INULA HELENIUM: Materia Medica

Scabwort (INULA) – A mucous membrane medicine. Bearing-down sensations in pelvic organs and bronchial symptoms are most marked. Substernal pain. Diabetes.

Head.–Vertigo on stooping; throbbing after eating, pressure in temples and forehead.

Respiratory.–Dry cough; worse at night and lying down; larynx painful. Chronic bronchitis; cough, with much thick expectoration, with languor and weak digestion. Stitches behind sternum. Teasing cough with much and free expectoration. Palliative in tubercular laryngitis.

Female.–Menses too early and painful. Labor-like pains; urging to stool; dragging in genitals, with violent backache. Itching of legs during menses, chattering of teeth from cold during menstruation. Moving about in abdomen, stitches in genitals. Chronic metritis.

Rectum.–Pressing toward rectum as of something extruding.

Urinary.–Frequent urging to urinate; passes only in drops. Violet odor (Tereb).

Extremities.–Pain in right shoulder and wrist; tearing in left palm, unable to double fingers; pain in lower limbs, feet and ankles.

Relationship.–Compare: Crocus; Ignatia; Arum dracontium (loose cough worse at night on lying down).

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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