GALLICUM ACIDUM: Materia Medica

Gallic Acid – Should be remembered as a remedy in phthisis. It checks the morbid secretions, gives tone to the stomach, and increases the appetite.

Passive haemorrhages when pulse is feeble and capillaries relaxed, cold skin. Haematuria. Haemophilia. Itching of skin. Pyrosis.

Mind.–Wild delirium at night; very restless, jumps out of bed; sweats; is afraid to be alone; is rude and abuses every one.

Head.–Pain in back of head and neck. Thick, stringy discharge from nose; photophobia with burning of lids.

Respiratory.–Pain in lungs; pulmonary haemorrhage; excessive expectoration. Much mucus in throat in the morning. Dry at night.

Urinary.–Kidneys painful, distress along ureters into bladder. Dull heavy pain in bladder, directly over pubis. Urine loaded with thick, cream-colored mucus.

Rectum.–Copious stool; anus feels constricted. Faint feeling after stool. Chronic mucous discharges.

Relationship.–Compare: Ars; Iod; Phos.

Dose.–First trituration and pure acid 2 to 5 grain doses.

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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