RATANHIA PERUVIANA: Materia Medica

Krameria-Mapato (RATANHIA) – The rectal symptoms are most important, and have received much clinical confirmation. It has cured pterygium. Violent hiccough. Cracked nipples (Graph; Eup ar). Pin worms.

Head.–Bursting in head after stool, and when sitting with head bent forward. Sensation as if scalp from nose to vertex were stretched.

Stomach.–Pain like knives cutting the stomach.

Rectum.–Aches, as if full of broken glass. Anus aches and burns for hours after stool. Feels constricted. Dry heat at anus, with sudden knife-like stitches. Stools must be forced with great effort; protrusion of haemorrhoids. Fissures of anus, with great constriction, burning like fire, as do the haemorrhoids; temporarily relieved by cold water. Fetid, thin diarrhoea; stools burn; burning pains before and after stools. Oozing at anus. Pin-worms (Sant; Teuc; Spig). Itching of anus.

Relationship.–Compare: Paeon; Croton (rectal neuralgia); Sanguin nit (diseases of rectum); Macuna prurens-Dolichos-piles, with burning; haemorrhoidal diathesis; Silico-sulphocalcite of Alumina; Stag-blast iron furnace cinder–(anal itching, piles, and constipation; housemaid’s knee); abdominal flatulent distension and lumbago. Analogue to Lycopod.

Dose.–Third to sixth potency. Locally, the Cerate has proved invaluable in many rectal complaints.

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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