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

      Synonym. Chondodendron. Tomentosum. Natural order. Menispermaceae. Habitat. A plant supposed to be native of West Indies and South America. Preparation. Tincture from the dried roots.


Acts specifically upon the mucous lining of genito-urinary passages, producing irritation and catarrhal inflammation, which has led to its successful use in the treatment of gonorrhoea, leucorrhoea and chronic inflammation of the bladder. Its chief symptoms are constant urging to urinate; violent pain in glans penis; straining; pain extorts screams; must get down on all fours to urinate; urine contains much viscid, thick, white mucus, or deposits a red sand. The urine has a strong ammoniacal odor. Frequently there are pains down the thighs, during the efforts to urinate.

Compare. Aconite, Berberis, Can. sat., Chim, Cantharis, Hydrangea arb., Uva ursi.

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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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