PARAFFINUM: Materia Medica

Purified Paraffin (PARAFFINE) – Valuable in uterine affections. Particularly serviceable in constipation. Knife-like pains. Pains extend from one part to another, and alternate. Pain in stomach alternates with pain in throat and spine.

Head.–Left side of head and face suffer most; pains stinging and twisting. Pain as if a nail were driven in left side of vertex. Twisting in left ear.

Eyes.–Vision dim; black specks before. Lids red. Sensation as if there were fat on the eyes.

Mouth.–Tearing, twisting pain in teeth down to lower jaw. Full of saliva; feels sticky; bitter taste.

Stomach.–Hungry all the time. Pain across stomach. Pain in stomach alternates with pain in throat and spine, extends to chest with belching. Fixed pain in left hypochondrium, as if parts were being twisted. Palpitation with stomach pains.

Abdomen.–Pain in lower abdomen, extending to genitals, rectum and coccyx; better, sitting.

Rectum.–Frequent desire for stool. Obstinate constipation in children (Alumina; Nyctanthes). Chronic constipation, with haemorrhoids and continual urging to stool, without result.

Female.–Menses too late, black, abundant. Milky leucorrhoea. Nipples pain when touched, as if sore inside. Stabbing pain in mons veneris. Very hot urine with burning pains in vulva.

Extremities.–Pain in spine extending to inguinal region and in both loins, when ascending the stairs. Feeling of electric shocks in all joints. Wrenching pain in calves, extending into toes, in joints. Feet swollen with tearing in ankles and soles.

Skin.–Burns, even of third degree, with sloughing and sepsis. Wash with sterile water and dry and spray with paraffin, and cover with thin layer of cotton. Useful also in frost bites.

Relationship.–Compare: Naphthalin; Petrol; Kreos; Eupion.

Dose.–Lower triturations and 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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