SEMPERVIVUM TECTORUM: Materia Medica

Houseleek – Is recommended for herpes, zoster and cancerous tumors. Scirrhous induration of tongue. Mammary carcinoma. Ring-worm. Haemorrhoids.

Mouth.–Malignant ulcers of mouth. Cancer of tongue (Galium). Tongue has ulcers; bleed easily, especially at night; much soreness of tongue with stabbing pains. Whole mouth very tender.

Skin.–Erysipelatous affections. Warts and corns. Aphthae. Flushed surface and stinging pains.

Relationship.–Compare: Sedum acre-small Houseleek–(scorbutic conditions; ulcers, intermittent fever) (Galium; Kali cyanat). Oxalis acetosella-Wood sorrel–(The inspissated juice used as a cautery to remove cancerous growths of the lips). Cotyledon. Ficus Carica–(Fig)-The milky juice of the freshly broken stalk applied to warts; causes their disappearance.

Dose.–Tincture and 2 decimal, also fresh juice of plant. Locally for bites of insect, stings of bees, and poisoned wounds, warts.

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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