SANICULA AQUA: Materia Medica

The Water of Sanicula Springs, Ottawa, I11 (SANICULA) –  Has been found a useful remedy in enuresis, seasickness, constipation, etc. Rickets.

Head.–Dread of downward motion (Borax). Profuse sweat on occiput and in nape of neck, during sleep (Calc; Sil). Photophobia. Lachrymation in cold air or from cold application. Profuse scaly dandruff. Soreness behind ears.

Throat.–Thick, ropy, tenacious mucus.

Mouth.–Tongue large, flabby, burning; must protrude it to keep cool. Ringworm on tongue.

Stomach.–Nausea and vomiting from car-riding. Thirst; drink little and often (Ars; Chin). Is vomited as soon as it reaches the stomach.

Rectum.–Stools large, heavy and painful. Pain in whole perineum. No desire until a large accumulation. After great straining only partially expelled; recedes, crumbles at verge of anus (Mag mur). Very offensive odor. Excoriation of skin about anus, perineum, and genitals. Diarrhoea; changeable in character and color; after eating.

Female.–Bearing-down, as if contents of pelvis would escape; better, rest. Desire to support parts. Soreness of uterus. Leucorrhoea with odor of fish-brine or cold cheese (Hepar). Vagina feels large.

Back.–Dislocated feeling in sacrum and better lying on right side.

Extremities.–Burning of soles of feet (Sulph; Lach). Offensive foot-sweat (Sil; Psor). Cold, clammy sweat of extremities.

Skin.–Dirty, greasy, brownish, wrinkled. Eczema, fissured hands and fingers (Petrol; Graph).

Modalities.–Worse, moving arms backward.

Relationship.–Compare: Abrot; Alum; Calc; Sil; Sulph. Sanicula Aqua must not be confounded with the Sanicle (pool-root or wood marsh), also called Sanicula. This is used in various nervous affections, resembling Valeriana. It is used as a vulnerary, resolvent for sanguineous extravasations, and as an astringent (Has not been proved).

Dose.–Thirtieth 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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