back Bufo Rana

Synonym.- Bufo Rana.

Natural order.- Bufonidse.

Common name.- Toad.

Preparation.- Triturations of the poison.

Acts upon the cerebro-spinal system, affecting both the moral senses and the motor nerves.  It serves to rouse the lowest passions, making man beastly.  Causes a, desire for intoxicating drinks, and the victim seeks solitude that he may abandon himself to onanism.  It also produces impotency, and, it is said, has been given by women to their husbands for that purpose.  It also produces a condition simulating epilepsy, and has been successfully used in the treatment of that disease; especially when the fits come on during coition, or are the result of onanism.  Dr. Lippe says "epilepsy from fright."  Epilepsy at the time of the menses.  The aura appears to begin in the solar plexus, or in the uterine region.  The attacks are preceded by an angry state of the mind; talks incoherently, and becomes angry if not understood. Bufo has a decided and rapid influence on the lymphatic system, a bluish swelling following the course of the lymphatics.  This is apt to start from a wound.  Bufo is indicated in malignant pustules, when the ulcer occurs on the mouth or cheeks and causes perforation. It has been used successfully in the treatment of indurations of the mammary gland, possibly of a cancerous nature.  Has also been used in other cutaneous disorders, and in the beginning of softening of the brain.  Most of the symptoms accredited to Bufo are from unreliable sources.

Compare.-- Agn. cast., Coni., Lach., Phos.

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