back Cistus Canadensis

Synonym. - Cistus Canadense . Natural order. - - Cistaceae, Common names. -Rook Rose. Frostweed. Habitat.- A peren nial herbaceous plant, growing in all parts of the United States. Preparation.- Tincture from the fresh plant.

Acts especially upon mucous membranes, producing catarrh, and upon the skin and glandular system, establishing conditions which simulate a scrofulous disease.

Mind. - All mental excitement increases the suffering.

Head.-- Oppressive headache. Headache generally grows worse toward evening, and lasts all night.

Eyes.- oScrofulous inflammation of long standing; feeling as if something Avere passing around in the eye, with stitches.

Ears.- Watery, bad-smelling pus discharged from the ears (Graph., Hep.); inner swelling of the ears. Tetters on and around the ear.

Nose.- Sneezing without other symptoms of cold. Left side inflamed and swollen. Tip of nose painful.

Face.- Flushes of heat in the face. Vesicular erysipelas in the face (Rhus tox.).

Mouth. - Scorbutic, swollen gums, separating from the teeth; easily bleeding, putrid and disgusting (Carb. v., Merc, Nitr. ac). Dryness of the tongue and root of the mouth. Tongue sore, as if raw on the surface. Inhaled air feels cool to the tongue.

Throat.- Fauces inflamed and very dry without feeling dry, with much hawking of thick, tough, tasteless mucus. Must swallow saliva to relieve the unbearable dryness, especially at night. Dryness in throat better after eating. Inhaling cold air causes pain in the throat. Stitches in throat cause cough ; when mentally agitated. Feeling of rawness from the chest to the throat. A feeling as if sand were in the throat.

Stomach.- Cool eructations. Cold feeling in stomach before and after eating (Absinth,. Colch.).

Abdomen.- Much flatulence, in the evening and at night.

Stool. - Diarrhoea after eating fruit (Cinch.). Thin, grayish- yellow, hot stools; squirting out (Crot. tig.); worse after part of night until noon.

Respiratory Organs.- Pain in the trachea. Inhaled air feels cool in larynx and trachea. Cough from stitches in throat ; with painful tearing in throat. Expectoration of bitter mucus. Pressure on the chest.

Neck.- Scrofulous swelling and suppuration of the glands of the throat (Calc. c, Iodi.).

Limbs. - Drawing, tearing pains in the joints. Involuntary, drawing and trembling feeling in muscular parts of hands and lower extremities. Trembling with the fever; cold feet.

Skin.- Eruptions on the back, like zoster. Herpetic eruptions on various parts. oOld ulcers.

Compare- Bell., Calc. c, Graph., Hep. s., Kali bi., Nitr. ac, Phos., Sulph.


Cist us has only been used for diseases which are the out- growth of a scrofulous diathesis, especially for swollen glands, when they become inflamed, indurated or ulcerated; herpes; eczema : old ulcers : scrofulous ophthalmia of long standing, offensive discharges; sore throat, with great dryness, great swelling of uvula and tonsils. Diarrhoea from fruit; from coffee; stools thin, grayish-yellow, worse mornings. Asthma, wind- pipe seems too narrow, wants fresh air, worse when lying down. Induration of mammary glands.

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