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

      Synonyms – Origanum Majorana. Origanum Vulgare. Habitat – An indigenous perennial plant found growing in poor soils, along road-sides and in fields. Preparation – Tincture from the fresh plant.


Acts especially upon the generative organs, particularly of women, stimulating the seat of erotic impulses, and affecting the brain and nervous system just as excessive sexual excitement does. Its chief symptom is an increased sexual desire, lascivious ideas and dreams. It is used successfully for troubles arising from sexual irritation and onanism, especially in girls; leucorrhoea, with sexual irritation.

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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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  • Hi,
    Hadi here
    I have a patient suffering from over sensitivity of male genital organ, he also used to masturbation for last 20 years before his puberty.

    I prescribed him Salix Nigra Q 15 drops thrice a day, origanum Q 15 drops thrice a day.

    please suggest me is it right?

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