TEREBINTHINIAE OLEUM: Materia Medica

Turpentine (TEREBINTHINA) – Has a selective affinity for bleeding mucous surfaces. Tympanites and urinary symptoms very marked. Inflammation of kidneys, with haemorrhages-dark, passive, fetid. Bright’s disease preceded by dropsy (Goullon). Drowsiness and strangury. Coma. Unbroken chilblains.

Head.–Dull pain like from a band around the head (Carb ac). Vertigo, with vanishing of vision. Disturbed sense of equilibrium. Tired and difficult concentration of thoughts. Cold in head with sore nostrils with disposition to bleed.

Eyes.–Ciliary neuralgia over right eye. Intense pain in eye and side of head. Amblyopia from alcohol.

Ears.–Own voice sounds unnatural; humming as of a seashell, talking loudly is painful. Otalgia.

Mouth.–Tongue dry, red sore, shining; burning in tip, with prominent papillae (Arg n; Bell; Kali b; Nux m). Breath cold, foul. Choking sensation in throat. Stomatitis. Dentition.

Stomach.–Nausea and vomiting; heat in epigastric region.

Abdomen.–Enormous distention. Diarrhoea; stools watery, greenish, fetid, bloody. Pain before flatus with and relief after stool. Haemorrhage from bowels. Worms; lumbrici. Abdominal dropsy; pelvic peritonitis. Fainting after every stool Entero-colitis, with haemorrhage and ulceration of bowels.

Urinary.–Strangury, with bloody urine. Scanty, suppressed, odor of violets. Urethritis, with painful erections (Canthar). Inflamed kidneys following any acute disease. Constant tenesmus.

Female.–Intense burning in uterine region. Metritis; puerperal peritonitis. Metrorrhagia with burning in uterus.

Respiratory.–Difficult breathing; lungs feel distended; haemoptysis. Bloody expectoration.

Heart.–Pulse rapid, small, thready, intermittent.

Back.–Burning pain in region of kidneys. Drawing in right kidney extending to hip.

Skin.–Acne. Erythema; itching pustular, vesicular eruption; urticaria. Purpura, ecchymosis, dropsies. Scarlatina. Chilblains; with excessive itching and pulsative pains. Aching soreness of the muscles.

Fever.–Heat, with violent thirst, dry tongue, profuse cold, clammy sweat. Typhoid with tympanites, haemorrhages, stupor, delirium. Prostration.

Relationship.–Compare: Alumen; Secale; Canth; Nit ac. Terebene 1x; (chronic bronchitis and winter coughs; subacute stages of inflammation of respiratory tract. Loosens secretion, relieves tightened feeling, makes expectoration easy). Neurotic coughs. Huskiness of public speakers, and singers. Cystitis when urine is alkaline and offensive.

Ononis spinosa-Rest Harrow–(Diuretic, Lithontriptic. Chronic nephritis; diuretic effects like Juniper; calculus nosebleed, worse washing face).

Antidote: Phos.

Dose.–First 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.

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

wpDiscuz