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

      Natural order – Compositae. Common names – Gum plant. Rosin- weed. Wild Sunflower. Habitat – Pacific coast of North America. Preparation – Tincture from the leaves and unexpanded flower heads.


Through the pneumogastric nerve Grindelia paralyzes the muscle so respiration. It is used chiefly in asthma and chronic bronchitis. Cheyne Stokes respiration. Hay fever. The most effective remedy for Rhus poisoning, both locally and internally. Bites and stings of insects.


Head Feels full, as from quinine. Pain in eyeballs, running back to brain; worse, moving the eyes. Pupils dilated.Respiratory Organs. Asthma, with profuse tenacious expectoration, which relieves. Stops breathing when falling asleep; wakes with a start, and gasps for breath. Must sit up to breathe. Pertussis, with profuse mucous secretion (Coccus.).

Spleen Cutting pain in region of spleen, extending to hips. Spleen enlarged.

Skin. Epidermic rash, like roseola, with severe burning and itching. Vesicular and papular eruption. Ulcers, with swollen purplish skin.

Compare Lachesis, Sanguinaria

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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