Eupatorium Purpureum | Materia Medica by E. B. Nash
Eugene Beauharnais “E. B.” Nash (8 March 1838 – 6 November 1917) was one of America’s leading 19th-century homeopaths.
Born in Hillsdale, New York, Nash graduated from Cleveland Homoeopathic Medical College in 1874. He served as Professor of Materia Medica in the New York Homeopathic Medical College, and also taught at the Homoeopathic Hospital of London.
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From the provings made by Dr. Dresser and his wife this remedy ought to be a good one for urinary diseases. And Dr. Hughes says: “The drug has become MY favorite remedy for vesical irritability in women.” I have not yet tried it in such cases; but I have done some good work with it in intermittents, when the chill BEGAN IN THE SMALL OF THE BACK AND SPREAD FROM THERE UP AND DOWNWARD, which is as near a keynote as any I know for its use. Like the EUPATORIUM PERFOLIATUM there are BONE PAINS present. A lady who had lived near a marsh or swamp for seven years never had any appearance of malarial symptoms while living there, but after she came away they developed and were unyielding to the usual Quinine treatment. In fact, it utterly failed to do more than suppress for a short time when it would return and in an intensified form. On the above indications she was quickly and permanently cured by EUPATORIUM PURPUREUM 200th.
CAPSICUM seems to resemble this remedy, both in the chills beginning in the back and the vesical irritability, but the CAPSICUM chill begins exactly between the shoulders, while EUPATORIUM begins in the dorsal or lumbar region.
CAPSICUM has violent chill, with general coldness of the body. EUPATORIUM PURP., violent shaking with little coldness of the body. EUPATORIUM PURP., EUPATORIUM PERF. and CAPSICUM all have bone pains before the chill, but EUPATORIUM PERF. the strongest.