Shell bark, or Shag bark Hickory. *N.O. Juglandaceae. Tincture of nuts.
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.
Stool and Anus
Discharge of black blood by stool.
Breath short, difficult, pulse quick.
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.