TAXUS BACCATA: Materia Medica

Yew – In pustular diseases of skin and night-sweats. Also in gout and chronic rheumatism.

Head.–Supra-orbital and temporal pain on right side, with lachrymation. Pupils dilated. Face puffy and pale.

Stomach.–Saliva hot, acrid. Nausea. Pain in pit of stomach and region of navel. After eating, cough. Feeling of pins and needles at pit of stomach; of emptiness, must eat frequently (compare the coniferae).

Skin.–Large, flat, itching pustules. Badly smelling night-sweats. Podagra. Erysipelas.

Dose.–Tincture, to 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.

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