HOMOPATHIC MATERIA MEDICA
WILLIAM BOERICKE, M.D.
Proved by Dr. Wm. B. Griggs
Its chief action is on the external tissues of the eyes and naso-pharynx joint surfaces, liver and mucous membranes. Right side especially affected, general muscular soreness.
Head.--Pain over right eye, dull, constant, worse in warm room. Eyelids inflamed and swollen.
Throat.--Sore, raw, dry, swallowing difficult, foul odor, gummy exudate; thickness and infiltration of all tissues around throat.
Stomach.--Acid rising. Lump in pit of stomach. Soreness and pressure over liver.
Female.--Menstrual flow for three weeks with complete relief of muscular and joint pains.
Extremities.--Backache extending down hips. Pain in shoulders and extremities and sore swollen joints. Pain in middle of thigh posteriorly shooting down right leg. Tired, grating sensation in the joints.
Skin.--Itching, burning. Papules looking like goose flesh on chest.
Relationship.--Benzoic acid seems to be an analogue.
A Meconium Deposit out of the Amniotic Fluid taken from the Colt
The old famous Aphrodisiacum of the Greek authors.
Stomach.--Icy coldness in stomach.
Male.--Sexual desire increased. Prostatitis. Drawing pain in testicles.
Extremities.--Violent pain in wrist. Paralysis of wrists. Sprained sensation in wrist. Great weakness of hands and fingers. Weakness in joints of feet, knee, and soles. Chorea. Much weakness after growing too fast.
Dose.--Sixth to thirtieth potency.
This powerful nosode introduced by Dr. J. J. Garth Wilkinson, covers symptoms which suggest integral parts of consumption, cancer, syphilis, etc, and promises useful service in the treatment of ozæna, scrofulous swellings, pyæmia, erysipelas. Chronic rhinitis; saneous secretion.
Nose.--Red, swollen. Catarrh, ozæna, ulceration. Discharge acrid, corroding, bloody, offensive. Tubercles on alæ nasi. Papules and ulceration in frontal sinus and pharynx.
Face.--All glands swollen; painful; form abscesses.
Respiratory.--Hoarseness. Bronchial asthma. Noisy breathing; short, irregular. Cough, with dyspepsia. Excessive secretion. Suffocation imminent. Bronchitis in the aged, where suffocation from excessive secretion is imminent. Tuberculosis.
Skin.--Lymphatic swellings. Articular non-fluctuating swellings. Nodules in arm. Malignant erysipelas. Pustules and abscesses. Ulcers. Rupia. Eczema.
Relationship.--Compare: Muco-toxin (Cahis' preparation with the micrococcus catarrhalis. Friedlander's Bacillus of Pneumonia and the micrococcus tetragenius-for acute and chronic mucous catarrhs in children and old people); Aur; Kali bich; Psor; Bacill.
Digestive Fluid of Live Lobster
Dyspepsia, sore throat, and headache seems to be a combination that may be controlled by this remedy. Frontal and temporal pain chiefly, with soreness in eyes. Throat sore, raw, burns, with tough mucus. Pain in stomach and abdomen, better after eating. Belching. Chilliness and pain all over. Itching of skin.
Modalities.--Worse, from milk, after sleep. Better, from motion, after eating.
Relationship.--Compare: Sepia; Asterias; Astacus; Aethusa.
Used in leprosy, when skin feels as if it were hide bound Tense vesicles; sensation of splinter under thumb-nails. Skin of forehead feels drawn tight. Stiff neck, pain in back. Throbbing in finger tips. Itching, pimples on all projecting portions of bone, malar bones, etc.
Relationship.--Compare Calotropis or Madura album--(Leprosy; livid and gangrenous tubercles; thickening of the skin).
Acts especially on mucous membranes, relaxing them and producing a thick, yellowish, ropy secretion. The catarrh may be anywhere,-throat, stomach, uterus, urethra,-it is always characterized by this peculiar mucous discharge. Hydrastis is especially active in old, easily-tired people, cachectic individuals, with great debility. Cerebral effects prominent, feels his wits sharpened, head cleared, facile expression. Weak muscular power, poor digestion and obstinate constipation. Lumbago. Emaciation and prostration. Its action on the liver is marked. Cancer and cancerous state, before ulceration, when pain is principal symptom. Goitre of puberty and pregnancy. Small-pox internally and locally. The power of Hydrastis over smallpox seen in modifying the disease, abolishing its distressing symptoms, shortening its course, lessening its danger and greatly mitigating its consequences (J. J. Garth Wilkinson).
Mind.--Depressed; sure of death, and desires it.
Head.--Dull, pressing frontal pain, especially connected with constipation. Myalgic pain in scalp and muscles of neck (Cimicif). Eczema on forehead along line of hair. Sinusitis, after coryza.
