Homeopathic Materia Medica - William Boericke

LACHNANTHES TINCTORIA

Last modified on August 23rd, 2018

Homeopathy medicine Lachnanthes Tinctoria from William Boericke’s Pocket manual of homoeopathic materia medica, comprising the characteristic and guiding symptoms of all remedies, published in 1906

Spirit-weed
(LACHNANTHES)

Head, chest and circulation are affected. Bridge of nose as if pinched. A remedy for torticollis, rheumatic symptoms about neck. Tuberculosis-light-complexioned people. Early stages, and established chest cases, with much coldness. Produces a desire to talk-a flow of language and the courage to make a speech.

Head.–Right-sided pain, extending down to jaw; head feels enlarged; worse, least noise. Scalp painful. Sleepless. Circumscribed red cheeks; scalp feels sore, as if hair was standing on end; burning in palms and soles. Bridge of nose feels as if pinched.

Chest.–Sensation of heat-bubbling and boiling around heart region rising to head.

Back.–Chilliness between the shoulder-blades; pain and stiffness in back.

Neck.–Drawn over to one side in sore throat. Rheumatism of the neck. Stiffness of neck. Pain in nape, as if dislocated.

Skin.–Body icy cold; face yellow; tendency to sweat.

Relationship.–Compare: Dulc; Bry; Puls; also Fel tauri (nape of neck pains, and great tension there).

Dose.–Third potency. Tincture in phthisis, unit doses, once or twice a week, or three drops every four hours.

 

About the author

William Boericke

William Boericke, M.D., was born in Austria, in 1849. He graduated from Hahnemann Medical College in 1880 and was later co-owner of the renowned homeopathic pharmaceutical firm of Boericke & Tafel, in Philadelphia. Dr. Boericke was one of the incorporators of the Hahnemann College of San Francisco, and served as professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics. He was a member of the California State Homeopathic Society, and of the American Institute of Homeopathy. He was also the founder of the California Homeopath, which he established in 1882. Dr. Boericke was one of the board of trustees of Hahnemann Hospital College. He authored the well known Pocket Manual of Materia Medica.

1 Comment

  • My experience with this remedy has been unique. A pain in the left second toe which came like clockwork in the morning and at 4 in the afternoon, was not responding to any remedy . The symptom being single and me being healthy in all other respects, had no alternate but to search the materia medicas for a cure. I found lachnanthus for the very symptom( only for the toe in the left foot) and to my delight, it proved to be the right remedy.

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