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Materia Medica by Allen



HYPERICUM PERFORATUM

(hyp)

ST. JOHN'S WORT HYPERICACEAE

Mechanical injuries of spinal cord; bad effects of spinal concussion; pains, after a fall on coccyx.

Punctured, incised or lacerated wounds; sore, painful (Led. — contused wounds, Arn., Ham.), especially if of long duration.

Injuries: from treading on nails, needles, pins, splinters (Led.); from rat-bites; PREVENTS LOCKJAW.

Preserves integrity of torn and lacerated members when almost entirely separated from body (Calend.).

Injury to parts rich in sentient nerves—fingers, toes, matrices of nails, palms or soles—where the intolerable pain shows nerves are severely involved; of tissues of animal life, as hands and feet.

Nervous depression following wounds or surgical operations; removes bad effect of shock, of fright, of mesmerism.

Always modifies and sometimes arrests ulceration and sloughing (Calend.). Crushed, mashed finger-tips. Tetanus after traumatic injuries (compare, Phys.)

Vertigo: sensation as if head became suddenly elongated; at night, with urging to urinate.

Headache: after a fall upon occiput, with sensation AS IF BEING LIFTED UP HIGH INTO THE AIR; great anxiety lest she fall from this height.

Spine: after a fall; slightest motion of arms or neck extorts cries; spine very sensitive to touch.

Bunions and corns when pain is excruciating, showing nerve involvement.

Convulsions; after blows on head or concussion.

 

Relations
Compare: Arn., Calen., Ruta, Staph.

In wounds where formerly Acon, and Arn. were given alternately, Hypericum cures.