Ears.--Roaring. Muco-purulent discharge. Deafness. Estachian catarrh, with high-pitched voice.
Nose.--Thick, tenacious secretion from posterior nares to throat. Watery, excoriating discharge. Ozæna, with ulceration of septum. Tends to blow nose all the time.
Mouth.--Peppery taste. Tongue white, swollen, large, flabby, slimy; shows imprint of teeth (Merc); as if scalded; stomatitis. Ulceration of tongue, fissures toward the edges.
Throat.--Follicular pharyngitis. Raw, smarting, excoriating sensation. Hawking of yellow, tenacious mucus (Kali bich). Child is aroused suddenly from sleep by this tenacious post-nasal dropping. Goitre of puberty and pregnancy.
Stomach.--Sore feeling in stomach more or less constant. Weak digestion. Bitter taste. Pain as from a hard-cornered substance. Gone feeling. Pulsation in epigastrium. Cannot eat bread or vegetables. Atonic dyspepsia. Ulcers and cancer. Gastritis.
Abdomen.--Gastro-duodenal catarrh. Liver torpid, tender. Jaundice. Gallstones. Dull dragging in right groin with cutting sensation into right testicle.
Back.--Dull, heavy, dragging pain and stiffness, particularly across lumbar region, must use arms in raising himself from seat.
Rectum.--Prolapsed; anus fissured. Constipation, with sinking feeling in stomach, and dull headache. During stool, smarting pain in rectum. After stool, long-lasting pain (Nit ac). Hæmorrhoids; even a light flow exhausts. Contraction and spasm.
Urine.--Gleety discharge. Urine smells decomposed.
Male.--Gonorrha, second stage; discharge thick and yellow.
Female.--Erosion and excoriation of cervix. Leucorrha, worse after menses (Bov; Calc c); acrid and corroding, shreddy, tenacious. Menorrhagia. Pruritus vulvæ, with profuse leucorrha (Calc c; Kreos; Sep). Sexual excitement. Tumor of breast; nipple retracted.
Respiratory.--Chest raw, sore, burning. Dry, harsh cough. Bronchial catarrh, later stages. Bronchitis in old, exhausted persons, with thick, yellow, tenacious expectoration. Frequent fainty spells, with cold sweat all over. Feels suffocating when lying on left side. Pain from chest to left shoulder.
Skin.--Eruption like variola. Lupus; ulcers, cancerous formations. General tendency to profuse perspiration and unhealthy skin (Hepar).
Useful after too much Chlorate of Potash for sore throat.
Compare: Xanthorrhiza apifolia; Kali bich; Conium; Ars iod; Phytol; Galium (cancer-nodulated tumor of the tongue); Asterias; Stann; Puls. Also Manzanita (diarrha, gonorrha, gleet, leucorrha, catarrhal conditions). Hydrastinum muriaticum-Muriate of Hydrastia (Locally, in aphthous sore mouth, ulcers, ulcerated sore throat, ozæna, etc. Internally, third dec trit. Is a uterine hæmostatic and vasoconstrictor; metrorrhagia, especially from fibroid tumors; hæmorrhages; in dilatation of the stomach, and chronic digestive disorders). Hydrastin sulph 1x (hæmorrhage of bowels in typhoid). Marrubium-Hoarhound--(a stimulant to mucous membranes, especially laryngeal and bronchial; chronic bronchitis, dyspepsia, and hepatic disorders; colds and coughs).
Dose.--Tincture, to thirtieth attenuation. Locally colorless. Hydrastis, mother tincture, or fluid extract.
One of the most toxic agents known. Convulsions and paralysis express the action of this remedy. Spasmodic constriction in larynx, feeling of suffocation, pain and tightness in chest, palpitation; pulse weak, irregular. Singing sensation at the epigastrium. Hysterical and epileptic convulsions. Cyanosis. Collapse, due to some pulmonary condition not a cardiac collapse. Catalepsy. Cholera. Stage of collapse (Ars; Verat). Coldness. Tetanus narcolepsy.
Mind.--Unconscious. Wild delirium. Fear of imaginary troubles. Fears everything-horses, wagons, houses falling, etc.
Head.--Violent stupefying headache. Brain feels on fire. Pupils motionless or dilated. Supra-orbital neuralgia, with flushing on same side of face.
Face.--Jaws clenched in rigid spasm. Froths at mouth. Pale, bluish lips.
Stomach.--Tongue cold. Drink rumbles through throat and stomach. Gastralgia; worse when stomach is empty. Great sinking at pit of stomach. Pulsative pain in præcordial region.
Respiratory.--Noisy and agitated breathing. Dry, spasmodic, suffocative cough. Asthma, with contraction of throat. Whooping-cough. Paralysis of lungs (Aspidos). Marked cyanosis; venously congested lung.
