Remedies And Their Uses

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Remedies And Their Uses

 

CONCERNING THE REMEDIES The remedies are put up as medicated pellets; their most convenient form for carrying, and for keeping in good condition.

A DOSE consists of half a dozen pellets-less or more.

It may be given dry on the tongue, to be dissolved before swallowing.

Or, where quick effect is wanted in acute conditions, dissolve half a dozen pellets in half a tumbler of water, stir, and administer in doses of a dessertspoonful six hours apart; or, in very urgent conditions, every hour, or half hour for a few doses, till reaction sets in; then stop, so long as improvement is maintained.

CAMPHOR ANTIDOTES MOST OF THE MEDICINES. So the camphor bottle must be kept away from the medicine chest.

POTENCIES.-The best potencies for initial experiments in Homoeopathy are the 12th and the 30th.

N.B.-Homoeopathic remedies must be obtained from a homoeopathic chemist. The health, the very life of your patient may depend on the small, impalpable doses you are giving. Be sure that you are giving what you think you are.

Never get homoeopathic medicines from the ordinary chemist, who may have a little box of homoeopathic preparations in the window, exposed to strong sunlight, or somewhere in the shop, where they encounter a variety of powerful odours, to say nothing of camphor emanations-which are fatal to them. Again avoid cheap homoeopathic medicines, often made from (perhaps stale) dried plants, instead of from fresh and active herbs.

Cases containing these 36 medicines can be obtained from any of the old-established firms, whose remedies can be relied on.

ACONITE.

A remedy of rapid, but short action.

Helps in sudden, acute conditions.

Sudden fevers, with quick, hard pulse.

Pulsations and throbbings all over.

Restlessness.

Anxiety.

FEAR.

Forebodings. Fear of death.

Agonized tossings.

Worse at night.

Early stages of acute sickness; and for temporary distress during sickness.

Acute effects of fright, shock, chill, emotion.

ANTIMONIUM TART.

Much wheezing.

Can’t get phlegm up; lungs filling.

Dusky face, blue lips and nails.

Chest troubles, especially of children add old people (with these symptoms).

Hates touch and interference.

Head thrown back.

Nausea and drowsiness.

No thirst-as a rule.

The eruption of Ant. Tart is pustular.

ARGENTUM NIT.

“Funk,” as examination funk.

Ailments from anticipation.

Worry and anticipation, as before making a speech, etc. (but without the restlessness and anxiety of Arsenicum).

Flatulent dyspepsia in a patient who feels the heat and craves sweet things (which disagree) and salt.

Anticipation a misery, even diarrhoea from anticipation. (Gels).

Hurry.

Fear of high places.

ARNICA.

Over-fatigue of mind or body.

Feels, or is bruised.

Bed feels too hard (even fevers with this sensation). Must move for change of position.

Soreness after strenuous exertion.

Fear of being approached or touched-so sore.

Helps patients who, when desperately ill, declare they are quite well.

Boils and septic conditions.

The remedy of falls, bruises, and of overstrain, mental and physical.

Given internally; also a teaspoonful of the tincture in bath or foot-bath is helpful.

ARSENICUM.

Restless during a time of strain, or anticipation.

Restless.

Anxious.

Fear.

Fear of death.

Mentally, like Aconite, but less excited; and more collapsed. A more deep-acting remedy.

Great prostration.

PTOMAINE POISONING.

Diarrhoea and vomiting, incessant and prostrating; often simultaneously.

Face drawn and anxious.

Burning pains, relieved by heat. (Phosphorus burning pains relieved by COLD.)

Abdominal symptoms brought on by eating ICES:

By FRUIT:

By TAINTED MEAT and FOODS.

Tongue dry, to brown, or black.

Burning pains in abdomen relieved by heat.

BAPTISIA.

Typhoid states and conditions.

TYPHOID fever.

INFLUENZA, with gastric and bowel troubles.

Influenzal pneumonia. “Typhoid pneumonia.”

Drowsy. Comatose. Falls asleep while answering.

Red or dusky-red face.

Besotted appearance.

Bed feels hard. (Arnica)

In delirium, may feel as if limbs scattered about: tries to get the pieces together.

Mouth and tongue dry-foul.

Stools offensive.

Putridity.

Low types of disease, of very rapid onset.

BELLADONNA.

Fevers and inflammations, with parts RED-HOT-SWOLLEN-DRY.

Patient flushed.

Eyes bright: pupils dilated.

Dry, burning heat of skin-throat-face.

Skin so hot, almost burns the examining finger.

Belladonna delirium is of a violent type.

Belladonna pains are throbbing in character.

Jerks and twitches in sleep.

