POLYGONUM HYDROPIPEROIDES: Materia Medica

Hydropiper – Smartweed (POLYGONUM PUNCTATUM) – Metrorrhagia, also Amenorrhoea in young girls. Varicosis; haemorrhoids and rectal pockets. Burning in stomach followed by feeling of coldness in the pit of the stomach.

Abdomen.–Griping pain, with great rumbling, nausea, and liquid feces. Flatulent colic.

Rectum.–Interior of anus studded with itching eminence. Haemorrhoids. Liquid feces.

Urinary.–Painful constriction at neck of bladder.

Female.–Aching pains in hips and loins. Sensation as if hips were being drawn together. Sensation of weight and tension within pelvis. Shooting pains through breasts. Amenorrhoea.

Skin.–Superficial ulcers and sores on lower extremities, especially in females at climacteric.

Relationship.–Compare: Carduus mar (ulcers); Hamam; Senecio; Polygonum persicaria (renal colic and calculi; gangrene); Polygonum sagitatum-arrow-leaved. Tear-thumb–(2x for pains of nephritic colic; suppurative nephritis; lancinating pains along spine; itching of hard palate; burning inner side of right foot and ankle. C. M. Boger); Polygonum aviculare-knot-grass–(in material doses of tincture, found useful in phthisis pulmonalis and intermittent fever, and especially in arterio-sclerosis. Erythema).

Dose.–Tincture.

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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