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Iris Foetidissima | Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke

Iris Foetidissima

Iris Foetidissima | Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke

Iris Foetidissima. N. O. Iridaceae. Tincture of root.

Clinical : Headache. Hernia.

Characteristics : Ir. foet. was proved under Berridge’s direction. One prover, Dr. Croker, chewed a piece of the root; another took the tincture; one experienced symptoms from potentising the drug, and later took the 14th dilution. The rest took very high potencies. The prover who chewed the root experienced a burning feeling in mouth and fauces extending to stomach, and not relieved by cold water or anything else. A number of pains were felt in the head.

Relations : Compare: The Arums and the other Irises.

SYMPTOMS.

1. Mind : Makes mistakes in writing and speaking; puts “right” for “left” and vice versâ.

2. Head : Light-headed; staggers to l.-Great weight on vertex when the pain in the stomach (burning) occurs; cannot sit to his office work, in the morning; pain at vertex sometimes reaching down to over eyes.

8. Mouth : Great burning feeling in mouth and fauces, extending into stomach, not > by cold water or anything else.

11. Stomach : Burning as from vitriol in stomach.-Pain in r. groin as if inguinal hernia would protrude when walking (14th dil.).

Iris Foetidissima | Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke

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