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

      Synonym. Triticum repens. Natural order. Gramineae. Common name. Couch-grass. Habitat. Europe. Preparation. Tincture from fresh root.


The action of Triticum seems to be solely upon the urinary organs. It exercises a soothing diuretic influence, increasing the flow of the watery portion of the urine without to the same extent influencing the actual renal secretion. It is an excellent remedy in excessive irritability of the bladder, dysuria, cystitis, gonorrhoea.


Nose. Always blowing the nose.

Urinary Organs. Frequent, difficult and painful urination. Gravelly deposits. Catarrhal and purulent discharges (Pareira). Strangury; pyelitis; enlarged prostate. Chronic cystic irritability. Incontinence; constant desire.

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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