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A.C. Cowperthwaite

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

      Synonym – Nymphaea Lutea. Common name – Small Yellow Pond Lily. Habitat – Native of Europe, also found near Philadelphia. Preparation – Tincture from the fresh root.


Acts most prominently upon the lower portion of the intestinal canal and upon the male generative organs.


Head Pressive headache in forehead and temples, ceasing in the open air. Dull, deep, lancinating pains behind the left frontal eminence. Painful, bruising shocks in the brain at every step.


Eyes. Dull pain and sensation of weight in orbit. Brilliant sparks before the eyes, especially after hard coughing.

Stool Soft stools, preceded by colic; more mornings. Yellow diarrhoea in the morning. Smarting and burning in anus after stool (Arsenicum, Sulphur). Stitches, as from needles in rectum. Painless mornings diarrhoea (Podo).

Urinary Organs. Urine deposits a copious reddish sand (Cinchona, Natr. mur., Lycopodium, Phosphorus), which adheres to vessel.

Male Organs. Complete absence of sexual desire (Agn.); voluptuous thoughts do not cause erections (Agaricus, Agn., Coni.); penis retracted; scrotum relaxed. Severe lancinations in both testicles, with pains in end of penis. Impotency, with involuntary emissions (Agaricus, Agn., Coni., Phosphorus, Phosphorus ac.); during sleep, at stool, and when urinating.

Skin. Sensation like flea-bites in different spots. Itching eruption, resembling psoriasis.

Compare Agn., Arsenicum, Baryta c., Coni., Gelsemium, Podophyllum, Rumex., Sulphur).


Has been found useful in the following conditions; morning diarrhoea; entero-colitis, chronic; sexual debility; impotence; spermatorrhoea.

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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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