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Mentha Piperita - General symptoms - Clarke

Peppermint Ment.

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HPUS indication of Mentha Piperita: Dry cough
Mentha Piperita

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

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Mentha piperita. Peppermint. N. O. Labiatae. Tincture of whole plant. Dilutions of essence.


Cough, dry. Headache. Hoarseness. Influenzinum Influenza. Pruritus. Throat, sore. Voice, weakness of.


A remarkable proving of Mentholum Menth. pip. was made by Demeures, who took a single drop of the tincture, the effects of which lasted into the third month. A case of fatal poisoning with the essence is on record. The patient, a boy of six, took between 1 and 2 ounces and died in two hours. When seen he was insensible, eyes fixed, pupils unmovable, stertorous breathing, cold skin, lips livid. The most remarkable symptom of the proving was the cough, and this has been fully confirmed. It was a dry cough, excited by air entering larynx, by reading aloud, by exposure to cold, by shocks of any kind. Demeures says he cured with Mentholum Menth. pip. every case of Influenzinum influenza that came under his care in the winter of 1847-8. "It is to dry cough, however caused, what Arnica Arn. is to injuries and Aconite Aco. to inflammatory complaints. It relieves even the cough of consumptives." A single globule of the 30th sufficed. Demeures gave it to singers a short time before singing, and it greatly helped them to hold the voice. After the proving Demeures found that he could rise earlier than usual and yet feel bright and fresh, whereas before it he could not. Gibson Miller (J. of Hcs., v. 34) relates this case Teacher, 43, since whooping-cough in boyhood had a dry, spasmodic cough, agg. in cold weather. The inhalation of the smallest quantity of smoke, either of coal, wood, or tobacco, at once induced a most distressing paroxysm. agg. By the least breath of air or any fog. Scarcely any expectoration. Husky on attempting to sing. Mentholum Menth. pip. 30 completely removed the cough and enabled him to sit in a room full of tobacco smoke and sing with clearness. Hansen commends it in

Bilious colic with great accumulation of gas; severe pain of shingles; and as an external remedy in pruritus vaginae.

The symptoms were agg. rising, amel. lying down in bed. amel. Whilst eating. agg. Cold air; smoke; reading aloud; stooping; turning head; writing.

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