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Hypericum Perforatum - Appendix symptoms - T.F. Allen

St. John's-wort, Hypericum, Hypericum Perfoliatum, Hypericum perforatum, millepertuis Hyper.

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HPUS indication of Hypericum Perforatum: Shooting pain
Hypericum Perforatum
Common symptoms: Shooting pain, Bug bites, Burns.

Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Hypericum Perforatum in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.

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1, Dr. George F. Mueller, Hygea, 5, 484, "Caroline," aged 23, unmarried, took 4 drops of tincture, one dose; 2, "Catharine," aged 31, took same; 3, "Madeline," aged 21, took same; 4, Thorer, Beitr├Ąge, 4, 1839, p. 118, effects of 30th dilution, taken in the evening; 5, Dr. Stokes's provings on self and wife, with 10 to 30 drops of tincture three times a day, also doses of 1/2 to 1 drachm of tincture and of infusion, Hom. Times, 1853 (from German translation, original not accessible); 6, Dr. Bruckner, A. H. Z., 68, 132, took 6th dilution (first, second, fourth, fifth, sixth days), 30th dilution (seventh day), 6th dilution (eighth, ninth, fourteenth days); 6a, same prover took (the subsequent year), 1st dilution for a headache; 7, Schelling, A. H. Z., 79, 22, took 1st dilution (first day), afterwards 6 drops of tincture, and after four days, 1 drop daily for eight days; 7a, same prover the next year took 1st dilution, three doses in one forenoon.

5, August 18th, 1852, smelled and tasted tincture just set to macerate, in the evening (first day); took 1/2 ounce tincture and walked out, 11 A.M. (second day); 1/2 drachm tincture at 10.30 A.M. (third day); 1 drachm tincture (fourth day); 1/2 ounce (fifth day); 1 ounce infusion at 11 A.M., 2 ounces more in afternoon (seventh day); 1 ounce infusion at 4.30 P.M. (eighth day); 5a, second proving, September 6th, took of infusion half a pint with 2 drachms of tincture for a mixture; infusion, 10 drachms between dinner and tea (first day); 3 drachms of infusion (second day); 1 1/2 ounce infusion (fifth day); 5b, third proving, September 17th, 10 drops in water of a dilution made with 20 drops tincture to 2 drachms of spirit, at 10.40 A.M. (first day); same at 8 P.M. (second day); 10 drops three times (third day); 10 drops at noon (fourth day); 20 drops on tongue twice, and took the whole lot prepared (fifth day); 5c, fourth proving, September 26th, took 3d cent. dil., 10 drops in water, 8 A.M. (first day); 10 drops at 11 A.M. (third day); 10 drops in the morning (fifth day); 5d, female prover, S. E. S., took 10 drops strong tincture three times a day, beginning October 11th, 1852; 5e, October 19th, second proving with 30 drops, three times a day, on the fourth day stopped the medicine, got an olfaction of Staphysagria Staph., and then one of Chamomilla Chamom.; 5f, November 3d, 3 globules 3d dec. dynamization.


Hypericum perforatum, Linn.

Natural order, Hypericaceae. Common names, St. John's Wort; (G.), Johannis-kraut, Hartheu; (F.), Millefolium Mille-pertuis.

Preparation, Tincture of the whole plant.



The following symptoms are taken from Stokes's original report, and are to be accepted in place of those in Vol. V.

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