Carya Alba

Last modified on January 23rd, 2019

Carya Alba 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 Carya Alba is used

      Shell bark, or Shag bark Hickory. *N.O. Juglandaceae. Tincture of nuts.


Purpura. Scurvy.


Like *Juglans *Regia and *Juglans *Cinerea, *Carya *alba appears to possess antiscorbutic properties. An exclusive diet of the nuts for three or four weeks, in a girl seven years old, produced pronounced symptoms of scurvy, haemorrhages from all surfaces, on the least excoriation of skin very dark blood gushed out. Blood gushed from gums, nose, ears, and other parts.


*Compare: Arnica, Carbo vegetabilis, Phosphorus, Mercurius Hamamelis, Bryonia, Rhus., Cit- l., and Juglandaceae.



Face clay-coloured, swollen.


Gums swelled, began to bleed and turn black, could not move lips without causing profuse discharge.


Swollen abdomen.

Stool and Anus

Discharge of black blood by stool.

Respiratory Organs

Breath short, difficult, pulse quick.


Extremely swollen.


Whole body, including face, covered with livid spots from one inch in diameter to size of pine’s head, largest like a bruise, smaller sometimes red like flea-bites.

About the author

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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