Homoeopathy for the treatment of lichen simplex chronicus: a case series

Homeopathy. 2006 Oct;95(4):245-7. doi: 10.1016/j.homp.2006.06.001.


Twenty-seven patients with chronic lichen simplex involving various parts of the body were treated. Hydrocotyle was prescribed to 21 patients in different potencies (6c, 30c, 200c, 1 M, 10 M), Thuja to three patients (1 M, 10 M), Graphites (6c), Kali bich (30c) and Sulphur (200c) to one patient each during 1 year study period. Only two patients showed complete improvement with Thuja and one with Graphites. In other cases, the response was limited to partial relief of [corrected] itching.

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Cutaneous
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Homeopathy / methods*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neurodermatitis / drug therapy*
  • Neurodermatitis / prevention & control
  • Phytotherapy*
  • Plant Extracts / therapeutic use
  • Pruritus / drug therapy
  • Pruritus / etiology
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Plant Extracts