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

      Natural order – Geraniaceae. Common names – Wild Cranesbill. Crowfoot. Alum root. Habitat – Found in open fields and woods throughout Canada and the United States. Preparation – Tincture from the fresh root.


According to Eclectic authorities “A tonic astringent, with alternative properties.” The primary effects of Geranium are undoubtedly of a tonic character. Its long continued use, however, results in atonic conditions, especially of mucous membranes, upon which is its chief local action. It has been mostly used in profuse haemorrhages from mucous surfaces, especially from the stomach, and in ulceration of the stomach. Both locally and internally it is a valuable remedy in atonic and foul ulcers wherever found. The eclectics use the drug in passive haemorrhages from atony, and for all enfeebled conditions of mucous membranes without inflammation or after inflammation has subsided. It is an excellent remedy in habitual sick headache. Chronic diarrhoea with offensive mucous discharges. Menorrhagia. Post-partum haemorrhages. Sore nipples (locally). Prized by eclectics in pulmonary tuberculosis. Night sweats.

Compare Hydras., Millef., Cinchona, Sabina.

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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