MAGNOLIA GRANDIFLORA: Materia Medica

Magnolia – Rheumatism and cardiac lesions are prominent features in toe symptomatology of this drug. Stiffness and soreness. Alternating pains between spleen and heart. Patient tired and stiff. Soreness when quiet. Erratic shifting of pains.

Heart.–Oppression of chest with inability to expand the lungs. Feeling of a large bolus of food which distressed the stomach. Suffocated feeling when walking fast or lying on left side. Dyspnoea. Crampy pain in heart. Angina pectoris. Endocarditis and pericarditis. Tendency to faint. Sensation as if heart had stopped beating. Pains around heart accompanied by itching of the feet.

Extremities.–Stiffness and sharp erratic pains; worse in joints. Feet itch. Numbness in left arm. Rheumatic pain in clavicles. Shooting in all limbs.

Modalities.–Worse, damp air, lying on left side; in morning on first rising. Better, dry weather, motion; intermenstrual flow (Ham; Bovista; Bell; Elaps).

Relationship.–Compare: Rhus; Dulcam; Aurum

Dose.–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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