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Materia Medica by Allen



KALMIA LATIFOLIA

(kalm)

MOUNTAIN LAUREL ERICACEAE

Adapted to acute neuralgia, rheumatism, gouty complaints, especially when heart is involved as a sequel of rheumatism or gout.

In heart diseases that have developed from rheumatism, or alternate with it.

Pains sticking, darting, pressing, shooting IN A DOWNWARD DIRECTION (Cac. — upward, Led.) ; attended or succeeded by NUMBNESS OF AFFECTED PART (Acon., Cham., Plat.).

Severe stitching pain in r. eye and orbit (I. eye, Spig.); stiffness in muscles, pain < when turning the eyes (Spig.); begins at sunrise, < at noon and leaves at sunset (Nat. m.).

Rheumatism: pains intense, change places suddenly, going from joint to joint; joint hot, red, swollen; worse from least movement.

Vertigo when stooping or looking down (Spig.).

Pulse slow, scarcely perceptible (35 or 40 per minute) ; pale face and cold extremities.

 

Relations
Similar: to, Led., Rhod., Spig., in rheumatic affections and gout.

It follows Spig. well in heart disease.