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Petroselinum - General symptoms

Parsley, Petroselinum Sativum, Petroselinum crispum, Petros.


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HPUS indication of Petroselinum: Piles
Petroselinum

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


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GENERAL

General

Carum petroselinum, Benth.

(Petroselinum sativum, Hoffm., Apium petroselinum, L.)

Natural order, Umbelliferae.

Common names, Parsley, Petersilie, Le Persil.

Preparation, Tincture of the whole plant.

Authority, Bethmann, Archiv. f. Hom., 18, 3, 34, symptoms observed.

The urinary symptoms give the keynotes for Petroselinum. Piles with much itching.

Carum petroselinum. Petroselinum sativum. Apium petroselinum. N. O. Umbelliferae. Tincture of whole fresh plant when coming into bloom.

Petrosel. is referred to by Hahnemann as a gonorrhoeal remedy when frequent desire to urinate exists. It was proved by Bethmann. He obtained only thirty-six symptoms, all in the genito-urinary sphere, but these were very characteristic, and have given the remedy a definite place in homoeopathic medicine, especially in gonorrhoea and gleet. The leading indication is Sudden urging to urinate.

and drawing, tingling, crawling, or itching in navicular fossa. During micturition, burning and tingling from perineum through whole urethra. After micturition cutting biting in fossa navicularis. Milky or yellow discharge. Parsley tea is a recognised remedy for gonorrhoea in domestic country practice. Parsley eaten after meals, with or without salad oil, is reputed to act as a solvent on uric acid if there is a tendency to its formation in the urine. I have seen a case in which this effect was apparently produced. In gonorrhoea and gleet I have confirmed its efficiency, given in ten-drop closes of the tincture. In a case of dysuria from prostatic enlargement (quoted in Critique, vii. 84) there was frequent urging to urinate every half to three-quarters of an hour, with burning pains in bladder and urethra. Petrosel. 4x, three drops every hour, took away all the pains and relieved the tenesmus in a few days. The prostate gland itself was not influenced. Hering has collected symptoms from other observers. Farrington says Petrosel. is a great "baby medicine" in urinary difficulties. It has cured numbers of cases of intermittent fever.

and traumatic or other urethral fevers.

It has a very characteristic indication for its administration, viz. "Great and sudden desire to urinate," children stand and jump right up and down from pain and urging. This is mostly found in chronic cases (especially after gonorrhoea) after the inflammation has extended backward to the neck of the bladder. Another very troublesome symptom found under Petroselinum is itching in the urethra; feels as if he must run a stick or something in there and scratch it. Burning, tingling, from perinaeum throughout whole urethra. Children are sometimes troubled with such sudden and intense desire to urinate that they will jump right up and down, trying to hold on until their clothes are unbuttoned. It is like the sudden desire for stool of Aloe Socotrina Aloe -"must git thar.".

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Dose

First to third potency.

Clinical

Catheter fever. Cystitis. Dysuria. Gleet. Gonorrhoea. Gravel. Intermittent fever. Night-blindness. Priapism.