Homeopathic Materia Medica
(stroph)(Kombe-seed) Strophanthus is a muscle poison; it increases the contractile power of all striped muscles. Acts on the heart, INCREASING THE SYSTOLE AND DIMINISHES THE RAPIDITY. May be used with advantage to tone the heart, and run off dropsical accumulations. In small doses for weak heart; it feels enlarged. In mitral regurgitation, where oedema and dropsy have supervened. (DIGIT.) Strophantus occasions no gastric distress, has no cumulative effects, is a greater diuretic, and is safer for the aged, as it does not affect the vaso-motors. In pneumonia and in severe prostration from haemorrhage after operations and acute diseases. After the long use of stimulants; IRRITABLE HEART of tabacco-smokers. Arterio-sclerosis; rigid arteries of aged. Restores tone to a BRITTLE tissue, especially of the heart muscle and valves. Especially useful in failing compensation dependent upon fatty heart. HIVES. Anaemia with palpitation and breathlessness. Exophthalmia goitre. Corpulent persons.