HELIANTHUS ANNUUS: Materia Medica

Sunflower (HELIANTHUS) – Old cases of intermittent fever. Coryza, catarrh, nasal haemorrhage and thick scabs in nose. Rheumatic pain in left knee.

Vomiting, black stools, congestion and dryness of mouth and pharynx, redness and heat of skin. Symptoms aggravated by heat and relieved by vomiting. Spleen remedy.

Marked effects on stomach, with nausea and vomiting. Stools black (Leptandra). Dry mouth. Externally, as a vulnerary like Arnica and Calendula.

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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