JALAPA: Materia Medica

Jalap (EXOGONIUM PURGA) Causes and cures colic and diarrhoea. The child is good all day, but screams and is restless and troublesome at night.

Gastro-intestinal.–Tongue, smooth, glazed, dry, smarting.–Pain in right hypochondrium. Flatulence and nausea. Pinching and griping. Watery diarrhoea; thin, muddy stools. Abdomen distended. Face cold and blue. Anus sore.

Extremities.–Aching in arms and legs. Pain in large joint of great toe. Smarting at root of nail. Burning of soles.

Relationship.–Antidotes: Elater; Cann sat.

Compare: Camph; Colocy.

Dose.–Third to twelfth 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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