OSTRYA VIRGINICA, VIRGINIANA, Iron wood.

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REMEDY OF THE DAY: OSTRYA VIRGINICA
Iron wood, Hop-hornbeam, Lever-wood, tincture made
of heart of the tree evaporated to a power and triturated
Burt W.H. Physiological Materia Medica:
Has three special centers of action: 1. Cerebro-spinal system
Intermitten and Bilious fever. 2. Stomach and Small intestine
Congestion, secretions, atony. 3. Liver and spleen congestion
hypertrophy, anemic.
It is a cerebro spinal remedy of great value in the treatment
of intermittents, stands second after sulphate of quinine
In sporadic and endemic intermittents, will cure absolutely
every case, but in epidemic malarial intermittents will fail in
the majority of the cases. Resembles China in its action and
cases suppressed by China
Clinical: Headache, dull, head numb, intermittent fever,
affections of liver, lumbago, malaria, malarial anemia.
Alle put in italics “Tongue coated yellow at root” “Loss of
appetite for breakfast and dinner. “Frequent nausea with
the dull frontal headache”, or in the other hand there is
increased appetite, hunger makes the patient eat at 4 am.
and sinking at epigastrium.
black stools, agg. 6am, 4am, 3pm.
Antidoted by Bryonia and Nux.
Anemia from malaria, jauundice, rumbling in intestines.
restlessness at night,
Beatriz H Hill

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