External Applications in Anthroposophic Nursing

Oxalis Ointment

Synonyms
Wood sorrel, sour grass, false shamrock, Lat.: Oxalis acetosella
Oxalis, Folium 10%
Composition
Oxalis WA 10% ointment (from the therapeutic product laboratory at Klinik Arlesheim, Switzerland):
Oxalis WA 10% Unguentum. 100 g contain: Oxalis acetosella Pl. tota WA 10 g. Exc: Amygdalae OL./ Olivae Ol. hydrog./Aqua/Glycerolum /Sorbitan Olivate/Cera flava/Glycerol monooleat/Lecithinum. Original substance from rhythmic production, so it contains no alcohol.
Manufacturer(s)
Oxalis ointment is available in various compositions from the following manufacturers, among others:
  • Oxalis WA 10% ointment (from the therapeutic product laboratory at Klinik Arlesheim, Switzerland):
  • Oxalis, Folium 10% ointment (Weleda)

Guiding principle

Wood Sorrel shows a special sensitivity to light and touch in its easily moving leaves. This sensitivity intrudes into the leaf area, where purely vegetative activity otherwise prevails. As an external application, wood sorrel is particularly helpful when there is excessive sensitivity and a tendency to disturbances and cramping in the digestive process, which should normally remain unconscious and undisturbed (e.g., after a fright, shock or ingesting opiate-based painkillers). Oxalis can help to release destructive soul influences that have penetrated the body too deeply.

Indications and application

Anxiety

Constipation, habitual

Constipation, postoperative

Shock, mental

Sleep disorders

Sleep disorders of the war generation

Trauma

Trauma-related disorders in elderly people