have been raised in environments where anger could not be expressed often as adults hold a great deal of unexpressed anger.

Be aware of your emotional state to see if staphysagria is appropriate for you. A person who may have "low self-esteem but is also a very sweet person," may benefit from this remedy, says Dr. Randy Martin, Ph.D., a certified classical homeopath and doctor of Oriental medicine, who is also a licensed acupuncturist in West Los Angeles, California. This person may also have "a history of emotional or physical attack or emotional abuse," Dr. Martin says, and once the remedy is taken, suppressed anger may finally be released.

Purchase staphysagria as an alcohol-based homeopathic tincture or as sweetened pellets. Read the directions for each: Drops are taken under the tongue without water. It is best to not drink water or other liquids half an hour before or after taking a homeopathic remedy. Pellets should be allowed to dissolve under the tongue.

Avoid caffeine and mint products such as toothpaste and chewing gum as these items will block the effects of any homeopathic remedy. Consult with a licensed homeopath or your doctor if you feel you have so much anger that it interferes with your ability to function at home or at work.