ASTRAGALUS MOLLISSIMUS: Materia Medica

Purple or Woolly Loco-weed. Affects animals like effects of alcohol, tobacco and morphine in man.

First stage, period of hallucination or mania with defective eye sight during which the animal performs all sorts of antics. After acquiring a taste for the plant it refuses every other kind of food.

Second stage brings emaciation, sunken eyeballs, lusterless hair and feeble movements-after a few months dies as from starvation (U. S. Dept. Agriculture). Irregularities in gait-paralytic affections. Loss of muscular coordination.

Head.–Fullness in right temple and upper jaw. Pain over left eyebrow. Painful facial bones. Dizzy. Pressive pain in temples. Pain and pressure in maxillae.

Stomach.–Weakness and emptiness. Burning in oesophagus and stomach.

Extremities.–Purring sensation in right foot outer side from heel to toe. Icy coldness of left calf.

Relationship.–Compare: Aragallus Lamberti-White Loco-Weed-Rattleweed; Baryta; Oxytropis.

Dose.–Sixth 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.

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