DOLICHOS PRURIENS: Materia Medica

Cowhage (DOLICHOS PURIENS – MUCUNA) A right-sided medicine, with pronounced liver and skin symptoms.

A general intense itching without eruption. Exalted nervous sensibility. Senile pruritus. Haemorrhoidal diathesis.

Throat.–Pain in throat, worse swallowing, below right angle of jaw, as if splinter were imbedded vertically. Pain in gums prevents sleep.

Abdomen.–Colic from getting feet wet. Constipation, with intense itching; bloated abdomen. White stools. Swelling of liver. Haemorrhoids, with burning sensation.

Skin.–Intense itching, with no swelling or rash; worse across shoulders, also about elbows and knees and hairy parts. Jaundice. Yellow in spots; itching excessively at night. Herpes zoster (Ars).

Modalities.–Worse, at night, scratching, right side.

Relationship.–Compare: Rhus; Bell; Hep; Nit ac; Fagopyr.

Dose.–Sixth potency. Tincture, drop doses, in haemorrhoids.

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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