PHELLANDRIUM AQUATICUM: Materia Medica

Water Dropwort (PHELLANDRIUM) – The respiratory symptoms are most important, and have been frequently verified clinically.

A very good remedy for the offensive expectoration and cough in phthisis, bronchitis, and emphysema. Tuberculosis, affecting generally the middle lobes. Everything tastes sweet. Haemoptysis, hectic and colliquative diarrhoea.

Head.–Weight on vertex; aching and burning in temples and above eyes. Crushing feeling in vertex. Vertigo, dizzy when lying down.

Eyes.–Ciliary neuralgia; worse any attempt to use eyes: burning in eyes. Lachrymation. Cannot bear light. Headache; involving nerves going to eye.

Female.–Pain in milk ducts; intolerable between nursing. Pain in nipples.

Chest.–Sticking pain through right breast near sternum, extending to back near shoulders. Dyspnoea, and continuous cough, early in morning. Cough, with profuse and fetid expectoration; compels him to sit up. Hoarseness.

Fever.–Hectic; profuse and debilitating perspiration; intermittent, with pain in arms. Desire for acids.

Extremities.–Tired feeling when walking.

Relationship.–Compare: Con; Phyt; Sil; Ant iod; Myosotis arvensis.

Dose.–Tincture, to sixth potency. In phthisis not below the sixth.

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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