Ceanothus AmericanusCeanoth, Ceanothus, New Jersey Tea
Below are the strongest indications of Ceanothus Americanus in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
This remedy seems to possess a specific relation to the spleen. Ague cake of malaria. A left-sided remedy generally. Anaemic patients where liver and spleen are at fault. Chronic bronchitis with profuse secretion. Marked blood pressure, reducing powers. Active hemostatic, materially reducing the clotting of blood.
Enormous enlargement of the spleen. Splenitis; PAIN ALL UP THE LEFT SIDE. Deep-seated pain in left hypochondrium, hypertrophy of spleen. Leucaemia. Violent dyspnoea. Menses profuse, and yellow weakening leucorrhoea. Unable to lie on left side. Pain in liver and back.
Diarrhoea; bearing down in abdomen and rectum.
Constant urging to urinate. Green; frothy; contains bile, sugar.
Compare: Tinospora cordifolia (a Hindu medicine for chronic cases of fever with enlarged spleen). Polymnia uvedalia — Bears foot — (acute splenitis with tenderness over left hypochondriac region; spleen enlarged, ague cake. Vascular atony, tissues sodden, flabby and non-elastic. Enlarged glands; influences all ductless glands). Ceanothus thrysiflorus — California Lilac — (Pharyngitis, tonsillitis, nasal catarrh, diphtheria. Tincture internally and as a gargle.)
Compare: Berberis; Myrica; Cedron; Agaricus (spleen).
WORSE, motion; lying on left side.
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.
Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.