SENNA: Materia Medica

Cassia Acutifolia – Is of much use in infantile colics when the child seems to be full of wind. Oxaluria, with excess of urea; increased specific gravity.

Where the system is broken down, bowels constipated, muscular weakness, and waste of nitrogenous materials, Senna will act as a tonic. Ebullitions of blood at night. Acetonaemia, prostration, fainting, constipation with colic a flatulence. Liver enlarged and tender.

Stool.–Fluid yellowish, with pinching pains before. Greenish mucus; never-get-done sensation (Merc). Burning in rectum, with strangury of bladder. Constipation, with colic and flatulence. Liver enlarged and tender, stools hard and dark, with loss appetite, coated tongue, bad taste, and weakness.

Urine.–Specific gravity and density increased; hyperazoturia, oxaluria, phosphaturia, and acetonuria.

Relationship.–Compare: Kali carb; Jalapa.

Antidotes: Nux; Cham.

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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