Pine-tar – Tar and its constituents act on various mucous membranes.
Its skin symptoms most important. A great cough medicine. Bronchial irritation after influenza (Kreosot; Kali bich). Scaly eruptions. Much itching. Constant vomiting of blackish fluid, with pain in stomach. Alopecia (Fluor ac).
Chest.–Pain at a spot about the third left costal cartilage where it joins the rib. Rales through the lungs, and muco-purulent sputum; offensive odor and taste. Chronic bronchitis.
Skin.–Cracked; itches intolerably; bleeds on scratching. Eruptions on back of hands.
Relationship.–Compare its constituents: Kreosol; Petrol; Pinus; Eupion; Terebinth; Carbolic acid.
Dose.–First to sixth 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.