Therapeutic byways by Anshutz E.P.

Brain Mental

Last modified on October 11th, 2018

Anshutz gives a useful therapeutic differential diagnosis of the condition Brain Mental, with the most useful homeopathic remedies. Therapeutic byways by E.P. Anshutz , published in 1900.

Cannabis Indica [Cann-i]
      When to the patient a very short time seems to be ages, or an object close to seems to be far away, Cannabis Ind. is indicated. Give 30th potency three times a day until better.
Calcarea carbonica [Calc]
      When a patient sees things on closing his eyes, or has a notion he is going crazy, give Calcarea carb. 30th, one dose a day.
Causticum [Caust]
      When any one, child or adult, is afraid in the dark; say, of going to bed, Causticum 30. is a good remedy. A dose a day.
Ignatia [Ign]
      Sometimes persons are the victims of grief, silent grief that nothing can change, or of homesickness, which is akin.

In such cases Ignatia 30. has often effected a cure. You can give the 1st or 6th potency, but being a mental condition the 30th seems to be better fitted. One or two doses a day.

Kali phosphoricum [Kali-p]
      Occasionally men, and sometimes women, break down, the once strong and self-confident man will cry like a child, he is all in yet nothing markedly seems to ail him-he is a nervous wreck. For such cases Kali phos. 6x, 6 tablets, a dose every three hours, has done good work.
Lycopodium [Lyc]
      For the tired mind of those past the meridian of life Lycopodium 30. will at times give great relief.
Natrum muriaticum [Nat-m]
      For brain-fag-tired, hopeless,hypochondriacal, sad, the future dark-take Natrum mur. 30.
Cuprum aceticum [Cupr-acet]
      It has been asserted that where the patient, mentally affected, shrinks, or draws away, from all who approach, Cuprum acet. 6. is the remedy needed. Frequency of dosage is an open question in such cases, probably two or three times a day, until better.
Bellis perennis [Bell-p]
      It is said that 5 drops of the tincture of the English daisy, Bellis per., in water, one to two teaspoonfuls a dose, two or three times a day, will give relief when the brain is muddled, the sight dim, the spirits soon depressed, the temper irritable, the skin pimply, the heart apt to flutter and the whole aspect of the patient careworn; as if from early excesses. Apropos of pimply skin, it, the Bellis per., is also said to be a great remedy for those much subject to boils.
Salvia [Salv]
      This, the common sage used in cooking, is said by those of old to be singular good for the head and brain, it quickeneth the senses and the memory; strengtheneth the sinews; restoreth health to those that hath the palsy, and taketh away the shaky trembling of the members. The plant can be made into a tea, or the tincture, about 5 drops, can be put on a lump of sugar three times a day and thus taken.
Aconite [Acon]
      In cases where patient has marked fear-fear of death, fear of going out, fear of crossing the street, in short, any marked fear, give Aconite 3., several doses a day.
Aurum [Aur]
      An impulse to commit suicide is said to be cured by Arum met. 30., two or three doses. Or the 6x trituration may be used.

About the author

E.P. Anshutz

E.P. Anshutz

Edward Pollock Anshutz – 1846-1918. Editor - Homeopathic Recorder and author of New Old and Forgotten Remedies. Held an Hon. Doctor of Medicine from Hering Medical College.

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