GERANIUM MACULATUM: Materia Medica

Crane’s-bill – Habitual sick headaches. Profuse, haemorrhages, pulmonary and from different organs. Vomiting of blood. Ulceration of stomach. Atonic and foul ulcers. Summer complaint.

Head.–Giddiness, with diplopia; better, closing eyes. Ptosis and dilated pupils. Sick headache.

Mouth.–Dry; tip of tongue burning. Pharyngitis.

Stomach.–Catarrhal gastritis with profuse secretion, tendency to ulceration and passive haemorrhage. Lessens the vomiting in gastric ulcer.

Stool.–Constant desire to go to stool, with inability to pass anything for some time. Chronic diarrhoea, with offensive mucus. Constipation.

Female.–Menses too profuse. Post-partum haemorrhage. Sore nipples (Eup arom).

Relationship.–Compare: Geranin 1x. Constant hawking and spitting in elderly people. Erodium-Hemlock-Stork’s bill–(a popular haemostatic in Russia, and especially used for metrorrhagia and menorrhagia); Hydrastinin; Cinch; Sabin.

Dose.–Tincture, half-dram doses in gastric ulcer. Tincture, to third attenuation, as a general rule. Locally, in ulcers, it will destroy the pyogenic membrane.

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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