back Hydrocotyle Asiatica

Synonym. - Hydrocotyle Asiatica. Natural order. - Um- belhferae. Common name. - Water Pennywort. Habitat. - A perennial creeping plant, indigenous to tropical regions. Preparation. - Tincture from the dried plant.

GENERAL ANALYSIS.

Is especially noted for its action upon the skin, which is peculiar, and has led to its successful use in leprosy, lupus and other grave disorders of a like character.

CHARACTERISTIC SYMPTOMS.

Mind.- Gayety ; gloomy thoughts.

Head.- Yertigo, congestion and heaviness.

Stomach.- Loathing of food.

Abdomen.- Flatus. Borborygimi in different parts. Cirrhosis of the liver.

Female Organs.- Heat in the bottom of the vagina; pricking and itching at the orifice. oPruritus.

Generalities. - Depression, heaviness, and a dull feeling throughout the system generally. General weariness. Bruised feeling: in all the muscles.

Skin.- Erysipelatous redness. Spots almost completely circular, with slightly raised scaly edges. Yellowish spots on both legs. Papular eruption on the face. Pustules on the chest. Pricking in different parts. Intolerable itching in several places. Profuse sweat.

Compare.- Ars., Sil., Lyc..

THERAPEUTICS.

Has been used successfully in the treatment of leprosy, elephantiasis, lepra tuberculosis, lupus exudens ; chronic eczema, impetignoides ; acne rosacese; psoriasis; lymphatic tumors. Excessive thickening and exfoliation of the epidermis is the "hief indication for the use of this drug.


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