ICTODES FOETIDA: Materia Medica

Skunk-cabbage-Ictodes (POTHOS FOETIDUS) – For asthmatic complaints; worse from inhaling any dust. Hysteria. Erratic spasmodic pains. “Will-o’-the-wisp” like character of its subjective symptoms and its physometric property are special features (Samuel Jones). Inflation and tension in the abdomen. Millar’s asthma.

Head.–Absent-minded, irritable. Headache in single spots, with violent pulsation of temporal arteries. Outward drawing from glabella. Better in open air (Puls). Red swelling across the bridge of the nose.

Abdomen.–Inflation and tension in abdomen.

Respiratory.–Spasmodic croup. Troublesome respiration, with sudden feeling of anguish and sweat.

Sneezing, with pain in throat. Pain in chest, with difficult breathing. Tongue feels numb. Asthma; relieved by stool.

Dose.–Tincture and 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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