ARECA CATECHU: Materia Medica

Betel Nut (ARECA) Of use in Helminthiasis. Its alkaloid, Areolin Hydrobrom contracts the pupil, acting more promptly and energetically but of shorter duration than Eserine.

Serviceable in glaucoma.

Acts also as a salivatory like Pilocarpin.

Also increases the amplitude of pulsations of the heart and promotes the contractility of the intestines.

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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