Early stages of all inflammations. (May abort whitlow, etc.) Fevers of the Scarlet Fever type.

SCARLET FEVER, to prevent-abort-or modify.

In inflammations, visible parts red, hot, swollen, throbbing, dry.

Sunstroke. (Glonoine.)

BRYONIA.

Fevers and inflammations-lungs, pleura joints, meninges of brain, with BRY. symptoms, i.e.,

WORSE FOR MOVEMENT: for respiration.

Better for pressure.

Wants to lie still and be let alone.

In nausea, in vomiting, in faintness, worse from even raising the head.

All conditions worse from movement, and better for pressure.

DRYNESS. Dry, painful cough. Dry mouth.

Small, dry hard, dark stools.

Tongue white coated. Thirsty. Irritable.

Sharp stitches in chest, with respiration.

A great remedy of pneumonia or pleuro-pneumonia, with above symptoms.

CALCAREA.

Chilly, clammy, perspiring.

The slow, lethargic type of patient.

Nervous: every kind of fear.

Head sweats: at night (Silicea): Face sweats: chest. Cold, clammy hands and feet.

Teething children fair, fat, flabby, of plus quantity, minus quality: fat, not strong.

Troubles of skin-chest-nerves-joints-abdomen: bronchitis: diarrhoea, in people or children of the Calcarea type.

CANTHARIS.

Burning, scalding urine, with cutting pain during urination. (Any disease, even pneumonia, with this.)

Urging, straining, to pass water: or dribbling.

Inflammation of bladder; and genito- urinary tract.

Skin inflamed, blistered.

Insect bites with great inflammation, and burning (here give a few doses internally).

Also for the pain of burns (Urtica Urens.)

CHAMOMILLA.

Intolerant of pain or discomfort.

Irritable. Cross. “Impossible.”

Wants a thing, and throws it away.

Extreme restlessness and ill-humour with the pains, in mouth- abdomen-limbs.

Frantic toothache.

Teething babies scream and must be carried.

Diarrhoea with this “Cannot bear it!” temper.

Fever at 9 a.m. with the Chamomilla temper.

COLOCYNTH.

Waves of violent griping or clutching abdominal pain.

Colic, doubling him up.

Relief from doubling up, and pressing hard into abdomen; and hot bottle. (Magnesia phos.)

Diarrhoea, with much colic and wind.

Dysentery, with much pain; better for doubling up and pressure.

One of the remedies for sciatica and neuralgia.

CROTALUS HOR.

Blood poisoning.

Abscesses, boils, septic conditions.

Haemorrhages: with decomposition of blood.

BLACKWATER FEVER.

Skin yellow.

Great prostration.

Bleeding; even from every orifice of body.

CUPRUM.

Cramps and colic.

Diarrhoea, with cramps.

Cramps; also in calves, fingers, etc.

CHOLERA with severe cramps.

Epilepsy where it starts with cramps in fingers.

DROSERA.

Whooping-cough. Laryngitis.

Diseases of bones, joints, glands in persons with tuberculous family history. Always give one dose and wait for weeks (even months in chronic disease) before repeating.

EUPATORIUM.

Fevers of the “break-bone.” type.

Malaria, with severe bone and muscle pain.

Influenza, with severe bones pains.

Fearful headache, worse for moving.

Attacks begin 7 to 8 a.m.

Bilious. (?Jaundiced.)

Influenza with these “break-bone” symptoms.

GELSEMIUM.

Severe headaches.

Fevers.

INFLUENZA, and influenza colds.

Eyelids heavy.

Limbs heavy, aching.

No thirst.

CHILLS up and down back.

Colds with heaviness and aching.

Measles.

Fish poisoning, with face like measles.

GLONOINE.

Sun-headaches. (Bell)

Sunstroke.

Concussion, and injuries to head. (Arnica.)

Waves of terrible, bursting, throbbing headache.

Sudden upward rushes of blood to head.

Head feels as if it will burst. (Belladonna)

Violent palpitation.

Worse for motion, jar. (Belladonna)

HEPAR.

Boils. Abscesses. (Silica Sulph.)

Unhealthy skin: will not heal. (Silica.)

Pain and trouble in ear. (Pulsatilla)

Sticking pains in throat, swallowing.

Cough, with extreme sensitiveness to draughts. and chill. (Nux.)

Sores sensitive: temper sensitive.

Choleric-even violent. (Nux.)

Croup (with Aconite and Spongia)

HYPERICUM.

Injuries to head, to spine, to coccyx.

Injuries to NERVES.

Injuries to soft parts, where skin is broken and Arnica cannot be applied.

Injuries to parts rich in nerves, fingers, lips, etc.

