Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Piper Methysticum in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
1, T. R. N. Morson, Pharm. Journ., 1844, p. 478, effects of a strong infusion; 2 and 3, Cuzent, Pharm. Journ., 1861, from Journ. de Pharm., effects of a drink, prepared by chewing the fresh roots and mixing the result with water; 4, same, effects in old drinkers; 5, Dr. C. F. Nichols, New Eng. Med. Gaz., 8, 101, copied from Brigham's translation of Remy, effects of the drink, as in Nos. 2 and 3; 6, W. N. Griswold, M.D., Hahn. Month., 1877, p. 547, proving with increasing doses (10 to 20 drops) of 3d dil.; 6a, same, 2d dil., 10 drops, first day, to two teaspoonfuls eighth day (took a dose of Pulsatilla Puls. 2d on ninth, and Nux Vomica Nux vom. on eleventh night); 7, F. Hiller, Jr., M.D., repeated doses of watery solution, first day, afterward of tincture, 25 to 30-drop doses, second, third, sixth, and seventh days, Hahn. Month., 1877, p. 617; 8, M. A. A. Wolff, M.D., Caladium Seguinum Cal. Med. Times, 1, p. 43, took tincture, three times a day, for about a month, doses 6 drops to three and four teaspoonfuls; 8a, same, in let. to Editor, Feb. 1878, four weeks after last dose took two doses of 5 drops of strong tincture; on the day after the last dose a series of symptoms appeared.
Piper methysticum, Forst.
Natural order, Piperaceae.
Common names (Tahitian), Ava, Kava-kava.
Preparation, Tincture of the root.≡ more ...