NATRIUM SALICYLICUM



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NATRIUM SALICYLICUM

Salicylate of Sodium
(NATRUM SALICYLICUM)

Has an extensive range of action affecting the head, ear, throat, kidneys and liver and on metabolism. Hæmorrhages, especially epistaxis. Produces marked effects upon the internal ear, with vertigo, deafness, noises in ears and loss of bone conduction, hence, its use in Meniere’s disease. One of the best remedies for the prostrating after-effects of influenza. Lassitude, drowsiness, listlessness, tremor. Incipient dementia. Increases the quantity of bile. Follicular tonsillitis.

Head.–Perfectly rational periods, alternate with manifestations of insanity of a somber character. Vertigo; worse, raising head. All objects seem to move to the right. Dull headache and confusion. Fibrositis of the scalp.

Eyes.–Retinal hæmorrhage, albuminuric retinitis with hæmorrhage. Iridocychitis due to traumatism with infection, and in sympathetic disease secondary to it (Dr. Gradel).

Ears.–Tinnitus of a low tone. Deafness. Auditory vertigo.

Chest.–Dyspnœa; breathing noisy, shallow, panting; pulse irregular. Complete loss of voice.

Skin.–Œdema, urticaria, red in circumscribed patches. Tingling and itching. Pemphigoid eruption.

Relationship.–Compare: Lobelia purpurascens (drowsiness; dizzy headache between eyebrows; cannot keep eyes open; tongue-white-feels paralyzed as also do the heart and lungs intense prostration of all vital forces; deadly chill, without shivering; useful for the low, nervous prostration of grippe); Gaulth; China. Pyrus malus-Crab apple tree–(Labyrinthine vertigo. Dr. Cooper).

Dose.–Third potency.

Non-Homeopathic Uses.–In acute articular rheumatism, lumbago, sciatica, etc. Usual doses, ten to twenty grains every three hour. Must be used carefully, as it is often destructive of kidney tissue. Ordinary allopathic doses allay the pain of dysmenorrhœa and promote menstrual flow.

 

William Boericke

William Boericke, M.D., was born in Austria, in 1849. He graduated from Hahnemann Medical College in 1880 and was later co-owner of the renowned homeopathic pharmaceutical firm of Boericke & Tafel, in Philadelphia. Dr. Boericke was one of the incorporators of the Hahnemann College of San Francisco, and served as professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics. He was a member of the California State Homeopathic Society, and of the American Institute of Homeopathy. He was also the founder of the California Homeopath, which he established in 1882. Dr. Boericke was one of the board of trustees of Hahnemann Hospital College. He authored the well known Pocket Manual of Materia Medica.

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