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Galium | Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke

Galium

Galium | Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke

Galium aparine. Cleavers. Goose-grass. N. O. Galiaceae (considered by some a sub-order of Rubiaceae). Tincture and infusion of fresh plant. Extract. Poultices.

Clinical : Bladder, irritability of. Calculus. Cancer. Gravel. Psoriasis. Ulcers.

Characteristics : Galium has had no proving, but it is a popular remedy for cancer given internally and used externally; and also for scrofulous swellings and ulcers. It is further used as a diuretic and as a solvent for gravel and stone. It has cured a case of nodulated tumour of the tongue diagnosed to be cancer (see Hale); and a case of psoriasis of the hand (left) has been reported cured. Substantial doses were given in each case, and in the latter poultices of the herb were used as well.

Galium | Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke

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