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Below are the strongest indications of Scammonium in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

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H.C. Allen - no Scammonium
T.F. Allen  
Boenninghausen - no Scammonium
Boericke - no Scammonium
Boger - no Scammonium
Hahnemann - no Scammonium
Hering - no Scammonium
Kent Lectures - no Scammonium
Kent New remedies - no Scammonium
Reversed & reworded Kent repertory - no Scammonium
Morrel - no Scammonium
Nash - no Scammonium
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. Convolvulus scammonia. Scammony. N. O. Convolvulaceae. Triturations of the dried milky juice of the root.


Botanical origin, Convolvulus scammonia, L.

Natural order, Convolvulaceae.

Common name, Scammony, etc.

Preparation, Tricturations of the dried milky juice of the root.


Diarrhoea. Gastro-enteritis.


Scam. is a drastic cathartic, producing copious watery evacuations, and griping a good deal. Sprengel records a case of fatal poisoning in an infant whose mother took a large quantity of Scam., and herself suffered no effects. Scam. must be compared with Jalap., another purging convolvulus. SYMPTOMS. 11, 12. Stomach and Abdomen.

Sudden vomiting and copious green stools, distension and sensitiveness of abdomen and death (in an infant whose nursing mother took a large dose of Scam. and herself experienced no symptoms).

Slight pain in stomach with evacuation of faeces.

Violent pain and rapid succession of stools, leaving inactivity of lower intestines for several days.

Inflammation of mucous membrane attended with loss of appetite and headache.

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Loose evacuation of faeces with slight pain in stomach.

Green stools.

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