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Gymnocladus Canadensis | Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke

Gymnocladus Canadensis

Gymnocladus Canadensis | Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke

Chicot. American Coffee-tree. N. O. Leguminosae. Tincture of fresh pulp of the pods.

Clinical : Erysipelas. Fever. Headache. Spleen, pain in. Throat, sore. Tongue, blue. Toothache. Whitlow.

Characteristics : The most peculiar symptom of the Gymnocladus Canadensis proving is a bluish-white coating of the tongue. Guided by this symptom C. T. Bingham cured a man of headache following influenza “a constant severe pain in front part of head, especially under eyebrows and upper part of nose.” It had lasted over two weeks, never ceasing and at times intolerable. Bones of eye-sockets sore to touch. Tongue covered all over with bluish-white coat; does not enjoy food; is very weak. Gym. 2x cured. Full, tight headache appears in the proving, with sensation as if the eyes were pushed forward. The fulness takes actual shape in “erysipelatous swelling of face and head; hot face; it feels swollen; is compelled to rub the eyes.” Full sensations and burning pains are very common. Toothache from slightest cold air or drink. Sore throat, dark livid redness of fauces and tonsils. There are a number of fever symptoms: Desire for heat, wants to be near the fire. Cold chills and pains in bowels. Perspiration in axillary regions and palms. Epidemic fevers of typhoid character have been cured by it. Violent pain in left forearm as if the bones were crushed. There is aversion to motion; easily fatigued; desire to lean the head on something. Walking

Gymnocladus Canadensis | Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke

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