Tips and Secrets

Tips & Secrets July 2014


More tips and secrets from the masters for July 2014

Fresh or Dry Herbs for Tinctures?

With Pulsatilla, fluid extracts and other preparations made from the dried herb are inert. The only trustworthy preparation is the German homoeopathic tincture, which is prepared from the fresh herb. Cattle can eat hay containing the dried herb of Pulsatila without being harmed, but if they eat the green plant in pasture they become sick.

Dr. Charles Blair -author of Blair’s Materia Medica – Hahnemannian Monthly- Jan – Dec I917


In tonsillitis acute or chronic which seems to have come as the result of a suppressed foot sweat we would immediately think of Baryta c., notwithstanding Silicea has more troubles arising from such suppression than any other remedy, and Silicea has not nearly the same affinity for the throat that Baryta has.

Leaders In Homoeopathic Therapeutics E.B. Nash

Religious Affections

Penance, desire to doaur, plat, verat

Religious affections is children – ars, calc, carc, lach, stram, sulph

Fanaticismaur, med, puls, rob, sel, sulph, thuj, verat

Homeopathic Medical Repertory – Robin Murphy ND

Aconitum in Rheumatism

Aconitum is the main remedy in acute articular rheumatism if the pulse is not only frequent but likewise full and hard, the temperature is considerably higher, the joint is red and exceedingly sensitive to contact. It is suitable when pericarditis or endocarditis has supervened. Aconite is a specific remedy for rheumatism of the deltoid muscle.

The Science of Therapeutics According to the Principles of Homeopathy -Bernhard Baehr, M D (1872)


Worm Infestations – Antihelmintics

Cina, Cuprum Ac, Filix Mas. Ø, Teucrium m. 2x., Urtca urens, Santonin (not for tapeworm), Kousso, infusion of Pomegranate rind, Pumpkin seed.

For constitutional conditions commonly associated with worms – Arsenicum, Calcarea C, Sulphur, Silicea, Mercurius

The Homeopathic Vade Mecum of Modern Medicine and Surgery – E. Harris Ruddock MD – 1869


Kousso for Tape Worms

To expel tape worms, Kousso – Brayera acts as a vermifuge. Dose ½ ounce. Mix with warm water and let stand 15 minutes; stir well and administer. May be preceded by a little lemon juice.

Materia Medica – Dr. William Boericke



The Selenium Fatigue

The Selenium debility is expressed by easy fatigue from any exertion or labor. If the patient sits up a little late at night, or exerts his mind a little too much, he is exhausted the whole of the next day, unfit for either mental or physical work. He is weakened by hot weather. He wants to sleep from sheer exhaustion, yet he is always worse after sleep. Awakens often in the night at precisely the same hour before his usual rising time.

Clinical Materia Medica – E. A. Farrington, M.D.



Some Remedies in Gangrene

Arsenicum – Dry gangrene in old people, soreness and burning relieved by warmth restlessness.

Secale – Aggravated by warmth, thus differing from Arsenicum.

Lachesis – Gangrene following wounds.

Crotahis – Hot, bluish, moist gangrene, the limb being covered with black blisters and much swollen, emitting a foul odor.

Secale corresponds to senile gangrene with tingling and formication. Gangrene of toes. The skin is wrinkled and dry, shrivelled and cold, no sensibility, black and free from fetor. Blood blisters which become gangrenous, will indicate the remedy.

Carbo vegetabills – Carbuncles and boils becoming gangrenous. There is no restlessness, as in Arsenicum. The parts have a livid purple look, are icy cold. Also suits moist gangrene in cachectic persons whose vitality is weak. Secretions foul, great prostration.

Arnica may be useful in gangrene following contusions.

Practical Homoeopathic Therapeutics, W.A. Dewey MD

A Warning

I would not advise you to give Phosphorus in well-marked tuberculous patients. If tubercles have been deposited in the lungs, you should hesitate before giving it, unless the picture calling for it is so strong that you cannot possibly make a mistake. The same is true of Sulpur. After tubercles have been deposited, you must be careful how you use the drug.

E. A. Farrington, M.D – A Clinical Materia Medica




According to the experience of most physicians Thuja occidentalis is the best remedy. It should not be given as long as inflammatory symptoms are present; nevertheless, it is recommended by many, and even by Hahnemann, at the outset of gonorrhoea. Nitric acidum competes with Thuja, but will scarcely ever prove useful, except in the secondary form of gonorrhoea. As a rule it seems to act best in cases where Thuja had proved useless.

