HIPPURICUM ACIDUM: Materia Medica

Proved by Dr. Wm. B. Griggs (HIPPURIC ACID) -Its chief action is on the external tissues of the eyes and naso-pharynx joint surfaces, liver and mucous membranes. Right side especially affected, general muscular soreness.

Head.–Pain over right eye, dull, constant, worse in warm room. Eyelids inflamed and swollen.

Throat.–Sore, raw, dry, swallowing difficult, foul odor, gummy exudate; thickness and infiltration of all tissues around throat.

Stomach.–Acid rising. Lump in pit of stomach. Soreness and pressure over liver.

Female.–Menstrual flow for three weeks with complete relief of muscular and joint pains.

Extremities.–Backache extending down hips. Pain in shoulders and extremities and sore swollen joints. Pain in middle of thigh posteriorly shooting down right leg. Tired, grating sensation in the joints.

Skin.–Itching, burning. Papules looking like goose flesh on chest.

Relationship.–Benzoic acid seems to be an analogue.

Dose.–Lower potencies.

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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