JUSTICIA ADHATODA: Materia Medica

An Indian Shrub, Singhee (JUSTICIA ADHATODA BASAKA)

Highly efficacious medicine for acute catarrhal conditions of the respiratory tract (used in the beginning)

Head.–Irritable, sensitive to external impressions; hot, full and heavy head; lachrymation, with coryza, profuse, fluent, with constant sneezing; loss of smell and taste; coryza with cough.

Throat.–Dry, pain during empty swallowing, tenacious mucus. Mouth dry.

Respiratory.–Dry cough from sternal region all over chest. Hoarseness, larynx painful. Paroxysmal cough, with suffocative obstruction of respiration. Cough with sneezing. Severe dyspnoea with cough. Tightness across chest. Asthmatic attacks, cannot endure a close, warm room. Whooping-cough.

Relationship.–Seems to come between Cepa and Euphrasia, which compare.

Dose.–Third potency and higher. Severe aggravation have been noticed from 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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