The great sphere of usefulness of Hamamelis is in the treatment of passive venous haemorrhages from any part, the varieties of which have been sufficiently detailed in the preceding list of symptoms. An invaluable remedy for varicose veins, and, in watery extract, an excellent local application in varicose ulcers. Phlebitis. An excellent remedy in phlegmasia alba dolens.
Probably the most generally effective remedy both externally and internally for bleeding hemorrhoids. Useful in many troubles of the sexual system of both sexes. In the male: varicocele; orchitis; neuralgia of the testicles. In the female: varices of the labia; vaginismus; subacute ovaritis; vicarious menstruation; metrorrhagia; dysmenorrhoea; chronic metritis.
Has been employed in low forms of fever with haemorrhagic tendency. Also haemorrhagic measles, haemorrhagic small-pox and purpura. Hamamelis, in water}^ extract already mentioned, is a highly popular and safe domestic remedy, being applied, both locally and internally, for nearly all ills to which flesh is heir.
It is a valuable remedy after injuries, for haemorrhages, and ecchymoses ; it also relieves the soreness of muscles, heals cuts and ragged wounds, preventing suppuration, and may be applied to almost any part for the relief of pain and soreness, sometimes proving superior to Arnica or any other remedy for such purposes.
Refrence: A. C. COWPERTHWAITE. A TEXT-BOOK OF MATERIA MEDICA AND THERAPEUTICS. CHARACTERISTIC, ANALYTICAL, AND COMPARATIVE.