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Nymphaea Odorata | Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke

Nymphaea Odorata

Nymphaea Odorata | Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke

Sweet Water Lily. N. O. Nymphaeaceae. Tincture of the root.

Clinical : Back, pain in. Coryza. Diarrhoea. Throat, sore.

Characteristics : Hale mentions this emblem of purity and its traditional reputation as a dissipator of venereal desires. There has been only one proving (by Dr. Cowles), and no definite clinical experience. Like Nuphar, it has early morning looseness of bowels.


2. Head : Head feels very heavy.

5. Nose : Severe coryza.

9. Throat : Throat sore as from a cold, frequent desire to swallow with painful deglutition.-Tingling; roughness in throat.

12. Abdomen : Pain in hypogastrium and back, and a stool 7 a.m.

13. Stool and Anus : Stools in early morning, 7 a.m.; also 11 a.m.-Thin stool with a little pain and smarting at anus, 1.30 p.m.-Pain in bowels for a few moments at a time, sharp, and passage of foul flatus.-Looseness of bowels with pain.

14. Urinary Organs : Increased flow of urine.-Some urine passed involuntarily.-Sensation as if urine was not all passed, with feeling of weakness in lumbar region.

15. Male Sexual Organs : Slight increase of sexual feeling.-Slight excitement.

16. Female Sexual Organs : (Used as an injection to stop leucorrhoea.)

17. Respiratory Organs : Some cough in morning.

20. Back : Pain in back.-Feeling of weakness in lumbar region; with sensation as if urine was not all passed.

23. Lower Limbs : Weakness and pain in bones and lower limbs.

24. Generalities : Dull, weak, and unfit for work.

26. Sleep : Lascivious dreams.

27. Fever : Chilly feeling.

Nymphaea Odorata | Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke

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