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

      Synonym. Apium Petroselinum. Petroselinum Sativum. Natural order. Umbelliferae. Common name. Parsely. Habitat. A plant native of Southern Europe, Cultivated as a house plant. Preparation. Tincture from the fresh plant.


Acts decidedly upon the urethral mucous membrane, producing a considerable degree of irritation and inflammation, and has been used accordingly in subacute gonorrhoea and gleet.


Urinary and Sexual Organs. Discharge of a milky fluid from the urethra. Orifice of urethra agglutinated with mucus. Yellow discharge from the urethra (Hydras. Pulsatilla). Burning in navicular fossa while urinating. Drawing and sticking in navicular fossa, changing to a cutting biting after urination (Can. sat.). Creeping and crawling throughout whole length of urethra. Pressure just behind navicular fossa. Frequent voluptuous tickling in navicular fossa. Frequent desire to urinate, caused by crawling stitch behind navicular fossa. Priapismus, with curvature of penis. Profuse emission toward morning.

Compares. Cantharis, Can. sat., Copaib.


Subacute gonorrhoea and gleet, especially with the characteristic localization of the sensations in the navicular fossa.

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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