PHYSALIS ALKEKENGI: Materia Medica

Alkekengi-Winter Cherry (PHYSALIS – SOLANUM VESICARIUM) – Marked urinary symptoms confirming its ancient uses in gravel, etc. Lithiasis; marked diuretic action. Languor and muscular weakness.

Head.–Vertigo, hazy feeling; memory weakness; desire to talk constantly. Throbbing pain, heavy over eyes in forehead. Facial paralysis. Dryness of mouth.

Extremities.–Stiff limbs; tonic cramps. Paralysis. When walking, every jar seems repeated in the head.

Fever.–Chilly in open air. Feverish in evening. Sweat during stool, with creeping sensation, with abundant urine. Pain in liver during, fever.

Respiratory.–Cough. Hoarse voice; throat irritated; chest oppressed, causing insomnia. Stabbing in chest.

Urinary.–Acrid, foul, retained, abundant. Polyuria. Sudden inability to hold it in women. Nocturnal incontinence. Enuresis.

Skin.–Excoriation between fingers and toes; pustules on thighs; nodes on forehead.

Modalities.–Worse, cold camp evening. After going heated.

Dose.–Tincture to third attenuation. The juice of the berries is used in dropsical conditions and irritable bladder.

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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