ARGEMONE MEXICANA: Materia Medica

Prickly Poppy. Colicky cramp and spasm of bowels. Painful neuro-muscular conditions, preventing sleep. Rheumatic disease associated with Bright’s disease (D. MacFarlan).

Head.–Throbbing headache in eyes and temples. Head hot. Throat very dry, pain on swallowing.

Stomach.–Feels sick, like vomiting. Griping in pit of stomach. No appetite. Belching and passing gas.

Urinary.–Passes less urine. Changing color.

Female.–Menses suppressed. Diminished sexual desire with weakness.

Extremities.–Left knee stiff and painful. Feet swollen.

Modalities.–Worse at noon (weakness).

Dose.–Sixth potency. Fresh juice is applied to ulcers and warts.

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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