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LECITHIN

(lec)

(A Phosphorus-containing Complex Organic Body prepared from the yolk of egg and animal brains) Lecithin is important in the vital processes of plant and animal organisms. Lecithin has a favorable influence upon the nutritive condition and especially upon the blood hence its use in anaemia and convalescence, neurasthenia and insomnia. Increasing the number of red corpuscles and amount of hemoglobin. Excellent galactagogue, renders milk more nourishing and increases quantity. Causes an immediate decrease in the excretion of the phosphates. Mental exhaustion and impotency. Tuberculosis, causing marked improvement in nutrition and general improvement. Tired, weak, short breath, loss of flesh; symptoms of general break-down. Sexually weak.

Mind
Forgetful, dull, confused.

Head
Aching, especially in occiput-pulsating and ringing in ears. Pain in zygoma; face pale.

Stomach
Loss of appetite, thirsty, craves wine and coffee; bloated, sore pain in stomach rising toward throat. Urine. Scanty, with phosphates, sugar or albumen.

Sexual
Male power lost or enfeebled. Anaphrodisia and ovarian insufficiency.

Extremities
Soreness, aching, lack of energy. Tired and weak.

Relationship
Compare: PHOSPHOR.

Dose
One-half to 2 grains of crude and potencies. Twelfth potency.