MENYANTHES TRIFOLIATA: Materia Medica

Buck-bean (MENYANTHES) – A remedy for certain headaches, intermittent fever. Coldness of abdomen. Twitchings. Sensation of tension and compression. Fidgets and urinary difficulties in women. Diabetes.

Head.–Pressing in vertex; better, hard pressure with hand. Pressing-together pain. Weight pressing on brain with every step on ascending. Pain from nape over whole brain; better, stooping, sitting; worse, going upstairs. Cracking in jaw and twitching of facial muscles.

Stomach.–No thirst at any time. Revenous hunger; passing away after eating a little. Desire for meat. Sensation of coldness extending up to oesophagus.

Abdomen.–Distended and full; increased by smoking tobacco. Coldness of abdomen.

Extremities.–Icy coldness of hands and feet. Cramp-like pain. As soon as patient lies down, legs jerk and twitch.

Fever.–Coldness predominates; felt most acutely in abdomen and legs and tip of nose.

Modalities.–Worse, during rest, ascending better, pressure on affected part, stooping, motion.

Relationship.–Compare: Caps; Puls; Calc; Phos ac; Sang.

Antidote: Camph.

Dose.–Third to thirtieth 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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