TONGO-DIPTERIX ODORATA: Materia Medica

Seeds of Coumarouna-a tree in Guiana (TONGO – DIPTRIX ODORATA) – Useful in neuralgia; pertussis.

Head.–Tearing pain in supra-orbital nerve, with heat and throbbing pain in head and epiphora. Confused, especially the occiput, with somnolence and a sort of intoxication. Trembling in right upper lid. Coryza; nose stopped, must breathe through mouth.

Extremities.–Tearing pains in hip-joints, femur, and knee, especially left side.

Relationship.–Melilotus. Anthoxanthum, Asperula, and Tonga contain Coumarin, the active principle. Compare them in hay-fever; also, Trifol; Napth; Sabad.

Dose.–Tincture and lower potencies.

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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