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Guaco | Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke

Guaco

Guaco | Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke

Mikania Guaco (a climbing composite of Tropical America). N. O. Compositae. Tincture or decoction of leaves.

Clinical : Cholera. Diarrhoea. Hydrophobia. Leucorrhoea. Paralysis. Phosphaturia. Rheumatism. Spine, affections of. Tongue, paralysis of.

Characteristics : Guaco has a local repute as a remedy for the bites of serpents, for hydrophobia, cholera, and cancer. In the homoeopathic provings rice-water stools occurred; and difficulty of swallowing as in hydrophobia. One proving also showed an action on the bladder and urinary organs, producing excess of phosphates. A lady who took a decoction for four months steadily, was obliged to discontinue because it produced: Copious, corrosive, putrid leucorrhoea, causing great debility, tanning the inside of the thighs and staining linen yellow. She felt as if fire was running out of her. Terrible itching and smarting. Another prover had severe spinal and occipital pains; paresis of tongue and difficult deglutition. Burning and tearing in soles. Pains as if beaten. Pains extend to other parts, mostly from above downwards. < At night. Motion

Guaco | Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke

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