GUARANA: Materia Medica

Guarana (PAULLINIA SORBILIS) – Contains a large percentage of Caffeine, which may explain its use as a remedy for certain forms os sick headache.

Head.–Intellectual excitement. Sick headache in persons who have used tea and coffee in excess. Throbbing headache after use of liquor.

Bowels.–Stools profuse, bloody, bright green; flakes inter-mixed; odorless. Cholera infantum.

Skin.–Chloasmata on temples and arms. Urticaria (Dulc; Apis; Chloral).

Sleep.–Uncontrollable sleepiness and heaviness of head, with flushed face after eating.

Dose.–Must be given in material doses-fifteen to sixty grains of the powder.

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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