PRIMULA VERIS: Materia Medica

Cowslip – Cerebral congestion, with neuralgia; migraine; rheumatic and gouty pains.

Head.–Sensation of a band around head; cannot keen hat on (Carbol ac). Skin of forehead tense. Fear of falling when standing up. Violent vertigo, as if everything turned around. Buzzing in ears; better in open air.

Respiratory.–Cough, with burning and pricking in respiratory tracts. Weak voice.

Urinary.–Urine smells strongly of violets (Terebinth).

Extremities.–Right axillary muscles painful. Weight and lassitude in limbs, especially the shoulders. Burning in hollow of right hand. Drawing pain in thumb and big toe.

Relationship.–Compare: Cyclamen; Ranunc; Å’nothera–Evening Primrose–(exhausting, watery diarrhoea; cholera infantum; hydrocephaloid); Primula farinosa-the wild Primrose–(dermatitis, especially on index fingers and thumbs).

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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