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A.C. Cowperthwaite

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

      Synonym. Oxytropis Lamberti. Natural order. Leguminosae. Common names. Loco-weed. Rattle weed. Astragalus. Habitat. Rocky Mountain region. Preparation. Tincture from whole plant without the root.


Acts directly upon the nervous system, producing many symptoms of functional disturbance for which it has been found useful. Its chief characteristic is a trembling and sensation of emptiness.


Mind. Desires to be alone (Hyoscyamus, Ignatia). Disinclination to work or talk. Great mental depression. Symptoms worse when thinking of them (Barayta carbonica, Acid oxalicum).

Head. Vertigo. Full warm feeling about the head. Feeling of intoxication, with loss of vision.

Eyes. Sight obscured; pupils contracted; do not respond to light. Paralysis of the nerves and muscles of the eyes.

Face. Pains in maxillary bones and masseter muscles.

Stool and Anus. Sphincter seems relaxed. Stools slip from anus like lumps of jelly.

Urinary Organs. Urging to urinate when thinking of it. Urine profuse. Pain in region of the kidneys.

Male Organs. No sexual desire or ability (Agnus., Coni.). Pain in testicles and along spermatic and down the thighs (Clem., Spongia).

Limbs. Numb feeling about the spine. Staggering gait (Helod.). Loss of coordination. Patellar tendon reflex lost. Pains come and go quickly, but muscles remain sore and stiff.

Sleep. Restless. Dreams of quarreling.

Aggravation. When thinking of symptoms( especially monomaniac tendency).

Amelioration. After sleep.

Compare. Acid oxalicum

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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