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Materia Medica by Allen




Persons of light complexion, blondes; thin, spare, irritable; subject to hepatic, gastric and abdominal complaints (Pod.) ; every age, sex and temperament.


Constant pain under the lower and inner angle of right scapula (Kali c, Mer
under the left, Chenop. g., Sang.).

Ailments: brought on or renewed by change of weather (Mer.); all lessen after dinner.


Tongue coated thickly yellow, with red edges, showing imprint of teeth (Pod
large, flabby, with imprint of teeth, Mer.).

Desire for VERY HOT DRINKS, unless almost boiling stomach will not retain them (Ars., Casc).

Periodic orbital neuralgia (right side), with excessive lachrymation; TEARS FAIRLY GUSH OUT (Rhus).

Constipation: stool, HARD, ROUND BALLS like sheep's dung (Op., Plumb.) ; alternate constipation and diarrhoea.

Diarrhoea: at night; slimy, light-gray; bright-yellowish; brown or white, watery, pasty; involuntary.

Face, forehead, nose, cheeks remarkably yellow.

YELLOW-GRAY COLOR OF THE SKIN; WILTED SKIN; of the palms of hands (Sep.).

Hepatic diseases; jaundice, pain in right shoulder.

Pneumonia of r. lung, liver complications (Mer.).

Spasmodic cough; small lumps of mucus fly from mouth when coughing (Bad., Kali c).

Affects right side most; r. eye, r. lung, r. hypochondrium and abdomen, r. hip and leg; right foot cold as ice, left natural (Lyc).

Old, putrid, spreading ulcers, with a history of liver disease, or of a tubercular diathesis.

Gall-stones, with pain under the right shoulder-blade (terrible attacks of gall-stone colic, Card. m.).


Chel. antidotes the abuse of Bry., especially in hepatic complaints.

Compare: Acon., Bry., Lyc, Mer., Nux, Sang., Sep., Sulph.

Ars., Lyc. and Sulph. follow well, and will often be required to complete the cure.