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Homeopathic Materia Medica



ECHINACEA

(echi)

RUDBECKIA (Purple Cone-flower) We are indebted to the Eclectic school for this remarkable medicine as a "corrector of blood dyscrasia." Acute auto-infection. Symptoms of BLOOD POISONING, SEPTIC CONDITIONS GENERALLY. Diarrhoea in typhoid. Gonorrhoea. Boils. ERYSIPELAS. and foul ulcers. GANGRENE. Goitre with exophthalmic symptoms; full doses, also injecting 5-10 drops into thyroid gland. Tendency to malignancy in acute and subacute disorders. Last stages of cancer to ease pain. VENOM INFECTION. Cerebro-spinal meningitis. Puerperal infections. TIRED FEELING. Piles. Pustules. Acts on vermiform appendix thus has been used for appendicitis, but remember it promotes suppuration and a neglected appendicitis with pus formation would probably rupture sooner under its use. Lymphatic inflammation; crushing injuries. SNAKE BITES and bites and stings generally. Foul discharges with emaciation and great debility.

Head
Confused, depressed. Aches with a peculiar periodical flushing of the face, even to the neck; dizziness and profound prostration.

Nose
Foul-smelling discharge, membranous formations protruding. Post-nasal catarrh with ulceration and fetor. Nose feels stuffed up. Right nostril raw, bleeding.

Mouth
Canker; gums recede and bleed easily; corners of mouth and lips crack; tongue dry and swollen; sores; dirty brownish. Tongue, lips, and fauces TINGLE, with sense of fear about heart. (ACON.) White coating of tongue, with red edges. Promotes the flow of saliva. Throat. Tonsils purple or black, gray exudation extending to posterior nares and air-passages. Ulcerated sore throat.

Stomach
Sour belching and heartburn. Nausea; better lying down.

Chest
Pain as of a lump in chest and under sternum. Pain in pectoral muscles. (ARISTOLOCHIA.) Urine. Albuminous, scanty, frequent, and involuntary.

Female
PUERPERAL SEPTICAEMIA; discharges suppressed; abdomen sensitive and tympanitic; offensive, excoriating leucorrhoea.

Extremities
ACHING IN LIMBS and general lassitude.

Skin
Recurring boils. Carbuncles. Irritations from insect bites and poisonous plants. Lymphatics enlarged. Old tibial ulcers. Gangrene.

Fever
CHILLINESS, WITH NAUSEA. Cold flashes all over back. MALARIAL FEVER.

Relationship
Compare: CENCHRIS CONTORTRIX; BOTHROPS; ARS.; LACHES.; BAPTIS.; RHUS; CISTUS; HEPAR; CALENDULA.

Dose
Tincture, one to ten drops, every two hours, and larger doses. LOCALLY, as a cleansing and antiseptic wash.