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Mezereum - General symptoms - Hahnemann

Spurge Olive, Mezer, Mez.

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HPUS indication of Mezereum: Itching

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




The pathogenesis of Mezereum belongs to the same category as Manganese. It is composed almost entirely of provings published in the (1805) and the fourth volumes of the (1825) -the latter being avowedly made with the mother tincture. The only additions here are the communications from the two students, of whom "H" was Hering. Of these we have no information. (See Cyclop. of Drug Pathogenesy, III, 301.).

In early spring, when the shrub is about to bloom, its bark is gathered. Originally the juice of the fresh green bark was pressed out and preserved, mixed with equal parts of alcohol, and raised to the homoeopathic dynamization by shaking. This juice, when it touches the skin, causes a long continued, very painful burning. But since the medicinal virtue of this bark does not consist in its volatile parts, it will be better to dry it and powder it, and then to triturate it with 100 parts of sugar of milk, and then to potentize it like the other dry medicinal substances, as directed in the first part of this work.

Dr. Stapf, the Medicinal Councilor and baronet, has given in No. 2 of the fourth volume of the a summary view of the chief properties of this very active drug.

Mezereum medicine has so far proved itself useful in diseases which were accompanied by the following symptoms

Humid itching eruption on the head and behind the ears; inflammation of the eyes; chronic leucorrhoea; shortening of a lower limb; nightly itching of the body.

The abbreviations of the names of my fellow observers are as follows ., ; ., ; ., ; ., ; ., ; ., , ., ; ., ; and , two medicinal students in Leipzig.


Not accessible.

In a syphilitic subject taking M. in decoction for nodes.

From four berries swallowed by a man, after mastication.

Not accessible.

(TO HOME) Effects of decoction of bark when given for nodes, etc.

General statement.

From a purgative dose.

From twelve grains of powdered root, in a girl.

(To A. H.) From berries swallowed by a boy after mastication.

From berries; with burning in throat and diarrhoea.

General statement.

Pinching pain in the abdomen, increasing and decreasing spasmodically, recurring with short intermissions, with pressive shooting pain, deep down in the hypogastrium, drawing occasionally from the middle of the abdomen into the left side, with hard distension of the abdomen, transiently relieved by discharge of flatus.

accompanied with lassitude of the body, especially of the lower limbs, frequently recurring with aggravation and then intolerable.;.

From berries in a man.

Pretty hard stool, in the morning, with brief intermissions, after sitting a long time.

immediately after the meal, again with brief intermissions, pappy stools.

in the evening, again an urging, as for diarrhoea, but this repeatedly disappears with a discharge of flatus, until finally a small stool, at first regular, then pappy, follows.

at this evacuation, the tenesmus first increased violently and then was allayed.;.

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Pressive, tight pain in the posterior part of the chest, when the body is straightened.

this pain is much aggravated by deep respiration, and it then passes through the whole of the lower part of the chest.

the pain is hardly perceptible when bending forward, but it appears as a sort of rheumatism when, moving his arms, he bends considerably backward.;.

From too long external application as an exutory.

Not found.

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