Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Formica Rufa in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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1, C. W. B. took 1 drop of 30th dil., N. Am. J. of Hom., N. S., 1, p. 486; 2, A. H. C. took same; 3, J. P. H. took 1 drop of 3d dil.; 4, W. H. H. N. took 1 drop of 6th dil.; 5, same, took 1 dose of 30th dil.; 6, C. W. B. took 1 drop of 30th dil.; 7, same, took 1 dose 200th (Jenichen); 8, W. W. took 1 dose 200th (Jenichen); 9, C. G. took 200th dil.; 10, same, took 30th; 11, J. R. E. took 1 dose 30th; 11b, same repeated; 12, W. L. G. took 1 dose 30th dil.; 13, Miss B., aged 35, took 200th (Jenichen); 14, C. Hering, N. Am. J. of Hom., N. S., 2, p. 22, effects of inhalation of Formic ether; 15, same, effects of inhalation of Formyl acid; 15b, same, took several drops of Formyl acid; 16, N. Koller, effects of inhalation of Spiritus formicarum, ibid; 16b, same, took several drops; 17, J. A. Stiles took of Spiritus repeated doses of 4 to 7 drops, on first, second, sixth, and seventh days, ibid.; 18, Ch. A. B. took drop doses, then 30 and 60-drop doses, ibid.; 19, effects of Spiritus Formicarum given to a man for rheumatic pains, ibid.; 20, a young lady took Spiritus Formicarum several days, ibid.; 21, a lady took 3 drops first day, 6 drops second day, and more fourth day, ibid.; 22, L. N., effects when taken for a blister on face, ibid.; 23, N. Koller took tincture of Formica subsericea; 24, E. W. Berridge, effects of bite of "Formica rufa" (Australian black ant), N. Eng. Med. Gaz., 9, p. 402; 25, C. Hering, N. Am. J., N. S., 2, 21 (Dr. Herz, Nass. Med. Jahrb., 1859 and 1861), effects of gathering ants with bare hands; 26, C. Hering, ibid. (from Martina), an anaemic woman died from the effects of an ant vapor bath.
Formica rufa, Linn.
Class, Hymenoptera. Common name (Fr.), Fourmi fauve des bois.
Preparation, Tincture of live ants.≡ more ...