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Podophyllum Peltatum - Appendix symptoms

May-apple, Podophyllum, Pod, Podoph, Podophy, Podophyl, Podophyllinum, Podo.

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HPUS indication of Podophyllum Peltatum: Diarrhea
Common symptoms: Diarrhea, Nausea, Sour belching, Vomiting.

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

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1, Dr. Snow, Inaug. Thesis, 1819 (from Williamsom, Am. Inst. of Hom. Trans., vol. i), effect of 2-grain pills of the extract of the leaves; 2, Merrell, Am. Mag., 1851, vol. i, p. 63, effects observed while preparing the drug; 3, Dr. W. Williamson, Trans. Am. Inst. of Hom., 1, p. 209, provings with 1st, 3d, and 15th dilutions; 4, Jeanes, ibid.; 5, Ward, ibid.; 6, Husemann, ibid.; 7, Owen, Chicago Med. Examiner (from Hale's New Remedies, 1860), effects of eating the ripe fruit, on two girls, aged six and eight; 8, Ransom, Pharm. Journ., 1862, p. 462, effects on five persons employed in preparing and packing the drug (the powder came in contact with the skin of the nose and lids); 9 and 10, Bentley, Pharm. Journ., 1862. p. 462, effects of tincture applied to the skin; 11, Dr. Pietro, Giornale Veneto di Sc. Med., 1869 (Br. and For. Med.-Chir. Rev.), effects in Dr. P., of 5 centigrams; 11a, same, afterwards took 10 centigrams; 12, Water Smith, Pharm. Journ., 1869, p. 454, experiments to compare Dublin with American plants, took 1/4 grain of resin after breakfast (first day), same before breakfast (third day), 1/2 grain (fourth day); 12a, same, took 1 grain; 12b, same, took 1/2 grain at bedtime, two days; 13, same, a young man took 1 grain before going to bed; 14, Hale, from an eclectic physician, effects of a large dose; 15, Mann, Med. Invest., 9, 15, "an involuntary proving;" 16, Berridge, Month. Hom. Rev., 15, 298, effects of three doses, of 1/4 grain each; 17, Hoyne, Trans. Am. Inst. of Hom., 1872, p. 207, effects of a few drops of tincture, taken by a man before going to bed; 18, Hutchinson, Med. Times and Gaz. (Br. J. of Hom., 31, 189), effects of dust while grinding it; 19, same, in a man, aged thirty-nine; 20, H. Knapp. Trans. Pacific Hom. Med. Soc., 1, p. 55, effects of 2 grains, in a girl, aged twenty; took next day a number of drugs to antidote the effects.


Podophyllum peltatum, L.

Natural order, Berberideae.

Common names, May apple; Mandragora Officinarium Mandrake (American).

Preparation, Tincture of the whole plant.



Authority.20, D. Webster, M.D., Med. Record, June, 1877, p. 357, Thomas C., aet. seventeen years, while powdering the resin got some in his face and eyes.

The next morning he first noticed that his face and eyes were red, and the skin about them discolored. The discoloration extended over the whole of his face, his forehead, and the front part of his neck during the day, and the following night his eyes became so painful as to prevent sleep. On the following day all the parts which had been exposed to contact with the powder were of a yellowish-red color, but not swollen to an appreciable extent. The ocular conjunctivae were much injected, the palpebrae only slightly, the pupils small, the eyes painful and sensitive to light,

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