SOLIDAGO VIRGAUREA: Materia Medica

Golden-rod (SOLIDAGO VIRGA) – Inhalation of the pollen has caused haemorrhage from the lungs in phthisis.

Repeated colds of tuberculosis (2x) feeling of weakness, chilliness alternating with heat; naso-pharyngeal catarrh, burning in throat, pains in limbs and thoracic oppression. Pain in region of kidneys, with dysuria. Kidneys sensitive to pressure. Bright’s disease. Hay-fever when Solidago is the exciting cause. Here give 30th potency or higher.

Eyes.–Injected, watery, burning, stinging.

Nose.–Nares irritated with abundant mucus secretion; paroxysms of sneezing.

Stomach.–Bitter taste, especially at night; coated tongue with very scanty brown and sour urine.

Respiratory.–Bronchitis, cough with much purulent expectoration, blood-streaked; oppressed breathing. Continuous dyspnoea. Asthma, with nightly dysuria.

Female.–Uterine enlargement, organ pressed down upon the bladder. Fibroid tumors.

Urine.–Scanty, reddish brown, thick sediment, dysuria, gravel. Difficult and scanty. Albumen, blood, and slime in urine. Pain in kidneys extend forward to abdomen and bladder (Berb). Clear and offensive urine. Sometimes makes the use of the catheter unnecessary.

Back.–Backache of congested kidneys (Senec aur).

Skin.–Blotches, especially on lower extremities; itch. Exanthema of lower extremities, with urinary disturbances, dropsy and threatened gangrene.

Relationship.–Iodoform 2x antidotes poison of Golden-rod. Arsenic. Agrimonia (Pain in region of kidneys).

Dose.–Tincture, to third potency. Oil of Solidago, 1 oz to 8 oz. Alcohol. 15 drops doses to promote expectoration in bronchitis and bronchial asthma in old people (Eli G. Jones).

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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