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A.C. Cowperthwaite

Symptoms of the homeopathic medicine ABIES NIGRA from A Text Book of Materia Medica and Therapeutics by A.C. Cowperthwaite. Find all the symptoms of ABIES NIGRA

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Acts especially upon the mucous lining of the stomach, causing deranged digestion, and consequent phenomena


Mind. Very low spirited and melancholy. Nervous; unable to thin or study.Head. Dizziness. bad feeling in head. Dull headache. head hot, with flushed cheeks.Ear. Pain in left external meatus.

Throat. Choking sensation in throat. Sensation of something sticking in oesophagus toward its lower end. (Upper end, Lactic ac.)

Stomach. Hungry and wakeful at night. Total, loss of appetite in. the morning, but great craving for food at noon and night. Pain after a hearty meal. Continual distressing sensation about stomach as if everything were knotted up; worse whenever debilitated. Sensation of an undigested worse whenever debilitated. Sensation of an undigested hard-boiled egg in the stomach.

Stool. Constipation.

Female Organs. Delayed or suppressed menstruation.

Heart. Heavy, slow beating of heat; sharp cutting pains.

Generalities. Gets out of breath easily. dyspnoea. pain in small of back (Belladonna, Caulophyllum, Cimic., Pulsatilla, Kreosotum). Rheumatic pains and aching in the bones. Alternate heat and cold.

Sleep. Sleepy during the day. but wakeful and restless a night with bad dreams.

Compare. Bryonia, Chamomilla, Ignatia, Nux v., Lactic ac.


Dyspepsia. Troubles from indigestion. Dyspepsia from the use of tea or tobacco.

About the author

A.C. Cowperthwaite

A.C. Cowperthwaite

A.C. (Allen Corson) Cowperthwaite 1848-1926.
ALLEN CORSON COWPERTHWAITE was born at Cape May, New Jersey, May 3, 1848, son of Joseph C. and Deborah (Godfrey) Cowperthwaite. He attended medical lectures at the University of Iowa in 1867-1868, and was graduated from the Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia in 1869. He practiced his profession first in Illinois, and then in Nebraska. In 1877 he became Dean and Professor of Materia Medica in the recently organized Homeopathic Department of the State University of Iowa, holding the position till 1892. In 1884 he accepted the chair of Materia Medica, Pharmacology, and Clinical Medicine in the Homeopathic Medical College of the University of Michigan. He removed to Chicago in 1892, and became Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics in the Chicago Homeopathic Medical College. From 1901 he also served as president of that College. He is the author of various works, notably "Insanity in its Medico-Legal Relations" (1876), "A Textbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics" (1880), of "Gynecology" (1888), and of "The Practice of Medicine " (1901).

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