SPHERE OF ACTION
Through the cerebro-spinal nervous system, Arum affects the mucous membrane of the digestive organs; especially that of the tongue, buccal cavity, and fauces. The fresh plant is an acrid poison, causing violent inflammation of the buccal mucous membrane, tongue and fauces; rapid tumefaction of the tissues takes place, with a feeling as if a thousand little needles were being run into the tongue and lips, superficial ulceration, acute stomatitis, salivation, oedema of the glottis, vomiting, diarrhoea and convulsions. It also slightly affects the respiratory organs and kidneys.
Digestive Organs.-The corners of the mouth, buccal cavity, and even the throat become raw and sore, emitting blood; so sore in fact, that the patient refuses all food and drink, in consequence of the suffering occasioned by mastication or swallowing.
Excessive salivation, saliva acrid.
Throat sore feels as if excoriated; cannot swallow.
Swelling of the submaxillary glands.
Tongue sore, red, papillae elevated.
Raw condition of the mouth and throat; putrid odor emanating from the mouth, and if it be a case of fever, the fever is very intense. The thirtieth potency, or higher, in water, will speedily produce a gratifying change, and the patient will advance rapidly to recovery.
Boring and picking his nose, lips red and raw.
Frequent discharge of abundant pale urine.
Respiratory Organs.-Nose stopped up; can only breathe with open mouth.
Discharge of burning; ichorous fluid from the nose, excoriating the nostrils and upper lip.
Hoarseness, voice uncertain, and changing continually.
An excellent remedy in clergyman’s sore throat-LIPPE.
Accumulation of mucus in the trachea.
After a long paroxysm of cough, he raises mucus, traversed with yellow threads.-J.S. DOUGLAS, M.D.
Exanthemata like scarlet-rash; the skin peels off afterwards.
It seems that the 30th potency has given the best results.