ONISCUS ASELLUS: Materia Medica

Wood-louse (MILLEPEDES) – Has distinct diuretic properties; hence its use in dropsies. Asthmatic conditions, with bronchial catarrh.

Head.–Boring pain behind right ear in mastoid process (Caps). Violent pulsation of arteries (Pothos; Glonoine). Painful pressure above the root of nose.

Stomach.–Persistent pressure in cardiac orifice. Vomiting.

Abdomen.–Distended; meteorism; very severe colic.

Urine.–Cutting, burning in urethra. Tenesmus of bladder and rectum, with absence of stool and urine.

Relationship.–Compare: Pothos foet; Canth.

Dose.–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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