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

      Synonym – Gossypium herbaceum. Natural order – Malvaceae. Common name – Cotton. Habitat – Asia, East Indies and the United States. Preparation – Tincture from inner bark of the root and the seeds.


Gossypium is a powerful emmenagogue. It has a wide reputation as an abortifacient. It produces firm, regular and strong uterine contractions, resembling Cimicifuga in its action. Homoeopathically it is indicated in may reflex conditions due to disturbances of uterine functions and pregnancy. Retained menstruation with sensation that the flow is about to start, yet it does not.


Head Pain in cervical region with tendency for head to draw backward, with nervousness.

Stomach Nausea, with inclination to vomit before breakfast. Anorexia with uneasy feeling at scorbiculum at time of menses.

Female Organs. LAbia swollen and itching. Intermittent pain in ovaries. Retained placenta. Tumor of the breast, with swelling of axillary glands. Morning sickness, with sensitive uterine region. Suppressed menstruation. Sensation that flow is about to start, but does not. Menses too watery. Backache, and weight and dragging in pelvis.

Compare Lilium, Cimicif., 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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