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

      Synonym. Solidago virga-aurea. Natural order. Compositae. Common name. Golden rod. Habitat. Europe, Asia, and the United States. Preparation. Tincture from the fresh blossoms.


Acts directly upon the kidneys congestion and inflammation; useful in dysuria and nephritic colic. Has proved palliative in several cases of Bright’s disease. Has been used locally and internally for exanthema, especially itch.


Respiratory Organs. Asthma with nightly dysuria.

Urinary Organs. Kidneys sensitive to pressure. Pain in region of kidneys with dysuria. Pain in region of kidneys extending forward to abdomen and bladder. (Berberis) Urine scanty and passed with difficulty. Urine clear and offensive (Benz. ac., Acid nitricum). Thick, dark sediment in urine. Albumen, blood and slime in urine.

Skin. Exanthema of lower limbs with urinary symptoms. Blotches, especially in lower extremities.

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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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