Salix Purpurea | Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke

Salix Purpurea

Salix Purpurea | Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke

Salix Purpurea Red or Purple Willow. N. O. Salicaceae. Tincture or infusion of fresh bark.

Clinical Uses of Salix Purpurea : Diarrhoea. Fever. Parotitis. Vertigo.

Characteristics Symptoms of Salix Purpurea : T. C. Duncan and his wife proved Sal. purp., taking drachm doses of the infusion of the bark. The chief symptoms produced were: Giddiness; loose stools; fever; swelling of the right parotid gland. The fever was marked by heat preceding chill and perspiration. Duncan chewed the bark on one occasion, and this caused the astringent effect on the mucous membrane of the mouth. The only rheumatic symptom was aching in right acetabulum.


1. Mind Symptoms of Salix Purpurea : Very nervous, irritable, and despondent all day.-Dulness of intellect.

2. Head Symptoms of Salix Purpurea : In a few minutes dizzy feeling commencing just in front of ears and passing up to vertex, like a wave; compelled to sit down.

6. Face Symptoms of Salix Purpurea : Swelling of r. parotid gland.

8. Mouth Symptoms of Salix Purpurea : Peculiar astringent taste, puckering mucous membrane and closing Steno’s duct.-Taste of undigested food.

12. Abdomen Symptoms of Salix Purpurea : Flatulence.-Pain in abdomen.

13. Stool and Anus Symptoms of Salix Purpurea : Bowels loose; two stools in one day; with griping.

14. Urinary Organs Symptoms of Salix Purpurea : Urine slightly acid; excess of triple and earthy phosphates and epithelium; less uric acid crystals (?).

19. Heart Symptoms of Salix Purpurea : Pulse feeble; circulation torpid.

23. Lower Limbs Symptoms of Salix Purpurea : Aching in r. acetabulum.

26. Sleep Symptoms of Salix Purpurea : Rested poorly; waked often; first too hot, then too chilly.

27. Fever Symptoms of Salix Purpurea : First too hot, then chilly, and at last, towards morning, in a profuse perspiration.

Salix Purpurea | Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke

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