Lapis albus

Last modified on January 22nd, 2019

Lapis albus 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 Lapis albus is used

      Silicofluoride of calcium. Calcarea silico-fluorata.(A species of gneiss found by Grauvogl in the mineral springs of Gastein, and named by him Lapis albus, “White Stone.” These waters flow over gneiss formations into the valley of the Achen, where goitre and cretinism abound.) Trituration.

Clinical

Carcinoma. Cretinism. Dysmenorrhea. Epithelioma. Fibroma. Glands, enlarged. Goitre. Leucorrhoea. Pruritus. Scirrhus. Scrofula. Tuberculosis. Tumours.

Characteristics

Grauvogl, who introduced this remedy, cured with it a case of carcinoma, and he and others have cured cases of goitre and scrofulous glands. The leading indications are: Burning, shooting, stinging pains: in cardia, in pylorus, in breasts and uterus. It has shown great power over new growths of many kinds. In two cases of cervical glands cured by *L. Alb. 6, Dewey relates that a ravenous appetite developed while the remedy was being taken. In two cases cured by Dewey the swelling of the glands was elastic rather than of stony hardness. In one of the patients the swelling was as large as a goose-egg in the right sternoclavicular region. This patient, a young lady, was a blonde, as also was a lady of thirty-five whom he cured of goitre with the remedy. Whiting (*Medorrhinum Adv., xxvi. 41) records a fragmentary proving of *Lap.-a Mrs. X., 40, fair, stout, no children, had a large bronchocele. Averse to all animal food. Craves sweets. Has craved and drunk much ice-water in all seasons since a child. Feet and legs cold to knees. *Lap. a. 6x 2 gr. powders, one four times a day. Reported in a month that the tumour was rapidly diminishing in size, but she was having much pain in it. No further medicine was given. Two months later the tumour had diminished one-half, and the patient then stated that since taking the powders she had no pain at her menstrual period, no dyspepsia, and no sick-headaches. (She had severe dysmenorrhea since the menses first appeared.) Since leaving off the medicine the pain in the tumour ceased and also the decrease in size. *Lap. a. 6x was again given, and again the pain in the tumour came on, and, in addition, itching of the external genitals. The 30th and 200th caused such intense pruritis that the patient refused to take any more medicine of any kind. Since than Whiting has cured many cases of pruritus and also of dysmenorrhea with *Lap. a. The pains come on before the flow and cause swooning. One patient, 19, had dysmenorrhea from the first. Pain so severe she would fall unconscious wherever she might happen to be, the swoon lasting half an hour at times. Better when flow established. *Lap.- a 200 cured. Miss X., 34, normal till she had measles aet. 20, since then pain at commencement of menstruation, so severe as to cause fainting. “This severe pain would continue less for a day, or until the flow was established.” *Lap.-a 200 cured in six months. ***W.P. Wesselhoeft, discussing Whiting’s paper, narrated the cure of a case of epithelioma of the lip in a man of seventy with *Lap. a. 12x in water. Dr. Gregory cured a young man of a tumour of the lip with *Lap. a. 30. It recurred two years later with “burning, stinging pain, which made him jump off his feet. More *Lap. a. 30 was given, and cured in a year. There was in further recurrence.

Relations

*Compare: Gastein (effect on scar tissues), Arsenicum, Ars-i., Bad., Calcarea, Calc-i., Conium, Cundurango, Iodium, Kali-carb., Kali-Iodium, Silicea, Spo.

Head

Sick-headache.

Face

Opening in cheek as large as a silver dollar(carcinoma). Epithelioma of lip, crusts coming off leave raw surface. Tumour of lower lip, with burning, stinging pains, that make him jump off his feet.

Stomach

Ravenous appetite (caused in case of cervical glands).

Female Sexual Organs

Burning, shooting, stinging pains in breasts and uterus. Uterine carcinoma (five cases). Painful menses: suddenly taken with pain so severe that she swoons. Faints with pain at menses. Severe pain preceding the flow. Pruritus vulva.

Back and neck

Goitre, cretinism, and scrofulous diseases.

Generalities

Affections of glands and lymphatics. Enlarged gland where there is a degree of elasticity rather than stony hardness (Dewey). Scrofulous affections, abscesses, and sores, enlargement and induration of glands, especially cervical, glandular tumours where no glands are usually found, goitre, cretinism. Lipoma, sarcoma, glandular and fibrous tumours, carcinoma as long as ulceration has not set in, based on scrofulosis. Scirrhus. Tuberculosis scrofulosa.

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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