To relieve pain and inflammation, and to promote easy suppuration (in boils and abscesses).

Apply to very painful piles. (A few drops in water, saturate a wee bit of rag, and push it up against the piles at night.) (Hamamelis)

Apply to cuts, lacerations, punctures (Ledum).

Two drops to the ounce of water, to saturate gauze or lint.

Use also internally, a few pellets four-hourly.

LACHESIS.

Septic conditions. (Crot.h.) Abscesses. Whithlow.

Septic wounds.

The parts, or the patient apt to be dusky, or bluish.

Septic sore throats, especially left-sided.

Diphtheria of left throat, without the mercury dirty tongue.

Throat very sensitive, even where little is to be seen. Cannot bear anything near, or to touch, throat.

WORSE AFTER SLEEP.

Sleeps into an aggravation of his complaint.

May be loquacious, suspicious, jealous.

Speech hurried: or abnormally slow.

Snake bites.

Insect bites that are rather blue.

Ulcers, bluish surroundings.

IPECACUANHA.

Spasmodic cough. Asthma. Wheezing.

Diarrhoea-stools green, or bloody stools – bright blood. With NAUSEA.

Complaints with nausea unrelieved by vomiting.

LEDUM.

Punctured wounds, from stepping on nails; stings of insects.

Bites of animals.

Later on, if there are shooting pains and threatened lockjaw, use Hypericum (which see).

Rheumatism, where, with a chilly patient, the pains are relieved by cold applications. (Pulsatilla)

“Back eye” from a blow.

LYCOPODIUM.

Worse afternoon 4 to 8 p.m.

Right side ailments; may cross to left side (in diphtheria, etc.).

Patients loves sweet things, hot drinks.

Anticipation is a misery. (Argentum nit.: Gelsemium: etc.) Hunger, but a little food fills stomach.

Fulness and distension after food.

Must loosen clothing.

Worse from heat: from cold drinks.

MERCURIUS COR.

Diarrhoea.

DYSENTERY:-practically specific.

Tormenting straining, before, with, and after stool.

“Never-get-done” sensation.

Stools of blood; of bloody, shreddy slime.

Scanty.

Straining in bladder also.

Hot urine, passed drop by drop, with much straining.

Flabby, tooth-notched tongue.

Swollen tongue.

Salivation.

Inflammation of bladder. (See Cantharis.)

MERC. CYAN.

Almost a specific for DIPHTHERIA.

Septic sore throats, with foul mouth and tongue.

One, or many small white patches on tonsils (follicular tonsillitis), with foul mouth and high temperature.

Give three doses, six hours apart, to prevent diphtheria, where there has been risk of infection.

(A wonderful remedy for syphilitic manifestations and sores. Here give one, or three doses six-hourly, and wait four or five weeks before repeating.)

MERCURIUS (MERC. SOL.). Profuse, offensive sweat in fevers, etc. Sweat does not relieve.

Mouth and tongue very foul. Salivation.

Rheumatism, influenza, pneumonia, etc., with offensive sweat and foul tongue.

Itching eruptions worse at night.

NATRUM MUR.

MALARIA. (See Eupatorium and Arsenicum.) Recurrent attacks of malaria, best given between attacks.

ILLNESSES, and poor health, FOLLOWING MUCH MALARIA, and MUCH QUININE.

A Natrum mur. malaria begins about 10 a.m.

Severe backache, only relieved by lying on back on a hard cushion.

Influenza with this form of backache.

Headaches, maddening, bursting, or hammering in character.

May start, with “fiery zigzaga.” (Sepia.) The typical Natrum mur. patient is irritable, weeps easily, hates fuss, craves salt, is very affected by the sun.

(It helps the diseases of great salt-eaters.)

NUX VOM.

Excitable.

Choleric.

Impatient.

Irritable.

Hypersensitive.

Active. Intense. Nervous.

Gastric upsets and constipation in persons of such temperament.

SPASMS. Abdominal spasms.

Constipation, with constant desire for stool, and little result; irregular peristalsis.

Helps where there is a craving for, alcohol, seasoned foods, coffee.

PHOSPHORUS.

Congestions.

Haemorrhages. Small, easy bleedings of bright blood (nose, chest, anus).

Easy bruising-even to purpura. (Lachesis)

Vomiting. Craves cold drinks (which may be vomited when they become warm in stomach).

Burning pain in stomach, relieved by cold drinks and ices (reverse of Arsenic).

Often crave Salt. (Natrum Mur.)

Vertigo. Feeling as if feet rose in air.

Chest tight.

Pneumonia, with spitting of bright blood, or “prune juice” expectoration.

The Phosphorus patient is worse for cold (except for stomach and headache, which are better for cold).

