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Ostrya - General symptoms

Ironwood, Ostrya Virginiana, Ostr.

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



Back so painful that it is with difficulty that I can turn over in bed (after thirteen hours).

so painful that I cannot stand erect.

it is a regular attack of lumbago, whether caused by the Ostryin or not, remains to be proved (after sixteen hours).

the pains in the back remained four days, I took Cimicifuga Racemosa Macrotin, Bryonia Bry. and Nux Vomica Nux, to relieve it, the pain was so severe. A year ago I had an attack of lumbago which lasted a week,.

Distress in the umbilicus with the nausea (after one hour).

have had constant distress in umbilicus, with occasional pains in the stomach (after three hours). Have had constant distress in the umbilicus, with frequent sharp pains in same region and stomach (after five hours).

constant and severe pain in umbilicus all the evening (first day).

several times this morning have had a dull distress in the umbilicus (second day),.

Awoke several times in the night with distress in the bowels, worse by moving (second night).

occasional pains in the morning.

constant distress in the whole of the bowels all day, with frequent nausea (third day).

distress in the bowels, not so severe as yesterday (fourth day).

for three days afterwards occasional pains through the bowels,.

Loose stool (eleven hours after first dose, second day).

with slight tenesmus, in the morning (third day).

bilious stool with tenesmus and straining.

afterwards (at noon) a bilious stool, very thin, with pressing for stool afterwards.

in the evening a watery stool with tenesmus and sore feeling in the rectum (fourth day).

loose stool without tenesmus (fifth day),.

Uncomfortable sensation in the epigastric region, a sensation as if an indigestible substance were in the stomach, continuing until breakfast (7.30 A.M.), which partially relieved it.

it totally disappeared before 12 M. (soon after first dose, sixteenth day).

the same sensation as yesterday morning, but to a less extent, and lasting a shorter time (after first dose, seventeenth day),.

Of great value in anemia from malaria. Bilious conditions and intermittent fever.

Ostrya virginica. Hop-hornbeam. Iron-wood. Lever-wood. N. O. Cupuliferae. (Corylaceae.) Tincture of heart wood.

The Hop-hornbeam, Ostrya virginica, is sometimes regarded as a variety of the common Hornbeam naturalised in America, though native to Southern Europe. The chief difference between them is that Ost. vulg. has pendulous and Ost. virg. upright catkins. The wood, from preparations of which the provings by Burt and others were made, is exceedingly hard and heavy. The symptoms show a marked action on the liver, with the usual dull headache and pain in back and shoulders.

cutting, sinking pains in abdomen. Allen put in italics the following "Tongue coated yellow at root." "Loss of appetite for breakfast and dinner." "Frequent nausea with the dull frontal headache." On the other hand there is increased appetite.

hunger wakes the patient at 4 a.m.

and sinking at epigastrium. Sickening pains were much complained of. Some of the stools were very black. The symptoms were agg. moving.

stooping. walking. agg. 6 a.m.

4 a.m. 3 p.m.


First to third potency.


Headache, dull. Head, numb. Intermittent fever. Liver, affections of. Lumbago. Malaria. Malarial anaemia.

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