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Melastoma | Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke


Melastoma | Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke

Melastoma Ackermani. N. O. Melastoma. Tincture of leaves.

Clinical : Diarrhoea. Perinaeum, pains in. Prostatic affections.

Characteristics : Mure figures and describes this plant. He made a proving of the leaves. On the second day of the proving the prover lost an inveterate diarrhoea with colic. The most notable symptoms were a pain in the perinaeum and testicles; and shuddering followed by heat without sweat.


2. Head : Vertigo.-Headache with sensitiveness of scalp.

8. Mouth : Digging in teeth.-White tongue.-Copious saliva.

11. Stomach : Sour stomach.

12. Abdomen : Borborygmi.-Pain in abdomen.

13. Stool and Anus : Tenesmus with constriction of sphincter.-Heat and pricking at anus.-Fearful pain and pulling from perinaeum to anus when sitting; not ceasing in any position, lasting six hours.-Lancinations in perinaeum, urethra, and testicles.-(Inveterate diarrhoea and colic cured.)

14. Urinary Organs : Pricking in urethra.-Urine: profuse; light foaming; red, odourless, with bloody clots; fetid; white sediment; albuminous.

15. Male Sexual Organs : Hardness of penis without erection.

19. Heart : Palpitation of heart.

20. Back : Pain in loins.

23. Lower Limbs : Weakness of thighs.-Å’dema of legs.

24. Generalities : Prostration.

25. Skin : Eruption on lips, esp. upper.-Itching and heat at night.-Pricking over feet, ankles, and wrists.

26. Sleep : Drowsy in daytime.

27. Fever : Chills followed by sweat.-Violent chills followed by heat without sweat.-Intense heat.

Melastoma | Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke

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