Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Physostigma in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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1, Christison, Pharm. Journ., 1855, p. 474, proving on self, ate 1/8 of a bean in afternoon and 1/4 of a bean the next morning; 2, Frazer, Edin. Med. Journ., 1863, proving on self, took 6 grains of powdered bean; 3, same, effects of 8 grains; 4, same, effects of 10 grains; 5, same, effects of 10 minims of tincture; 6, Robertson, Edin. Med. Journ., 1863, effects of chewing bean; 7, Maclaren, from Fraser, effects of chewing and swallowing a small piece, in a woman; 8, Wells, Med. Times and Gaz., 1863, effects of application of 1/10th of a minim (equalling 4/10th grain of bean) to lower lids of eyes, normal pupil a trifle more than a line; 8a, same, effects of application to eyelid, in a woman, suffering from paralytic mydriasis, can read only No. 16 test type; 9, Ogle, Br. Med. Journ., 1863, effects of application to eye; 10, von Graefe, Deutsche Klin., 1863, experiemnts on the eyes of nine healthy persons; 11, same, Archiv. f. Oph., 1863, experiment on a man destitute of an Iris Versicolor iris; 12, David Young, Ed. Med. Journ., 10, 192, poisoning of a boy, aged three, by eating the bean; 13, same, in a boy, aged six; 14, Cameron and Edwards, Med. Times and Gaz., 1864, poisoning of a large number (60) of children, by eating the beans; they averaged 2 to 4 beans each; one boy ate 12 and recovered; 15, same, in a woman; 16 and 17, Harley, Brit. Med. Journ., 1863, two cases of poisoning; 18, Lingen, Petersb. Med. Zeit., 1864, a young man ate a whole bean; 19, Robertson, Ed. Med. Journ., 1863, effects on eye; 20, Rev. W. C. Thompson, effects on natives in Calabar, Trans. Roy. Soc. Edin., 22, 305; 21, Todd, Indiana Journ. of Med. (M. and S. Rep., 1873), effects of 25 drops of tincture, every fifteen or twenty minutes, till 200 drops were taken; 23, Dr. H. L. Chase, Trans. Mass. Hom. Med. Soc., 2, proving with 1st trit., 1 grain, first and second days; 23a, same, subsequent proving, 1st trit., took 2 to 4-grain doses, first, third, fourth, sixth, and seventh days; 24, Dr. Charles Cullis, proving with one dose of 1st trit., ibid.; 25, Mrs. S., aged thirty, took 1 grain of 1st trit., ibid.; 26, Dr. C. Wesselhoeft, proving with 3d trit. doses, morning, first day, morning and evening, third day, afternoon, fourth day; 26a, same, second proving, 3d trit., morning and evening, first day, morning, second day; 26b, same, 1st trit., night and morning, for three days; 27, Mrs. P., aged forty-nine, with "irritable eyes, muscae volitantes," etc., proving with 1st trit., daily, for three days; 28, Miss H. C., aged forty-two, proving with 1st trit., first, second, fourth, fifth, and sixth days (prover menstruated only twice the past year); 29, Mrs. N., aged forty, proving with 1st trit.; 30, Dr. H. B. Clarke proving with 1st trit., daily, for three days; 31, same, proving in a young man, with 1st trit. (symptoms not repeated after a subsequent dose); 32, same, in a boy aged five, effects of 1 grain of 1st trit.; 33, Dr. William P. Wesselhoeft, proving in a lady, aged thirty-five, with one dose of 3d trit.; 34, Dr. William E. Payne, proving with 3d trit., doses for three days; 34a, same, subsequently took one dose (20 grains); 35, same, in a woman, aged thirty-five effects of a dose of the 30th trit.; 36, same, in a man, one dose; 36a, same as last, second proving, one dose of 3d trit.; 37, Dr. Robert C. Smedley, proving with 30th, repeated doses for eleven days, then 3d dil. twelfth to seventeenth day; 38, Dr. S. Lilienthal, effects of one dose of 30th trit., Trans. Am. Inst. of Hom., 1874; 39, Dr. H. C. Houghton, effects of one dose of 3d, ibid.; 40, Miss S., aged twenty, took one dose of 3d trit., ibid.; 41, "X.," a man, took 3d trit., and after several days took the tincture, ibid.; 42, Dr. Berridge, a man took 5 or 6 grains of P., evening and morning, ibid.; 43, Dr. S. Swan, Hahn. Month., 1874, 9, 266, one dose of 1 m. (44 to 68, provings of Am. Inst. of Hom. Trans., 1874); 44, R. W. Stone, took 1 grain of 1st dec. trit., repeated doses first and fourth days, 2d dec. trit. twelfth day, and 5 grains at one dose sixteenth day; 44a, same, took solution of 2d trit., repeated doses; 45, G. W. Flagg, one dose of 30th trit.; 45a, same, second dose after eight days; 45b, same, third dose after a week; 46, C. E. Rowell, a dose of 30th trit. first day, repeated doses of 1st trit., afterward second to eighth days; 46a, same, subsequent proving, 30th trit. (no result), then 3d trit. (no result), then 1st trit. (no result), then 1st dec. trit., repeated doses for five days; 46b, same, three months later took a dose; 47, D. J., from Rowell a large dose of 1st trit.; 48, E. J., took 1st trit. for three days, and on seventh day; 49, W. W. French, took 30th trit., one dose; 49a, same, 30th trit., a dose first and second days; 50, G. S. Farmer, took 30th trit. two days, and on eighth day; 51, P. N. Crosby, took 30th trit., first, third, fifth, sixth, and eighth days; 52, J. P. W., took 30th trit., three doses, symptoms after third dose; 53, Th. Foote, took 30th trit., one dose; 54, J. M. Dart, took 30th trit., one dose, subsequently repeated; 55, L. L. Barnard, took 30th trit. (no symptoms), then 3d trit.; 56, F. A. Gile, one dose of 30th trit.; 57, J. W. R., one dose of 3d trit.; 58, W. H. Titus, one dose of 3d trit., subsequently repeated with same results; 59, A. McDonald, one dose of 30th trit.; 60, W. H. William, effects of 30th; 61, C. Wesselhoeft, proving of Mrs. Nichols, repeated doses of 30th; 62, C. S. Collins, 3d trit., repeated doses; 63, A. L. Kennedy, took 3d trit.; 64, L. T. Hayward, took 3d trit.; 65, Dillingham, took 3d trit.; 66, Alfred K. Hills, a woman took 30th dil.; 67, Miss Griffith, took a dose of 30th; 68, H. A. W., a woman, aged thirty-seven, took a dose of 30th; 69, Sharp, Essays, 1874, p. 771, effects of 5 drops of tincture, rubbed over eye and temple; 69a, same, effects of 1 drop as before; 69b, same, 10 drops as before; 70, Dr. Barbosa, Bull. Gén. de Thérap., vol. 88, p. 45 (from Lisbon, Marseilles Med.), a large number of observations on effect of extract applied to eye; 71, Dr. Farrington's MSS., provings (furnished to this work), P. G. Souder, 30th dil., three times a day, for a week; 71a, same, 3d trit., three times a day; 71b, same, 30th dil., three times a day for nine days; 71c, same, 30th dil. four times a day, for three days; 71d, same, 3d trit., three times a day for twelve days.
Physostigma venenosum, Balfour.
Natural order, Leguminosae.
Common name, Calabar bean.
Preparation, Triturations of the whole bean.≡ more ...