REMEDY OF THE DAY: CAMPHORA – Laurus camphora.
An evergreen tree native of Malasia, Japan, Taiwan,
Hahnemann wrote Camphor is just as puzzling and wonderul
for it removes the violent effects of very many violent
action of very many drugs, whether unsuitably employed or given in
too large doses, but generally only in the primary action, as a kind
of contrarium, as a palliative. (tabaccum, opium, worm medicines.
ICY COLDNESS OF THE WHOLE BODYCHARACTERIZES THE REMEDY,
cannot bear to be covered.
after operations, if temperature is subnormal, low blood pressure,
anxiety with fright, angush fears its own thoughts.
For this purpose it must be given very frequently, but in very small doses
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every two or three minutes, about one drop of the saturated alcoholic
solution (one eighth of a grain) shaken up in half an ounce of water
until dissolved, or by means of olfaction of a saturated alcoholic
solution of camphor every three, four, six, ten, fifteen minutes.
This conditions meet with cholera, Hiperpirexia, influenza, insolation.
cracking joints, tongue cold, tetanus, siberian flue,
Males priapism, chordee, nighty emissions, besire increased
Burning and stranguri with tenessmus of the neck of bladder.
I have not found camphor suitable as an antidote to the violent
effects of ignatia.
The rapid exhaustion of its action and the quick change of its
symptoms render it incapable of curing most chronic diseases.
When dangerous effects are present from a large dose of camphor,
opium is useful as an anitdote; and, on the other hand,
camphor is a prompt antidote in opium poisoning; thus each
of these substances removes the effects of the other, It is therefore
astonishing how opium and camphor have hitherto been
given in combination in one prescription!
Hahnemann’s M.M. Pura
Beatriz H Hill