TEUCRIUM MARUM VERUM: Materia Medica

Cat-thyme (TEUCRIUM MARUM) – Nasal and rectal symptoms marked. Polypi. Affections of children. Suitable after too much medicine has been taken. Oversensitiveness. Desire to stretch. A remedy of first importance in chronic nasal catarrh with atrophy; large, offensive crusts and clinkers. Ozaena. Loss of sense of smell.

Head.–Excited, tremulous feeling. Frontal pain; worse, stooping. Strengthens brain after delirium tremens.

Eyes.–Smarting in canthi; lids red and puffy; tarsal tumor (Staph).

Ears.–Hissing and ringing otalgia.

Nose.–Catarrhal condition of both anterior and posterior nostrils. Mucous polypus. Chronic catarrh; discharge of large, irregular clinkers. Foul breath. Crawling in nostrils, with lachrymation and sneezing. Coryza, with stoppage of nostrils.

Stomach.–Vomiting of large quantities of dark-green masses. Constant hiccough, attended with pain in back. Unnatural appetite. Hiccough on eating, after nursing.

Respiratory.–Dry cough, tickling in trachea; moldy taste in throat when hawking up mucus, expectoration profuse.

Extremities.–Affection of finger-tips and joints of toes. Tearing pains in arms and legs. Pain in toe-nails, as if they had grown into flesh.

Rectum.–Itching of anus, and constant irritation in the evening in bed. Ascarides, with nightly restlessness. Crawling in rectum after stool.

Sleep.–Restless, with twitching, choking, and starting up frightened.

Skin.–Itching causes tossing about all night. Very dry skin. Suppurating grooves in the nails.

Relationship.–Compare: Teucrium scorodonia-Wood-sage (in tuberculosis with muco-purulent expectoration; dropsy; orchitis and tuberculous epidymitis; especially in young, thin individuals with tuberculosis of lungs, glands; bones and urogenitals, 3x). Cina; Ignat; Sang; Sil.

Dose.–First to sixth potency. Locally for polypi, dry powder.

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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