BERBERIS AQUIFOLIUM: Materia Medica

Mountain Grape, BERBERIS AQUIFOLIUM – MAHONIA – a remedy for the skin, chronic catarrhal affections, secondary syphilis. Hepatic torpor, lassitude and other evidences of incomplete metamorphosis; stimulates all glands and improves nutrition.

Head.–Sensation of a band just above ears. Bilious headache. “Scald head”. Scaly eczema.

Face.–Acne. Blotches and pimples. Clears the complexion.

Stomach.–Tongue thickly coated, yellowish-brown; feels blistered. Burning in stomach. Nausea and hunger after eating.

Urine.–Stitching, crampy pains; thick mucus, and bright-red, mealy sediment.

Skin.–Pimply, dry, rough, scaly. Eruption on scalp extending to face and neck. Tumor of breast, with pain. Psoriasis. Acne. Dry eczema. Pruritus. Glandular induration.

Relationship.–Carbol acid; Euonym; Berb vulg; Hydr.

Dose.–Tincture in rather material doses.

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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