Depresses heart, respiration and blood pressure, lowers temperature. Cyanosis and collapse. Increased susceptibility to cold. Destroys red blood corpuscles; pallor.
Head.–Enlarged sensation. Fainting. Moral depravity.
Eyes.–Pallor of optic discs, contracted visual field and shrinking retinal vessel; mydriasis.
Heart.–Weak, irregular, with blue mucous membranes, albuminuria, oedema of feet and ankles.
Dose.–Used as a sedative and antipyretic for various forms of headache and neuralgia in doses of one to three grains. For the homeopathic indications use the third potency.
Written by William Boericke (1849 - 1929) and published first in his book "Materia Medica" (1901) William Boericke was an Austrian-born American physician who became a influential exponent of homeopathy. He is also known as an academic writer, publisher, medical school professor and owner of several pharmacies.