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Homeopathic Materia Medica by Farrington


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Today have we have on the board the RANUNCULACEAE, an order of plants containing many medicines. It receives its name from the different varieties of the butter-cup. As a whole, the order seems tp possess an acridity, and some of its members are slightly narcotic. From this order we obtain Aconite, Actea racemosa, Actea spicata, Radix coptidis, Ranunculus bulbosus, Ranunculus sceleratus, Hepatica, Pulsatilla, Hydrastis Canadensis, Clematis erecta, Staphisagria, Helleborus, and Paeonia. We will have time to study only the principal of these. We will first consider Aconite.