ARUNDO MAURITANICA: Materia Medica

Reed (ARUNDO) A remedy for catarrhal states. Hay-fever.

Head.–Itching; falling off of hair; roots of hair painful. Pustules. Pain in occiput, extends to right ciliary region. Deep seated pain in sides of head.

Ears.–Burning and itching in auditory canals. Eczema behind ears.

Nose.–Hay-fever begins with burning and itching of palate and conjunctiva. Annoying itching in the nostrils and roof of the mouth (Wyethia). Coryza; loss of smell (Nat mur). Sneezing, itching of nostrils.

Mouth.–Burning and itching; bleeding of gums. Ulcers and exfoliations in the commissures. Fissures in tongue.

Stomach.–Coldness in stomach. Longing for acids.

Abdomen.–Movement as from something alive. Flatulence pain at pubic region.

Stool.–Greenish. Burning at anus. Diarrhoea of nursing children (Cham; Calc phos).

Urine.–Burning. Red sediment (Lyc).

Male.–Pain in spermatic cord after embrace.

Female.–Menses too early and profuse. Neuralgic pains from face to shoulders and pubis. Desire with vaginal pruritus.

Respiratory.–Dyspnoea; cough; bluish expectoration. Burning and pain in nipples.

Extremities.–Itching, burning; oedema of hands and feet. Burning and swelling of soles. Copious and offensive sweat of feet.

Skin.–Eczema; itching and crawling, especially of chest, upper extremities. Fissures in fingers and heels.

Relationship.–Compare: Anthoxantum-sweet vernal grass (a popular medicine for hay-fever and coryza). Lolium; Cepa; Sabad; Silica.

Dose.–Third 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.

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