SARRACENIA PURPUREA: Materia Medica

Pitcher-plant – A remedy for variola. Visual disorders. Congestion to head, with irregular heart action. Chlorosis. Contains a very active proteolytic enzyme.

Sick headache; throbbing in various parts, especially in neck, shoulders and head, which feels full to bursting.

Eyes.–Photophobia. Eyes feel swollen and sore. Pain in orbits. Black objects move with the eye.

Stomach.–Hungry all the time, even after a meal. Sleepy during meals. Copious, painful vomiting.

Back.–Pains shooting in zig-zag course from lumbar region to middle of scapula.

Extremities.–Limbs weak; bruised pain in knees and hip-joints. Bones in arm pain. Weak between shoulders.

Skin.–Variola, aborts the disease, arrests pustulation.

Relationship.–Compare: Tartar em; Variol; Maland.

Dose.–Third to sixth 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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