ALSTONIA SCHOLARIS: Materia Medica

Malarial diseases, with diarrhoea, dysentery, anaemia, feeble digestion, are the general conditions suggesting this remedy. Characteristics are the gone sensation in stomach and sinking in abdomen, with debility. A tonic after exhausting fevers.

Abdomen.–Violent purging and cramp in bowels. Heat and irritation in lower bowels. Camp diarrhoea, bloody stool, dysentery; diarrhoea from bad water and malaria. Painless watery stools (Phosph ac). Diarrhoea immediately after eating.

Relationship.–Compare: Similar in action to Alstonia constricta, the bitter bark or native quinine of Australia. Ditain (active principle, is anti-periodic, like quinine, but without unpleasant effects). Cinchona (similar in diarrhoea, chronic dyspepsia and debility). Hydrastis; Fer cit et chin.

Dose.–Tincture to third potency. Locally, for ulcers and rheumatic pains.

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.

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