When water gets accumulated in any part of the body like the hands, legs, mouth, etc., that part becomes swell. When swelling comes in the head, stomach or arm, etc., it is called external (local) swelling and when it comes in the entire body, is called ‘Sarvangshoff’. The swelling that comes underneath the skin, starts from the legs and slowly extended in the entire body.               


Swelling comes due to abnormal menses, enlargement of the spleen or liver, in the condition of malaria or scarlet fever, chronic diarrhea, by eating additional sankhiya, in the last stage of the disease of the ureter or due to suppression of stools, urine and sweat, etc.    


Swelled part of the body becomes soft and suppressed by a finger. Besides them, the skin of the patient becomes rough and dry too, urination in little volume.

There are 3 types of swelling- little swelling, sarvangshof follows little and sarvangshof.


Inflammation of the joints:-

Giving Aconite, Puls, Iod or Rhus-tox, etc. in the condition of joints inflammation is beneficial.


In the case of sarvangshop-swelling, Arsenic, Apis, Bryonia or the mother tincture of Apocynum, Digi 3x, Natrum-sulph 6x and Sulph should be taken.

Inflammation in the brain:-

Mercurius, Helleborus, Belladonna or Apis should be taken in the inflammation of the brain.

Inflammation of the hrtipind:-

Digitalis 1x or 3x, Spigelia 3, Arsenic, Crataegus or the mother tincture of Cactus should be taken in the inflammation of the hrtipind.

Inflammation of the chest:-

Bryonia or Digitalis 1x or 3x, Arsenic or Helleborus should be taken in the condition of chest inflammation.

Inflammation of the stomach:-

The mother tincture of Apocynum, Arsenic, Croton-tiglium, China, Apis or Sulphur should be taken in the inflammation of the stomach.

Inflammation of the testicles:-

Taking Iodium, Puls, Rodo, Sulphur, Graphites or the mother tincture of Ampilapsis is beneficial in the inflammation of the testicles.

Swelling of the Heel:-

Taking China, Ferrum or Arsenic is beneficial in the swelling of the heel.

Some other treatment with the use of different drugs:-

  • The dropsy patient should drink water as much as he can because it helps in urination and cures swelling.
  • The dropsy patient should cover himself well so that, cold did not expose (affect, touch).  
  • Drinking fresh whey daily is beneficial.
  • Light meals should be given to the patient in both the condition- in the beginning and in the chronic stage.
  • The dropsy patient should never take even little water and salt in his diet.
  • If swelling is due to liver disease, he should take milk and sweets.
  • Fresh milk instead of cold water should be given.
  • Taking Meat soup is better in the condition of swelling, but it can not be given in the condition of constipation.
  • In the condition of decreasing swelling, boiled rice (old), soup of green lentil, meat soup, and brinjal can be given.