REMEDY OF THE DAY: ARUM TRIPHYLLUM
Common names.- Wake robin. Jack in the Pulpit, Dragon root
Part used: Dried root
Copperthwaite writes: ┬áArum acts especially upon the mucous membrane of the mouth and fauces, and to some extent upon the larynx and bronchi, producing violent inflammation, tumefaction, and ulceration.
Boericke: ┬áArum maculatum, Italicum, Dracontium, have the same action as the Triphyllum. They all contain an irritant poison, causing inflammation of mucous surfaces and destruction of tissue.┬áAcridity┬áis the keynote of the kind of action characteristic of Arum.