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Materia Medica by Allen



CAMPHORA

(camph)

CAMPHOR LAURACEAE

 

Pain better while thinking of it (Hell
worse, Cal. p., Helon, Ox. ac).

Persons physically and mentally weak and irritable. Exceedingly sensitive to cold air (Hep., Kali m., Psor.).

Bad effects of shock from injury; surface of body COLD, FACE PALE, BLUE, LIPS LIVID; profound prostration.

Surface cold to the touch, yet cannot bear to be covered; THROWS OFF ALL COVERINGS (Med., Sec).

Entire body painfully sensitive to slightest touch.

TONGUE COLD, flabby, trembling.

Sudden attacks of vomiting and diarrhoea; NOSE COLD AND POINTED; anxious and restless; SKIN AND BREATH COLD (Ver., Jatr.).

In first stages of cholera morbus and Asiatic cholera; severe, long-lasting chill (Ver.).

GREAT COLDNESS OF THE SURFACE WITH SUDDEN AND COMPLETE PROSTRATION OF THE VITAL FORCE; often a remedy in congestive chill; pernicious intermittent (Ver.); pulse weak, externally small, scarcely perceptible.

Measles and scarlatina when eruption does not appear ; with PALE OR COLD BLUE, HIPPOCRATIC FACE; child will not be covered (Sec).

All sequelae of measles.

 

Relations
Camphor antidotes nearly every vegetable medicine; also tobacco, fruits containing prussic acid, poisonous mushrooms; should not be allowed in the sick room in its crude form.

Compare: Carbo veg., Opium, Verat., Sec.

 

Amelioration
When THINKING OF EXISTING COMPLAINT; warm air; drinking cold water.

 

NOTE FOR THOUGHT
All our progress as a school depends on the right view of the symptoms obtained by proving with Camphor and Opium.—HERING.