BOTHROPS LANCEOLATUS: Materia Medica

Yellow Viper (BOTHROPS LANCIOLATUS – LACHESIS LANCIOLATUS) Its venom is most coagulating, (also Lachesis).

We should expect to find under these remedies the symptomatology of thrombosis, also thrombotic phenomena, as hemiplegia, aphasia, inability to articulate (Linn J. Boyd).

Broken-down, haemorrhagic constitutions; septic states. Great lassitude and sluggishness; haemorrhages from every orifice of the body; black spots. Hemiplegia with aphasia. Inability to articulate, without any affection of the tongue. Nervous trembling. Pain in right big toe. Diagonal course of symptoms. Pulmonary congestion.

Eyes.–Amaurosis; blindness from haemorrhage into retina. Hemoralopia, day blindness, can hardly see her way after sunrise; conjunctivial haemorrhage.

Face.–Swollen and puffy. Besotted expression.

Throat.–Red, dry, constricted; swallowing difficult, cannot pass liquids.

Stomach.–Epigastric distress. Black vomiting. Intense haematemesis. Tympanitis and bloody stools.

Skin.–Swollen, livid, cold with haemorrhagic infiltration. Gangrene. Lymphatics swollen. Anthrax. Malignant erysipelas.

Modalities.–Worse, right side.

Relationship.–Compare: Toxicophis.–Moccasin Snake (pain and fever recur annually, after bite from this snake, and sometimes change location with disappearance of first symptoms. An unusual dryness of skin follows the bite. Å’dematous swellings and periodical neuralgia. Pain travels from one part to another). Other snake poisons, notably Lachesis.

Trachinus,-Stingfish (intolerable pains, swelling, acute blood, poisoning, gangrene).

Dose.–Sixth to thirtieth 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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