MELASTOMA ACKERMANI

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Mure figures and describes this plant.

“This species has never yet been described by authors It is a bush with round branches triangular at their extremities and covered with a brownish bark The leaves are opposite supported by short and hairy petioles their limb is oval reticulate covered with stiff hairs and traversed on its lower surface by five thick almost parallel nerves running from the base to the summit of the leaf The flowers are sessile supported by terminal axes We employ the leaves”

He made a proving of the leaves. First day In the morning pain in the region of the sternum Sneezing Heat all over Palpitation of heart 5 Buzzing in the left ear Acid stomach Profuse saliva Shuddering then sweat Vertigo Second day 10 Looseness of the teeth and prickings at the vertex Stitches at the feet ankles wrists Disappearance of an inveterate diarrhoea with colic Itching and heat at night Tenesmus with of the sphincter 15 Pain at the perineum Light and foaming urine Hardness of the penis even when is no erection Fetid urine Digging in the teeth 20 Heat and pricking at the anus Pricking in the urethra Weakness of the thighs Profuse urine Lancinations the perinaeum the urethra and the testicles 25 Rumbling Urine more cloudy and less foaming Pain in the abdomen Prostration Pale face 30 Drowsy in the day time Urine with white sediment Albuminous urine pain and pulling from the perineum to the groin for six hours while seated and not passing off in any position shuddering for four hours followed by heat without sweat 35 White coated tongue Bitter mouth Pain in the loins Red urine without smell with bloody coagulated Headache and sensitiveness of the hairy scalp 40 Edema of the legs Eruption on the lips especially the upper heat

SYMPTOMS.

Head.─Vertigo.─Headache with sensitiveness of scalp.

Mouth.─Digging in teeth.─White tongue.─Copious saliva.

Stomach.─Sour stomach.

Abdomen.─Borborygmi.─Pain in abdomen.

Stool and Anus.─Tenesmus with constriction of sphincter.─Heat and pricking at anus.─Fearful pain and pulling from perinæum to anus when sitting; not ceasing in any position, lasting six hours.─Lancinations in perinæum, urethra, and testicles.─(Inveterate diarrhœa and colic cured.)

Urinary Organs.─Pricking in urethra.─Urine: profuse; light foaming; red, odourless, with bloody clots; fetid; white sediment; albuminous.

Male Sexual Organs.─Hardness of penis without erection.

Heart.─Palpitation of heart.

Back.─Pain in loins.

Lower Limbs.─Weakness of thighs.─Œdema of legs.

Generalities.─Prostration.

Skin.─Eruption on lips, esp. upper.─Itching and heat at night.─Pricking over feet, ankles, and wrists.

Sleep.─Drowsy in daytime.

Fever.─Chills followed by sweat.─Violent chills followed by heat without sweat.─Intense heat.

Reference: The Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica. J. H. Clarke
Dr B. Mure’s materia medica

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