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

      Natural order. Palmaceae. Common name. Saw palmetto. Habitat. On barren ground from South Carolina to Florida. Preparation. Tincture from the fresh ripe fruit.


Acts directly upon the nerve centers, stimulating their nutrition, and through them affecting in a similar manner the digestive functions, and the mucous lining of the nose, throat and bronchi. Its most notable action, however, is upon the reproductive system, especially upon the prostate gland and the membrano-prostatic portion of the urethra in the male, and upon the ovaries in the female. It unquestionably is our most efficient remedy in prostatic enlargement and in epididymitis, orchitis and other genito-urinary affections associated with prostatic troubles. Iritis with prostatic trouble. Weakened sexual activity. Undeveloped mammary glands. Ovaritis, ovarian enlargement, irritation,etc. Nasal catarrh. Bronchitis. Laryngitis. Aphonia.


Head. Confused, full; dislikes sympathy. Vertigo, with headache. Neuralgia in feeble patients. Pain runs up from nose and centers in forehead.

Stomach. Belching and acidity. Desire to milk.

Urinary Organs. Constant desire to pass water at night. Enuresis; paresis of sphincter vesicae. Difficult urination.

Male Organs. Prostatic enlargement; discharge of prostatic fluid. Wasting of testes and loss of sexual power. Coitus painful at the time of emission.

Female Organs. Ovaries tender and enlarged; breasts shrivel. (Iodium, Kali iod.).

Respiratory Organs. Copious expectoration, with catarrh of nose. Chronic bronchitis.

Compare. Stigmata maydis, Ferrum pic., Picric acid., Thuja.

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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