HEPATICA

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Hepatica is named from its leaves, which, like the human liver (Greek hepar), have three lobes. It was once used as a medicinal herb. Owing to the doctrine of signatures, the plant was once thought to be an effective treatment for liver disorders. Although poisonous in large doses, the leaves and flowers may be used as an astringent, as a demulcent for slow-healing injuries, and as a diuretic.
In Homeopathy, it is used in low potencies, in pharyngeal catarrh, with profuse, serous sputa and hoarseness. Tickling and irritation of the throat. Scraping rough sensation. It induces free and easy expectoration.Viscid, thick, tenacious phlegm caused by continous hawking. Sensation about the epiglottis as if particles of food remained. Sputa is sweet, profuse and creamy.
All our definite knowledge of it began with an experiment made by Dr. D. G. Kimball, who chewed the leaves every day for “a chronic irritation of the throat and lungs.” A few symptoms were produced, and the symptoms he complained of were removed, notably: tickling irritation in throat and sensation about epiglottis as of particles of food remaining. Accumulation of viscid, tenacious phlegm, with frequent hawking. Lungs became much stronger and digestion more perfect.
Hale, experiencing an attack of circumscribed pneumonia, with bloody expectoration; or else, profuse, yellow, creamy, exceedingly sweet, some pain and constriction in right chest, tickling in fauces < by eating; or from inhalation of dust; chewed the dry leaves, and in a few days was well. Stan., Lyc., Phos., Sul. had all failed to relieve. Wegge, of Copenhagen, according to Hansen, confirms its value in pharyngeal catarrh, with profuse serous sputa and hoarseness. In the subjoined Schema I give both caused and cured symptoms. SYMPTOMS.
Eyes somewhat sensitive to light; itching and smarting; slightly agglutinated in morning.
Bloody mucus frequently blown from l. nostril for three or four days in succession.─Soreness of end of nose at entrance of nostrils.
Rough scraping, irritative and tickling sensation in throat and fauces disappears, also sensation about epiglottis and larynx as of particles of food remaining.─Accustomed accumulation of phlegm, sometimes thick, viscid, and tenacious, inducing frequent hawking and disposition to hawk disappears.─Pharyngeal catarrh, with profuse serous expectoration and hoarseness.─An exceeding, annoying irritation of fauces (with pneumonia), tickling, itching, scraping, almost constant; < by eating or inhalation of dust (cured). Digestion more perfect. The customary paroxysms of coughing, and somewhat abundant expectoration, mostly daily about midday, a portion of the expectoration being opaque, yellowish, of the consistence of cream, the rest mucous and frothy, disappear.─State of lungs and throat much better.─Bronchitis, with circumscribed pneumonia, sputa bloody and purulent; sputa profuse, yellow, creamy, and exceedingly sweet; some pain and constriction of r. chest; an exceedingly annoying irritation of fauces (cured).─Uncommonly free and easy expectoration. Reference: Homeopathic Materia Medica by William Boericke, M.D A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica. J. H. Clarke I Love Homeopathy Kartik

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  1. How can you give prescrptions without knowing the person? Are you a homeopath? Did you know that the result of taking a remedy very often is that this remedy loses its effect? Did you know also that if you give an inadequate remedy the symptoms are supressed and not healed and can produce other symptoms, even worse. Or if there are no symptoms you can get the symptoms which the remedy should heal? You should consult a homeopath. One of the pricipals of homeopathy is individualization. There is no specific remedy for cough, there are only specific remedy for a determined person!

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