back Erigeron Canadense

Synonym- Eriger on Canadense. Natural order.- Compositae. Common names.- Horseweed. Butterweed. Canada Fleabane. Habitat. - An indigenous annual plant. Preparation.- Tincture from the entire fresh plant.

Clinical uses of Erigeron show that its most important action is upon the unstripped muscular fibre of the arteries, making it especially useful in the treatment of haemorrhages, particularly from the uterus, where it has become an indispensable remedy. It is also useful in haemorrhages from the nose, bowels and other parts, the characteristic being that the flow is of a bright-red color, and is increased by every move- ment of the patient. It is used both internally and topically. It has also been successfully used in dysuria, especially of children, with symptoms as given below.

Head.- Congestion of the head, face red, nosebleed (Bell.); febrile action.

Nose.- oEpistaxis of bright-red blood (Acon.).

Stomach.- o Violent retching and burning in the stomach, with vomiting of blood (Ars.).

Stool. - oStool small, streaked with blood; tormina; burning in the bowels and rectum; hard lumps of faeces mixed with the discharges. oH8emorrhage from the bowels (Ham.). oHaemorrhoids, bleeding with hard, lumpy stools; burning in the margin of anus; it feels as if torn.

Urine.- oUrination painful or suppressed (Acon.). oDysuria of teething children; frequent desire; crying when urinating; urine profuse, of very strong odor; external parts (female) inflamed or irritated, with considerable mucous discharge.

Female Organs.- Metrorrhagia, with violent irritation of rectum and bladder; after abortion, with diarrhoea and dysuria; with prolapsus uteri. oVery profuse flow of bright-red blood {Acon., Bell., Ham., Ipec); every movement of patient increases the flow (Sec. c., Sab.); pallor and weakness (Cinch.). oLeucorrhoea profuse, with spasmodic pains, and irritation of the bladder and rectum. oBloody lochia returns after the least motion; worse during rest.

Respiratory Organs.- oCough, bloody expectoration; incip ient phthisis.

Compare.- Acon., Cinnam., Canth., Ipec, Sabina, Sec. cor., Terebin., Tril.

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