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.
GENERAL ANALYSIS AND THERAPEUTICS.
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.