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A.C. Cowperthwaite

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

      Synonym – Fraxinus Americanus. Natural order – Oleaceae. Common name – White Ash. Habitat – Eastern and Central North America. Preparation – Tincture from the inner root bark.


Acts upon the uterus, causing passive congestion and enlargement. Has been used for a similar condition, including sub-involution and prolapsus. Uterine tumors with bearing down pains, especially extending down the thigh. Hot flashes and cold creeping sensation. Cramps in the feet. Has been used empirically by the Old School as an antiperiodic and in dysmenorrhoea and metritis. Its pathogenesis seems to explain this action and removes it from the realms of empiricism.


Mind. Nervous restlessness and anxiety, mental. Great depression

Mouth. Fever sores on the lips.

Female Organs. Uterus enlarged and patulous.

Lower Limbs. Cramps in the feet.

Abdomen. Tenderness in left inguinal region. Bearing-down pain in abdomen and back, extending down the thigh.

Compare Sepia, Lilium.

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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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