Caulophyllum, Ferrum, Citrate of Iron and Quinine Phosphoric- acid, Hydrastis, Senecio.
We prepare a tincture of the root and likewise use the resinoid Helonin and its triturations.
This drug is particularly distinguished for its admirable virtues in remedying disorders of the urinary apparatus and of the womb. We have not had an opportunity of employing it in diseases of the urinary organs, but other physicians both of the eclectic and homoeopathic schools have. Among other urinary difficulties it has cured mild cases of glycosuria, and even Bright’s disease is claimed to have yielded to its curative influence. It cures urinary troubles characterized by frequent desire to urinate, discharges of quantities of urine which is either perfectly clear and limpid, or high colored, pain in the small of the back, region of the kidneys and bladder, loss of appetite, debility, emaciation. Helonias being possessed of an apparently specific power to depress the spirits, the urinary and uterine difficulties to which it is homoeopathic are generally attended with a melancholy state of mind. In one case, reported by Dr. Rogers of Coldwater, Mich. the urinary trouble was attended with impotence. This likewise was permanently relieved under the operation of the Helonias.
As a uterine tonic this remedy holds a distinguished rank. It seems to be particularly adapted to anaemic females of lax fibre. It has been used with success against prolapsus uteri, menorrhagia and metrorrhagia in the case of impoverished, anaemic females; it has prevented miscarriage and had relieved the distress experienced by debilitated anaemic females at the commencement of the catamenia. We have known it to relieve the most agonizing tortures that seemed unbearable and would extort the most piteous moans from the sufferer, in the space of a few minutes. The medicine had to be administered in pretty large doses.