External Applications in Anthroposophic Nursing

Oxalis Essence

Wood sorrel; Oxalis acetosella
10g (10.3 ml) contain: Oxalis acetosella e planta tota LA 20%

Guiding principle

Common wood sorrel with its flexible foliage shows a special sensitivity to light and touch. This sensitivity includes the leaves, an area usually dominated only by purely vegetative activity. As an external application wood sorrel is especially helpful where – after fright and shock, for example – too much sensitivity and a tendency to cramping irritates the digestive processes, which should normally remain unconscious and undisturbed. Oxalis can help to release a too deep penetration of destructive emotional or mental influences.

Indications and application

Abdominal cramps

Crohn's disease

Hyperemesis gravidarum

Irritable bowel syndrome


Ulcerative colitis