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Phytolacca Decandra - Appendix symptoms - T.F. Allen

Poke-root, Phytolacca Berry, Phytol, Phytolacca, Phytolacca Americana, American Pokeweed, Phyt.

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HPUS indication of Phytolacca Decandra: Breast pain

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



1, Schultz, Inaug. Thesis, effects of large quantities of the root (from Bigelow, Med. Botany); 2, Bigelow, Am. Med. Bot., effects of large doses; 3, same, effects of scruple doses in Dr. Geo. Hayward; 4, Jahr's New Manual, by Hemptel, symptoms, from Trans. Am. Inst. of Hom., vol. ii (original not to be had); 5, Dr. S. Rosa, Am. Mag., 1, p. 329, 1851, effects in two young women of taking about 3 ounces of an infusion of 4 to 5 ounces of root in cold water; 6, Flumiani, Journ. de Chimaphila Umbellata Chim. Méd., 1858, p. 458, effects of eating the stems, in three boys; 7, Dr. Donnelly, effects of powdering the root, from Griffith's Med. Bot. (Hale's New Remedies, 2d ed.); 8, Burt, provings with Phytolacca and "Phytolaccin," Hale's New Remedies, 2d ed.; 9, Dr. C. H. Lee, Hale's New Remedies, effects of eating a lot of the berries, in a boy; 10, Paine, "Concentrated Medicines, 1865" (electric), from Hale, effects of 1 to 1 1/2-grain doses in healthy persons; 11, H. Barton Fellows, from Hale, proving with small doses (1 to 1 1/2 drops) of tincture; 11a, same, 12 pellets 2d dec. dil., first day, 15 pellets, fourth day; 11b, same, 8 drops of 2d dec. dil.; 12, Dr. Marshall, proving with the tincture, repeated doses for four days of 10 drops to 4 drachms, from Hale; 13, J. Lester Keep, effects of inhaling the powder of the root while grinding it, from Hale; 14, Dr. ---, proving, from Hale, effects of fumes from slicing the green root; 15, Griggs, from Hale, effects of 2 or 3 drachms of tincture in a boy six years old; 16, Warren, Trans. Hom. Med. Soc. of St. of N. York, 1865, effects of chewing and swallowing small bits (3 or 4 grains) of the fresh root; 17, Bahrenburg, Western Hom. Obs., 3, 126, 1866, effects of eating a small piece of the root; 18, Cooley, Trans. Hom. Med. Soc. of State of N. Y., 1870, proving with 5 grains, 4 P.M., first day, 10 grains, 8 A.M., third day; 19, Gilman, Med. Invest., 1871, p. 19, effects on a family of eating the fresh root grated with horseradish; 20, Rawlings Young, American Practitioner, 9, 380, three children ate the root at 11.30 A.M., and at 12 ate a hearty dinner; 21, Grasmuck, Ohio Med. and Surg. Rep., 8, 289, a woman suffering from a slight pain in the right hip took, three times a day, a small swallow of an infusion of 3 ounces of P. in a pint of whisky; 21a, same, effects of smaller doses of same in a man; 22, C. H. Lee, Bib. Hom., 1874, p. 182, effect on a child of eating the berries; 23, W. S. Searle (MSS. to editor of this work), effects of eating grated root (by mistake for horseradish), in a man about sixty years old; 24, same, in another, aged twenty-one; 25, omitted; 26, Williamson, Trans. Penn. State Hom. Med., Soc., 1871, p. 179, effects of chewing and swallowing small pieces of the fresh root; 27, Whipple, Electric Med. Journ., 35, p. 560, a woman suffering from inflammation of right breast took of a solution of 10 drops of tincture in 3 ounces of water, a teaspoonful and in an hour a tablespoonful; 28, Libby (MSS. to editor), effects of eating the root for a trivial complaint; 29, Craig, Richmond and Louisville Med. J., 1869, p. 237, a man aged twenty-nine ate half at root six inches long.


Phytolacca decandra, L.

Natural order, Phytolaccaceae.

Common names, Poke, Garget-weed.

Preparation, Tincture of the root.

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