The Science of Therapeutics According to the Principles of Homeopathy Bernhard Baehr, M. D. (1872)


Antimonium Arsenicosum in Emphysema

This remedy has been found useful in emphysema with excessive dyspnea and cough. Worse on eating and lying down. Also, catarrhal pneumonia, pleurisy, especially of left side, with exudation. pericarditis, with effusion. Sense of weakness. Edema of the face. 3rd tritiuration.

Pocket Manual of Homoeopathic Materia Medica – Dr. William Boericke

Pregnancy – Four Tips from Dr. Subrata K. Banerjea

Aletris Farinosa – obstinate, vomiting during pregnancy. Disgust for food, nausea. nausea is > by coffee, > by dinner, but returns with gagging at thought or sight of food. (q)

Amygdalus persica: morning sickness, vomiting; no form of food is tolerated. constant nausea. (q-5-10 drops)

Lac defloratum : scanty flow of milk; restores the milk suppressed; faulty nutrition. (30c, 200c)

Lactuca virosa : seems to be a true galactogogue. Increases milk in breasts. Milk absent, suppressed. (30c).

Standstill Cases – Giving an Intercurrent with Emphasis on the Scope of Using a Clinical Tip Dr. Subrata K. Banerjea – Principal, Allen College Of Homoeopathy



Sulphuric acid is one remedy for chronic alcoholism. It corresponds to inebriates on their last legs, who are pale and shriveled and cold, whose stomach will not tolerate the slightest amount of food. They are hasty in everything, and have a great and constant craving for brandy.

Practical Homoeopathic Therapeutics, W.A. Dewey MD

Three Tips from Farokh Master

To prevent dental tartar – Calc renalis 6c, Fragaria 6c

To treat eruption of wisdom teeth – Cheiranthus 30c

Grinding teeth while asleep – Hyoscyamus 200c

Bedside Clinical Tips in Homeopathy –Farokh Master MD



Two Eye Tips

In glaucoma, Spigelia has been found more valuable than any other remedy for the alleviation of the sharp, shooting and sticking pains which accompany this disease. These pains are worse on motion and at night.

In blepharitis Ciliaris,Aurum metallicum is a valuable remedy when this trouble is associated with granulated lids, this latter condition being often speedily and permanently cured.

A System of Medicine Based Upon the Law of Homeopathy Ed: H. R. Arndt M.D.



Metallic Copper

When combined with acids, this metal is a violent irritant poison. Even food cooked in untinned copper vessels, by dissolving a portion of the metal, becomes highly poisonous. A case of the poisoning of a whole family, from water from a well in which a copper kettle had been immersed, was given in the Homeopathic World a few years ago.

The Homeopathic Vade Mecum of Modern Medicine and Surgery – E. Harris Ruddock MD – 1869



Four Tips in Fractures

Don’t forget that in epiphyseal fracture the prognosis must be guarded because such injuries in the young are sometimes followed by suspended growth or premature ossification followed by deformity.

Don’t forget to examine the shoulder joint in all fractures of the upper portion of the humerus, to ascertain whether the head is dislocated.

Don’t forget that in fractures of the skull the patient may present no evidences other than those of concussion for days or weeks, and then suddenly develop symtoms of an alarming or fatal character.

Don’t forget that should severe pain develop within a few hours after a splint has been applied, the splint is either too tight from swelling, or the fracture has not been properly reduced, — excepting in cases where a severe sprain complicates the fracture. If pain is caused by swelling and the splint be not removed, within a few hours, degenerative changes are likely to occur in the muscle-cells which may induce ischemic myositis or (in the forearm) Volkmann’s contracture.

About the author

Alan V. Schmukler

Alan V. Schmukler is a homeopath, Chief Editor of Homeopathy for Everyone and author of ”Homeopathy An A to Z Home Handbook”, (also in French, German, Greek, Polish and Portuguese). He is Hpathy’s resident cartoonist and also produces Hpathy’s Tips & Secrets column and homeopathy Crossword puzzles each month. Alan is a recipient of the National Center for Homeopathy Martha Oelman Community Service Award. Visit Alan at his website: Here.


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