Melastoma Ackermani: Materia Medica

This species has never yet been described by authors. It is a bush with round branches, triangular at their extremities, and covered with a brownish bark.

The leaves are opposite, supported by short and hairy petioles; their limb is oval, reticulate, covered with stiff hairs, and traversed on its lower surface by five thick almost parallel nerves running from the base to the summit of the leaf. The flowers are sessile supported by terminal axes. We employ the leaves.

First day. 1. In the morning, pain in the region of the sternum. Sneezing. Heat all over. Palpitation of the heart. 5. Buzzing in the left ear. Acid stomach. Profuse saliva. Shuddering, then sweat. Vertigo.

Second day. -10. Looseness of the teeth. Lancination and prickings at the vertex. Stitches at the feet, ankles and wrists. (Disappearance of an inveterate diarrhoea with colic). Itching and heat at night. Tenesmus with constriction of the sphincter. 15 Pain at the perinaeum. Light-colored and foaming urine. Hardness of the penis, even when there is no erection. Fetid urine. Digging in the teeth. 20. Heat and pricking at the anus. Pricking in the urethra. Weakness of the thighs. Profuse urine. Lancinations in the perinaeum, the urethra and the testicles. 25. Rumbling. Urine more cloudy and less foaming. Pain in the abdomen. Prostration. Pale face. . 30. Drowsy in the day-time. Urine with white sediment. Albuminous urine. Horrid pain and pulling from the perinaeum to the groin, for six hours; while seated and not passing off in any position. Violent shuddering for four hours, followed by heat without sweat. 35. White coated tongue. Bitter mouth. Pain in the loins. Red urine without smell, with bloody coagula. Headache and sensitiveness of the hairy scalp. 40. Oedema of the legs. Eruption on the lips, especially the upper. Internal heat.

Written by Benoît Mure (1809 - 1858) and published first in his book "Materia Medica" (1854)

Benoît Mure was a French homeopath and naturalist.

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