PINUS SILVESTRIS: Materia Medica

Scotch Pine – Has been found of real use in the treatment of weak ankles and tardiness in walking, in scrofulous and rachitic children. Emaciation of lower extremities.

Pinus sylvestris combines rheumatic, bronchial and urticarious symptoms; the chest seems thin and to give way.

Extremities.–Stiffness; gouty pain in all joints, especially finger-joints. Cramps in calves.

Skin.–Nettle-rash. Itching all over, especially about joints and on abdomen. Nose itches.

Relationship.–Compare: Pinus Lambertina-Sugar Pine–(constipation, amenorrhoea, abortion). Pinus Lambertina sap is a decided carthartic. Delayed and painful menstruation.

Also, Abies can; Abies nig.

Dose.–Tincture, to third 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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