ANISUM STELLATUM: Materia Medica

Anise (ILLICIUM) should be remembered in the treatment of flatulent conditions. So-called three-months’ colic, especially if it recurs at regular hours; much rumbling in abdomen.

One symptom is worthy of special remembrance-pain in region of third rib, about an inch or two from the sternum, generally on right side, but occasionally on left. Frequent cough with this pain. Purulent tracheal and gastric catarrh of old drunkards. Old asthmatics. Vomiting, epileptiform convulsions with biting of tongue.

Nose.–Sharp stitches beneath lip. Acute catarrh. Burning and numbness of inner lower lip.

Respiratory.–Dyspnoea. Pain near third intercostal cartilage. Cough, with pus-like phlegm. Palpitation, with aphthae. Haemoptysis.

Dose.–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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