Heart.--Violent palpitation. Pulse, weak irregular. Cold extremities. Torturing pain in chest. Angina pectoris (Spigel; Oxal ac).
Sleep.--Yawning with shivering. Irresistible drowsiness. Vivid, incoherent dreams.
Relationship.--Antidotes: Ammon; Camph; Opium.
Compare: Cicuta; Oenanthe; Camph; Lauroc.
Dose.--Sixth and higher potencies.
A remedy for gravel, profuse deposit of white amorphous salts in urine. Calculus, renal colic, bloody urine. Acts on ureter. Pain in lumbar region. Dizziness. Oppression of chest.
Urine.--Burning in urethra and frequent desire. Urine hard to start. Heavy deposit of mucus. Sharp pain in loins, especially left. Great thirst, with abdominal symptoms and enlarged prostate (Ferr pic; Sabal). Gravelly deposits. Spasmodic stricture. Profuse deposit of white amorphous salts.
Relationship.--Compare: Lycopod; Chimaphil; Berberis; Pareira; Uva; Sabal; Oxydendron; Geum-Water Avens--(Severe jerking pains from deep in the abdomen to end of urethra; affections of bladder, with pains in penis; worse, eating; relaxed mucous membranes, with excessive and depraved secretions; imperfect digestion and assimilation). Polyctrichum-Haircap moss--(according to Dr. A. M. Cushing in mother tincture or infusion for enlarged prostate-prostatitis).
Curative in disorders that exhibit interstitial inflammation and cellular proliferation in any part. Hypertrophy and induration of connective tissue. Has considerable reputation in leprosy and lupus, when there is no ulceration. The skin symptoms are very important. Of great use in ulceration of womb. Difficulty in maintaining the upright posture. Very copious perspiration. Pains of cervical cancer.
Face.--Pain in left cheek-bones and about orbits.
Female.--Pruritus of vagina. Inflammation of neck of bladder. Heat within vagina. Granular ulceration of womb. Profuse leucorrha. Dull pain in ovarian region. Cervical redness.
Skin.--Dry eruptions. Great thickening of epidermoid layer and exfoliation of scales. Psoriasis gyrate, on trunk and extremities, palms and soles. Pustules on chest. Circular spots, with scaly edges. Intolerable itching, especially of soles. Profuse sweat. Syphilitic affections. Acne. Leprosy. Elephantiasis (Ars). Lupus non-exedens.
Relationship.--Compare: Elæis-South American Palm--(scleroderma, elephantiasis, leprosy, skin thickened, itching and hardened. Anæsthesia). Hura; Trychnos Gaultheriana (bites of serpents, ulcers and cutaneous affections generally); Hoang-Nan. Chaulomoogra oil from seed of Taraktogenos; Hydrast; Arsenic; Aurum; Sepia.
Dose.--First to sixth potency.
Disturbs the nervous system profoundly. It is as if some diabolical force took possession of the brain and prevented its functions. It causes a perfect picture of mania of a quarrelsome and obscene character. Inclined to be unseemly and immodest in acts, gestures and expressions. Very talkative, and persists in stripping herself, or uncovering genitals. Is jealous, afraid of being poisoned, etc. Its symptoms also point to weakness and nervous agitation; hence typhoid and other infections with coma vigil. Tremulous weakness and twitching of tendons. Subsultus tendinum. Muscular twitchings, spasmodic affections, generally with delirium. Non-inflammatory cerebral activity. Toxic gastritis.
Mind.--Very suspicious. Talkative, obscene, lascivious mania, uncovers body; jealous, foolish. Great hilarity; inclined to laugh at everything. Delirium, with attempt to run away. Low, muttering speech; constant carphologia, deep stupor.
Head.--Feels light and confused. Vertigo as if intoxicated. Brain feels loose, fluctuating. Inflammation of brain, with unconsciousness; head is shaken to and fro.
Eyes.--Pupils dilated, sparkling, fixed. Eyes open, but does not pay attention; downcast and dull, fixed. Strabismus. Spasmodic closing of lids. Diplopia. Objects have colored borders.
Mouth.--Tongue dry, red, cracked, stiff and immovable, protruded with difficulty; speech impaired. Foams at mouth. Teeth covered with sordes. Lower jaw drops.
Throat.--Stinging dryness. Constriction. Cannot swallow liquids. Uvula elongated.
Stomach.--Hiccough, eructations empty, bitter. Nausea, with vertigo. Vomiting, with convulsions; hæmatemesis; violent cramps, relieved by vomiting; burning in stomach; epigastrium tender. After irritating food.
Abdomen.--Colic, as if abdomen would burst. Distention. Colic, with vomiting, belching, hiccough screaming. Tympanites. Red spots on abdomen.
