MERCURIUS IODATUS FLAVUS: Materia Medica

Proto-iodide of Mercury – Throat affections, with greatly swollen glands and characteristic coating of tongue. Worse, right side. Chancre; induration remains long time. Swollen inguinal glands, large and hard. Mammary tumors, with tendency to much warm perspiration and gastric disturbances.

Tongue.–Coated thickly; yellow at the base. Tip and edges may be red and take imprint of teeth.

Throat.–Lacunar tonsillitis. When only the superficial part of the tonsil is involved. Cheesy exudates with offensive breath. Swelling begins on right side. Small ulcers on posterior pharynx. Easily detached patches on inflamed pharynx and fauces; worse on right tonsil; much tenacious mucus. Sensation of a lump. Constant inclination to swallow.

Relationship.–Compare: Plum iod (in mammary tumors).

Dose.–Second trituration.

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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