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Euphorbia Peplus | Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke

Euphorbia Peplus

Euphorbia Peplus | Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke

Petty Spurge. N. O. Euphorbiaceae. Effect of juice and local application of leaves.

Clinical : Ecthyma. Erysipelas. Sore throat.

Characteristics : The application of the juice and leaves sets up intense and painful inflammation, erysipelatous, phlegmonous, pustular, with intense burning pain. In one of the cases observed, a boy applied the juice of the stein to an inflamed gum. In another, a boy applied the leaves as a poultice to a black eye. Burnett produced a sore throat in himself by chewing the herb; and he cured with the 3x a case of simple sore throat with swelling and painful swallowing.


6. Face : After a week, phlegmonous erysipelas under l. eye, spreading downwards and forwards.-Five or six pustules are on forehead, one on each ala nasi, one on root of nose, one on l. elbow, burning pain in all.-Lower half of nose red, swollen, inflamed, shiny.-Lips parched, slightly swollen, covered with a crop of small pustules; another large pustule appears on upper lip midway between mouth and nose.

8. Mouth : Mouth so much inflamed the doctor thought it due to mercurial remedies.-In several days pain intolerable, compelling cries and indescribable agitation, patient unable to sleep or drink.

9. Throat : Sore throat; throat swollen with painful swallowing.

20. Neck : More pustules developed l. side of neck, becoming hard boils, and slowly going away without breaking.

Euphorbia Peplus | Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke

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