Stool.--Diarrha, colicky, pains; involuntary, aggravated by mental excitement or during sleep. Diarrha during the lying-in period. Involuntary defecation.
Urine.--Involuntary micturition. Bladder paralyzed. Has no will to urinate (Caust).
Male.--Impotence. Lascivious; exposes his person; plays with genitals during fever.
Female.--Before menses, hysterical spasms. Excited sexual desire. During menses, convulsive movements, urinary flux and sweat. Lochia suppressed. Spasms of pregnant women. Puerperal mania.
Chest.--Suffocating fits. Spasm, forcing bending forward. Dry, spasmodic cough at night (worse lying down; better sitting up), from itching in the throat, as if uvula were too long. Hæmoptysis.
Extremities.--Picking at bed-clothes; plays with hands; reaches out for things. Epileptic attacks ending in deep sleep. Spasms and convulsions. Cramps in calves and toes. Child sobs and cries without waking.
Sleep.--Intense sleeplessness. Sopor, with convulsions. Starts up frightened. Coma vigil.
Nerves.--Great restlessness; every muscle twitches. Will not be covered.
Modalities.--Worse, at night, during menses, after eating, when lying down. Better, stooping.
Relationship.--Antidotes: Bell; Camph.
Compare: Bellad; Stram; Agaric; Gels.
Hyosc hydrobrom.--Scopolamine hydrobromide(Paralysis agitans); tremors of disseminated sclerosis. Sleeplessness and nervous agitation. Dry cough in phthisis. Similar in its effects to alcohol, both recent and remote. Corresponds to the effects of strong poisons introduced into or generated within the body. Symptoms of uræmia and acute nervous exhaustion. A remedy for shock. Third and fourth dec trituration. In physiological dosage (1-200 gr) mania and chorea; insomnia. Scopola (Japanese Belladonna)-chemically identical with Hyoscine (Joyous delirium, licking of lips and smacking of mouth; sleepless; tries to get out of bed; sees cats, picks imaginary hairs, warms hands before imaginary fire, etc).
Dose.--Sixth, to 200th potency.
The great remedy for injuries to nerves, especially of fingers, toes and nails. Crushed fingers, especially tips. Excessive painfulness is a guiding symptom to its use. Prevents lockjaw. Punctured wounds. Relieves pain after operations. Quite supersedes the use of Morphia after operations (Helmuth). Spasms after every injury. Has an important action on the rectum; hæmorrhoids. Coccydynia. Spasmodic asthmatic attacks with changes of weather or before storms, better by copious expectoration. Injured nerves from bites of animals. Tetanus. Neuritis, tingling, burning and numbness. Constant drowsiness.
Mind.--Feels as if lifted high in air, or anxiety lest he fall from heights. Mistakes in writing. Effects of shock. Melancholy.
Head.--Heavy; feels as if touched by an icy cold hand. Throbbing in vertex; worse in close room. Brain seems compressed. Right side of face aches. Brain-fag and neurasthenia. Facial neuralgia and toothache of a pulling, tearing character, with sadness. Head feels longer-elongated to a point. In fractured skull, bone splinters. Brain feels alive. Pains in eyes and ears. Falling out of hair.
Stomach.--Craving for wine. Thirst; Nausea. Tongue coated white at base, tip clean. Feeling of lump in stomach (Abies nig; Bry).
Rectum.--Urging, dry, dull, pressing pain. Hæmorrhoids, with pain, bleeding, and tenderness.
Back.--Pain in nape of neck. Pressure over sacrum. Spinal concussion. Coccyx injury from fall, with pain radiating up spine and down limbs. Jerking and twitching of muscles.
Extremities.--Darting pain in shoulders. Pressure along ulnar side of arm. Cramp in calves. Pain in toes and fingers, especially in tips. Crawling in hand and feet. Lancinating pain in upper and lower limbs. Neuritis, with tingling, burning pain, numbness and flossy skin. Joints feel bruised. Hysterical joints. Tetanus (Physost; Kali brom). Traumatic neuralgia and neuritis.
Respiratory.--Asthma worse foggy weather and relieved by profuse perspiration.
Skin.--Hyperidrosis, sweating of scalp, worse in morning after sleep; falling of hair from injury; eczema of hands and face, intense itching, eruption seems to be under the skin. Herpes zoster. Old ulcers or sores in mouth when very sensitive. Lacerated wounds with much prostration from loss of blood.
Modalities.--Worse, in cold; dampness; in a fog; in close room; least exposure; touch. Better, bending head backward.
Relationship.--Compare: Ledum (punched wounds and bites of animals); Arnica; Staphis; Calend; Ruta; Coff.
Antidotes: Ars; Cham.
Dose.--Tincture, to third potency.
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