HERACLEUM SPHONDYLIUM: Materia Medica

Hogweed (HERACLEUM – BRANCA URSINA) – Recommended as a spinal stimulant; in epilepsy with flatulency, gouty and skin symptoms.

Head.–Aches, with drowsiness, worse moving in open air, better tying up head with cloth. Much fatty perspiration on head and violent itching. Seborrhoea capitis. Sick headache.

Stomach.–Pain with inclination to vomit. Bitter risings and taste. Hungry but unable to eat. Abdominal and spleenic pain.

Dose.–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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