FAGOPYRUM ESCULENTUM: Materia Medica

Buckwheat (FAGOPYRUM) – Its action on the skin, producing pruritus, is very marked. Visible pulsation of arteries. Fluent coryza. Offensive excretions. Itching erythema. Pruritus senilis. Post-nasal catarrh; dry crusts, granular appearance of posterior nares with itching.

Head.–Inability to study or remember. Depressed and irritable. Itching of eyes and ears. Pains deep in head, with upward pressure. Itching in and around eyes and ears. Head hot, better bending backward, with tired neck. Occipital headache. Bursting pains. Cerebral hyperaemia.

Nose.–Sore, red, inflamed. Fluent coryza, with sneezing, followed by dryness and crust formation.

Eyes.–Itching and smarting, swelling, heat and soreness.

Throat.–Soreness and feeling of excoriation, deep down pharynx. Uvula elongated, tonsils swollen.

Stomach.–Eructations of scalding, hot, acid, watery substance; better, coffee. Bad taste in the morning. Persistent, morning nausea. Drooling.

Heart.–Pain around heart, better lying on back, extending to left shoulder and arm. Throbbing in all arteries after retiring. Palpitation with oppression. Pulse irregular, intermittent, rapid. Light feeling in chest.

Female.–Pruritus vulvae, with yellow leucorrhoea, worse, rest. Burning in right ovary.

Extremities.–Stiffness and bruised sensation in the muscles of the neck, with sensation as if nape of neck could not support head. Pain in shoulder, with pain along fingers. Vehement itching in arms and legs; worse towards evening. Feet numb and pricking. Streaking pains in arms and legs.

Skin.–Itching; better by bathing in cold water; worse scratching, touch and retiring. Sore red blotches. Blind boils. Itching of knees and elbows and hairy portions. Itching of hands, deep in. Vesicular, pustular, phlegmonous dermatitis. Skin hot, swollen.

Modalities.–Better, cold water, coffee; worse, in afternoon; from sunlight, scratching.

Relationship.–Compare: Dolichos; Bovista; Urtica.

Dose.–Third potency and 12x.

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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