LEPTANDRA VIRGINICA: Materia Medica

Culver’s Root (LEPTANDRA) – A liver remedy, with jaundice and black, tarry stools. Bilious states. Enfeebled portal circulation. Malarial conditions.

Head.–Dull frontal pain; vertigo, drowsiness, and depression. Smarting and aching in eyes.

Stomach.–Tongue coated yellow. Great distress in stomach and intestines, with desire for stool. Aching in region of liver extending to spine, which feels chilly.

Stool.–Profuse black, fetid stools, with pain at umbilicus. Bleeding piles. Typhoid stools turn black and look like tar. Clay colored stools with jaundice. Prolapse of rectum with haemorrhoids. Rectal haemorrhage.

Relationship.–Compare: Podop; Iris; Bry; Merc; Ptel; Myrica.

Dose.–Tincture, to third 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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