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Plumbago Littoralis

Plumbago, Plum, Plumbg.

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



Eczema of vulva. A Brazilian plant — Costive with red urine, pain in kidneys and joints and body generally; milky saliva, ulcerated mouth.

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Extremities, limbs


upper arm

lower limbs




sore, bruised; upper limbs

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Materia medica entries of other remedies mentioning Plumbago Littoralis

Eug > general
Eugenia vulgaris. Malabar Plum-tree. Rose-apple. N. O. Myrtaceae. A tree native to the tropics, never without flower or fruit. Tincture of fresh seeds.

Graph > general
Plumbago. Black Lead. An allotropic modification of carbon. (The finest specimens contain traces of iron, 0.04 to 0.6 per cent.; poor qualities as much as 4 per cent.) Trituration of prepared Black Lead from finest English drawing-pencils.

Phlor > general
Phlorizin. (A substance discovered in the fresh bark of the Apple, Pear, Cherry, and Plum.) C21H24O10. Solution. Trituration.

Graph > general

Graph > general
A grain of the purest plumbago from an English lead pencil of the best quality is pulverized, and according to the direction for preparing antipsoric medicines, as given at the end of the first volume, it is first triturated up to the one millionth powder-attenuation. Then, according to the direction there given, the solution of one grain of this preparation in a mixture of fifty drops of water and fifty drops of alcohol, after being shaken up ten times, is further diluted in pure alcohol to the billionth (II.). quadrillionth (IV)., sextillionth (VI), octillionth (VIII), and decillionth (X) degree, and every time potentized with ten strokes of the arm. In these forms and degrees of potency, this medicine is then applied to its homoeopathic antipsoric use, taking one or two small pellets moistened with the medicine, for a dose.

Graph > general
The purest plumbago is a sort of mineral carbon, and the small contents of iron are probably to be viewed merely as an admixture not essential to the nature of plumbago, which is further confirmed by the fact, that has fully proved the actual transition of diamond into plumbago by treating the same with metallic potassium.

Graph > general
The first thought of the medicinal use of plumbago was given to by the fact, that during his journey in Italy he saw workmen in a mirror factory in Venice use it externally for driving away herpes.

Graph > general
(Plumbago as a remedy for herpes), (2d ed., Meissen, 1812). He prescribed its external application either with saliva or with some fat, or the rubbed in the ointment, or applied a plaster of plumbago. He also administered it in several cases internally, as a confection or in pills, not without success.

Graph > general
Plumbago. Hahnemann. Carbo, amorphous.

Coloc > relationships
Compare: Lobelia Erinus (violent cork-screw-like pains in abdomen). Dipodium punctatum (writhing. Twisting like a dying snake. Intractable insomnia.) Dioscor.; Chamom.; Coccul.; Merc; Plum.; Mag. Phos.

Lyc > relationships
Compare: Carbo-nitrogenoid Constitution: Sulphur; Rhus; Urtica; Mercur.; Hepar. Alumina ( Lycop. is the only vegetable that takes up aluminum. T. F. Allen.) Ant. c.; Nat-m.; Bry.; Nux; Bothrops (Day-blindness; can scarcely see after sunrise; pain in right great toe). Plumbago Littoralis - A Brazilian plant - (Costive with red urine, pain in kidneys and joints and body generally; milky saliva, ulcerated mouth). Hydrast. follows Lycopodium Clavatum. in indigestion.

Rhus-t > relationships
Antidotes: Bathing with milk and Grindelia lotion very effective. Ampelopsis trifolia - Three-leaf Woodbine - (Toxic dermatitis due to vegetable poisons - 30 and 200. Very similar to Rhus Toxicodendron poisoning. Desensitizing against Ivy poisoning by the use of ascending doses of the tincture by mouth or by hypodermic injections is recommended by old school authorities, but is not as effective as the homeopathic remedies especially RHUS 30 and 200 and Anacard., etc. Anacard.; Croton.; Grindelia; Mezer.; Cyp RIP.; Plumbago (eczema of vulva); Graph.

Euph-a > modalities etc
(Eating a plum), Qualmishness.

Verat > mouth
Numb sensation on the palate, as if a burnt spot had healed and become covered with a thick skin, or as if the palate were covered with the skin of a plum,

Euph-a > abdomen
Qualmishness, when moving about indoors, relieved by sitting still; afterwards, when writing, it recurred now and then, at 11 A.M., again at 8.15 P.M.; relieved by eating a plum (fourteenth day),

Calad > general
He eats a sour plum that does not agree with him, and is followed by a drawing in the abdomen.

Sumb > general
diarrhoea liquid, sudden, and abundant, preceded by faintness and sickness, as if about to vomit, at 6 P.M., preceded and followed by constipation (after plum jam and a quick walk?), (one hundred and ninety-second day),.

Graph > appendix
Common names, Plumbago, Black Lead; (Germ.), Reissblei.

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