ILEX AQUIFOLIUM: Materia Medica

American Holly – Intermittent fever. Marked eye symptoms, spleen pain. All symptoms better in winter.

Eye.–Infiltration of cornea; staphyloma; nightly burning in orbits, rheumatic inflammation of eye; psilosis.

Relationship.–Ilex Paraguayensis-Yerba Mate–(Persistent epigastric pain; sense of dryness of mouth and pharynx, anorexia, pyrosis, nervous depression, neurasthenia. Somnolence; incapacity for work, diminution of urinary secretion, headache and pruritus.

Hemicrania. Renal colic. Is said to be of use as a prophylactic against sunstroke, being a safe stimulant to the circulation, to diaphoresis and diuresis).

Ilex vomitoria–Yaupon–(Emetic properties-Possesses also tonic and digestive qualities, free from sleepless effects.

Has an active principle said to act as a powerful diuretic-employed in nephritis and gout). Ilex Cassine–(Christmas berry Tea)-Excellent diuretic and substitute for tea.

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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