EPIPHEGUS VIRGINIANA: Materia Medica

Beechdrop (EPIPHEGUS – OROBANCHE) – A remedy for sick, neurasthenic, and nervous headaches, especially in women, brought on or made worse by exertion, shopping, etc. Tongue coated yellow; bitter taste. Drowsy after meals. Loose stools. Subinvolution, with painful menstruation and congestion.

Head.–Pressing pain in temples from without inwards, worse, left side. Viscid salivation, constant inclination to spit. Sick headache coming on when deviating from ordinary pursuits. Headaches from nerve tire caused by mental or physical exhaustion, preceded by hunger.

Modalities.–Worse, from working in open air. Better, from sleep.

Relationship.–Compare: Iris, Melilot; Sanguinar. Fagus-Beech-nuts–(headache and salivation; swelling on mouth; dread of water).

Dose.–First 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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