PAEONIA OFFICINALIS: Materia Medica

Peony (PAEONIA) – The rectal and anal symptoms are most important. Chronic ulcers on lower parts of body, leg, foot, toe, also breast, rectum.

Head.–Rush of blood to head and face. Nervous. Vertigo when moving. Burning in eyes and ringing in ears.

Rectum.–Biting, itching in anus; orifice swollen. Burning in anus after stool; then internal chilliness. Fistula ani, diarrhoea, with anal burning and internal chilliness. Painful ulcer, oozing offensive moisture on perineum. Haemorrhoids, fissures, ulceration of anus and perineum, purple, covered with crusts. Atrocious pains with and after each stool. Sudden, pasty diarrhoea, with faintness in abdomen.

Chest.–Sticking pain in left chest. Heat in chest. Dull shooting from front to back through heart.

Extremities.–Pain in wrist and fingers; knees and toes. Weakness of legs, inhibiting walking.

Sleep.–Terrifying dreams, nightmare.

Skin.–Sensitive, painful. Ulcers below coccyx, around sacrum; varicose veins. Ulcers in general, from pressure, bedsores, etc. Itching, burning, as from nettles.

Relationship.–Compare: Glechoma-Ground Ivy–(rectal symptom). Hamam; Sil; Aesc; Ratanh (great constriction of anus; stools forced with great effort).

Antidotes: Ratanh; Aloe.

Dose.–Third 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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