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