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

      Synonym. Dolichos Pruriens. Natural order. Leguminosae. Common names. Cowhage. Cow-itch. Habitat. A lofty climbing plant common in tropical regions. Preparation. Tincture from the fuzz or hair scraped from the epidermis of the pod.


Acts upon the liver, producing conditions which result in jaundice, constipation and white stools.


Eyes. Eyes yellow (Chelidonium, Cinchona, Iodi., Plumb.).

Mouth. Soreness and tenderness of gums in teething children. Gums swollen; neuralgic pains in them; worse at night.

Throat Pain like a splinter, near right tonsil; worse when swallowing.

Stool. Constipation during teething or pregnancy. White stools (Belladonna, Calcarea, Hepar s., Podophyllum).

Respiratory organs. Cough on lying done at night (Hyoscyamus).

Generalities. Neuralgic pains following herpes zoster (Ranunc. b.).

Skin. Violent itching all over body, without any visible eruption. Dry tettery eruptions on arms and limbs, resembling zona.

Compare. Calcarea c., Chelidonium, Hepar s., Ranunculus bulbosus, Podophyllum, Rhus tox., Sulphur


Jaundice with white stools; intense itching. Affections, especially nervous during dentition or from worms. Constipation, jaundice and other troubles during pregnancy. Herpes zoster, with itching, burning and smarting. Also for the neuralgic pains which follow. According to Farrington (vide Hering Cond. Mat. Medorrhinum, 3d ed., p. 303) “in teething affections, if feverish symptoms exist, always give a dose of Aconite before the Dolich; where this precaution has been neglected, convulsions have followed the use of even the high potencies.”.

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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