GRANATUM: Materia Medica

Pomegranate – As a vermifuge for the expulsion of tapeworm, and homeopathically for the following symptomatic indications. Salivation, with nausea, and vertigo. Spasm of the glottis.

Head.–Feels empty. Sunken eyes; pupils dilated; weak sight. Vertigo very persistent.

Stomach.–Constant hunger. Poor digestion. Loses flesh. Vomiting at night.

Abdomen.–Pain in stomach and abdomen; worse about umbilicus (Cocc; Nux m; Plumb); ineffectual urging. Itching at anus. Dragging in vaginal region, as if hernia would protrude. Swelling resembling umbilical hernia.

Chest.–Oppressed, with sighing. Pain between shoulders; even clothing is oppressive.

Skin.–Itching in palms. Sensation as if pimples would break out. Jaundiced complexion.

Extremities.–Pain around shoulders, as if heavy load had been carried. Pain in all finger-joints. Tearing in knee-joint. Convulsive movements.

Relationship.–Compare: Pelletierine (one of its constituents -an anthelminitic, especially for tapeworm); Cina; Kousso.

Dose.–First to third 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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