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TASTE DISORDERED or LOST.-Loss of taste is a frequent accompaniment of cold in the head, and it usually passes off with the cold. Indigestion is accountable for the bad taste that some people experience in the morning, and various other derangements of taste.

General Treatment.-When the taste is disordered great care should be taken with the teeth. They should be cleaned after each meal, or at least night and morning. All rich and fat food should be avoided. Medicines.-(Every few hours.)

Natrum mur. 6.

-Loss of taste after a cold; food tastes bitter; the taste of food eaten remains long in the mouth.

Mercurius 6.

-Bread tastes sweet; salty, sweet, or taste of bad eggs in the mouth; bitter taste in the morning; food has no flavour.

Pulsatilla 3.

-Earthy taste; loss of taste.

Nux. 3.

-Bad taste in the mouth in the morning; food and drink taste sour; sour, bitter taste; bad odour from the mouth.

Calcarea 6.

-Offensive, sour taste.

Sulph. 6.

-Bitter, pasty, bilious, metallic; like vinegar; taste of blood.

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John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica

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