ZINGIBER OFFICINALE: Materia Medica

Ginger (ZINGIBER) – States of debility in the digestive tract, and sexual system and respiratory troubles, call for this remedy. Complete cessation of function of kidneys.

Head.–Hemicrania; sudden glimmering before eyes; feels confused and empty. Pain over eyebrows.

Nose.–Feels obstructed and dry. Intolerable itching; red pimples.

Stomach.–Taste of food remains long, especially of bread and toast. Feels heavy, like from a stone. Complaints from eating melons and drinking impure water. Acidity (Calc; Robinia). Heaviness in stomach on awakening with wind and rumbling, great thirst and emptiness. Pain from pit to under sternum, worse eating.

Abdomen.–Colic, diarrhoea, extremely loose bowels. Diarrhoea from drinking bad water, with much flatulence, cutting pain, relaxation of sphincter. Hot, sore, painful anus during pregnancy. Chronic intestinal catarrh. Anus red and inflamed. Haemorrhoids hot, painful, sore. (Aloe).

Urinary.–Frequent desire tu urinate. Stinging, burning in orifice. Yellow discharge from urethra. Urine thick, turbid, of strong odor, suppressed. Complete suppression after typhoid. After urinating, continues to ooze in drops.

Male.–Itching of prepuce. Sexual desire excited; painful erections. Emissions.

Respiratory.–Hoarseness. Smarting below larynx; breathing difficult. Asthma, without anxiety, worse toward morning. Scratching sensation in throat; stitches in chest. Cough dry, hacking; copious morning sputa.

Extremities.–Very weak in all joints. Back lame. Cramps in soles and palms.

Relationship.–Compare: Calad.

Antidote: Nux.

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.

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