BOTH the illicium anisatum and the millefolium, which have been introduced into our practice empirically, will undoubtedly become important adjuncts in the homoeopathic materia medica, the former in gastric affections, the latter in those of the chest. We publish the following symptoms in the hope of facilitating their employment in the treatment of disease.
1. Dizziness. Buzzing in the ears. Ringing in the ears, followed by sleep. Bloating of the stomach. 5. Retention of urine. Pain in the loins. Bilious stools. Acute catarrh. Constipation. 10. Pain in the spleen. Heat from the abdomen to the stomach and chest, shifting about here and there, and decreases in the course of the day. 15. Rumbling in the abdomen. Acid stomach. Satiety after eating but little. Nausea. Uncertain pains in the head. The pains are less in the evening and worse in the morning. Flow of saliva. Watery discharge from the nostrils. 20. The stools are compact and dark-colored. Drowsy at twilight. Pain at the spleen. Heat at the navel and in the oesophagus. Violent erections. Nocturnal emissions. 25. Pains in the chest, also the left side, and feeling of emptiness after coughing. Pain in the back and chest. White expectoration. Disturbed sleep.
Written by James Tyler Kent (1849–1916) and published first in his book "Materia Medica" (1905) James Tyler Kent was an American physician best remembered as a forefather of modern homeopathy.