Erythraea venusta-Centaury – Used extensively as a fever remedy and bitter tonic (Gentiana), antimalarial and antiseptic.
Of use in severe type of intermittent fever in hot countries; also, in influenza. Sore, as if bruised all over. Sensation of drops falling from and upon different spots.
Head.–Congested. Scalp feels tight; head feels as if bound; burning in eyes; buzzing in ears.
Fever.–Chill all over; worse in bed at night. Sensitive to cold trade-winds on Pacific Coast. General sore and bruised feeling; nausea and retching.
Skin.–Wrinkled like a washer-woman’s. Scalp feels tight, as if drawn together by India-rubber.
Dose.–Tincture, in drop doses. Must be made from the fresh plant. Its medicinal properties are lost in the dry.
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.