Worse for lying on left side.

Nervous.

Nervous alone. In the dark.

Fear of thunder: disease: death.

Dysentery, with gaping anus.

Diarrhoea, with gaping anus.

Suits the tall, slender, artistic type of patient.

Very sensitive and nervous.

PULSATILLA.

Changeable disposition. WEEPS EASILY.

Loves sympathy and fuss. Timid. Shy.

Irritable, jealous, suspicious.

Worse for external warmth (except sometimes, the pains).

Craves open air.

Not hungry: not thirsty.

Bad taste. Ailments worse for eating.

Flatulence: stomach and abdominal pain.

Easy diarrhoea. Stools generally loose.

In rheumatism, pains wander.

Great remedy in catarrh: in women’s troubles.

Menses begin late: are often late, scanty, irregular, even suppressed.

Curative in skin, joint, chest, digestive troubles, in patients with the Pulsatilla mentality.

Measles (Gelsemium).

RHUS.

A tendon remedy. Sprains.

Acts on fibrous and muscular tissues.

Rheumatism, lumbago, stiff-neck.

Periarticular rheumatism, worse first moving.

Fevers, with Rhus symptoms, viz.

Tearing pains.

No rest in any position.

Worse from cold, damp, uncovering, washing.

Better for warmth, change of position, motion-after first painful start.

Eruptions, erysipelas, with the Rhus restlessness, and sensitiveness to wet and cold-and aggravation from washing and bathing.

SEPIA.

INDIFFERENT: to family, to loved ones (Phosphorus) to occupations, to pleasure.

Depressed, but intolerant of sympathy: weeps with sympathy.

“Only wants to get away and be quiet.” Intolerant of NOSE, SMELLS, smell of cooking (Arsenicum Cocc. Colchicum).

Feels the cold, but must have open air.

Relief from eating.

Sweat (of feet, cold; of armpits, often offensive)

A great remedy in all complaints of women during pregnancy and lactation.

“Bearing-down pains,” worse standing (better standing, Pulsatilla).

Sepia may be needed in cough, asthma, malaria, skin and joint diseases, etc., but only in patient with the typical “Sepia symptoms.”

Backache better for pressure (Nat. mur.).

Aversion to fats (Pulsatilla, Nat. mur.); desire for sour things- vinegar.

SILICA.

Want of self-confidence.

Lacks grit and enterprise.

Mental labour and concentration difficult.

CHILLY.

Sweating: of head at night (Calcarea), of feet, often offensive. Suppressed foot sweat.

Skin heals badly. Small wounds fester (Hepar).

Boils: whitlow: suppurations: septic conditions. (Lachesis, Crot. h., etc.)

Tends to extrude foreign bodies,and so promotes healing of wounds.

Was extraordinarily useful in War wounds.

Children who don’t grow, don’t thrive, lack grit and stamina and application: are chilly and sweat.

(In sepsis very like Hepar: but Hepar is violently choleric and irritable: Silica in mentality is as above.)

SULPHUR.

Red orifices; lips esp., eyelids anus, if inflamed.

Boils, skin troubles, piles.

Morning diarrhoea or constipation; stools too large, and painful.

The typical Sulph. patient is worse for heat.

Loves fat, which may disagree: salt: sweets.

Feet burn at night: puts them out. (Pulsatilla, Chamomilla Medorrh.) Starving at 10 or 11 a.m.

Always wants to sit down.

Stoop-shouldered. Untidy.

Worse for bath-hates bath and washing.

The “ragged philosopher” type.

In such patients occasional doses of Sulph. will help, whatever is the matter.

Useful after measles: after cerebral haemorrhages.

VERATRUM ALB.

Excessive vomiting, purging.

Excessive cold sweat.

Diarrhoea, with above.

CHOLERA, with excessive evacuations, and excessive cold sweat.

Cold sweat on forehead.

Faintness or collapse.

Sudden, excessive evacuations, with cold sweat.

Rapid sinking of forces: complete prostration (Comp. Arsenicum) Neuralgia of head, with sensation of a lump of ice in vertex.

Attacks of pain with delirium, driving to madness.

About the author

Margaret Lucy Tyler

Margaret Lucy Tyler

Margaret Lucy Tyler, 1875 – 1943, was an English homeopath who was a student of James Tyler Kent. She qualified in medicine in 1903 at the age of 44 and served on the staff of the London Homeopathic Hospital until her death forty years later. Margaret Tyler became one of the most influential homeopaths of all time. Margaret Tyler wrote - How Not to Practice Homeopathy, Homeopathic Drug Pictures, Repertorising with Sir John Weir, Pointers to some Hayfever remedies, Pointers to Common Remedies.

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