Last modified on January 25th, 2019

Barosma signs and symptoms of the homeopathy medicine from the Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by J.H. Clarke. Find out for which conditions and symptoms Barosma is used

      B. betulina, B. crenulata, B. sanatifolia. Buchu (South Africa). (*N. O.) Rutaceae (Genus, Diosmee). Tincture of dried leaves.


Bladder, affections of. Calculus. Catarrh. Gravel. Leucorrhoea. Prostate, disorders of.


The leaves of several species of Barosma contain in vitae a volatile oil, having a warm camphoraceous taste and an odour something like mint. There are no provings of the remedy, and the only uses made of it have been with the tincture. But it has a markedly specific effect on mucous membranes generally, and especially on the genito-urinary system, closely resembling that of *Sabal ser., *Populus, *Copaiva, and *Thuja. Hale gives as indications: chronic affections of genito-urinary organs having *muco-purulent discharges, abundance of epithelium mixed with pus and mucous corpuscles. Irritable bladder, with vesical catarrh or gravel, with spasmodic stricture. Prostatic disorders. Vaginal leucorrhoea. Undue secretions from mucous follicles of urethra, vesiculae seminales, or prostate produced by excessive venery or self-abuse.

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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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